Every Crossroads Speech Therapy session is individualized and provided by a speech therapist who is experienced, licensed, and holds their American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Katie Dimond M.A. CCC/SLP
Founder and Director of Crossroads Speech Therapy
Katie, Founder and Director of Crossroads Speech Therapy, located in West Lakeview in Chicago, IL offers diagnostic individualized Therapeutic and Consultative services to children from their first year of life through adulthood. Katie is a dedicated, experienced, and licensed speech and language pathologist. Katie is energetic, fun loving, and kids love working with her! She is also a mother of two young children.
Katie has been licensed and practicing since 2008 and has extensive experience treating children and adults with speech and language delays and disorders. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and hearing Science at the University of Illinois in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2008. Katie is a certified speech and language pathologist in the state of Illinois, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, PROMPT Level 1 trained, and owns Crossroads Speech Therapy in Chicago.
Katie loves being a part of the community and is always there to help and support clients and their families.
Katie Dimond was recently featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine.
Mary Martin M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Mary is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois and has been practicing for 6 years. Mary holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), and is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she has an Illinois Professional Educator License in Speech-Language Pathology.
Mary received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mary has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, the public school system, skilled nursing facilities, and Pathways.org pediatric clinic. She has provided speech language services to children from birth –twenty-one with varying disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman syndrome, and ADHD. She has experience in assessing and treating speech and language disorders including articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication. Mary enjoys collaborating with each child and their family to help them reach their goals.
Michelle Batko M.S., CCC-SLP
Michelle is a bilingual speech-language pathologist born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Masters of Science at Northwestern University. Michelle has worked in the Evanston-Skokie School District for the past 2 years, providing therapy for students ranging from Kindergarten to Middle School. She has extensive experience working with students that present with deficits in articulation, receptive/expressive language, social skills, and fluency. Michelle is attentive, driven, intuitive, and ambitious. Kids love her energy, and she loves making them smile. Michelle is excited to be a part of the Crossroad Speech Therapy community and looks forward to working with her clients and their families. She is a certified speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois, and a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Stacey Johnson, M.H.S., CCC-SLP
Stacey grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for eleven years in home, school, community, clinical, and tele-therapy settings. While experienced in treating a variety of delays and disorders, she has a particular interest in language-based impairments and early language development. Stacey has a knack for connecting with children and believes that treatment should be evidence-based, creative, individualized, and fun! She currently lives near downtown Chicago with her husband and two sons. She enjoys cooking, music, exploring Chicago, hiking, and traveling. She is licensed in California, Illinois, Missouri, and Oregon and has a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Abigail Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alex is a licensed/ credentialed speech-language pathologist who grew up in Tucson, AZ and moved to the midwest for college. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University and her Bachelor’s degree in Speech- Language Pathology from Miami University in Ohio. Alex has worked for the Learn Charter School Network for the past two years, providing therapy for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. She has experience working with children in a wide range of settings including early intervention, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and multidisciplinary clinics. Her professional experience and interests include articulation and phonological disorders, early language and literacy skills, expressive/receptive language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Alex has a passion for making therapy individualized, engaging, and fun for every child she works with. In her free time she loves to go to yoga, rock climb, and volunteer at a local dog shelter. She is excited to work with children and their families to meet their goals.
Amanda is a licensed speech-language pathologist from the Chicago suburbs. She received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her master’s degree from Purdue University. Additionally, Amanda has an Illinois Professional Educator License in Speech-Language Pathology. She also works in a school in the Franklin Park School District and has experience providing services to children with expressive language, receptive language, fluency, articulation, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is particularly interested in working with the early childhood population and with children who have selective mutism. Amanda enjoys incorporating school work, hobbies, sports, or other interests into her speech therapy sessions to create a comfortable and fun learning environment. Amanda lives on the Northwest side of Chicago and loves photography, trying new restaurants, and bringing her dog to the beach. Amanda is excited to work with the families of Crossroads Speech Therapy.
Nainee grew up in New Jersey and made her way across the country before settling in Chicago! She received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Indiana and a master’s degree from San Jose State University in California. Her passion for the field of speech-language pathology has grown with each experience and she absolutely loves working with children of all ages. Throughout Nainee’s graduate studies she had the opportunity to practice in a variety of specialized clinics. Specifically, she was part of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic, where she learned and practiced for the entirety of her graduate career. She served children with a variety of speech and language disorders and disabilities, who utilized low-tech and high-tech devices. Nainee treasured watching those children express themselves and come to life through the means of AAC. Upon graduating from San Jose State University, she began working for Chicago Public Schools. Nainee served children of preschool and elementary ages, with a variety of speech and language needs and/or a variety of disabilities (i.e. ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more). She has extensive experience with children who have needs ranging from early language delays, fluency (stuttering), apraxia, pragmatics/social language, articulation, AAC, expressive and receptive language delays, and more. Nainee is licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and also holds a Professional Educator License (PEL) in the state of Illinois.