Megan Brazas, M.A. CCC-SLP
Megan earned her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and obtained her master’s degree at Northwestern University. She has extensive experience in working with children with complex communication needs, including Autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, rare medical conditions, and complex orthopedic impairments. Additionally, Megan has experience evaluating and treating a variety of speech and language conditions including apraxia of speech and is PROMPT Trained. Megan is also a credentialed Early Intervention provider and holds a State of Illinois Teaching License. Megan is very passionate about her work and keeping people informed on current topics by speaking locally and nationally. She has presented on topics such as core vocabulary, low-tech communication systems, functional communication, supporting communication in the special education setting, curriculum adaptations and behavior management for Autism spectrum disorder, and typical language development. Megan’s contributions include presentations at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Infintec, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA), Closing the Gap, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization, and local school districts. She is also the creator of the Core Vocab Exchange System ™, a low-tech core vocabulary based communication system which aligns with typical language development. You can email Megan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to be directed to “contact us” page.
Jessica Leff, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, where she majored in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Spanish. Jessica received her Master’s degree at Illinois State University. While at ISU, Jessica researched cross-linguistic transfer in English/Spanish speaking preschool children, as well as pursued clinical opportunities working with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. Upon graduating with her Master’s, Jessica accepted a position as a speech-language pathologist volunteer with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an international organization that provides homes for orphaned and abandoned children in Central and South America. After 18 months at NPH Honduras, Jessica gained invaluable evaluation and therapy experience working work children and adults in Spanish with a variety of communication needs. Since returning to the US in 2016, Jessica has worked as a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the schools, providing evaluations and therapy.
An avid traveler and bookworm, Jessica continues to seek out opportunities to improve her Spanish skills and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Jessica is thrilled to join the Speech & Language Pathways team, and looks forward to servicing the wonderful Chicagoland community.
Becky Griffone M.S., CCC-SLP
Becky earned her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees from Illinois State Univeristy in Speech-Language Pathology. Becky has worked in a variety of settings with different age ranges birth to 100 years old. Working with children, and connecting to their hearts, for her, has been the most rewarding experience. Becky promotes a growth-mind set when collaborating with children, family and team members in order to assist children in achieving academic, social, emotional, and communicative success in their daily lives. Our words matter everyday to children as well as the example we set. Becky approaches therapy with kids like they are her very own child, with an open, caring heart, full of love and joy and sessions filled with lots of giggles. When Becky is with her family, she loves to hang out with her husband and two children, travel, drink all the coffee, and runs for fun.
Grace Suh, M.S., CCC-SLP
Melissa Forde, M.S., OTR/L
Lynnane Desai, M.S., OTR/L