Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in psychology from the University of Central Missouri. In the early years of her college career, she sustained a traumatic brain injury and completed speech therapy rehabilitation. After her time as a patient, she became fascinated with the speech-language pathology field. When Courtney returned to school she immediately changed her major to study communication sciences with dreams of becoming a speech-language pathologist. She has always been passionate about children and worked at a local daycare while completing her degree. She has also worked in the Crest Ridge school district and provided services to middle school students with a variety of different diagnoses. Courtney believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping children gain confidence in their own voice and communication abilities!
My name is Ashlyn Cook and I was born and raised in Lee's Summit, MO. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2022 with a degree in communication disorders with a minor in child and family development. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Central Missouri and will graduate in the Spring of 2024. I have always had a passion for working with children as I would help sub as a paraprofessional at an early childhood center. I am currently completing my offsite at Western Medical center working with clients with dyslexia. I am looking forward to getting to know all the new families and littles I will get to meet!
Kaylee earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Central Missouri in December of 2022. She will be continuing her Graduate education in communication disorders and will graduate in the Spring of 2025. In Kaylee’s high school years her grandpa had pressure build up on his brain, and his memory was affected. He did not remember her name, or the name of his 3 children. Kaylee went to speech therapy sessions with her grandpa and watched him progress and start to strengthen his memory. She fell in love with speech therapy and knew that speech pathology was exactly what she wanted to do. Kaylee wants to help other patients and families experiencing similar situations to see and find comfort in the tiniest to biggest milestone accomplishments.
Anna earned her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri in December 2022. She plans to begin her graduate program at the University of Central Missouri in the summer of 2023 and graduate in 2025. Anna loves the early childhood population and is eager to work in early intervention and hospital settings.
My name is Brooke Jelinek and I was raised in the small town of Warsaw, Missouri. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Central Missouri in December of 2022. I will soon be going on to get my master's degree in speech-language pathology in 2023. Working with children has always been a passion of mine as I have worked as a daycare teacher for the past four years. My hobbies include watching sports and being active outdoors. I am extremely excited to collaborate and learn from the wonderful staff here at The Pediatric Place and strive to be the best provider for my clients and their families!
My name is Elana Moye, and I am thrilled to be working here at Pediatric Place with First Steps! I come from a diverse family. My father is Black, and my mother is Puerto Rican and Mexican. I have two brothers and a beautiful little girl. I studied and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders. I am a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. Additionally, I’m studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist. I am excited and passionate about teaching and learning new ways of improving communication skills in the home for children and their families. I look forward to collaborating with coworkers, superiors, and most importantly the families I’ll be serving.