Emma attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate and the University of Central Missouri for her graduate school. She has experience in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and the school setting. Emma’s therapeutic interests are in the areas of pediatric feeding disorder, articulation/speech sound disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. When not participating, she enjoys spending time with friends/family, listening to podcasts, and working out.

Josie Beckner CCC-SLP

Josie Beckner
Josie earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Baylor University and her Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing from the University of Kansas. During her graduate studies and since graduation she has gained experience evaluating and treating a variety of individuals including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, hearing loss, Down Syndrome, language delays, speech sound disorders, ADHD, fluency disorders, feeding difficulties, and those who use alternative forms of communication (PECS, AAC, etc.). She also has experience in the home health setting as well as working in the schools in the Kansas City area. Josie has worked with a wide population of students in Kindergarten to 8th grade. She is passionate about providing play-based and client-centered therapy to children.

Josie is originally from a small town outside of St. Louis, but Kansas City is her new home! During her free time she enjoys baking, going on walks, trying new restaurants around KC, and spending time with her fiancé.


Courtney attended Kansas State University for undergraduate and Wichita State University for graduate school. She has worked in skilled nursing, acute care, and the school setting. Her therapeutic interests include receptive and expressive language in the area of birth to five as we see language take off and children experience the success of communication. Courtney has advanced training in Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for children with apraxia.

Courtney looks forward to including families in the therapy process to assist in carry over of the skills learned in sessions. Her personal interests include roller skating, rock climbing, and paddle boarding.


Madison has practiced in a variety of setting including early intervention (0-3 years of age), private practice, acute care, and rehabilitation hospitals. Madison has experiences in treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, articulation/speech sound disorders, language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, difficulties with feeding/oral phase of swallowing, open mouth posture, tongue ties, and “tongue thrust” issues, picky eating, and supporting oral intakes for non-oral eaters. Additionally, Madison has received her training in SOS Approach to Feeding, Tethered Oral Tissues Trained, and working towards her Certification in Lactation Counseling.

When Madison is not practicing her passion, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her favorite sporting teams, and her pet cat.


Sarah completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at The University of Kansas and was part of KU’s first cohort of students in The Accelerated Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program. During her time as a student, she engaged in a variety of research surrounding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and structured her own project on diversity within AAC devices. She has been published in the Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups through co-authoring a manuscript pertaining to part-time AAC use. Sarah has experience working in public elementary schools as well as early intervention models. She speaks Spanish and enjoys serving bilingual children, helping them develop skills in both languages. She has a passion for AAC, literacy, and bilingual language development. She prides herself in her commitment to equality in care, communication with families, and compassion for clients. She believes heavily in the importance of family involvement in communication treatment and values a team approach to intervention.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three little cousins, and traveling around the U.S. and internationally. She has been to nearly 30 states and 6 countries. She loves experiencing different environments, cultures, and excursions. Sarah also enjoys volunteering, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member for KU Hillel, as well as a Recruitment and Marketing Advisor for Alpha Delta Pi.


Mimi graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Kansas State University in 2019. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa in 2021. For the past two years, Mimi has worked as an SLP in a school setting with students in grades from Pre-K through 5th grade. Recently, she relocated to the area and will continue to work in the school setting, with early childhood students. Mimi’s experience includes working with a diverse population of students, some of which have diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, and Fluency Disorders. Creating a fun and engaging learning environment is always a goal for Mimi!

Mimi is excited about all the new opportunities that come with relocating. Outside of the workplace, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog Tucker, taking indoor spin classes, and baking cookies.


Taylor received both her Bachelor’s in communication science and Master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Central Missouri. She previously worked in the school setting and currently PRN in acute-care at a local hospital. During her time in the school setting, Taylor worked in a center-based program primarily for students with autism spectrum disorders and high-support needs. Many of her students were non-speaking, which layed a foundation for Taylor’s passion and experience with augmentative and alternative communication device use.

Taylor has received continuing education in the natural language acquisition approach for children who exhibit echolalia (known as scripting). Additionally, she has experience evaluating and treating students with articulation/phonology delays, language disorders, fluency, motor speech disorders as well as special populations such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and genetic disorders. Taylor loves play-based therapy because it allows her to follow the child’s lead and incorporate their interests to make therapy fun, while also helping them reach their goals. Creating relationships through a family and team-centered approach is something she values.

Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, reading, and being a dog mom to her cavapoo, Nash.


Erin received her undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Kansas State University, and received her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After obtaining her Master’s degree, Erin worked in an early childhood center within the public school system for 3 years before transitioning to the private practice outpatient setting. Erin has experience working with a variety of clients and age groups, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, phonological speech disorders, Cerebral Palsy, fluency disorders, speech and language delays, oral motor and/or orthodontic difficulties, communication difficulties secondary to ADHD, social pragmatic impairments, and those using Alternative and Augmentative Communication methods.

She has specialized training in PROMPT (Prompts for Reconstructing Oral Muscular-Phonetic Targets), Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis treatment strategies. Erin also has extensive education in intervention topics and strategies for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. While working with children, Erin enjoys making therapy sessions fun and engaging, and believes in the importance of family involvement, functional skills that can be used across settings, and child engagement and rapport.

Outside of her time at the clinic, Erin enjoys traveling, outside activities, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.


Ashlyn received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Child Development from the University of Arkansas. Ashlyn has experience working in a variety of settings including autism diagnostic clinics, hospitals, and pediatric rehabilitation centers. She has had the opportunity to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, traumatic brain injury, motor speech disorders, and those who use augmentative and alternative communication devices. During her education, Ashlyn conducted research looking at language development in infants and toddlers and received training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Ashlyn is passionate about providing engaging, individualized therapy that builds on the child’s strengths and leads to outcomes that are functional and meaningful for the family.

A few of Ashlyn’s favorite things are baking cakes, traveling with friends, and finding new restaurants in Kansas City!


Karina has a Health Science Degree from University of Missouri and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University. She has had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages in schools, summer programs, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and private practice. Karina loves working with families to ensure goals will empower both her clients and their families. She has serviced a variety of individuals including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, hearing loss, ADHD, speech and language delays, fluency disorders, social emotional disorders, and those who use alternative augmentative communication devices.

Karina is originally from Chicago but now calls Kansas City her home. Outside of therapy she enjoys yoga, gardening, and taking her pup to the dog park!