Meet Our Team
All of our therapists are experienced with and can provide online therapy to children anywhere in Ohio.
Jen Ujcich, M.A., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializing in Myofunctional Therapy (for tongue tie, tongue thrust, orthodontic relapse etc.), Language Delays, and Articulation; trained in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk®
I’m Jen Ujcich (pronounced “you-check”) and known to the little ones as “Miss Jen”. Growing up, I flip-flopped between wanting to be a teacher and a nurse. One day in high school, I happened to be at my aunt’s house when her friend was over who was a Speech Therapist. We ended up talking and I knew I found the perfect combination between the two professions and I never looked back!
I’ve been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2000. I was at a Special Needs Preschool for over 13 years. My career has also focused on working with toddlers, kindergarteners, and elementary-age students. My experience has provided me with tons of ideas of how to make therapy effective yet fun! My client's success is my motivation.
When I am not “doing Speech”, you’ll find me at the gym in group fitness or Pilates class. If it’s summer, I’ll be laying by the pool.
In 2009, I started Columbus Area Speech Therapy. It has grown into a practice of multiple Speech Therapists. Some of our therapists live outside of Central Ohio so we can reach more families including in Wapakoneta, Circleville, and Steubenville. We can treat children anywhere in Ohio through teletherapy. Some of our therapists are additionally licensed to see clients in other states. Our primary focus is providing excellent services to children that are convenient for their busy parents.
I see in-person clients in the Columbus area.
Bernice Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializing in speech and language development and functional communication.
I have 24 years experience working as a speech-language pathologist with children with a variety of speech and language delays and disorders. I have worked in a multitude of settings that include schools, outpatient clinics, and hospitals.
I specialize in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and have training in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC),
such as TouchChat, Proloquo2Go, and Picture Exchange Communication System, (PECS). Additionally, I have worked with children with developmental disabilities,
fluency disorder, speech and language delay, and articulation and phonological disorder.
I love being a part of each child’s journey. Each small step of progress is a reason to celebrate!
I only see teletherapy clients.
Chelsea Toops, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in hearing loss, stuttering, orofacial myofunctional disorders, speech, language, and early intervention.
I reside in Marysville with my husband and three sons. The primary focus of my career has been working with the pediatric population. I have had extensive training in aural habilitation/rehabilitation for hearing loss, articulation, apraxia, and orofacial myofunctional disorders (ex. tongue tie, tongue thrust, orthodontic relapse etc.). I love being a part of helping children reach their maximum speech and language potential!
I see in-person clients in Marysville and Plain City. I also work with adults for apraxia, and post-stroke and traumatic brain injury recovery.
Colleen Kovacs, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in articulation, language, and stuttering
I like the challenge, the flexibility, seeing progress with communication skills, and making a positive difference in someone's life
I only see teletherapy clients.
Emily Bates, M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializing Speech and Language for All Ages
I enjoy working with children and adults of all ages to improve their communication skills. I have worked with adults and children with apraxia, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, fluency, speech and language delay, articulation disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. I enjoy working with all ages of communication partners, and they seek to improve their communication skills. I am also fluent in Italian.
I see clients in Columbus for evaluations only.
Jennifer Mikula, M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializing in speech and language for all ages, and I am licensed to see clients in West Virginia too!
It is a joy to work with my students! I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced speech therapy in a wide variety of settings (hospital, pediatric clinics, schools, nursing homes, home health) and locations during my husband's military career. I love helping my students to have successful communication skills.
While located in the Steubenville area, due to my Skilled Nursing Facility job, I am only seeing clients via teletherapy at this time.
Katie Glick, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in early language learning, Augmentative/Alternative Communication and play skills.
I have been a pediatric speech therapist for 17 years, with most of my experience being with the birth to 8-year-old population. I am trained in the Hanen programs It Takes Two to Talk® and More Than Words®. I am also trained in LAMP for AAC users. I am passionate about integrating speech and language interventions into daily routines, so they are meaningful and provide many opportunities for practice! I love being a part of the parent/child/therapist team to build their skills and confidence for communication.
