“My interest in becoming a speech and language pathologist is due to my desire to work with a various group of individuals of all ages with different diagnosis/disabilities within many different settings. Speech pathology is a very diverse field and is forever changing which warrants the need for me to continue to learn daily, which I enjoy. This field also allows growth which I am able to become more specialized in the areas which I am most interested. Lastly, I love the feeling knowing that what I do as a Speech Language Pathologist will positively impact my patient’s life forever.”

Tana Joined Quincy Medical Group:

January 2019


AS, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL
BS, Western Illinois University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Minor in Psychology, Macomb, IL
MS, Western Illinois University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Macomb IL


Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA
Teaching Certificate within the state of Illinois
State license in Illinois and Missouri

Specialized trainings:

Beckman Oral Motor
PECS (Picture Exchange System)
TEACCH (Treatment and Evaluation of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children)
LOUD (Parkinson’s LOUD program to improve vocal loudness)
ADOS for Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis
Basic Sign Language

Clinical Experience:

Gained experience working in a variety of settings including:

  • Schools
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Outpatient therapy settings
  • Inpatient (hospital) settings
  • Daycare centers and home daycares
  • Homes (Home Health and Early Intervention Services)

Professional worked with children and adults with a variety of disorders (including, but not limited to):

  • Language delays
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Development delays
  • Feeding/swallowing
  • Oral motor disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing impairments
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Prematurity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Pragmatic language disorders
  • Language-based literacy disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Fluency disorders
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Other medically fragile children
  • Cerebral vascular accident-Adults
  • Aphasia-Adults
  • Sensory issues
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia