Meet the staff

Julie Levin, M.S., CCC?SLPJulie Levin M.S., CCC/SLP, C/NDT


Julie is Co-Director of Wee Speech, P.C.. She is an NDT certified speech and language pathologist with many years of experience working with babies and young children. Special areas of interest include oral motor, praxis, feeding and developing communication and early speech skills in the neurologically involved child.

Laura DrowerLaura Drower M.S., CCC/SLP, C/NDT

Laura is Co-Director of Wee Speech, P.C.. She has over 25 years of pediatric experience. She is NDT certified and has provided speech and language assessment, treatment and staff training in a variety of settings including public and private schools, private clinics and residential facilities. Her interest areas include language disorder, apraxia, motor speech disorder and augmentative communication.

Emily McNeil M.S., CCC/CLP
Lead Therapist

Emily received her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Iowa and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Emily has experience working with the pediatric population in both school and clinic settings, as well as providing in-home therapy for children ages 1-3. Emily has provided individual and group therapy for children with delays or disorders in articulation, phonology, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language and fluency. Emily is passionate about helping children with individual differences communicate to the best of their ability. During her free time, Emily enjoys exploring Chicago, doing yoga, singing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Janelle SnyderJanelle Snyder M.S., CCC/SLP
Clinical Staff

Janelle received her B.A. in Human Development from California State University San Marcos and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University. She has experience working with the pediatric population in a clinic setting. Janelle has experience working with children with delays and disorders in articulation, phonology, apraxia, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language, and fluency. Janelle is passionate about working with the pediatric population and their families to positively impact their communication skills at home and in the community. 

Melanie Greenspan M.S.,CCC/ SLP
Clinical Staff

Melanie received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She has experience working with the pediatric population in homes and clinic settings. Melanie has a passion for working with children with receptive/expressive language disorders, social-pragmatic language disorders, literacy and learning disabilities, voice disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, autism spectrum disorders, and articulation disorders. Melanie is trained in the SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing Curriculum and Multisensory Grammar. She is thrilled to be joining the Wee Speech team and is looking forward to assisting and supporting her clients and their families with individualized care. 

Kristin HuppKristin Hupp M.A., CCC/SLP
Clinical Staff

Kristin is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She received her BA and MA from the University of Akron, with a focus in Child and Family Development. Kristin is a certified member of ASHA. Her experience ranges from working in early intervention and preschool up through middle and high school in clinic-based and school-based settings. Kristin's areas of interest include diagnostics and treatment of language disorders, articulation and phonology disorders, and executive functioning. Kristin has received additional training in AAC( LAMP-Words for Life), the assessment process, language development, and severe speech sound disorders. She resides in Edgewater with her husband.

MK MorrisMargaret Morris M.A., CCC/SLP
Clinical Staff

Marge is an experienced pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who has provided speech and language assessment and treatment in a variety of settings, including hospital and outpatient clinics, therapeutic classrooms, inclusion school settings and home-based therapy.  She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients, and her special areas of interest include language disorders, social-pragmatic language, phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorder and apraxia. Marge is committed to improving the quality of children’s lives and helping them reach their full potential.  She strives to empower caregivers to be active partners in the therapy process in order to optimize progress.

 Missy
Missy Thompson M.S., CCC/SLP

Missy is a native of Chicago who received her B.S. from the University of Illinois Champaign/ Urbana and her M.S. from Purdue University in 2006. She has worked previously for the Chicago Public School System, Resurrection Hospital, and full time at Wee Speech. She is currently working part time for NorthShore University HealthSystems. Missy has interests in a variety of areas, but especially typical and atypical motor speech development and language structure and organization as it pertains to oral and written narrative. When not working, Missy loves spending time with her husband and one year old daughter. 

Meredith BlairMeredith Blair M.S., CCC/SLP

Meredith received her B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed within the State of Illinois. She has previously worked in a private clinic setting where she provided individual therapy and taught specialized programs focusing on pre-literacy foundational skills, school age literacy skills, and pragmatic language skills for children and adolescents. Meredith has received additional training in areas of hyperlexia, phonological awareness, literacy, executive functioning, pragmatic language, and augmentative and alternative communication. Meredith is very passionate about her career and greatly enjoys working with children.

 

Lisa Barich PTLisa Barich PT, C/NDT

Lisa graduated from Indiana University in 1989 She worked in Hinsdale Hospital's Pediatric Rehabilitation Department from 1989 until 1999. While working at Hinsdale she did part-time work at Wee Speech and contract work for the school system in the western suburbs. Following the birth of her daughter in 1999, she decided to start a practice solely at Wee Speech. She was NDT trained in 1994 and has a long list of continuing education Cascade DAFOs, Beverly Cusick's Developmental Orthopedics, Advanced NDT courses, Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Pediatrics.

 

 

 

 
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