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Our Team

Toni B. Morehouse, MA, L-CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Toni is a licensed, ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders. Her areas of clinical expertise include childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders, child language disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. Toni has presented at local, state, and national levels on these, and other topics.

In addition to being a co-owner of Communication Works, Toni teaches in the Communication Disorders Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and supervises graduate clinicians at the Barkley Memorial Center Speech-Language Clinic.

Recently, Toni became a published author of her first children’s book, “Junie’s Unicorn Horn”. With the valuable input of children who have attended her book readings and signings, Toni is working on a second book about Junie Unicorn.

Carol A. Bowen, MA, L-CCC-SLP

Carol is a licensed, ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who is also a co-owner of Communication Works.  Her career as a public school speech-language pathologist included experience in the educational service unit setting, the Omaha Public Schools, and for the last thirty years in the Lincoln Public Schools.  Her expertise is in the area of early childhood special education with extensive experience as a speech-language pathologist in preschool classrooms and in the homebased settings.   Carol left the public schools when her children were young and was co-owner of a private preschool in Lincoln for five years.

Stephanie Bone, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Stephanie is passionate about facilitating communication skills in toddlers and preschool children to help them interact more effectively. Please contact Communication Works if you have a toddler or preschool child in need of speech-language assessment or therapy.

Amber Jara, MA, L-CCC-SLP

Amber has a passion for toddler, preschool, and early elementary aged children. Her areas of interest include Childhood Apraxia of Speech and severe speech sound disorders. She strives to provide every child the tools needed to reach their full potential in all areas of communication and language. She believes the best approach is one that involves family and caregivers. Please contact Communication Works if you have a toddler or preschool child in need of speech-language assessment or therapy.

Cindy Lefler, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Cindy brings to our clinic 15 years of experience and a passion for helping young clients with communication difficulties, including children on the autism spectrum, as well as those who have speech sound, language, and fluency disorders. Cindy has also served adults in skilled nursing facilities.

Kylie Lureen, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Kylie has experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of speech and language needs. She has also provided assessment and treatment to adult clients with traumatic brain injuries. Her areas of interest include social communication, behavior challenges, voice/resonance, and speech sound disorders. Kylie has a passion for helping others reach their full potential through improved communication.

Aliza Stremlau, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Aliza has experience working as a school-based SLP with preschool, elementary, and middle school students. She also has experience in a rehabilitation facility as a PRN clinician. Aliza has a passion for improving children’s communication abilities and helping them reach their full potential. Her areas of interest include autism, speech sound disorders, and language-based literacy deficits.

Jessie Kohn, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Jessie has been a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years and enjoys working with children and adults. She has extensive experience treating acquired brain injuries and has been recognized as a certified traumatic brain injury specialist. Her experience and interest in the brain apply to development, remediation, and compensation in a variety of areas including executive functions, memory, attention, aphasia, stuttering, reading, writing, social language, swallowing, and motor speech. She is passionate about seeing “the whole picture” and treating the person and family as such, regardless of the particular reported “difference.” In her free time, she recharges by spending time in nature, time in devotion, taking pictures, and reading autobiographies about people overcoming what appeared as insurmountable obstacles. She further is intrigued by learning about the effects of food preservatives, sugar and modified foods on brain-based disorders. She and husband Bob have two children, Katelyn, a senior in high school and Abbey who is a 5th grader. In between work & running to practices, as a family, they enjoy game nights, movies and cooking new recipes.

Lauren Brunken, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Lauren has experience working as a school-based SLP with elementary and middle school students. Her areas of interest include speech sound disorders, language disorders, and fluency disorders. Lauren has a passion for improving children’s communication abilities and helping them reach their full potential. Lauren comes by her passion, interest, and expertise in communication development and disorders quite naturally, as her mother has been a master speech-language pathologist for many years!

Paige Leising, MS, L-CCC-SLP

Paige is a licensed, AHSA certified speech-language pathologist. Paige enjoys working with all ages and has served as a school-based speech pathologist for many years. Her areas of clinical expertise include articulation, childhood apraxia of speech, language disorders and social communication. Paige also has experience working in a rehabilitation facility and providing therapy to adults with aphasia and traumatic brain injuries. Paige has a passion for providing guidance and encouragement to people with communication disorders and dedicates herself to helping others communicate more effectively. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband Scott and her one-year-old daughter Emma. They spend time cooking, traveling and playing outdoors.