Cheryl Yepez M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Cheryl is co-owner of Prairie Wind Speech Therapy, Inc. Cheryl received her Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked as a bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language therapist for local school districts, a provider for the Illinois Early Intervention System, and a Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois. Her practice has included family collaboration as well as individual therapy, and she has treated children from age one to age fourteen. She particularly specializes in speech sound disorders, language delay, communication disorders in bilingual children, and autism. Cheryl is certified in DIR/Floortime®, is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS), and has received extensive continuing education in Social Thinking, autism, bilingual language development and disorders, and apraxia of speech.
Cheryl’s approach to therapy is family-centered and functional. She begins with the child’s interests and builds a therapy program that may include sensory integration techniques, visual supports, structured work, home programming, and play. Cheryl believes that communication is the foundation of all relationships. Through collaboration with families, she seeks to help children communicate in the most effective way they can.
Cheryl enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her three daughters.