Our Team

Crossroads Speech and Occupational Therapy provides pediatric speech and language and occupational therapy, and also speech and language therapy for adults. Each session is individualized and provided by a therapist who is experienced, licensed, and who holds their American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence or National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Bilingual Therapists Available

We currently have therapists who speak Assyrian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, and Polish in addition to English. We are continually working to build the best team of therapists so that we can provide the highest-quality services to all of our clients, and we are committed to doing so in a welcoming, knowledgeable, and diverse manner.

About the Founder & Director of Crossroads Speech Therapy

Katie Dimond

M.A. CCC/SLP

katie@crossroadsspeechtherapy.com

(847) 604-0027

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Katie Dimond, the owner and director of Crossroads Speech and Occupational Therapy, is committed to providing the best speech and occupational therapy to every child and adult who visits the practice. Additionally, Katie has three young children, one of whom has a history of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

Katie has been in practice since 2008 and has extensive experience treating children and adults with speech and language delays and disorders. Her services have been in high demand since that time, and many schools, daycares, and doctor’s offices recommend her and her expertise in the field. Katie founded Crossroads Speech Therapy in 2016 and has since assembled an exceptional team to serve the Chicago and suburban Chicago communities. Katie chooses each team member who possesses a caring, personable, and engaging personality; is from an incredible program; has extensive experience; is knowledgeable and skilled, and enjoys communicating about your child. She is extremely proud of the team she has created.

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2008. She is a certified speech and language pathologist in Illinois, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as well as the North Suburban Speech &. Language Association, and holds her PEL license in Illinois. Katie has completed many advanced trainings in the field, she is advanced PROMPT trained, has completed the Advanced Training Workshop for Childhood Apraxia of Speech presented by Dr. Edythe Strand Ph.D. and can be found on the Apraxia Kids website as a provider for childhood apraxia of speech.

Katie specializes in childhood apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, feeding/swallowing, and expressive and receptive language disorders. She is energetic and fun, and kids love working with her! Children enjoy sessions with her and meet their goals quickly when working with her.

Katie loves being a part of the community and is always there to help and support clients and their families. Katie often presents on children development as well as speech and occupational therapy for daycares, schools, and professional offices. She enjoys getting to know people and forming relationships with families and members of the community.

Katie Dimond is featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine and also developed the curriculum for a Speech Development class for toddlers at Bubbles Academy in Chicago. Toddler Talkers is a class that is taught weekly at Bubbles Academy by one of the Crossroads speech therapists.

Our Management Team

M.A. CCC-SLP
Program Manager
Bilingual Russian/English

Alex is an outgoing and enthusiastic Speech Language Pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Illinois in…

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OTD OTR/RL
Occupational Therapist Department Lead

Lauren received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St Louis and her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is Early…

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M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Managing Supervisor

Quinn is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Saint…

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M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Managing Supervisor

Abby is an enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who is dedicated to helping children of all ages improve their communication skills. She has evaluated and treated children in a variety of settings…

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M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Managing Supervisor

Jaime has well-rounded pediatric experiences with children of all ages including a wide range of disabilities, backgrounds, and cultures. She has provided treatment for speech and language in areas such…

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M.A. CCC-SLP
Class Coordinator

Audrey has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ohio University-Athens.

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M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Managing Supervisor

Mary Kate is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with children ranging from preschool to high school age. Mary Kate is experienced in providing services to children with expressive…

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M.S. CCC-SLP
Billing and Administrative Manager

Hope is a former Speech Language Pathologist with experience in acute care, short term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and therapeutic day schools. After working in the field for 8 years, she…

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Billing and Administrative Assistant

Marina studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and majored in Accounting. She is trilingual and speaks Hebrew, Russian, and English. Her previous experience includes several years of handling…

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Our Expert Therapists

MOT OTR/L CHT
Occupational Therapist

Courtney, a passionate occupational therapist, and mother herself, is committed to helping children address their physical, social, and emotional development as well as cognition and sensory processing skills. Her goal…

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M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Sara is a licensed speech-language pathologist who grew up in Cincinnati. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master’s Degree…

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M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Ellie is a full time speech and language pathologist and excited to be treating children in the Chicagoland area. She attended University of Illinois for undergraduate and graduate school. She…

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OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Andria is a personable and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing excellent care in a unique way for families and children. Andria has experience with both children and…

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M.S. OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Charlotte earned her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated Cum Laude with honors. She has a background working with Sensory Processing Disorder,…

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OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Jessica (she/her) brings 15 years of professional experience in the education field to her therapeutic practice, focusing on the whole person, activity, and environment to reach identified goals. Her approach…

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OTD OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Nicole is a fun loving and bright pediatric therapist who received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rush University. She has experience with children as young as a few months…

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MOT OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Lilli is dedicated to helping children grow, learn, and develop. She uses a creative, caring, and evidence-based approach to encourage child and family engagement in her treatment plans. She aims…

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M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Rachel has her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Illinois University. Rachel treats and evaluates individuals with articulation…

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OTD OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Kaitlin received her bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation sciences with a minor in disability and human development from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her doctorate degree in occupational…

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