OUR TEAM

At Elite Kids Therapy (formerly Cincinnati Therapy Connections), we strive to have a profound impact in your child’s life from the start…during our first connection. Our SLP’s, OT’s and Intervention Specialists are professionals who are highly experienced. Each team member holds multiple licenses of national certification, state licensure, and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) licensures along with additional trainings in their area of expertise.

Exceptional skills. Exceptional quality. Best practices. This is what defines Elite Kids Therapy!

TANYA WESCOTT, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
Founder & Speech Language Pathologist

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Tanya is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L), and she also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Tanya has over 17 years of experience working with children (ages 1-22) in multiple states, schools, early intervention, and private practice. By completing undergraduate requirements for an elementary education minor, she is able teach general education classes K-5. As an Assistive Technology Specialist, she was a grant recipient who earned additional licensure for persons with severe and profound disabilities and autism. Tanya also passed the praxis exam for teaching students with severe and profound disabilities, where she could be a special education teacher. These classes and work experiences enabled Tanya to be a special education director, but she chose to following her passion as a SLP. She continues to learn and be a well-rounded and diversified SLP hiring only those who are like minded. Additional trainings include Assistive Technology & AAC, Autism, ABA Trained, Floortime Experience, PECS, PROMPT Trained, and TEACCH.

Andrea Brunsman, M.Ed
Intervention specialist

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Andrea is an Intervention Specialist entering her 29th year in education. She is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and holds three Ohio Department of Education school licenses: K-8 Elementary Education, K-12 Education of the Handicapped, and a Supervision License. Andrea specializes in diagnosing students needs particularly in executive function, reading, content area reading, and math. In her 28 year career she has taught mild/moderate and moderate/intensive children of all needs ranging from IQ’s of 40 to 160. She is a passionate educator who enjoys coaching adults on creative ways to reach and meet students’ diverse and individual learning needs.

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Christina Sarley, AA
Administrative Assistant

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Christina has over 10 years of experience in assisting business administrators. She comes to us from the cooperate world but is excited to be a part of the Elite Kids Therapy team! Stop by our office and say, “hello” as she is looking forward to meeting and helping our families.

DEE EDWARDS, OTR/L
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Dee is an Occupational Therapist (OT) holding a national certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Dee is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education (ODE) school license. She has over 20 years of experience in pediatrics both in private practice and school settings. Additional trainings include: sensory, zones of regulation, hand writing without tears, andbehavior.

EMILY BUCKLEY, MS, CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Emily is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Emily has 20 years of experience working in pediatric hospitals and schools.Additional trainings include treatment of oral motor/feeding disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems for children with autism and evaluation of preschool speech and language disorders.

JENNIFER STENGER, MA, CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Jennifer has over 17 years of experience working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, SLP in schools, private practice, and rehab facilities with children and adults. Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, and Childhood Language Disorders.

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Jessica Kiel, MA, CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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Jessica is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Jessica has 13 years of experience working in private practice, preschools, and hospitals with both children and adults. Additional trainings and interests include early intervention, articulation, phonology and expressive/receptive language disorders.

Julie Shaw
INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

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Julie is an Intervention Specialist. She is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and holds an Ohio Department of Education K-12 IS school license. Julie has 9 years of experience working in schools and 8 years working as an Independent Provider for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.Additional trainings include: Trauma-informed Practices, Postsecondary Transition and she is a Resident Educator Mentor for new teachers looking to obtain a professional license.

KAREN STEVENS, BS, OTR/L
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Karen is an Occupational Therapist (OT), holding a National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Karen is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. She has over 35 total years of experience in OT with the last 25 being in education with students of various ages and needs. Additional trainings include fine motor development, visual perception, handwriting, keyboarding, autism, sensory processing, self-regulation, executive function, mental health, and fieldwork education.

LAQUITA SCHWARTZ, MS, CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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LaQuita is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. LaQuita has over 20 years of pediatric experience working in schools, early childhood intervention, and private practice.  Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, PROMPT and S.O.S. feeding therapy.  LaQuita has also been a Presenter at the Ocalicon Conference, teaching communication strategies to parents and professionals working with individuals who have autism and other disabilities.

LAUREN URBANIC, MS, CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Lauren is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Lauren has 3 years of experience working in schools. Additional trainings include AAC and Autism.

LYNNE CRAIG, MS, CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Lynne is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Lynne has over 30 years of experience working in schools, private practice, and residential facilities with children and adults. Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, ABA, and TEACCH Trained.

MARY ANN MEYER, OTR/L
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Mary Ann is an Occupational Therapist (OT) holding a national certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Mary Ann is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) also holds an Ohio Department of Education (ODE) school license. She has over 20 years of experience in hospitals, home care, and outpatient services with children and adults and has additional trainings in the areas of: SOS Feeding Approach, Beckman Oral Motor, and Rhythmic Movement Training.

Michelle Koziel, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

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Michelle is an Occupational Therapist (OT) holding a national certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Michelle is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. She obtained a Master’s degree in Education in 2020 in Behavior Analysis. She has over 28 years of experience in working with children in hospitals, schools, and private practice. She has experience providing OT services for children birth to 21 years old. Her specialities include working with students with fine motor delay, sensory processing / self regulation , oral motor and feeding difficulties, ASD and developmental disabilities.

Rose Pietrzyk, MS, CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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Rose is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Rose has 20 years of experience working in pediatric hospitals, private practice and schools. Areas of interest include: fluency/stuttering, articulation, written language, and reading comprehension. Rose also specializes in the evaluation of preschool and school-age fluency, speech and language disorders.