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Wheels on the Bus Pediatric Therapy, Inc

Committed to the development and well-being of Arizona's special needs.

Speech Therapy Staff

Adrianna L., SLP

I was born in New Jersey and moved to Arizona in high school. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and my Master's degree from Northern Arizona University. I have been treating infants through adults since 2006. I love my job. I feel grateful that I get the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. 

Erika U., SLP

I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2000 from Northern Arizona University. I also received my Master of Science Degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology in 2002 from NAU. I am certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I have experience with working with children in the preschool through high school setting as well as adults in a rehabilitation hospital. I currently work full time at an elementary school and supervise SLPAs with Wheels on the Bus Pediatric Therapy. I have enjoyed my career as a Speech Language Pathologist and find it rewarding to help others build their communication skills.  

Erin M., SLP

My name is Erin Miller and I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 5 years. I was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania and received both my bachelors and master’s degree from Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. I started my career in Pittsburgh, PA. and worked for two years in Orlando, FL before moving to Arizona 2.5 years age. My experience is primarily with self-contained children who are diagnosed with Autism. I have a passion for these children and feel blessed to have them in my life. I love having the opportunity to work with children in their homes and carry my love for helping children into additional settings.

Jennifer O., SLP

My name is Jennifer Ostreicher and I am a speech language pathologist. I am a native Phoenician who relocated to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, earning degrees in speech and hearing science and archaeology (with a minor in linguistics) in 2010. I then returned to Phoenix to attend ASU, earning my masters in Communication Disorders in 2012. Since then, I have worked with a variety of populations including early intervention, school aged kids, high school aged kids, and adults. Currently, I am loving all things related to social language and life skills. I am married and have four ‘children’ (2 feline, 2 canine). When I’m not working, you will most likely find me in a yoga class, cooking, writing restaurant reviews, or traveling the world!

Belinda S., SLP

My name is Belinda Shea and I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years. I have worked in the public school setting as well as home health setting! I enjoy helping people of all ages become better communicators. I was born in Flagstaff, grew up in Tucson and attended both NAU and ASU. I love everything Arizona! In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family and going to the lake. 

Summer S., SLP

Hi, my name is Summer! I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for the past six years. Before that, I was an adjunct professor at a local University, taught parenting classes and was a La Leche League Leader as well as a Lactation Educator Councilor. My first degree was in Women’s Studies and I traveled abroad during my college years and transferred schools four times!

I have worked in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital and a School District for most of my career, however I recently retired from the Hospital in order to take more time for my family. Ironically, soon after that I started my own business and a podcast. I coach women around body image and empowerment as well as how to rewire beliefs. I absolutely love it!

My passion is around supervising, teaching and being challenged in our field. I love to do yoga, hike, spend time with my four children, travel and be outside! I have recently tried crossfit and I love it!

Elizabeth H, M.S., CCC-SLP

I have always loved all things related to language. Growing up, I was always reading or writing. My other childhood passions were science and education, so when I found the unique blend of language, teaching, and science that is Speech-Language Pathology, it seemed a perfect match! I received my Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 2013. I have enjoyed working with children and families in the home, clinic, and school settings. I am so happy to be part of Wheels of the Bus' mission to strengthen and empower families. When I am not wearing my SLP hat, I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and spending time with my family.

Pam M., SLP

My name is Pamela McLaughlin and I have been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. I have been in Arizona for the last 16 years after spending a lot of time all over the Southwest. I graduated from BYU with my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and received my masters degree in Speech and Language from the University of New Mexico. I have always loved working with children, even when I was young, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with many special kids over my career. I have worked with children with autism, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and all areas of communication disorders. I have a wonderful husband, four children, and 2 of the most beautiful grandsons ever! I love to spend time with my family and we love to swim, go to soccer games, see movies, read, and, of course, do anything at all that involves the grandsons!

Candice W., SLP

My name is Candice Warner (soon to be Candice Upham) and I was born and raised in Arizona. I am currently engaged and have two dogs. I received my undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Arizona State University and in August 2020 I will receive my Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Communication Disorders to become a Speech Language Pathologist. This is my 8th year as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I have worked in high schools, a behavioral high school, and in an elementary school.

Pamela C., SLP

I have been a speech language pathologist since 1980 so I am "well seasoned" as I like to put it. I am originally from New York and lived there most of my life. Once I had a child and became a single mother, I decided I wanted to live with him overseas and give him a different lifestyle. We have lived in Germany, Spain and Sicily italy for a combined total of 17 years. During my years as an SLP, I decided to learn more and became a feeding therapist. I have been back in the US since January 2017 and work in the Dysart School district. I continue to love traveling and plan on exploring South America and Asia in the next five years. 

Chelsea B., SLP

Hi! My name is Chelsea. I have a Master degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a Bacherlor degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. I have over 10 years of experience including working with elementary students with language, fluency, and speech sound disorders. 

Amber C., SLP

Hi! My name is Amber! I have a Masters and Bachelor degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Central Florida. I have knowledge of American Sign Language and experience working with students with a variety of speech and language disorders. 

Ashley P., SLP

Hi! My name is Ashley. I have a Masters from University of Northern Arizona and Bachelors from University of Arizona. I am Spanish speaking with experiences in all settings, home, outpatient clinic, schools, and hospitals. My interests involve competitive marathon running and volunteering my time for Arthritis Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Briggs and Al’s Foundation. 

Patti G., SLP

Hi! My name is Patti! I have a Master degree in Communication Disorders and Bachelor degree in Communication both from Arizona State University. 

I am an insightful licensed speech language pathologist with 20+ years experience. Skilled in patient evaluation and developing treatment programs. 

