As a full-time employee of Kids Unlimited Therapy Services, LLC, Clare is a pediatric speech language pathologist with a passion for early language development. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Augustana College in 2013 and earned a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University in 2015.
Clare worked in a multi-disciplinary therapeutic day school that serviced children with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder during her Clinical Fellowship and the subsequent year. She is trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Interactive Metronome (IM) and "Get Permission Approach" to feeding therapy. Clare has also completed the DIR Floortime 101 course and holds her Early Intervention credential in Illinois. Prior to joining Kids Unlimited in 2018, she worked with birth to three-year-old population providing in home therapy services.
Clare is a member of the Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association (ISHA) and is an active member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs committee. She currently serves as secretary for the Chicago Metro Speech-Language-Hearing Association area group. Clare has presented research and her undergraduate thesis on prompt responsiveness in children with ASD and Specific Language Impairment/Speech-Language Impairment as well as her graduate audiology thesis on quality of life measures for musician hearing conservation programs at the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) national conferences.
Her clinical interests include spectrum and syndrome disorders, early language development, phonology, augmentative alternative communication (AAC), and therapeutic play skills. She has experience working in school, home and clinic settings during her career.
“I believe in a child-centered therapeutic approach that is tailored to meet each child’s individual needs. I believe parents are a child’s first and best teachers, and I value their participation in the therapy process.”
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Clare is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL Provider. She is able to work with all other insurance
companies as an out of network provider.