Jaimie, M.A., CCC-SLP
Graduated from The University of Kansas with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association with dual speech-language licensures from Nebraska and Iowa. In addition to the above credentials, she also holds a certificate in high and low functioning autism. Jaimie’s clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages and with a variety of speech and language impairments. She has worked in a wide range of pediatric settings, including clinical environment, home visits and home programs including a birth to 3 program, as a team member and within ABA teams, preschool, elementary and middle school settings. Some of her specialty training's include verbal behavior/VB MAPP, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Social Thinking and Kaufman Speech Apraxia. Jaimie enjoys helping children of all ages improve their communication skills and believes an important part of intervention includes working with parents and caregivers.
Kendra, M.A., CCC-SLP
Kendra is a bilingual speech-language pathologist with pediatric experience ranging from birth to teens with various needs including: articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language disorders, auditory processing, social pragmatic disorders, fluency/stuttering, English-Language Learners, autism, apraxia, asperger's, cleft-palate, deaf and hard of hearing, emotionally disturbed, and other developmental delays. Kendra earned her BS from Western Illinois University and her MA in Speech Pathology at St. Ambrose University. She has worked in school based and private settings in Los Angeles, Chicago and now resides Omaha. Kendra believes parents play a significant role in the success of their children at school, at home and in the community. Kendra knows the importance of collaboration with other therapists and a child's family in order to achieve significant gains in the quality of life for both the parent and child.
Graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing Physical Therapy in Omaha and the surrounding area for over 38 years. Although Jill has worked in various settings and with various ages, the majority of her practice has involved pediatric settings and clients. The pediatric settings include; sub-acute rehab with critically involved patients, home health pediatric cases, educationally-based physical therapy in the school setting, and early childhood services. Jill is dedicated to helping children improve their gross motor development with a focus on walking and early developmental tasks, and improving a child's motor strength and confidence in their gross motor skills. Jill has significant experience in pediatric adaptive equipment needs including orthotics and seating systems. She has taken continuing education courses on infant handling, torticollis treatment, orthotic needs, wheelchair fitting, Autism Spectrum, and the application of Neuro-Developmental Treatment strategies.
Jill enjoys working with the child and the parent on achieving the child's overall well-being; improving on their desire and comfort level in participating in motor activities now and through-out their lifetime.
Cori graduated with a Bachelors in Rehabilitative Sciences from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE, and then received a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the same institution listed above.
Cori recently got married and is in the process of changing her name to Mrs. Castle.
She has worked in a variety of settings including the clinical environment and schools.
Cori is registered with the National Board for Certificate in Occupational Therapy, and is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the states of Nebraska and Iowa.
She has completed multiple continuing education courses with a focus on the following areas: Oppositional and defiant behaviors, feeding therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, sensory integration, and astronaut training.
Cori is an Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical Specialist, and has specialty training to complete astronaut training.
Cori has always loved pediatrics and her goal for therapy is to enable children to become independent and productive across all environments.
Carrie, OTR/L, MBA
Carrie graduated from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, but decided to continue her education by attending College of Saint Mary where she received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She began her career in Liberal, Kansas where she was introduced to all areas of Occupational Therapy but knew her heart was to work with children. This led her to South Texas where she was able to develop her skills specific to pediatrics. In 2008, she returned to the Midwest where she has been working with a mixture of both adults and children in the home and in the clinic. Carrie has specialized in vision skills and enjoys educating others about vision and how it affects our ability to learn. She is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears®, Brain Advancement Coaching, has experience with Interactive Metronome®, sensory integration therapy and reflex integration. Carrie’s goal is to facilitate growth and development of all children because she believes every child has potential if we give them the tools to grow.
Allison, M.S., CCC-SLP
Allison received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Redlands in 2019 and received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University San Marcos in 2021. Allison has primarily worked in the public schools with children who have a variety of diagnoses and communication needs including autism spectrum disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia, developmental delays, AAC, and language/learning disorders.
Allison strives to be a neurodiversity affirming therapist. She has a passion for collaborating with patients, families, and other professionals to create a therapy program that allows individuals to better participate and communicate in their everyday environments.
Sarah, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sarah graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association with dual speech-language licensures from Nebraska and Iowa. Her clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages and with a variety of diagnosis including receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological impairments, intellectual disabilities, Autism, pragmatic language disorders, fluency disorders, apraxia of speech, developmental delays, hearing impairments, and behavior disorders. Sarah has clinical experience in a variety of settings and working with alternate means of communication. Some of her specialty training's include verbal behavior/VB MAPP, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Zones of Regulation, and Core Vocabulary. Sarah enjoys collaborating with caregivers and providers to help patients improve their communication to enhance their lives.
Tabitha, M.S., CCC-SLP
Tabitha graduated from the University of Minnesota, Mankato with a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2007. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has worked in a variety of settings including: pediatric clinics, schools, hospitals, home healthcare, and skilled nursing facilities. Tabitha joined our team of therapists at Kid*Ability in 2022. Her professional goal is to help every child reach their highest potential. Areas of greatest clinical experience and interest include: articulation, phonological processes, Apraxia of Speech, Autism, language disorders (including pragmatic language skills), swallowing disorders, and extreme picky eaters. Tabitha is trained in the S.O.S Approach To Feeding and enjoys working with children and their caregivers to help them safely grow the child’s healthy food choices.
Chris, MA, OTR/L, BCP, SCSS
Chris has over 20 years of experience with infants and children in early intervention, schools, and outpatient pediatric settings. She graduated from Creighton University's Occupational Therapy program and earned a Master's in Developmental Psychology from the University of Nebraska. Chris holds Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) and Specialty Certification in School Systems (SCSS) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Chris specializes in sensory processing and self-regulation in young children with autism and developmental delays. Her favorite thing about her job is helping children grow and learn through play!
Graduated from the University of Nebraska-Medical Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Since graduating I have found a love for pediatrics and worked primarily in the school setting in addition to outpatient pediatrics settings. I have had the opportunity to work with patients from birth to 21 with a variety of motor impairments and diagnoses. I have extensive experience in adaptive equipment including wheelchairs and positioning. My favorite part of pediatric therapy is that everything is a game---I literally get to play my way through my "work" day.