Staff Bios

Amy Grant, Founder & Speech Language Pathologist

Amy Grant is a Speech Language Pathologist and Founder of Turning Wheels Pediatric Therapy. Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Purdue University and Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marquette University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is Illinois State licensed. Amy has over 15 years of experience working with children birth to 18 years old in an inpatient/outpatient rehab setting and private practice. She treats all types of speech and language disorders in children birth to adolescents however her passion and specialty is working with children birth to 5 years old. Amy resides in Wheaton with her husband and 3 children.

Leslie Jones, Speech Language Pathologist

Leslie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is Illinois state licensed.  Leslie has eleven years of experience working with children of all ages and adults in various settings (public schools, hospital, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities).  Her areas of greatest professional interest include child language development and disorders and swallowing disorders (dysphagia).  Leslie resides in Wheaton with her husband and three children.

 

Kelsey Kadlec, Speech Language Pathologist

Kelsey received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Miami University in Ohio.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is Illinois State licensed.  Kelsey has 3 years of experience working with children birth-21 years of age in various school settings (public, charter, therapeutic day) and private practice.  Kelsey works full time in a school setting addressing school aged students with a range of disorders including: language, pragmatic, speech production and fluency.

Kelsey enjoys working with pragmatic/social skills, articulation skills and children experiencing difficulty with expressive and receptive language skills.  Kelsey lives in Wheaton with her husband and mini Golden Doodle.

Kristin Tonn, Speech Language Pathologist

Kristin has Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is Illinois State licensed.  Kristin has over six years of experience working with children of all ages in the school and clinical settings.  She evaluates and treats a variety of speech, language, and fluency disorders.  Kristin sets a positive and encouraging tone during her speech therapy sessions, and enjoys making her sessions as motivating as possible for her clients.  She believes that the best learning comes with fun!  Kristin lives in Wheaton with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever.

 

 

Erin Luy, Occupational Therapist

Erin received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO after completing her undergraduate work at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She is is Illinois State licensed, and maintains NBCOT certification. She has gained valuable experience working in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, and has been working with kiddos for 14 years. Erin completed training in functional vision therapy, and achieved competencies in therapeutic taping and modalities. She has experience treating children with neurological injuries, and has presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association State Conference on this topic. She loves working with children, and enjoys the challenge of disguising therapeutic tasks as fun and games. Erin lives in Wheaton with her husband, daughter, and son. 

 

 

Shanna Platten, Occupational Therapist

Shanna received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, OH after completing her undergraduate work in Biology at Ohio University and CSU.  She is a Illinois State licensed therapist, and maintains a NBCOT certification.    She has been an Occupational Therapist for over 14 years – working with both adults and pediatris in the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings as well as in the educational setting.    Shanna has experience treating children with a variety of conditions including orthopedic, neurologic, visual motor and developmental delays.  She enjoys helping children reach their greatest potential for school readiness and independence with activities of daily living.  She lives in Wheaton with her husband and 3 children.   

Ali McDonald, Speech Therapist

Ali received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Vanderbilt University and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed through the state of Illinois. Ali has over 11 years of experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders, however, her passion is working with children with apraxia, articulation/phonological disorders, and autism. She has worked in several professional settings, including public schools, pediatric outpatient clinics, and early intervention. Ali lives in Wheaton with her husband and three young girls.

 

 

Ashley Daukus, Speech Therapist

Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Elmhurst College. She is Illinois State Licensed. Ashley has 3 years of experience working with children of all ages and adults in various settings (schools, hospitals, clinical).  Ashley works full-time in a school setting (specifically an Autism classroom) addressing school aged students with a range of disorders including: language, pragmatics, and speech production. She treats all types of speech and language disorders in children birth to adolescents; however, her areas of greatest professional interest include child language disorders, social language skills, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC Devices). Ashley currently resides in Wheaton.

 

 

Sara Martino, Office Administrator

Sara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance from Marquette University.  She worked for over 13 years in various public and corporate accounting positions, before deciding to stay at home with her two children.  Sara now helps out part-time at Turning Wheels in an administrative capacity.  She lives in Wheaton with her husband, two children, and their dog..

 

 

 

We Are Hiring!

Are you a passionate pediatric Speech Therapy practitioner looking for a fun, creative, and patient-first environment to work?  Turning Wheels is looking for a Speech Therapist with 3-5 years experience, ideally including feeding experience.  Flexible hours, great pay, 401K, and an awesome team to work with!  Email amy@turningwheelstherapy.com with you resume and cover letter.

Call Turning Wheels Today
630-200-6972

225 West Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

info@turningwheelstherapy.com