Victoria Kappel MS, CCC-SLP
Victoria Kappel MS, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English Spanish
Western Illinois University
Double Major: Communications Sciences and Disorders; Spanish
Western Illinois University
Speech and Language Pathology
  • Pediatrics and Adults
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC), Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention, Language Disorders, Feeding and Swallowing, Voice Disorders,

Victoria is a bold dreamer and passionate people person who is willing to impact lives around her. Victoria started her journey to become a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Western Illinois University where she also was the captain of the Women’s Soccer Team. Being a double major and student athlete, Victoria always sought out, or created opportunities to be involved; Honors Scholar, American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) Presenter and Illinois Speech Hearing Association Presenter (ISHA) for Thesis ‘Examining the Differences Between Conversational Partners When Assessing a Child’s Language Sample’, Founder of WIU CONNECKS (organization for individuals with special needs and Leatherneck athletes), Rhodes Scholarship Nominee, President of Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish National Honors Society), Organizer of WIU Stroke Group, Organizer of WIU Autism Group. Following her studies, Victoria moved to Northeast Georgia where she was involved in the acute medical setting, skilled nursing facilities, as well as the outpatient setting where she developed two pediatric outpatient programs. Most recently, Victoria is in the medical setting treating children and adults with medical complexities throughout the Chicagoland area.

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.
 
Facemasks:
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!