Alison Kobel MS, CCC-SLP
Alison Kobel MS, CCC-SLP


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Science
Saint Xavier University
Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology
  • Cooking
  • Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Aural Rehabilitation,Autism,Developmental Disorders,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Phonological Disorders,Feeding and Swallowing

As a speech language pathologist working in the school setting for the last four years, I have had many opportunities to support children with complex communication needs including speech sound disorders, language delays, and multiple disabilities. The majority of my experience focuses on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am passionate about building functional communication for young children by supporting them in their natural environment and teaching families to create opportunities for communication. I have experience implementing Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems and coaching teams and families how to support this mode of communication.

I love to cook and create new recipes! This love has carried over into my therapy sessions through food play and cooking activities and I am interested in continuing to learn about feeding impairments in children.

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.

Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.


Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!