Tanya Topper MS, CCC-SLP


University of Michigan
Northwestern University
Speech Language Pathology
  • Apraxia of Speech,Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Early Intervention Specialist,Orton-Gilliingham Trained

In addition to her role on the TherapyWorks administrative team, Tanya Lotzof Topper is a licensed speech-language pathologist who is devoted to making a difference in children’s lives. Tanya has worked in various settings including preschools, hospitals, and private practice.

Tanya is trained in the evidence-based Orton-Gillingham reading program and has worked with children with reading disorders, such as dyslexia. Her primary areas of expertise include expressive/receptive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, feeding disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

Tanya founded, owned and operated Therapy Buddies, a pediatric speech and language practice that merged with TherapyWorks. She brings her unique expertise as the founder of a successful private practice as well as her reputation as a highly regarded and skilled speech pathologist to the TherapyWorks team.

Tanya is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and She is Early Intervention Credentialed in the State of Illinois. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She lives in the Northern Suburbs with her husband and two children.

Tanya is wonderful! We’ve only had a few sessions, but my son already is captivated by Tanya. Her animation, energy, and knowledge on speech therapy has made this a great experience so far. -TherapyWorks Parent
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how WONDERFUL Tanya has been for my daughter's speech therapy. Not only has she made progress, but she adores Tanya. Given the nature of the circumstances, my daughter has thrived even in a world of video conferencing. She is engaged on a weekly basis and Tanya's communication with her clients and parents is phenomenal. Thank you! -TherapyWorks Parent
Tanya has done wonders in terms of helping [my son]  to communicate verbally and has given me so many tools to help his progress. [My son] looks forward to his sessions with Tanya! -TherapyWorks Parent

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!