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Our Staff

Christine Spanhook
Speech-Language Pathologist/Owner

Christine Spanhook, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist who graduated with a master of science from Eastern Illinois University in 2005. Following graduation, she worked at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois for 12 years. Christine worked on the infant and pediatric intensive care units and the general pediatric unit evaluating and treating babies and children with medically complex feeding and speech disorders. She also has outpatient/clinic experience evaluating and providing treatment for children with a wide variety of speech and feeding disorders.  She has experience completing video fluoroscopic swallow studies, which provides a video to further assess anatomy and swallow difficulties.


Christine is an Early Intervention and breast feeding specialist. She is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Floortime approach, and the Hanen program.

Kayla Emerick
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Kayla Emerick, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist who graduated in 2015 with a master of science degree from Murray State University. Following graduation, she worked at UnityPoint Health Methodist/Proctor with individuals of all ages within the acute care, outpatient, and skilled nursing settings. During her work experience at this facility, she was responsible for completing skilled evaluations and providing appropriate interventions for a wide range of age groups including children under the age of 2 to adults. She has experience with providing a range of treatment for a variety of pediatric speech and language disorders as well as completing video fluoroscopic swallow studies to further assess the anatomy and function of the swallow.


Kayla is trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She is also a member of the Peoria Area Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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