COURTNEY JOESEL, MA CCC-SLP

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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COURTNEY JOESEL, MA CCC-SLP

Courtney graduated from Michigan State University with a Masters in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2010. Courtney has studied or been trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy through the IAOM, tethered oral tissues, Beckman Oral Motor, SOS Approach to Feeding, Fed the Peds, SOFFI, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Kaufman technique, PODD . She has studied many methods for articulation, apraxia, autism spectrum disorders, stuttering, feeding, cognition, written expression, expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, learning disabilities and dyslexia. Courtney is the recipient of 5 ACE awards through the American Speech Language Hearing Association and Outstanding Preceptor Award by the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center through Grand Valley State University.

Her varied work experience includes working in the public schools, working/living with children at a camp for children with physical disabilities, and working in an outpatient clinic setting with pediatrics. Courtney believes in looking at the whole child and how they are able to communicate and navigate the world around them. When not working with children, Courtney is very active in the local mountain biking community and empowering others to go beyond their comfort zone.

Courtney plans to continue her education and research in orofacial myofunctional therapy and tethered oral tissues. She is registered with the American Speech and Hearing Association, Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan.

LYNSEY NORTH

BUSINESS OFFICE COORDINATOR

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LYNSEY NORTH

Lynsey graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has worked in various medical office settings locally and has a vast knowledge of all things administrative. Throughout her work history she has developed a passion for therapy services and helping families understand the muddled world of insurance rules and regulations. She enjoys triaging patient phone calls to help families with their language and speech needs.

When she's not in the office you can find her out on the local mountain bike trails or camping with her husband and dog. Lynsey enjoys giving back to her local community and is excited to continue to facilitate the growing connection between speech therapists and families who are looking for direction relating to communication.

KATHERINE VAN OEVEREN, MS CCC-SLP

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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KATHERINE VAN OEVEREN, MS CCC-SLP

Katie Van Oeveren graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. She has experience with orofacial myofunctional therapy, tethered oral tissues, expressive and receptive language disorders, stuttering, articulation, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Katie is a recipient of ASHA’s ACE award for her continuing education specifically in the areas of oral function. Katie has studied and been trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy through the IAOM, tethered oral tissues, and PROMPT. Katie has previous work experience in charter schools working with students with a variety of disorders from kindergarten-12th grade. She also completed an internship in a center-based school working with severely nonverbal autistic students, severely cognitively impaired students, and severely multiply impaired students. During her internship, she was able to gain valuable experience in using AAC devices and the picture exchange communication system (PECS). Katie has also gained experience in working with older adults in skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys reading, walking, bike riding, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. Katie is very passionate about helping children communicate and improving their speech and language skills.

Katie will continue to study many other topics in the field of speech-language pathology such as early intervention and pediatric feeding. She is registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed in the state of Michigan.

LEAH NESBURG, MA CCC-SLP

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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LEAH NESBURG, MA CCC-SLP

Leah graduated from Calvin College with a Master’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology in 2016. Leah has experience with PROMPT and the Cycles approach. She is familiar with expressive and receptive language, articulation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, stuttering, and Down Syndrome.

Leah has previous work experiences in public schools, hospitals, inpatient rehab units, and outpatient clinics. Leah is a Michigan native and spends all of her free time outside. She likes to run, hike, canoe, and camp with her husband and son. Leah is passionate about her role as a speech and language pathologist, and she enjoys opportunities to help kids and families realize the power of communication.

Leah will continue to study pediatric feeding and early childhood intervention, among other topics in speech-language pathology. Leah is registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the State of Michigan.

ALLIE VELTKAMP MA, CCC- SLP

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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ALLIE VELTKAMP MA, CCC- SLP

Allie graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019 with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She has previous experience working with expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency, feeding, dyslexia, written expression disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).

Allie has previously worked at a private practice in Alabama working with pediatric clients. She also completed an internship at Wyoming Public Schools working with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade and working with students in an emotionally impaired classroom setting.

Allie enjoys teaching yoga and going on hikes with her fiance and her dog, Zoe. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. Allie is passionate about helping kids and their families meet their goals and learn how to communicate functionally and as a team.

Allie is also registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Michigan.

Mallory Groenevelt, MA CCC-SLP

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Mallory Groenevelt, MA CCC-SLP

Mallory Groenevelt, M.A., CCC-SLP, received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University in 2019. She has experience with expressive and receptive language disorders, auditory processing disorder, childhood apraxia of speech and articulation disorders, fluency, feeding, dyslexia Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC).

Following graduate school, Mallory worked for St. Joseph Intermediate School District where she provided speech therapy services within the Early On program of Michigan, gaining experience implementing early intervention services to infants and toddlers from 2 to 3 years of age. Throughout this opportunity, she worked closely with parents and families to address developmental delays or disabilities, while coaching them on communication milestones and strategies to help improve language skills. In addition, Mallory provided speech therapy services to the Sturgis and Three Rivers Early Childhood Special Education programs, collaborating with teachers and staff within the preschool classroom. She has worked with children and adolescents to evaluate and treat fluency, literacy and speech-sound disorders, as well as social language skills within the school setting for 2 years. Most recently, Mallory worked for The Shoreline Center of Grand Haven, MI specializing in providing speech-language services to children on the Autism Spectrum, in combination with Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis in a private practice setting. During the winter of 2021 Mallory became PROMPT trained and has since been using this tactile therapeutic strategy to support speech sound development.

Mallory is passionate about communication and speech therapy that is functional and individualized to meet the needs of all communicators. She is an advocate for early intervention and is passionate about working with children and their families to provide the tools they need to be successful in making meaningful connections through communication therapy that is evidence-based and effective. In her free time, Mallory enjoys being outdoors, hiking and spending time with her husband and dog. She plans to continue to study many topics in the field of speech pathology including pediatric feeding, orofacial myofunctional therapy, and approaches to treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Mallory is registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed in the state of Michigan.

GRACE EISMA MA, CF-SLP

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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GRACE EISMA MA, CF-SLP

Grace graduated from Calvin University with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology in 2021. She has experience with PROMPT, AAC, and conducting videofluoroscopic swallow studies for pediatric swallowing disorders. She has worked with speech sound disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, expressive and receptive language disorders, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

She has current work experience in the public school system and has had previous internships in pediatric outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation, and pediatric hospitals. Grace is passionate about working with pediatric feeding and communication disorders, and is inspired by building positive relationships to encourage children in their development. When she is not working as a speech pathologist, Grace enjoys traveling to new places, cheering on her brother's travel hockey team, and spending time outdoors running, biking, or hiking around Michigan.

Grace plans to continue to study multiple topics in the field of speech pathology including pediatric feeding, orofacial myofunctional therapy, and approaches to treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Grace is registered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.