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Evanston Clinicians

Speech Language Pathologists

Stephanie Boron
Stephanie Boron

Stephanie Boron is a pediatric speech and language pathologist with a passion for creating safe and inclusive spaces for neurodivergent clients and their families. She specializes in neurodiversity-affirming, child-led evaluation and treatment, and she has a special interest in gestalt language processing. As a firm believer that disability rights are human rights, Stephanie is committed to mentoring the next generation of clinicians to empower their clients and advocate for change in their communities.

MS, Speech and Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Belma Hadziselimovic

Belma Hadziselimovic’s primary clinical interests lie in the area of acquired neurogenic disorders of language and cognition.

SLPD, Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Doctorate, Northwestern University
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Columbia University
BA, Comparative Language Studies, Mt. Holyoke College

Karen Kinderman

Karen Kinderman’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of acquired neurogenic disorders of language and cognitive communication, motor speech disorders, and dysphagia. She is a certified SPEAK OUT! provider and LOUD Crowd facilitator for people with Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, she works on speech intelligibility with adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA, Sociology, Sonoma State University

E. Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and learning disabilities specialist. She has extensive experience in public and private schools and in home-based private practice. Debbie’s primary areas of interest include speech, language, and learning in preschool and school-aged children and the role of schools in providing excellent, equitable support for all children. In addition, Debbie is passionate about the importance of school-based speech-language pathologists as agents of change in schools.

SLPD Candidate, Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Doctorate, Northwestern University
MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University
BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University

Elisha Magnifico

Elisha B. Magnifico is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with clinical experience working in the US and abroad. She ran a successful private practice on the east coast, and has worked in schools, early intervention, and multidisciplinary clinics. Elisha enjoys working with a variety of speech and language disorders in children from birth through eighteen.

Stephanie McCabe

Stephanie McCabe’s wide range of clinical experience includes work with both children and adults. Areas of interest include treatment focusing on pragmatics, executive function, articulation disorders, tongue thrust (orofacial myofunctional disorders). She also enjoys working with clients to target accent modification and professional speaking. In addition to being a speech-language pathologist, she is also a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM).

BA, University of Louisville
MS, University of Louisville

Sarah Penzell

Sarah Penzell’s primary clinical interests lie in the areas of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, fluency disorders, and accent modification.

MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
BA, History and American Studies, Northwestern University

Judith O. Roman

Judy Roman is a specialist in child language disorders, working with school age, preschool, and early interention populations. She is also certified in neuro-developmental treatment. She is one of three Board Recognized Specialists in Child Language working in Illinois.

SLPD, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
BS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University

 

Aaron Wilkins

Aaron Wilkins’ primary clinical interest is in the area of acquired neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia (swallowing disorders).

SLPD, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MS, Speech Pathology, Saint Xavier University
BA, Speech and Language Pathology, Elmhurst College

Rylie K. Young

Rylie K. Young is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with a clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology. Her clinical background includes providing speech and language services within a public education setting for preschool and school-aged children; in addition to, providing additional means of communication for children with complex communication needs (e.g. AAC). Additionally, Rylie has a heart for student learning and supporting the next generation of speech-language pathologists.

SLPD, Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MS, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, California State University, Northridge
BA, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, California State University, Northridge