Michael C., SLPA

My name is Michael Crowley. I come to Wheels on the Bus with 18 years of working as an SLP-A and twenty-five years of working with children and adults. The greatest and best difference in working in schools and working home health is in home health we work with the family on a weekly basis. As opposed to seeing the family once a year. I received speech therapy as a child and understand the individual's frustration. I also understand the parents or caregivers wanting their loved one a chance for success. I was in college for twenty years making it my first career. I graduated from Scottsdale Community College, Arizona State University and Utah State. Yes, I am a fighting Artichoke. In my spare time I enjoy sports and traveling. In Athletics I worked for The Oakland A's and Arizona State. I have been to 13 foreign countries and look forward to traveling to more.

Jeff P., SLPA

My name is Jeff Pollett. I grew up in Illinois, but have lived in Arizona since 1985. I was a medic in the Army Reserves in 1991 while simultaneously earning a Business Management degree from Arizona State University in 1997. I worked as a HR Recruiter for Trek Bicycle Corporation in Wisconsin and eventually came back to Arizona where I worked at Costco as a Supervisor/Manager for 15 years. My youngest child was diagnosed with Autism, and as a very proactive parent I dedicated myself to learning all I could with therapies, medicines, and many autism seminars. This created a new passion and eventually led me to my second round of education at ASU, in Speech Science. I am currently an SLPA and also have plans to go back for my Master's Degree. I'm proud of the work we do, and I feel the most rewarding part of this profession is when children truly understand the benefits of speech.

Angela A., SLPA

Hi! My name is Angela! I work through Wheels at a school district as well as home health as a behavior specialist. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I mostly have experience working with children of all ages in a pediatric setting with a

Speech Language Pathologist.

Kristi W., SLPA

My name is Kristi Wagers and I’m a Speech Language Pathologist Assiatant. I was born and raised in Southern California but have lived here in Arizona since 2007. I received my Associates degree from Estrella Mountain Community College with high distinction. Currently, I am continuing my education through NAU online, pursuing a Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology with certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have previously worked as a SPED Paraprofessional in a structured teaching classroom and provided home based habilitation and respite services. My passion for working with individuals with disabilities began at home. The children in my family inspired me to reach out and help give a voice to others. 

Grecia M., SLPA

Hi! My name is Grecia! I earned my associates degree as as speech language pathology assistant from Estrella Mountain Community College. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I worked with a family and ABA technicians to create a nourishing environment rich with language for a child on the ASD spectrum with a speech delay.

Lindsay M., SLPA

Hi! My name is Lindsay! I have a bachelor degree majoring in Speech and hearing science with a minor in women and gender studies from Arizona State University. I have experience in a wide range of therapies of individuals experiencing an array of speech and language impairments. I enjoy volunteering at Horses Help where i assist and serve individuals with special needs through adaptive riding and horsemanship classes. 

Lizzette P., SLPA

Hello, my name is Lizzette, and I am a Bilingual Speech and Language Pathology Assistant. After several years of working in retail, sales, telecommunications, and customer service, I decided it was time to go back to school and follow my dream. I received my AS from EMCC on December of 2019. I am a single mother of 2 boys who are my biggest supporters and motivators. My oldest is on the Autism spectrum, which has made me an advocate for autism awareness. Since the day my son was diagnosed with Autism and began his speech therapy sessions, I was in awe with how a speech therapist was able to help him talk. I fell in love with the field and told myself that one day I would become a speech therapist. Ten years have passed since that day, and I am excited to help others find their voice! 

Annamarie V., SLPA

My name is Annamaria, and I am a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I graduated with my associates in SLPA from Estrella Mountain Community College in May of 2018. Before working as an SLPA I worked at a school as a paraprofessional for the special education department. I have three amazing younger brothers that I care for. In my free time I love to spend time catching up on my favorite TV shows and spending quality time with my loved ones. I’m blessed to have a chance to help make a difference.

John H., SLPA

I was born and raised in Arizona. I completed my degree as an SLPA at EMCC. I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years, and we have two beautiful daughters. I served proudly in the U.S. Army for 8 years with two deployments. I also worked as a Corrections Officer for 20 years and needed the change. Working with children has been a life-long dream. Deciding on speech therapy was a no-brainer.

I spend my free time with family. My family and I fill our free time serving the community by fostering. The impact I make with my family and in work is what keeps me going. 

Alyssa R., SLPA

I'm originally from California, and I graduated with my bachelor's in Speech and Hearing Science from ASU. I have worked in both the school and home health settings. I have experience with ages 3 up to 36 years, as well as with a variety of AAC devices. I love walks down the toy aisle, my dogs, and traveling to new places. 

Jill T., SLPA

I was born and raised in California. My first round of college I majored in biology. I went to Ecuador with a medical team repairing cleft palates. I worked with 2 SLP's while I was there. After I got back to the states I quit my job and went back to school to study speech. I relocated to Arizona for school and received my BS in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University.

I love working with children and helping them communicate. Seeing the changes in their lives makes everything worth it!

Trish F., SLPA

My name is Patricia Finch and I am a recent graduate earning my AA degree as an SLPA from EMCC. I am enrolling at NAU in the fall of 2016 to pursue my BA as an SLPA. I have been married to my best friend and soul mate Eric for 23 years and we have two amazing and intelligent children. I am originally from Northern California and moved to Phoenix in the fall of 1994. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I decided to pursue a career in Speech after spending 15 years as a paraprofessional working with special needs children.

Caroline B., SLPA

I was born in England and moved to the US in 1984. I obtained my post baccalaureate from USU in 2011. Since then I have primarily worked in the clinic setting, but also have home health experience. I live in Chandler with my 2 dogs. I enjoy working in the field of speech as every child is different and this makes this field interesting and challenging. In my spare time I love to play tennis.

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