Pediatric Therapy North Region

*The Shining Star Team provides pediatric therapy for your child. Our North region team covers McHenry, Lake and Cook Counties, near Chicago, Illinois. If you don’t see your county listed, but live in a nearby county, please call us to see if we can make accommodations to work with you and your child.

Pediatric Therapy North Region Team



Jeannie T., M.O.T., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Certified Early Intervention Specialist

It’s early in Jeannie’s career but the fieldwork and classroom experiences she brings to the Shining Star Therapy team are impressive! She has worked in an Early Intervention and Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, an Inpatient Mental Health department of a major hospital, rehab clinic, elementary school, and a skilled-nursing, long-term care facility. In addition, Jeannie has interned with organizations dedicated to helping the disabled and economically disadvantaged. These activities, along with her hands-on experience evaluating and treating children, as well as collaborating with other early intervention providers, made her a perfect candidate to join our company.

Katelyn H., M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Early Intervention Specialist

Katelyn knew at the start of her career that she wanted to work with children. Her clinicals included stints in an early childhood language/literacy center, a Head Start Program, elementary schools and other environments serving children. In addition, as an undergraduate she worked as a research assistant studying children’s syntax and morphology, and as a graduate student worked in a language/literacy center educating families and teaching undergraduates. Kately joined Shining Star Therapy as an Early Intervention specialist, excited to be part of a progressive company with state-of-the-art resources and a paperless work environment!

Kristle, C., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Certified Early Intervention Specialist

Kristle recently moved to the Chicago area from Las Vegas. She has specialized in Early Intervention and Pediatrics since the start of her career. She brings experience in both home health and outpatient pediatric therapy, working with children and adults. Specifically, Kristle has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. In her free time she has dedicated countless hours to volunteering for various organizations and events, from a food bank to a women’s and children’s shelter.

Saundra K., M.S. CCC-SLP/L

Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Early Intervention Specialist

Saundra brings six years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist to Shining Star Therapy. She has worked with pre-school, elementary school and middle school children in districts in Illinois, California, and most recently, Hawaii. Her experience includes preparing IEPs, leading IEP meetings, educating co-workers, conducting screenings, and serving as part of interdisciplinary teams. She has worked with adults in skilled nursing facilities/rehab centers as well. Saundra is excited to now specialize in Early Intervention back in her home state of Illinois.

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