I see in-person clients in the Powell, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center, and surrounding areas on a part-time basis in addition to my Teletherapy position.
Leah Green, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, dialectal variations
I am a Columbus, Ohio native who loves connecting with my community through communication. I am passionate about being a continual learner in my field, especially for the pediatric population with autism spectrum disorder. I also specialize in working with children affected by ADHD and dialectal variations. The most rewarding part of my job is celebrating my clients' victories, both big and small!
I see in-person clients in the Westerville area.
Lindsey Robinson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in Augmentative/Alternative Communication, Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech
I am a Columbus, Ohio native and love being able to give back to my community. My passion is working with the pediatric population, specifically children with Autism. I also have training in LAMP (Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning). I enjoy assisting in the growth of each child as they strive to meet their speech and language goals!
I see clients in Columbus for evaluations only.
Lynn Smallwood, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in speech sound disorders, Childhood Apraxia of speech, Augmentative/Alternative Communication, Myofunctional Therapy and reading disorders including Dyslexia
I have experience working with individuals of all ages. I specialize in treating speech sound disorders including phonological processes and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I am passionate about promoting foundational literacy skills to build independent readers including through The Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach. I love the kids and knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of others. It is an amazing feeling to receive a message from a student/client or family sharing new skills they have gained from speech therapy.
I see in-person clients in Wapakoneta and surrounding areas around my school job hours.
Olivia Nordin, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in pediatric autism spectrum disorders (ASD), early intervention, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and developmental delays
I have been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 2020, and I have experience working with children with expressive and receptive language disorder, articulation and phonology disorders, ASD, and other developmental delays. I have worked in various settings, including schools, private practice, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I am trained in AAC and currently getting my LAMP certification. I live in London, Ohio with my husband. I love helping children reach their goals and build confidence in their communication.
I see in-person clients in Madison county, Grove City, Galloway and NW Columbus.
Stephanie Oswald, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specializing in early intervention and functional communication for children of all ages.
My many years of experience have allowed me to work with a variety of patients in different settings. I follow a family-centered approach working alongside family members to establish and implement goals and strategies that are functional and meaningful for each individual. I enjoy working with children in their homes and including parents in all aspects of therapy. I believe a child's family is a vital component in helping achieve their communication goals.
I see in-person clients in the Powell, Dublin, and Hilliard area.
Susan M. Anderson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Over 35 years of experience supporting individuals with communication challenges
I knew I wanted to be a speech therapist my junior year in high school after looking up careers. It seemed like the perfect fit for me since I loved children. And it has been! I've worked for over 35 years serving adults and children with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic head injuries, feeding issues, apraxia, stroke, speech, and language delay. I love helping people!
I see in-person clients in the Chillicothe area around my school job hours.
Vanessa Bartos, M.H.S., CCC-SLP
Specializing in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), DIR Floortime, Feeding, and Executive Functioning
I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist
for 20 years, and I have worked in home health, clinics, schools, and assisted living facilities. I am a mother of 4 (2 girls and two boys), and I believe that my children have enabled me to become a better therapist. One of my children is 9-year-old cardiac kiddo who has spent much of his life in and out of hospitals. Numerous surgeries, procedures, therapies, medications, and years of trauma have catapulted my ability to empathize with children who have special needs and their families. I look forward to meeting you and your child and working to help improve your child’s communication development.
I see in-person clients in southern Delaware county, Worthington, Upper Arlington & Hilliard areas.
I've worked in Operations and Customer Service for many years. I help to streamline processes, add new technologies, and make things easier for my team.
I support Columbus Area Speech Therapy with bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and tax needs, so they can focus on their clients and business.
I support Columbus Area Speech Therapy with organizational and administrative tasks.
I support Columbus Area Speech Therapy with administrative tasks and anything else that can help others on the team!