Wheels on the Bus Pediatric Therapy, Inc
Speech Therapy - West Valley
Erin M., SLP
My name is Erin Miller and I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 5 years. I was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania and received both my bachelors and master’s degree from Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. I started my career in Pittsburgh, PA. and worked for two years in Orlando, FL before moving to Arizona 2.5 years age. My experience is primarily with self-contained children who are diagnosed with Autism. I have a passion for these children and feel blessed to have them in my life. I love having the opportunity to work with children in their homes and carry my love for helping children into additional settings.
Jennifer O., SLP
My name is Jennifer Ostreicher and I am a speech language pathologist. I am a native Phoenician who relocated to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, earning degrees in speech and hearing science and archaeology (with a minor in linguistics) in 2010. I then returned to Phoenix to attend ASU, earning my masters in Communication Disorders in 2012. Since then, I have worked with a variety of populations including early intervention, school aged kids, high school aged kids, and adults. Currently, I am loving all things related to social language and life skills. I am married and have four ‘children’ (2 feline, 2 canine). When I’m not working, you will most likely find me in a yoga class, cooking, writing restaurant reviews, or traveling the world!
Belinda S., SLP
My name is Belinda Shea and I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years. I have worked in the public school setting as well as home health setting! I enjoy helping people of all ages become better communicators. I was born in Flagstaff, grew up in Tucson and attended both NAU and ASU. I love everything Arizona! In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my family and going to the lake.
Summer S., SLP
Hi, my name is Summer! I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for the past six years. Before that, I was an adjunct professor at a local University, taught parenting classes and was a La Leche League Leader as well as a Lactation Educator Councilor. My first degree was in Women’s Studies and I traveled abroad during my college years and transferred schools four times!
I have worked in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital and a School District for most of my career, however I recently retired from the Hospital in order to take more time for my family. Ironically, soon after that I started my own business and a podcast. I coach women around body image and empowerment as well as how to rewire beliefs. I absolutely love it!
My passion is around supervising, teaching and being challenged in our field. I love to do yoga, hike, spend time with my four children, travel and be outside! I have recently tried crossfit and I love it!
Elizabeth H, M.S., CCC-SLP
I have always loved all things related to language. Growing up, I was always reading or writing. My other childhood passions were science and education, so when I found the unique blend of language, teaching, and science that is Speech-Language Pathology, it seemed a perfect match! I received my Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 2013. I have enjoyed working with children and families in the home, clinic, and school settings. I am so happy to be part of Wheels of the Bus' mission to strengthen and empower families. When I am not wearing my SLP hat, I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and spending time with my family.
Pam M., SLP
My name is Pamela McLaughlin and I have been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years. I have been in Arizona for the last 16 years after spending a lot of time all over the Southwest. I graduated from BYU with my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and received my masters degree in Speech and Language from the University of New Mexico. I have always loved working with children, even when I was young, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with many special kids over my career. I have worked with children with autism, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and all areas of communication disorders. I have a wonderful husband, four children, and 2 of the most beautiful grandsons ever! I love to spend time with my family and we love to swim, go to soccer games, see movies, read, and, of course, do anything at all that involves the grandsons!
Pamela C., SLP
I have been a speech language pathologist since 1980 so I am "well seasoned" as I like to put it. I am originally from New York and lived there most of my life. Once I had a child and became a single mother, I decided I wanted to live with him overseas and give him a different lifestyle. We have lived in Germany, Spain and Sicily italy for a combined total of 17 years. During my years as an SLP, I decided to learn more and became a feeding therapist. I have been back in the US since January 2017 and work in the Dysart School district. I continue to love traveling and plan on exploring South America and Asia in the next five years.
Amber W., SLPA
My name is Amber Weber and I have been a speech and language pathologist assistant for 6 years here in Arizona. I received a bachelors degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University only to find my passion in communication disorders one short year later; in which I began to pursue further schooling. I have been married to my firefighter husband for 8 years and we just welcomed our baby girl, Skylee, into our family almost one year ago. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family out by the pool or hosting get-togethers with our friends at our home. I love the kiddos I get the opportunity to work with and the relationships that are cultivated with their families. The most amazing part of my job is getting to be a part of milestones in children’s lives which is a privilege that I cherish!
