Meet our team

founder/Occupational therapist

Mylene B

Mylene is a registered Occupational Therapist. After working with infants for over 20 years her passion lead her to start Shining Star Therapy.  Mylene oversees the day to day operations and career development of the Shining Star therapists. Mylene continues to treat and evaluate children in the EI program.

Co-Founder/COO

Brian B

Brian’s main focus has been to help grow Shining Star Therapy. Our goal is to help as many children as possible in the Chicagoland area.  Please contact our office if you know any therapists who are wanting to treat Early Intervention children!  For Brian’s full bio please select the link.

Brian B Bio

Speech and language pathologist

Linda B

Linda has over 10 years experience providing speech therapy to Early Intervention patients.  Linda’s experience includes working with school age children in multiple school districts.  Linda is an outstanding SLP that we are happy to have on our team. 

developmental therapist

Barbara B

Barb has worked with children of special needs for over 40 years, 20 years in Early Intervention. Barb has had extensive training beyond her BSED and MSED in behavioral development, sensory impaired infants, and neurodevelopmental approach to pediatric rehabilitation.

Physical therapist

Maria C

Maria has over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of pediatric clients in home, school, and clinic settings. She enjoys working with other disciplines to take holistic approach during treatment. Maria is an outstanding physical therapist and proud to be part of the SST team.

Occupational Therapist

Kristle C

Kristle is a fun-loving pediatric OT with over 4 years experience as an Early Intervention therapist. Kristle has worked with a number of patients with varying diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida.

Speech and Language pathologist

Karen D

Karen received her EI credentials in 2006.  She has provided therapy in early childhood, skilled nursing facilities, and school. Karen is an EI Evaluator and  provides as a mentor.  Karen treat children with autism, sensory deficits, apraxia, articulation/phonological disorders, and dysphagia.

speech and language pathologist

Jennifer G

Jennifer brings over 10 years experience as a Developmental therapist with the Early Intervention program.  Through her vast experience working with children, Jen has become knowledgeable about child development and passionate about having fun with her patients.

speech and language pathologist

Sue H

Sue brings more than 15 years of speech language pathology experience in schools, clinics and Early Intervention to our team.  She has completed over 750 hours of direct treatment by working with both school-age and pre-school age patients. Sue has served as a staff supervisor and mentor.

speech and language pathologist

Danielle H

Danielle is a SLP whose goal is to provide speech, language, and cognitive rehabilitation services to children in a way that vastly enhances their quality of life.  She has worked with every age population and is especially skilled with cognitive linguistic deficits, communication disorders, and IEP’s.

speech and language pathologist

Saundra K

Saundra brings over 10 years of experience as a SLP to Shining Star Therapy.  She has worked with children of every age, newborns through middle school in both home and school settings.  Saundra enjoys educating parents and peers and enjoys serving with interdisciplinary teams.

Developmental therapist

Mary L

Mary brings over 15 years experience as a developmental therapist and hearing specialist.  Her responsibilities include teaching families how to communicate, interact, and play with their child by creating teaching materials and creating progress reports.  Mary uses and teaches ASL.

Licensed Clinical Prof Counselor

Angela M

Angela has over 10 years experience as a developmental therapist and LCPC.  She has worked with children with behavior problems, anxiety, and mood disorders, depression and suicidal ideation.  Angela’s philosophy centers on supporting individual needs and empowering the families she serves.

occupational therapist

Navita N

Navita is an Occupational therapist who has worked with every population from infancy to geriatric.  She has treated patients with needs in pediatric mental health, brain injury, outpatient clinic and early intervention.  We are happy to have Navita as part of the SST team.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Sheereen O

Sheereen’s career focus has been on treating children in the Early Intervention Program through 8th grade. Her professional experience and interests include expressive/receptive language disorders, early language and literacy skills, autism spectrum disorders and articulation and phonological disorders.  She has a passion for working with infants and toddlers and strives to make therapy fun, meaningful and individualized.

occupational therapist

Carrie R

Carrie joined Shining Star Therapy with over 15 years experience specializing in early childhood and EI.  Carrie has a wealth of experience with children who have sensory motor challenges including autism, Down Syndrome, developmental and fine motor delays, prematurity, and cerebral palsy.

developmental therapist

Sara S

Since 1994, Sara has continuously taught children under the age of 5.  She works as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher as well as a Developmental Therapist with Shining Star Therapy.  Sara strives to further a child’s development through play and interaction including all members of the family.  She has a B.S. in Early Childhood studies and is currently working towards a degree in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Developmental therapist

Karen T

Karen brings over 15 years experience in early childhood education.  She has worked in both private and daycare settings as a director and in school districts as a teacher, including special education classrooms.  Karen is accustomed to working with a diverse community and with children who have special needs.

office

Dianne T

Dianne brings 10+ years experience as a therapy business operations manager.  As office manager, she has experience in all aspects of medical office policies and procedures.  Dianne has an in-depth knowledge of insurance claim processing and claim resolution.

Now hiring exceptional therapists

NOW HIRING

We are excited to have exceptional therapist join us at Shining Star Therapy. If you are passionate about treating children in the Early Intervention program, we want to show you how Shining Star Therapy can help grow your career as you treat children.