About Us

Amy Bruce

MS CCC-SLP/L

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Speech-Language Pathologist
Owner

Amy earned a BS in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1997, completed Beginning American Sign Language I, II, & III at Cincinnati State in 2001, and earned a MS in Speech/Language pathology at Miami University in 2000. Amy spent her first years of practice in Cincinnati, Ohio diagnosing and treating an array of commutation disorders in the public school system. In 2002, she moved to Illinois where she again worked in the school system. She founded ABC Pediatric Therapy, LLC in 2004 and provided therapy to children in the Early Intervention System as well as school age children. Her experiences include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Deaf, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, and Fluency Disorders (stuttering). These experiences allow her to help children of all ages to develop communication skills so they can develop to the best of their abilities.


Zac Medema

MS CCC-SLP/L
Clinic Supervisor

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Zac earned an Associates Degree from Illinois Valley community College in 2006, a BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in 2008, and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from SIUE in 2010. Since graduation, Zac has been working at ABC Pediatric Therapy as a speech-language pathologist providing speech and language therapy to children with a broad range of speech and language disorders. His experiences include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Augmentative Alternative Communication, Voice and Resonance Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Fluency Disorders (Stuttering).


Jamie Burch

MA CCC-SLP/L

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Jamie earned a B.S. in Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University in 2014 and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at St. Louis University in 2016. While in school, Jamie focused on assisting those effected by Autism Spectrum Disorder by raising awareness and acceptance and assisting individuals with pro-social activities. Since graduation Jamie has worked at ABC Pediatric Therapy providing speech and language therapy to children with a wide variety of needs. Her experience includes: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Pragmatic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impaired, Esophageal Speech and Electro-larynx therapy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), Voice and Resonance Disorders, Transgender Voice therapy, and Fluency Disorders (Stuttering). These varying experiences assist her in helping children of all ages to better communicate with others across environments.


Morgan Feltmeier

MS CCC-SLP/L

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Morgan earned a BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 2012, and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from SIUC in 2014. During her graduate schooling, Morgan gained experience working with a variety of children in elementary schools, an early childhood center, the Southern Illinois center for autism, and an outpatient clinic. Morgan initially provided early intervention therapy in Chicago before relocating back to the Southern Illinois area and has since been working at ABC Pediatric Therapy as a speech-language pathologist providing speech and language therapy to children with a broad range of speech and language disorders. Her experiences include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Augmentative Alternative Communication, Down Syndrome, and Fluency Disorders (Stuttering).


Melissa Lisk

MA CCC-SLP/L

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Melissa earned a BS in Communication Disorders from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in 2013 and a MA in Communication Disorders from SEMO in 2016. During graduate school, Melissa gained a wide range of experiences at the SEMO Center for Speech and Hearing and completed externships in an elementary school and a brain injury rehabilitation center. Upon completion of graduate school, Melissa has been employed at ABC Pediatric Therapy. Her pediatric experience includes: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Fluency (Stuttering), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Voice and Resonance, Hearing Impairment, Down Syndrome, and Cognitive and Social Aspects of Communication.


Hayley Roberts

MS CF-SLP/L

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Hayley earned a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University in 2013, and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 2016. During her graduate schooling, Hayley gained experience working with a variety of children in elementary schools, an acute rehabilitation hospital, an extended care facility, the Southern Illinois Center for Autism, and an outpatient clinic. Upon graduating, Hayley initially worked in a skilled nursing facility primarily focusing on swallowing disorders and cognitive communication. She soon discovered her true passion was working with pediatrics and began her employment at ABC Pediatric Therapy. Her experiences include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Augmentative Alternative Communication, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impairment, Pragmatics and Social Language, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities, Tracheostomies and Speaking Valves, and Fluency Disorders (Stuttering).


Michele Renth

PT

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Physical Therapist

Michele is a 1993 graduate from the Saint Louis University program of physical therapy. Her career has included practice in a wide variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, work-related rehabilitation, acute care and sub-acute rehabilitation, and home care. For the past eight years, Michele has been evaluating and treating students for gross motor delays in the local public school systems. In addition, she has provided outpatient pediatric rehabilitation to clients in the area. Michele’s pediatric experience includes: Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, a variety of chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, delayed milestones and developmental delays, scoliosis, general orthopedic conditions, as well as sports- related or overuse injuries.


Christine Scheman

DPT

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Physical Therapist

Christine earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University in 2010. Before joining the team at ABC Pediatric Therapy, she worked in children’s homes providing home health and early intervention services.  She also has acute care experience, from working once a month at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  She recently completed a service trip to Cuba in 2015 where she was able to help distribute and adjust 40 pediatric wheelchairs. Christine has experience with children with developmental delay, torticollis, orthopedic conditions, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, stroke, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, brachial plexus palsy, TBI, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and various genetic conditions. Christine enjoys the opportunity to work together with both family and other team members to accomplish a child’s goals and to help them reach their highest possible quality of life. She enjoys pediatrics because it allows her to turn therapy into play.


Connie Trout

PTA

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Connie is a 1993 graduate from the Southwestern Illinois College and received her license to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has practiced in many different settings as well as a pediatric researcher at Washington University School of Medicine where she specialized in children with cerebral palsy. In addition, she has over 10 years of knowledge treating students in the public school system with gross motor delays. Her experience also includes homecare, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation. Connie’s pediatric experiences include: Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, muscular dystrophy, a variety of chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, delayed milestones and developmental delays. Connie loves working with children and feels it is very rewarding to see the smiles on their faces and their eyes light up when "I can't" becomes "I did it"!!!


Credentials Legend

CCCClinical Competence Certificate
LProfessionally Licensed in the State of Illinois
SLPSpeech Language Pathologist
PTPhysical Therapist
PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
DPTDoctor of Physical Therapy
MSMasters of Science
MAMasters of Arts

What We Do

Our therapists have a wide range of experience with:
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Augmentitive Communication Evaluations
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Spinal Muscular
  • Atrophy
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding
  • Oral-Motor Deficits
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Hearing Impairment/Deaf
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Toe walking

Testimonials

ABC has been a lifesaver for our family. My child has been coming for 18 months and has shown significant improvement. The staff here is absolutely wonderful. Everyone always greets you with a smile. They make the entire family feel at home here. All the therapists are wonderful to work with and are very flexible/understand if something arises and an appointment needs to be rescheduled. I would highly recommend ABC to any parent whose child is having speech issues. I have seen my child do a complete 180 since starting ABC. - Parent

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