Meet Our Therapists
Jaimie - Speech Language Pathologist
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 - Speech Language Pathologist
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.
Tabitha - Speech Language Pathologist
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.
Allison - Speech Language Pathologist
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 - Speech Language Pathologist
Sarah is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds her certified clinical competencies through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association with dual speech-language licensures from Nebraska and Iowa. Sarah also has completed the Hanen certification for early childhood intervention, and holds an early childhood certificate from Augustana University.
Sarah's clinical experience has included work in early intervention home visits, schools, skilled nursing, acute care, and home health. Sarah enjoys working with patients of all ages providing diagnostic and therapeutic services
Nicole - Speech Language Pathologist
Nicole is one of our adult medical SLP's. She's been with the company since she graduated in 2008. She works in a variety of health care settings in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, including outpatient and acute care hospitals, acute rehab facilities, home health, and skilled nursing facilities.
Sarah - Speech Language Pathologist
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.
Paige - Speech Language Pathologist
Paige received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The University of Iowa in 2021, and her Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 2023. Throughout her training, she has worked with both adults and children with a variety of diagnoses and communication needs, including dysphagia, autism spectrum disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, developmental delays, traumatic brain injuries, fluency, expressive/receptive language disorder, intellectual disability, and auditory/language processing disorder. Paige has worked in hospital, school, and clinical settings with clients of all ages, her favorite being pediatrics. She is proficient in American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
Currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year, Paige strives to create a therapy experience best fit for each individual. She works to collaborate with families, patients, and other therapists to best suit each child’s communication needs.
Sarah - Speech Language Pathologist
Sarah graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2000. She has provided pediatric services in the school setting working with children ages birth to 14 and has worked in this setting for 22 years. She has been trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Visual Phonics. Areas of expertise include: articulation, phonological processes, Autism, pragmatic language, and written and spoken language.
Jill - Physical Therapist
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.
Joel - Physical Therapist
Graduated from Saint Louis University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Joel holds licenses to practice PT in both Iowa and Nebraska. Since his graduation he has found a love for pediatrics and worked in settings including: home health, outpatient, and behavioral centers. He has worked with patients from birth to 21 with a variety of motor impairments and diagnoses. He has extensive experience with children on the Autism Spectrum and enjoys collaborating with other disciplines to ensure the best possible care. Joel’s favorite part of physical therapy is maximizing a child’s ability to explore their world in a fun, interactive way.
Nikaela - Physical Therapist
Graduated from the University of Nebraska-Medical Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Since graduating she has found a love for pediatrics and works primarily in the school setting in addition to outpatient pediatrics settings. She has had the opportunity to work with patients from birth to 21 with a variety of motor impairments and diagnoses. Nikaela has extensive experience in adaptive equipment including wheelchairs and positioning. Her part of pediatric therapy is that everything is a game---I literally get to play my way through my "work" day.
Cori - Occupational Therapist
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 - Occupational Therapist
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.
Chris - Occupational Therapist
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!
Sydney - Occupational Therapist
Graduated from Rockhurst University Master's of Occupational Therapy program. She recently become PAMS (physical agent modality) certified and certified to perform electric therapeutic agents, superficial thermal, and deep thermal modalities. Sydney has practiced OT in various settings and really enjoy working across the lifespan. For Sydney being an OT is really all about forming relationships with your patients and helping them be as independent as possible in their daily activities. She enjoys getting to celebrate the little wins with patients-whether that is helping a child put on their shoes independently or helping an adult get back to playing baseball with their son without pain. She has really enjoyed her time being employed at MaxAbiliy as she has had multiple opportunities to grow professionally. She loves the team culture between the therapists and staff at MaxAbility. Sydney is excited to continue to grow her skills and expertise in order to be the best OT she can be!
Maya - Occupational Therapist
Maya received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitative Studies and her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at College of Saint Mary. Maya has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings, including outpatient pediatrics, school-based, and pediatric acute rehab. She also has experience working with adults in acute rehab, inpatient rehab, and mental health settings. Maya completed the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Pediatric Fellowship for further specialty in the pediatric settings.
Furthermore, she completed the Autism Leadership Academy (ALA) trainee track through the Nebraska Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) Program. She has experience working with individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, developmental delay, sensory processing disorders, and many other diagnoses. Additionally, Maya is certified in Therapeutic Listening, has experience providing feeding interventions (sensory-based and the Beckman Oral Motor approach), and has experience identifying/providing exercises for retained primitive reflexes. Her greatest joy is helping individuals increase their quality of life through meaningful, client-centered interventions.