About Key Therapies

We strive to provide effective, dynamic, fun, and exceptional pediatric therapy services in the home and community setting. We believe providing therapy in a natural environment gives children the greatest opportunity for carry over and success in their daily lives. The key to success requires the support of an integrative team, including therapists, educators, medical professionals, friends, and family members. Key Therapies strives to support and empower parents to become the best teachers and models for their children. We utilize a variety of strategies, coaching frameworks, and techniques to help children grow and achieve their goals.

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Meet Sarah Chlebek

Sarah Chlebek, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist and member of ASHA.  After working as an independent speech therapist, Sarah decided to create Key Therapies so that she could share her resources, knowledge, and expertise with families in need. Her vision for Key Therapies came from seeing a need for quality in-home therapy and wanting to provide services to help children grow and achieve their fullest potential. 

Sarah specializes in diagnosing and treating children with Autism, Apraxia, and developmental delays.  She has advanced clinical training in the Kaufman method, Social Thinking, and overcoming food selectivity.  Sarah is Hanen certified and teaches It Takes Two to Talk.  She has experience working with early literacy groups and social groups.

When Sarah is not busy working with her clients, she is at home with her two dogs.  She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants in Chicago, decorating, and going to local flea markets.

Meet Samantha Black

When you get to know Samantha, one of the first things that you will notice is her caring heart.  Samantha is passionate about her job.  She enjoys watching a child and their family work together to make progress and grow their communication with each other.  Samantha received her master’s degree in Speech-Language pathology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Samantha has extensive knowledge in these areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, articulation, and developmental and language delays.  In her free time, Samantha loves reading, crafting, practicing yoga, watching Reality TV, and spending time with her cranky cat, Zeus. 

Meet Elana (Lana) Hunt

Growing up Lana knew that she wanted to be a speech-language pathologist after watching the improvements her brother made while receiving speech therapy. She wanted to help other people the same way his therapists helped him! Lana got her master’s degree from the University of Urbana-Champaign and started her career as an SLP. Lana specializes in feeding therapy and loves working with children who have feeding challenges.  Being able to help children eat and enjoy food is so impactful!  Lana is currently providing in person and Teletherapy sessions.  In her free time, you might catch Lana teaching a yoga class, traveling, or playing guitar.

Meet Claudia Sudduth

Claudia is an SLPA and a full-time student who is studying to get her master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  Claudia enjoys working with young children.  She loves being able to witness the progress a child makes over time.  Family is very important to Claudia and she enjoys being a football mom and cheering on her 3 sons.

Meet Carolyn Cease

Carolyn has been working with Sarah for several years now in the Early Intervention program.  Carolyn changed career paths in 2008 and decided to become a speech-language pathologist assistant (SLPA).  Carolyn’s down to earth personality and easy-going spirit help her to build special relationships with the families and children that she works with.  Carolyn has an expansive knowledge base for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  In her free time, Carolyn enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and experiencing new restaurants.

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