Ashley Medina CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor
Ashley received her training at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University. She has worked with a variety of populations, from infants through adults. She has experience working in outpatient pediatric clinics, a special-needs school, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, and in adult and pediatric home health. She particularly specializes in pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders, including medically fragile and premature infants. Her other areas of interest include articulation and phonological awareness disorders, language disorders, cognitive aspects of communication, reading and writing difficulties, autism, and behavioral difficulties. Ashley is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and is also trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI).
Ashley’s approach to therapy is holistic and family-centered. She believes that children and families are most likely to succeed when they have the opportunity to practice their skills with their loved ones. She uses a variety of approaches tailored to the individual, including sensory integration techniques, visual supports, incidental teaching and family counseling.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, vegetable gardening, art, and spending time with her daughter.