Our mission is to increase the communication and confidence individuals with communication impairments by providing exceptional speech therapy services and through fostering a collaborative partnership with families.

Meet our Speech Therapists

Lacey M. Peters, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist
 
Lacey is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who worked in Early Intervention and Elementary Public School settings, prior to starting Midwest Speech Therapy. 

Lacey has a special interest in working with children with phonological disorders and hearing loss.  In addition she is trained in Picture Communication System (PECS) and enjoys working with children who have limited verbal communication and social language needs.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from University of Illinois.  Lacey also has specialized training in listening and spoken language therapy for children with hearing loss

Agatha Kuczynska, M.A., CCC-SLP/L 
Speech Language Pathologist

Agatha is a bilingual Speech Pathologist, who speaks Polish and English. She received her undergraduate and graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her favorite part about being a Speech Pathologist is having fun with kids, while also seeing their speech, language, and ability to communicate grow! 

In her free time, she enjoys figure skating and coaching, working out, and spending time with family and friends.  She also likes traveling to new places to try new things and food! 
Kim Whitney, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist
 
Kim Whitney earned a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University in 1998. After graduating from Ohio State, Kim enrolled at Columbus State Community College for a post-graduate degree in Interpreting and Transliterating American Sign Language.

Kim holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as an Illinois license.  

In addition to her professional activities, Kim enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with husband and their three children.   

Jaclyn Suveg, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

  
Jaclyn earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University. Jaclyn received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also credentialed in Early Intervention in the state of Illinois.

Jaclyn enjoys helping families set speech and language goals that are functional to everyday routines and in play. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and baking.
  
Ashley Hogan, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist


Ashley received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Xavier University in 2010 along with the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has worked as a speech language pathologist in various settings, providing services across the lifespan.

She is currently working in Illinois Public Elementary Schools in conjunction with servicing those at Midwest Speech Therapy. Ashley has a special interest in working with children with language delays as well as articulation and phonological impairments. She enjoys incorporating a variety of activities to engage her clients and enhance the learning process. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and reading.
Lauren Caputo M.S., CF-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language and Learning from Northwestern University. Following the completion of her fellowship year she will receive her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also credentialed in Early Intervention in the state of Illinois.

Lauren loves working with young children and has a special interest in children who have feeding challenges and pragmatic language difficulties. In her free time, Lauren enjoys coaching high school dance teams, kickboxing, and spending time with family and friends.

Bushra Hussaini, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist


Bushra is a bilingual Speech Pathologist, who speaks Urdu and English. She
earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from
Midwestern University in 2015 and is a licensed member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Bushra has a special interest in working with children who have language delays,
articulation, and phonological disorders. She enjoys providing play-based therapy
addressing each child’s individual differences.  As a mother of two, Bushra enjoys
spending time with her family, cooking and crafting. 
Katie Curley, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist
 
Katie is a pediatric speech language pathologist who earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  She earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Previously, she worked in Early Intervention and at an outpatient pediatric rehab facility.

Katie enjoys working with children of all ages.  She loves seeing how speech and language therapy progress positively impacts children’s everyday lives.  Katie is also trained in PROMPT, an oral-motor therapy approach to speech production.  In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and one year old daughter.

Jen Eisenmenger, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist


Jen earned her Master of Health Science degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University in 2012 as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  She has worked as a speech language pathologist in various settings, providing services from pre-school aged children through adulthood. 
 
Jen currently works in full-time for a local school district and part-time with Midwest Speech Therapy.  Jen has a special interest in speech sound disorders and working with children on the autism spectrum.  In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, Broadway music and shows, her dog Lola, and spending time with her husband and three sons. 

Comments from Clients​​


"Our son was very shy and was getting extremely frustrated with the fact that we could not understand his speech at least 50% of the time. Lacey worked with Bobby tirelessly from pre-school on not only building and correcting his speech skills but also building up his confidence and self esteem in the process. She devised goals and plans that were attainable for Bobby and with her assistance he met and exceeded those goals.

We are so sincerely grateful for all of the hours that Lacey has worked with Bobby and are simply amazed at how far he has come with her guidance and support.  Bobby has definitely become more talkative at home and in social settings alike, he is more outgoing and has much more self confidence and his speech has dramatically improved as a direct result of working with Lacey."

     --Brenda and Ron


My son Joey worked with Mrs. Peters from the age of 3 to age 7 at the end of first grade. When he started he was diagnosed as unintelligible.  As soon as he started working with Mrs, Peters we saw a change in him. We were provided feedback after every session and ways to incorporate what he's learning at home. 

Now he has completed his course of learning and his speech has improved drastically.  I am so happy that Joey had the opportunity to work and learn from Mrs, Peters."

     --Christy


From the very beginning i had an outstanding experience with them. Very prompt with communication, flexible and most important they are professionals. Ive seen great improvement with my son's speech after 5 weeks already. I highly recommend!!!!

     --Andrew V.


I can't sing the praises of this facility enough. My daughter took to Miss Lacey and Miss Kim immediately. In the short time that she's been working with Miss Kim, my husband and I have already noticed progress with her speech. Kim makes it fun for her and has been able to reach her in a way that we haven't. Lacey is incredibly responsive to any concerns and has been a champion for us while we've gotten started and has gone above and beyond helping us navigate our insurance plan. Both of them are incredibly caring and patient, and our family is looking forward to continuing to work with them.

     --Andrea J.


My 5 year old daughter has been receiving speech therapy services for several weeks now and her progress is amazing! She actually looks forward to those sessions. Both Miss Lacey and Miss Kim are doing extraordinary work and we are so grateful for it. Thank you so much Midwest Speech Therapy!

     --Beata C.