Colleen D

Therapeutic Assistant

Eyas Landing Employee Since 2021 

Education

Pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Science,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Credentials and Certifications

  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Food Handler Licensed
  • COVID-19 Vaccinated

Clinical Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Pediatrics
  • Early Language Development
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Methods

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My Story

My very first experience with Speech Pathology was from a class I took in high school. The class allowed me to go the hospital across the street from my school and job shadow throughout different fields in the hospital. One of the fields I decided to shadow was Speech Pathology and I instantly fell in love with the inspirational and impactful affect that the Speech Pathologist was making on her clients. Ever since that class, I have known that I wanted to become an SLP and work with kids specifically.

My Eyas Landing

Summer camp is my very first experience with Eyas Landing, and I am loving it entirely! I am extremely eager to learn and develop my skills as a future Speech-Language Pathologist alongside the fantastic staff and children that I get to see every day.

My Professional Goals

  1. My first professional goal I have is to learn and develop my skills as a future Speech-Language Pathologist throughout this Summer as I work at Eyas Landing.
  2. My second goal is to complete my graduate school applications this Fall and be granted admission to a program.
  3. After I complete my Masters program for Speech Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders, I would like to eventually work in any school, clinical, or private setting.

Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.

Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.