Our Team

Tara Beck speech pathologist Mission Kansas
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Tara Beck, SLP
Clinic Director,
Apraxia Kids Directory

Tara is a Kansas City native who has been working as a clinical director for several years. Before CTS, Tara directed the therapy program at a private separate day school in Kansas City with extensive training in behavioral modification. Tara's director skills have trained her in leadership, billing, and clinic organization and she assists CTS in running all daily activities. You may see her around the clinic or behind the front desk with her dog, Frank. Tara is experienced diagnosing and treating receptive and expressive language delays, autism spectrum disorder, pragmatic language delays, phonological disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), reading/literacy, and feeding/swallowing.   

Childhood apraxia specialists in Mission Kansas and Overland Park Kansas
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Jennie Bjorem, SLP

Owner, Apraxia Specialist

Jennie has been a practicing SLP for over 20 years. Jennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech. Jennie has extensive experience and training in childhood apraxia. She is recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has trained the staff at CTS to work with CAS. Jennie is traveling the country teaching an speaking on the topic of childhood apraxia. Jennie is not currently taking on new clients. 

Ann Kirkland speech pathologist Overland Park Kansas
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Ann Kirkland, SLP
Apraxia Specialist
Apraxia Kids Directory

Ann’s experience includes working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, visual impairment, receptive/expressive language delays, and articulation disorders. While Ann enjoys working with children of all ages, her passion is working with children suspected/diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech in the birth-3 population. She has been trained in DTTC. She truly enjoys working with and educating parents/caregivers on strategies to ensure success for their children.

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Andrea Onnen, SLP

Andrea enjoys treating teens and young adults experiencing Exercise-Induced Vocal Cord Dysfunction. She has experience working with kids with developmental delays, childhood apraxia of speech, is trained in DTTC, language and articulation delays, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and dyslexia. She is passionate about early intervention and working with children and their families to achieve their communication goals.

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Arianna is returning to her Kansas City roots as a clinical psychologist for CTS after spending 3 years as a psychologist in Sioux Falls, SD. She earned her PhD in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University before completing pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Omaha, NE. Arianna has experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of presenting concerns including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ODD. She enjoys helping children and their families find strategies that allow them to reach their full potential and live a life they enjoy. She loves spending her free time with family and friends

Dr. Arianna Sparks

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Abigail Wilson, SLP

Abby is a fun loving, KC native that joined our team in 2020. She previously worked in schools and has experience in receptive and expressive language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), phonological disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She experienced hands on training with Jennie Bjorem during her undergraduate career working with kids with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and continues to gain experience in this area through DTTC training and continuing education. Abby enjoys working with children and families to provide ideas and support to encourage continued success in daily life. 

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Dr. Regan Longtin, OTD

Regan graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with her Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) in May 2019 and is licensed in the State of Kansas. . She believes that effective therapy stems from a strong therapeutic relationship and that it should always be playful in nature.

Regan has experience working in the Kansas City area in a private practice setting with children and adolescents.  She completed her Doctoral Capstone at an outpatient pediatric clinic in Oak Park, Illinois. She has treated a wide range of diagnosis and can address skills in fine motor, visual motor, handwriting, self-care, functional play, developmental, social-emotional, sensory regulation and more.

In her free time, Regan enjoys spending time with her puppy and exploring Kansas City! She likes to play board games, hike, and read as well as play with her 6 (soon to be 7!) nieces and nephews back home in Des Moines. 


Adriana Gomez, SLP
Bilingual Spanish/English

Adriana is originally from Michigan and new to Kansas. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Andrews University. She is an enthusiastic and flexible bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist that joined our team in 2020. She has experience working with Spanish-and-English speaking preschoolers, receptive and expressive language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and children with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Adriana enjoys encouraging children and adolescents of all ages in each session while incorporating music, creativity, and visual aids. Her goal is to be a cheerleader and create a positive space for each client to aid in their ability to tell their stories.

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Kelly Chambers, SLP

Kelly earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kansas State University. During her graduate career, she had the opportunity to assist clients across the lifespan with a variety of communication disorders. Her experience includes working with children with developmental delays, expressive and receptive language delays, phonological disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been trained in DTTC and continues to develop her clinical skills through continued education. Kelly is thrilled to be working with children and their families to help them reach their maximum potential. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family, exploring Kansas City, and spoiling her puppy, Athena.  

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Katie earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University. She has experience working with children of all ages and abilities and believes in building off a child’s strengths in order to help them achieve their goals! She completed her Masters clinical rotation at CTS and is excited to continue working in pediatrics. In her free time, Katie enjoys exploring her home town of Kansas City, reading, and is always crafting something new.

Tori Turner, SLP

Tori is originally from Atlanta, and received her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Auburn University. Tori has experience working with children of all ages with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, traumatic brain injuries and hard of hearing individuals. Tori is a strong advocate for early intervention and loves working with families through parent education. During her free time, she loves to play tennis, cook and spend quality time with her family.

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Kacie Inderhees, SLP

Kacie is an SLP originally from Indiana. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Kansas. She has experience working with receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, speech sound disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and cognition.  Kacie loves early intervention and having the opportunity to work as a team with families. In her free time, Kacie enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and pets!

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Sarah Ayers, SLP

Marisa Pitre, SLP

Sarah is a Kansas native and earned her bachelor and masters degrees from The University of Kansas. She previously worked in public schools, which gave her experience in supporting a wide variety of communication needs. She has experience working with phonological and articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Autism. She describes her therapy style as relationship-focused and loves pursuing continuing education to better her therapy practices. Outside of work, you'll find her playing with her twin sons, reading fiction, or watching movies with her husband.

Marisa is originally from Omaha, NE but loves living in the KC area. She has experience working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication, expressive and receptive language, Autism Spectrum Disorder and phonological disorders. She loves advocating for her clients and helping them reach their communication goals in and out of the therapy room. In her free time she likes to hang out with her dog Lola and visit her family back in Nebraska. 

Administrative Team


Betty Collins, Office Manager

Andi Rexroad

Furry Friends



You may see this feisty little Bostiewawa running around the clinic. She loves treats, may jump in your lap and give kisses.


Sir Francis Alexander AKA Frank

You will probably be greeted by this little fuzzball when you enter thie clinic. Frank is everyone's friend!



This Aussie Pug will be happy to say hi when you visit our clinic!