Tanya Topper MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

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.


University of Michigan


Northwestern University

Speech Language Pathology

Areas of Expertise

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

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

~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

~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

~TherapyWorks Parent

I have nothing but positive things to share about Tanya. My daughter stands at the front door and squeals with excitement when she sees Tanya’s car pull up. As a pediatric SLP myself, it was hard to find the right fit and Tanya is such a calming and supportive presence. Her genuine love for her clients and their families is so rare. My daughter is thriving under her care.

~TherapyWorks Parent