MEET OUR TEAM
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 enjoys working with parents providing education to help encourage their children in all areas of development. Jennie travels the country presenting on the topic of childhood apraxia.
Tara Beck, SLP
Before joining the team at CTS, Tara was a clinic director at a clinic in Kansas City. 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.
Ann Kirkland, SLP
Ann’s experience includes working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, visual impairment, bilingual, 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.
Andrea enjoys treating teens and young adults experiencing Exercise-Induced Vocal Cord Dysfunction. She has experience working with kids with developmental delays, 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.
Laura Frye, SLP
Dyslexia & Literacy Specialist
Laura Frye is a recent addition to the CTS team. She has extensive experience in the school settings, private practice, and university clinics. Most recently, she comes to us from the University of Missouri where she was an associate clinical professor in the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic. While there, she specialized in comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for dyslexia.
Kathryn Henry, SLP
Kathryn has experience providing speech and language therapy to diverse populations ranging from infants to adults and in settings ranging from early intervention to schools and hospitals. She has worked with articulation disorders, phonology disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, pragmatic disorders, emotional disturbances, AAC, and various genetic disorders.
Tammi Tapia, SLP
Tammi comes to CTS from Colorado.
Kara Duffy, SLP
Kara has experience with children with articulation and phonological processes, receptive and expressive language delays, social communication, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurogenic disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Dysarthria), and genetic disorders. Kara also enjoys working with and treating children with a variety of feeding challenges and received certification for implementing the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding.
Katelyn Kumburg, SLP
Katelyn is on the evening team at CTS.
Kelsey Bigenwalt, SLP
Kelsey is on the evening team at CTS.
Lexy Mangan, OTR/L
Lexy has experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy and other developmental delays. She also has experience working with orthopedic related conditions in pediatrics and adults.
Sarah Carney, OTR/L
Sarah is experienced in the pediatric population working with children of all ages and concerns. Children love Sarah's gentle approach.
Furry & Feathered 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 feathery friend will gladly sit on your head or your shoulder during therapy.