Our Team

At Cincinnati Therapy Connections, we strive to have a profound impact in your child’s life from the start…during our first connection. Our highly trained professionals have many years of experience. Each hold multiple licenses of national certification, state licensure, and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) licensures along with additional trainings in their area of expertise. Exceptional skills. Exceptional quality. Best practices. This is what defines Cincinnati Therapy Connections!

Tanya Wescott, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
Owner/CEO

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Tanya is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L), and she also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Tanya has 15 years of experience working with children (ages 1-22) in multiple states, schools, early intervention, and private practice. By completing undergraduate requirements for an elementary education minor, she is able teach general education classes K-5. As an Assistive Technology Specialist, she was a grant recipient who earned additional licensure for persons with severe and profound disabilities and autism. Tanya also passed the praxis exam for teaching students with severe and profound disabilities, where she could be a special education teacher. These classes and work experiences enabled Tanya to be a special education director, but she chose to following her passion as a SLP.  She continues to learn and be a well-rounded and diversified SLP hiring only those who are like minded. Additional trainings include Assistive Technology & AAC, Autism, ABA Trained, Floortime Experience, PECS, PROMPT Trained, and TEACCH.

Debbie Colson-McCarthy, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP/L, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Speech Language Pathologist, Listening and Spoken Language Educator, Hearing Intervention Specialist, Reading Specialist

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Debbie is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education license as a SLP. Debbie has additional certifications as an Intervention Specialist, Reading K-12 Specialist, Hearing Intervention PreK-12 Specialist, and Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Specialist (EEH). In addition, she is also a Certified Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd) and Early Intervention Specialist (birth to 3). Debbie has 30 years of experience working in homes, schools, private practice with infants, children, and teenagers. Additional trainings include Auditory Verbal Educator, Hearing Impairment, Autism/ABA training, TEACCH, Early Intervention Coaching with infants/toddlers/families, and presenting workshops for preschool educators.

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Debra Rogers-Roell, MOT, OT/L
Occupational Therapist

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Debbie is an Occupational Therapist (OT) licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OT/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. She has over 29 years of experience in rehab, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, home health, and private practice with children and adults. Additional trainings include OG tutor training.

Diana Lee, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

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Diana is an Occupational Therapist (OT), holding a National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Diana is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. She has over 10 years of experience in hospitals, schools, and private practice with children and adults. Additional trainings include Sensory Integration, Autism, and Visual Disturbances.

Emily Rudolph, M.A.
Testing Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Emily Rudolph, M.A., is a former elementary education teacher and mother of a child with special needs. She holds a non-tax teaching certificate from the Ohio Department of Education. She has over 16 years of experience in child related fields, eight of those in a classroom. Additional trainings include a Masters of Education degree with an Autism Certificate.

Jennifer Stenger, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Jennifer has 15 years of experience working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, SLP in schools, private practice, and rehab facilities with children and adults. Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, and Childhood Language Disorders.

Karen Stevens, B.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

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Karen is an Occupational Therapist (OT), holding a National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR). Karen is licensed to practice as an OT in the State of Ohio (OTR/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. She has over 35 total years of experience in OT with the last 25 being in education with students of various ages and needs. Additional trainings include fine motor development, visual perception, handwriting, keyboarding, Autism, sensory processing, self-regulation, executive function, mental health, and fieldwork education.

LaQuita Schwartz, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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LaQuita is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. LaQuita has over 18 years of pediatric experience working in schools, early childhood intervention, and private practice.  Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, PROMPT and S.O.S. feeding therapy.  LaQuita has also been a Presenter at the Ocalicon Conference, teaching communication strategies to parents and professionals working with individuals who have autism and other disabilities. 

Laura Scheffer, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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Laura is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/l) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education license. Laura has over 10 years of experience working as a SLP in schools and private practice with children having multiple disabilities, articulation and language disorders, autism, and hearing loss. Additional trainings include fluency in Signed Exact English and Picture Exchange Communication.

Lynne Riley, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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Lynne is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s National Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Lynne has over 30 years of experience working in schools, private practice, and residential facilities with children and adults. Additional trainings include AAC, Autism, ABA, and TEACCH Trained.

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Sarah Heimkreiter, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech Language Pathologist

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Sarah is Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) holding an American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). She is licensed to practice as a SLP in the State of Ohio (CCC-SLP/L) and also holds an Ohio Department of Education school license. Sarah has over 19 years of experience working with a variety of children of all ages and settings.  Additional trainings include childhood apraxia of speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Telehealth, Language and Literacy and Play Based Intervention Techniques.

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

“Ms. Tanya is a very generous, easy-going, flexible person to work with; always in good spirits and possessing an infectious laugh. She has very good
judgement about matters both professional and interpersonal. In the years Ms. Tanya has been coming to our house, she has never uttered a judgmental or unkind word. In our long history as therapy parents, nearly ten, we have never met another therapist we trusted so much for common sense and ability to see the parent’s point of view.”

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