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Our Talented Team

Kimberly Williams, Owner & SLP | M.S., CCC-SLP

Kimberly graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2004.  She provides fun and affective therapy for young children to older kiddos!   She founded Sound Speech Therapy built on her passion for her craft - speech therapy.  Like her, she has created a team who are equally excited about delivering successful speech strategies for their clients and families.

Fun Fact:  I'm a Western Kansas girl with 25 first cousins, family get-togethers are always fun...and LOUD.  I firmly believe this helped build my strong foundation of family values!

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Jana Wallen, Clinic Director & SLP | M.S., CCC-SLP

With over 27 years of clinical practice, Jana brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to Sound Speech Therapy, including specialized training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.   She works specifically with clients with myofunctional disorders such as tongue and lip ties, tongue thrusts and other oral habits which can adversely affect swallowing, feeding and speech skills.  “I love what I do.  I have a passion for swallowing and feeding therapy and speech clarity interventions.  I feel so grateful for my profession and all that we do to support families and their children.”  

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Natalie Moore, SLP | M.A., CCC-SLP

Providing speech therapy for 12 years and the last 8 here in the same town she graduated from, ROCK CHALK!  Specializing in birth to five and speech sound disorders, Natalie is passionate about educating adults to support speech and language skills as well as connecting with children and their families .  "I love planning meaningful activities to support speech  and language skills in young children". 

Fun Fact:  I enjoy cooking, gardening, and quoting The Office!  

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Tammi Soileau, SLP | M.A., CCC-SLP

Tammi graduated from the University of Kansas in Communication Sciences and Disorders program with a path focused on school age speech-language therapy.  With 14 years of experience, "I've worked with children in specialized programs for students with complex communication and health needs and autistic students who required a high level of support in communication and academics".

Fun Fact:  I love nature photography and can walk in the woods alone for HOURS.  I love to play around with my ukulele but can't seem to keep my body indoors and still enough to practice regularly - and I love to dance!

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Bailey Bartley, SLP | M.A., CCC-SLP

Bailey joins the team with over 10 years of experience working with children with disabilities and was an Early Childhood Special Education teacher before changing careers to Speech Pathology.  Specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (ACC) for children of all ages, Bailey is joining the SST team after completing her Master's degree at The University of Kansas.  "I am so excited to join the incredible team at Sound Speech Therapy, and to start my career serving children with complex communication and other speech needs!"

Fun Fact:  I rescued a 6lb dog from the parking lot of my parents' business in KC 2 years ago.  I named her Ruby Sue and is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever known!

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Erin Schmitz, SLP | M.S., CCC-SLP

Erin is from a small town in Northeast Kansas with a Master's degree from Kansas State University.  She loves working with children of all ages in areas of need, and she is excited to grow her knowledge skills as an SLP.  "I love that Speech Pathology gives me the opportunity to help children build their confidence through improving their communication skills!"

Fun Fact:  I love spending my weekends tailgating and cheering on the Cats at football games!

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Becky Armstrong, SLP | M.S., CCC-SLP

Specializing in speech therapy for middle and high school aged young adults, Becky brings 19 years of experience to help provide motivating and engaging sessions.   "I love my profession because every day involves creativity, problem solving, and connecting with others of all ages...every day is different!".

Fun Fact:  I enjoy playing the piano, playing golf, reading books, and playing Pitch with my family.

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Hillary Brunin, OT | M.S., OTR/L

Hillary brings 17 years of occupational therapy experience built on her education from The University of Kansas.  She enjoys collaborating with families to learn more about their child, "finding what makes them tick". She uses this information to create impactful therapy activities for helping with visual-motor skills, self-help activities, and sensory processing.  "Finding that just right challenge and watching the child learn, grow and have fun doing it, is the best!"

Fun Fact: I love to bake, run and visit National Parks with my family when we can!

Hillary OT

Amira Sayler-Williams, OT | M.S., OTR/L

Amira's occupational therapy experience spans 9 years, working with TBI and school-aged children, and is expanding into early intervention, feeding, and bowel/bladder issues.  "I love helping patients participate in their favorite activities by instilling confidence and building on each success through our sessions, even the small ones!"

Fun Fact: I recently found a passion for running and am currently training for a half marathon this fall!  I also write books for young adults.

Amira OT

Lindsey Murphy, OT | M.S., OTR/L

Lindsey has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy since 2015.  Helping families to utilize adaptations and overcome obsticles to reach their fullest potential is a love of Lindsey's.  Lindsey believes in nurturing each child's unique ability and interest to develop their skill-set and self-esteem to pave the way for a brighter more independent future.

Fun Fact:  I enjoy  reading bicycling, traveling, gardening and spending time outdoor.

Lindsey OT

Taylor Gillihan, COTA/L

Taylor has been providing occupational therapy assistant services since 2020.  She enjoys the problem-solving side of her job to determine what motivates and resonates with both the children and their families to help reach mutual goals together.  Developing creative therapy experiences is something Taylor believes makes all the difference.  Taylor feels blessed and proud to have the opportunity to do this work in the OT world.

Fun Fact:  Gardening, taking care of her many chickens, and doing anything outdoors bring me joy. 

Taylor OT

Maggie Kneidel, COTA/L

Providing occupational therapy assistant services since 2014, Maggie has spent much of her career in the public-school setting.  Working with children is inspiring, exciting and motivating to Maggie. Helping others navigate their way through the various challenges while keeping sessions meaningful and patient lead is something Maggie is invested in. 

Fun Fact:  I LOVE donating blood. It's easy, and is truly life-saving. I just read that one donation, of one pint, can save up to three lives! My goal is to be one of those lifetime donors who end up donating 8 gallons. I also appreciate a good “dad joke” and finding the humor or lightness in every day.

Maggie OT

Shawnalee Kenning, Office Manager

No business can be successful unless the "behind the scenes" activities are kept in order.  Shawnalee works hard to ensure insurance claims are properly filed and all billing is in order.  She understands the intricacy of the insurance world and fights hard for our families to get the best out of their investments.   "It brings me great joy to work behind the scenes for each and every one of our families. I enjoy talking with you and helping each of you through the process from start to finish!  Thank you for letting me a part of your family!"

Fun fact: I have 4 daughters who keep me very busy! If we are not at a sports or school activity then we are at home tending to our 3 dogs and 4 cats! 

Shawnalee Office Manager
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