Simply Spoken Therapy
Want to get an idea of who is on the team? Keep reading!
Simply Spoken Therapy was created to fill a need to do therapy differently. After years of massive caseloads, frustrating eligibility requirements, endless paperwork and meetings, I was feeling less effective each day and was on the brink of burnout.
I knew there was a better way.
A way to connect with each child and their family and to incorporate family goals into therapy. For any parent whose child isn’t saying “mama” or “dada” yet – that is the ONLY word you want to hear, am I right?! I knew I wanted to create a culture of mutual respect, compassion, and kindness. A business where each client knows their therapist and is able to have open and honest conversations.
Fast forward to 2017 and Simply Spoken Therapy was born! A speech clinic that cares about each client, that provides exceptional therapy, and takes the time to listen to each family’s goals. We know that you will feel welcomed, heard, and respected through every step of the therapy process.
Miss Amanda - SLP/Owner
Well, hi there! I’m Amanda, speech language pathologist and proud owner of Simply Spoken Therapy.
At a very young age I knew I needed to be in a helping profession. In elementary school, I was the girl helping her peers on class assignments (and getting in trouble for talking), I was selling lemonade in middle school, and hosting fundraisers for nonprofits in high school. Looks like helping others and entrepreneurship were already in my blood!
My journey to the field of speech therapy started by following my college roommate to her Intro to Communicative Disorders lecture at UW-Whitewater. Not kidding. It checked all of my boxes so I changed my major that day and have never looked back. While I have a pretty broad range of experiences in the field, the clients that I LOVE working with are the early language learners, speech sound disorders, and kids who struggle with social skills. There is just something magical about helping a child learn to communicate. To see those lightbulb moments when they realize the power of communication and that they can use their words to make friends. It also helps that i have just as much energy and spunk as most toddlers so being a pediatric speech therapist is a dream gig for me.
When I’m not helping your little ones with their speech and communication skills, you can find me at home with my handsome hubby Pete, our sweet baby girl Maeve, and our rescue pup Shadow. Since I’m not very good at relaxing, I am most likely cleaning and organizing while an episode of The Real Housewives of fill in the blank (I watch them all) plays in the background. I am also known for my love of Bath and Body Works candles, fresh air, and all things that sparkle and shine. I am certain being an SLP is my calling and I am honored to help your child and family.
Miss Brittany - SLP
Hi, hola, bonjour, ciao, aloha! No, I am not fluent in any other language besides English, but what kind of speech language pathologist would I be if I didn’t welcome you with a bunch of synonyms for HELLO?! My name is Brittany, but a lot of my kiddos call me Ms. B! I am new to the amazing Simply Spoken Therapy team but not new to the field of speech therapy!
Just like Ms. Amanda, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders and my Masters of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater! GO WARHAWKS! Following graduation, I worked in short term rehabilitation and long term care with the adult and geriatric populations and then transitioned to working in pediatrics. Since then, I have been given the opportunity to work with an extremely diverse population of children with various communication disorders. I love seeing the progress my kiddos make in therapy and it is definitely a rewarding job to have! I especially enjoy my itty bitties who are working on early language skills, children with feeding disorders, as well as kids who present with severe speech and language disorders that may require other forms of communication, such as Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)! Everyone deserves a voice and every child’s needs and skills are unique. I feel honored to be the person to help your child on their journey in finding their voice and using it effectively.
When I am not working with kiddos, I am either taking long coffee walks with my husband, sketching, or decorating. Most people find this an odd hobby, but I also love to ORGANIZE! Don’t be surprised if you see me walking around with a million TO-DO lists because that is my jam! I may not have as much energy as Ms. Amanda, but I’d like to think I’m pretty close! I am so excited to be a part of this team and to meet you and your littles! Let’s do this!
Miss Morgan- SLP
Hello! My name is Morgan, I am so excited to be joining the team and to be working with the amazing kiddos and families here at Simply Spoken!
I have always known I loved helping others and working with kids. I remember when I was younger, my friends and I would pretend to be teachers and create our own classrooms during the summer. We were probably the only kids who still wanted to pretend that we were in school over summer break! That was when I knew I was going to be helping others in my future. In elementary school, I would be the first to volunteer to help others and loved when my older cousins would bring their kids around. My clinical experiences I had throughout graduate school in elementary schools and working with younger children only solidified my love and passion for working with this age group. I love the flexibility of the profession of Speech Pathology and being able to help kids become effective communicators!
Similar to Miss Amanda and Miss Brittany, I am a former Warhawk! I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and then moved up north to complete my Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I was born and raised in Kenosha and knew that I would end up back here after college and cannot explain how thrilled I am to be starting my career here at Simply Spoken!
Outside of working, you can find me outside spending time with my family and friends. Whether it be going for walks with my puppy, going for hikes, running with my sister, catching up with friends and family on a hot summer day, or playing card games I love the outdoors and spending my time with the people that mean the most to me! I also enjoy spending my down time reading and working on puzzles. Although, I did not do much of this the past two years while still in school! I am honored to be able to work with the children and families here and cannot wait to get started!
Miss Lexi - SLP
Miss Angela - Director of Details
Hello, I am Angela Born, Director of Details at Simply Spoken Therapy!
That means I am the one who takes care of all of the details behind the scenes while our awesome team meets with your children face-to-face. I knew as soon as Amanda said she was looking for someone to join her team I needed to explore this. I could not be happier working with all of the ladies here at SST. I have a background in the medical field as well as customer service. When I am not at Simply Spoken I am probably spending time with my family or out around town capturing family portraits as I am also a local Photographer. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 6 years. My Husband and I have been married for 11 years and have 2 daughters that keep us busy with sports and school. We love spending time outdoors in all of the seasons. I love the beach but nothing really beats a good snowfall with sledding and snow fort building.
When you walk into our office you won’t find stark white walls, a hallway of doors, or a few outdated toys in the waiting room. It was important that our clinic doesn’t FEEL like a clinic. It is warm, welcoming and fun – just like our therapy services! Your little one can let his/her imagination soar while playing on our busy board and you can relax on our comfortable chairs in our modern and updated space. The goal was to have a space that feels comfortable, relaxing, open and bright – we hope that you agree!