Meet the staff
Julie Levin M.S., CCC/SLP, C/NDT
Laura Drower M.S., CCC/SLP, C/NDT
Laura is Co-Director of Wee Speech, P.C.. She has over 25 years of pediatric experience. She is NDT certified and has provided speech and language assessment, treatment and staff training in a variety of settings including public and private schools, private clinics and residential facilities. Her interest areas include language disorder, apraxia, motor speech disorder and augmentative communication.
Devin Manning M.S., CCC/SLP
Devin earned her B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL. She has a variety of clinical experiences including, private clinics, schools, and medical in-patient and out-patient settings. Devin previously worked in the public schools servicing high school and elementary school students in a variety of academic programs including multi-needs, supported-education, and general education. Her passion is for working with the pediatric population and their families to ensure that child can communicate to the best of their ability. When not at work, Devin enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
Emily McNeil M.S., CCC/CLP
Janelle Snyder M.S., CCC/SLP
Janelle received her B.A. in Human Development from California State University San Marcos and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University. She has experience working with the pediatric population in a clinic setting. Janelle has experience working with children with delays and disorders in articulation, phonology, apraxia, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language, and fluency. Janelle is passionate about working with the pediatric population and their families to positively impact their communication skills at home and in the community.
Melanie Greenspan M.S., SLP
Melanie received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She has experience working with the pediatric population in homes and clinic settings. Melanie has a passion for working with children with receptive/expressive language disorders, social-pragmatic language disorders, literacy and learning disabilities, voice disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, autism spectrum disorders, and articulation disorders. Melanie is trained in the SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing Curriculum and Multisensory Grammar. She is thrilled to be joining the Wee Speech team and is looking forward to assisting and supporting her clients and their families with individualized care.
Kristin Hupp M.S., CCC/SLP
Kristin is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She received her BA and MA from the University of Akron, with a focus in Child and Family Development. Kristin is a certified member of ASHA. Her experience ranges from working in early intervention and preschool up through middle and high school in clinic-based and school-based settings. Kristin's areas of interest include diagnostics and treatment of language disorders, articulation and phonology disorders, and executive functioning. Kristin has received additional training in AAC( LAMP-Words for Life), the assessment process, language development, and severe speech sound disorders. She resides in Edgewater with her husband.
Missy Thompson M.S., CCC/SLP
Missy is a native of Chicago who received her B.S. from the University of Illinois Champaign/ Urbana and her M.S. from Purdue University in 2006. She has worked previously for the Chicago Public School System, Resurrection Hospital, and full time at Wee Speech. She is currently working part time for NorthShore University HealthSystems. Missy has interests in a variety of areas, but especially typical and atypical motor speech development and language structure and organization as it pertains to oral and written narrative. When not working, Missy loves spending time with her husband and one year old daughter.
Meredith Blair M.S., CCC/SLP
Meredith received her B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed within the State of Illinois. She has previously worked in a private clinic setting where she provided individual therapy and taught specialized programs focusing on pre-literacy foundational skills, school age literacy skills, and pragmatic language skills for children and adolescents. Meredith has received additional training in areas of hyperlexia, phonological awareness, literacy, executive functioning, pragmatic language, and augmentative and alternative communication. Meredith is very passionate about her career and greatly enjoys working with children.
Inez Berman M.A., CCC/SLP
Inez S. Berman is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 16 years of experience. She works with ages 0 to 15 with speech articulation disorders, phonological process delays, apraxia, stuttering, pragmatic language weaknesses, receptive and expressive language delays and disorders. Inez is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S. 1998) and the University of Iowa (M.A. 2000) Her experience ranges from early intervention home settings, integrated blended preschools, elementary schools, junior high schools and private practice.
Lisa graduated from
Indiana University in 1989 She worked in Hinsdale Hospital's Pediatric
Rehabilitation Department from 1989 until 1999. While working at Hinsdale
she did part-time work at Wee Speech and contract work for the school
system in the western suburbs. Following the birth of her daughter in
1999, she decided to start a practice solely at Wee Speech. She
was NDT trained in 1994 and has a long list of continuing education Cascade
DAFOs, Beverly Cusick's Developmental Orthopedics, Advanced NDT courses,
Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
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