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Meet The IL Braxy Team

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Bradi O'Rourke

SLP & Owner/Founder

"I have a passion for working with young children and providing them the tools and skills necessary to communicate." Location: Clinical interests: Working with children that have autism, gestalt language processors, language disorders, and picky/problem eaters

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Ms. Maureen

SLP

"I love working with young children and finding the best strategies and tools to support their communication!" Location: Clinical Interests: A little extra: I earned my bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Central Michigan University and my masters in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Xavier University.

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Ms. Abby

Virtual SLP

"Abby loves using a play-based approach in her therapy sessions and enjoys connecting with children based on their interests." Location: Virtual Clinical Interests: Abby primarily treats areas including: receptive language, expressive language, articulation, phonology, and social pragmatics. A little extra: Abby loves to hike and explore the mountains and hot springs!

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Ms. Ellie

SLP

"It is such a privilege to help my clients communicate to meet their wants and needs, succeed in school, build relationships, and increase their self- esteem." Location: New Lenox Clinical Interests: Expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, articulation and phonology, AAC, fluency, feeding, swallowing, cognitive treatment, and more. A little extra: I attended the University of Illinois for my bachelors degree and received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Illinois University.

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Ms. Jenna

SLP

"I take a play-based approach to therapy, with the idea that learning should be fun!" Location: Livingston County Clinical Interests: My passion is working on early language learning and supporting first words, but I have experience working with almost everything communication: expressive language, receptive language, articulation, phonology, AAC, pragmatics, feeding, stuttering, and more. A little extra: I believe we are a team in your loved ones communication growth and I value including all family members in therapy. There is so much power in communication and I feel honored to be a part of that journey for the individuals I serve.

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Ms. Kate

SLP

"My therapy mindset is always to make things engaging, functional, and playful." Location: Southwestern IL Clinical Interests: A little extra: In my free time, I love exploring the US National Parks! My 2023 goal is to visit 12 US National Parks, ideally one each month.

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Ms. Ashley

SLP

"I truly believe in finding everyone a voice; whether it is expanding verbal language, exploring any and all modes of AAC (high, mid and light tech), and shaping challenging behaviors and nonverbal body language into functional communication." Location: Clinical Interests: Developing functional communication, receptive and expressive language development, and pragmatic language skills. I also have an interest and years of experience in working with toddlers with speech delays as well as with adults with cognitive and swallowing disorders. A little extra: While I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 14 years now, I also got to experience and live the parental side of therapy as my daughter also received EI services. In my heart, I now understand more how parents and families feel and what they experience with their child with a new and wholesome perspective.

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Ms. Shannon

SLP

"I’m so excited to join the Braxy Speech Therapy team and connect with you and your child to help foster essential communication skills within your home!" Location: Joliet/Naperville Clinical Interests: I have a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and experience with AAC, gestalt language processing, expressive/receptive language, early literacy, speech sound disorders, fluency, and more! A little extra: I received my bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Illinois University and my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University!

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Ms. Jenny

SLP

"Jenny has experiences in a variety of settings with a variety of populations and especially enjoys working with those who utilize Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)." Location: Plainfield Clinical Interests: Jenny has experiences evaluating and treating patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Speech Sound Disorders, Selective Mutism, Auditory Processing Disorder, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Delays, and those with multiple medical needs. A little extra: Jenny likes traveling, cooking and trying new foods, reading mystery books, spending time with her friends and watching anything on Disney Plus in her free time!

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Ms. Tracy

Tutor

"After my school day, I enjoy working with elementary and middle school students on their individual academic needs. It gives me the opportunity to make learning personal, engaging, and fun." Location: Clinical Interests: I started my teaching career, as a Learning Behavior Specialist in Plainfield School District #202. I have worked at the middle school for my entire career. A little extra: I have a son who is 22, a daughter who is 18, and two very spoiled Goldendoodles.

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Sydney O'Rourke

Social Media and Payroll Assistant

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Sydney Slowik

Executive Assistant

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Brittany Buccini

Website Manager

Administrative Team

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