Our Team

Crossroads Speech 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 Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, and Farsi 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 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 and she is advanced PROMPT trained, has completed the Advanced Training Workshop for Childhood Apraxia of Speech presented by Dr. Edythe Strand Ph.D., and is a clinical researcher for the Once Upon A Time Foundation and Practice Team at the Marquette CML Lab . She 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

MOT OTR/L CHT
Director of Occupational Therapy

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
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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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. OTR/L
Occupational Therapist Managing Supervisor

Stephanie is an experienced Outpatient Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She has a passion for the field of Pediatrics, supporting families of children with disabilities, and being involved in the special needs…

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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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Our Expert Therapists

M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Alexa is a licensed speech-language pathologist who is passionate about improving communication abilities in children of all ages and backgrounds as well as adults.

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M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Carrie is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois and a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing…

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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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OTD, OTRL
Occupational Therapist
Bilingual Farsi/English

Elnaz is a pediatric occupational therapist who has dedicated her life to helping children. She is passionate about her work and believes that every child deserves a chance to reach…

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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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M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

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
Speech and Language Pathologist

Caitlin is a speech-language pathologist from the Chicago suburbs and has extensive knowledge working with children with expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, selective…

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M.S. CF-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Lainie received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Master’s degree from Rush University. She has worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including the Neonatal…

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M.S. CF-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her Master’s degree from Northwestern University. She has experience working with children of all ages through adulthood. She…

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M.S. CF-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Hope has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, prior to that she studied Theatre and PR at Loyola University Chicago. Hope’s unique background influences her treatment style, which places play…

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