Kristi W., SLPA
My name is Kristi Wagers and I’m a Speech Language Pathologist Assiatant. I was born and raised in Southern California but have lived here in Arizona since 2007. I received my Associates degree from Estrella Mountain Community College with high distinction. Currently, I am continuing my education through NAU online, pursuing a Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology with certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have previously worked as a SPED Paraprofessional in a structured teaching classroom and provided home based habilitation and respite services. My passion for working with individuals with disabilities began at home. The children in my family inspired me to reach out and help give a voice to others.
Lizzette P., SLPA
Hello, my name is Lizzette, and I am a Bilingual Speech and Language Pathology Assistant. After several years of working in retail, sales, telecommunications, and customer service, I decided it was time to go back to school and follow my dream. I received my AS from EMCC on December of 2019. I am a single mother of 2 boys who are my biggest supporters and motivators. My oldest is on the Autism spectrum, which has made me an advocate for autism awareness. Since the day my son was diagnosed with Autism and began his speech therapy sessions, I was in awe with how a speech therapist was able to help him talk. I fell in love with the field and told myself that one day I would become a speech therapist. Ten years have passed since that day, and I am excited to help others find their voice!
Annamarie V., SLPA
My name is Annamaria, and I am a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I graduated with my associates in SLPA from Estrella Mountain Community College in May of 2018. Before working as an SLPA I worked at a school as a paraprofessional for the special education department. I have three amazing younger brothers that I care for. In my free time I love to spend time catching up on my favorite TV shows and spending quality time with my loved ones. I’m blessed to have a chance to help make a difference.
Jill T., SLPA
I was born and raised in California. My first round of college I majored in biology. I went to Ecuador with a medical team repairing cleft palates. I worked with 2 SLP's while I was there. After I got back to the states I quit my job and went back to school to study speech. I relocated to Arizona for school and received my BS in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University.
I love working with children and helping them communicate. Seeing the changes in their lives makes everything worth it!
Trish F., SLPA
My name is Patricia Finch and I am a recent graduate earning my AA degree as an SLPA from EMCC. I am enrolling at NAU in the fall of 2016 to pursue my BA as an SLPA. I have been married to my best friend and soul mate Eric for 23 years and we have two amazing and intelligent children. I am originally from Northern California and moved to Phoenix in the fall of 1994. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I decided to pursue a career in Speech after spending 15 years as a paraprofessional working with special needs children.
Desiree M., SLPA
Hello, my name is Desireé Meredith, and I am currently working for Wheels on the Bus as a Speech Pathology Assistant. I received my bachelors at NAU with a minor in Spanish, and I am currently studying for the GRE to be able to get into a masters program to become a Speech Pathologist in a few years. However, I am taking my time between my bachelors and masters to gain priceless experience, truly learn the world of speech pathology, and how to become a better therapist for I believe everyone has voice and deserves to be heard. While I am not at work you may find me writing one of my fiction novels, designing and sewing costumes for myself, and putting the pedal to the metal in one of my spin classes.
John H., SLPA
I was born and raised in Arizona. I completed my degree as an SLPA at EMCC. I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years, and we have two beautiful daughters. I served proudly in the U.S. Army for 8 years with two deployments. I also worked as a Corrections Officer for 20 years and needed the change. Working with children has been a life-long dream. Deciding on speech therapy was a no-brainer.
I spend my free time with family. My family and I fill our free time serving the community by fostering. The impact I make with my family and in work is what keeps me going.
Sandra K., SLPA
My name is Saundra. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona, and I received my Certificate of Completion to become an SLPA at Estrella Mountain Community College. I grew up in Avondale, AZ and don’t plan on leaving Arizona unless it’s to become a snowbird! Helping people has always come naturally to me and continues to drive me in my career path. I enjoy talking to people about anything and everything, which helps make Speech Language a perfect career for me. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to experience many wonderful places thanks to my amazing friends and family.
Alyssa R., SLPA
I'm originally from California, and I graduated with my bachelor's in Speech and Hearing Science from ASU. I have worked in both the school and home health settings. I have experience with ages 3 up to 36 years, as well as with a variety of AAC devices. I love walks down the toy aisle, my dogs, and traveling to new places.