About the Illinois Therapists
Jennifer Metaxas, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner
Jennifer Metaxas (Less) is the owner and founder of Speech and Language for Kids LLC. She is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist licensed in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She is an approved telehealth provider for the state of Florida http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/. A Chicago native, she received her Master's degree from Northwestern University and Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She moved to Delaware in the summer of 2018.
Jennifer has worked as a speech-language pathologist in both the private practice and school setting. Through education and experience, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations, ages, and disorders. She is listed on www.apraxia-kids.org as an apraxia specialist. She is formally trained in PROMPT and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Jennifer has experience using a variety of high tech communication devices, including Proloquo2Go, ChatFusion, and Tobii Dynavox.
Jennifer has a passion for working with children and their families. She is highly collaborative and compassionate, and truly cares about the progress of her clients and the treatment they receive.
Kelly Malcolm, M.S. CCC-SLP
Kelly Malcolm is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist licensed in Illinois. She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Kelly received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University.
She spent the first ten years of her career working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Her experience primarily consisted of the diagnosis and treatment of preschool and elementary-aged children with a variety of communication disorders. Kelly has extensive experience targeting skills such as fluency, speech sound production, language processing, receptive language, expressive language, and social/pragmatic language. If you live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, she will travel to your home!
Kelly is a dedicated and caring professional who highly values collaboration and individualized therapy. She believes that establishing a strong rapport and instilling confidence are key factors in facilitating growth. Kelly feels there is nothing more rewarding than empowering children by improving their communication skills.
Sarah Muer (Richards), M.S. CCC-SLP
Sarah is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has practiced for over 5 years. She is licensed in Illinois. She received her Master’s degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Sarah currently resides in Chicago. She has worked in an outpatient pediatric hospital and in the school district, and has a wide variety of experience working with children from birth to 21 with articulation, receptive language, expressive language, pragmatic language and feeding disorders/difficulties. Sarah was recently awarded the Distinguished Early Career Professional Certificate from ASHA. She also has participated in research studying reading difficulties and children with articulation disorders. If you live in Chicago or a nearby suburb, she will travel to your home!
Sarah strongly believes in treating the whole child, and is passionate about working with children to help them best communicate their wants and needs. She believes that therapy should be a fun, warm and engaging environment to help the child reach their full potential!