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Evanston Clinicians

Speech Pathologists

Molly Aceves

Molly Aceves is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and learning disabilities specialist. Her primary areas of interest include the diagnosis and treatment of language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, receptive and expressive language disorders, and bilingual language development. She has experience across a variety of settings including the public-school system as well as both home-and clinic-based private practice.

BA, English/Spanish, Emory University
MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University

Frances K. Block

Frances Block’s work focuses on school-based issues, programs, legislation, and service delivery.

MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
BS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University

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 cognitive communication, language, motor speech disorders, and dysphagia. She also works with adults on accent modification.

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

Amy Levin

Amy Levin specializes in Early Intervention, bilingual language development and intervention, working with diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations, and Autism Spectrum Disorders and related challenges to communication and interaction. She has worked across a variety of settings, including private practice, inpatient pediatric hospital, outpatient pediatric multidisciplinary clinics, urban Early Head Start centers, and home- and clinic-based early intervention.

SLPD, Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Doctorate, Northwestern University
MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University
MA, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, University of Arizona
Bilingual Elementary Education teaching certification, University of Arizona
BA, Modern Culture and Media/Semiotics, Brown University

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

Meaghan Moriarty

Meaghan Moriarty is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Her other areas of interest lie in the areas of early intervention, school-aged speech sound production, and school-aged language disorders. Throughout her career, Meaghan has worked in multiple settings consisting of the school setting, clinical setting, outpatient hospital setting, and home-based therapy primarily working with pediatrics and adolescents/teens.
MA, Northern Illinois University
BS, Marquette University

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

Jordan Sadler

Jordan Sadler specializes in working with children and families affected by language delay and disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social pragmatic challenges, and other difficulties related to communication and interaction. Jordan has experience in using technology to aid social communication challenges and co-created the FlummoxVision app. She has worked in home- and clinic-based private practice, and public and private schools. Jordan travels nationally to present workshops on topics related to her areas of specialty.

MS, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Emerson College
BA,  Sociology/Human Services & Women’s Studies, Macalester College

Nathan Waller
Assistant Director

Nathan Waller is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Audiology, Speech, Language and Learning at Northwestern University. Dr. Waller is a licensed speech-language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of voice and airway disorders. A professionally trained singer and former chorus director, Dr. Waller is interested in the diagnoses and treatment of voice disorders in both singers and non-singers. Beyond working in the area of voice/airway disorders, he has a special interest in transgender and gender expansive voice/communication therapy. nathanwallerslp.com

SLPD, Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Doctorate, Northwestern University
Clinical Fellowship – Bastian Voice Institute
MA – Speech-Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MM – Masters in Music (Voice), Appalachian State University
BM – Music Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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