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 expertise include childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders, child language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She has presented at local, state, and national levels on these, and other topics.
Toni has served as treasurer and president of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association; member of the Council of State Association Presidents; secretary of the Nebraska Board of Examiners in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; president of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund; Inaugural Cadre Advisor for the Specialty Board on Child Language; and secretary for the Executive Committee of the Nebraska State Stroke Association.
Prior to joining the faculty in the Communication Disorders Division at UNL in 1987 Toni practiced as a speech-language pathologist in Iowa, Wyoming, and western Nebraska. Toni and her business partner, Carol Bowen, opened Communication Works in June 2014 to continue their professional careers with a slightly different emphasis. It has been a wonderful venture!
Toni has two handsome, talented sons and four adorable granddaughters, but she is admittedly slightly biased in her estimation of the family Morehouse! A perfect day in Toni’s world is spent with her own family and friends, or other special children in her life who are learning how to become better communicators.
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. Opening the clinic with Toni Morehouse, her business partner and friend since graduate school has been an amazing adventure. Even though she no longer does therapy, Carol gets to watch the progress of children at the clinic which is such fun.
Carol’s career as a public school speech-language pathologist began in the educational service unit setting in Hastings and the Omaha Public Schools, serving the K-12 population. For thirty years Carol was with 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.
Professionally, Carol is a member of Women in Sales and Business, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is a past member of LIBA and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council, which advises and assists collaborating agencies in carrying out the provisions of state and federal statutes pertaining to early childhood care and education initiatives under state supervision.
Carol and her husband, Steve, have two children who have helped with clinic operations since its inception. James provides IT services and consultation for the clinic, and Kelly is the website and graphic designer. Carol loves spending time with her children and their families which include five adorable grandchildren and two dachshunds. Carol is an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the Huskers, the Cincinnati Reds, and the College World Series.
Stephanie Bone, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Stephanie is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has been with Communication Works since it opened in 2014. Stephanie has experience working in both school-based and medical facilities.
Stephanie is passionate about facilitating effective communication skills in toddlers and preschoolers. Her areas of expertise include speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and developmental language delays. Stephanie’s career in communication disorders was spurred by her mother who is a pediatric speech-language pathologist in Omaha.
Stephanie and her husband Bryant are happily settled in Lincoln with their daughters Addison and Emma. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys staying active, reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Amber Jara, MA, L-CCC-SLP
Amber is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has been with Communication Works since it opened in 2014. Amber’s experience comes from work as a traveling speech-language pathologist as well as providing traditional clinic-based services throughout the Omaha, Fremont, Lincoln, and York communities.
During the first years of her career, Amber developed a passion for toddler and preschool-aged children. She specializes in severe speech sound delays, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, late talkers, and expressive language delays. Amber has a strong belief that the most progress comes from a whole-person and whole-family approach to therapy.
Together with Toni Morehouse, Amber created Safe Talk, a support group for parents who have children with communication disorders. Safe Talk meets once a month to offer personal support as well as encouragement and information via a group page on Facebook.
Amber loves spending time with her husband Steven and their children Khloe, Ali, Cecil, and Mateo. They all like being outside, fishing, golfing, and eating their weight in pancakes most mornings!
Paige Leising, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Paige is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who enjoys interacting with people of all ages. Paige has experience working in school-based settings as well as in a rehabilitation facility providing therapy for adults with aphasia and traumatic brain injuries.
Paige has specialized training in orofacial myology with a focus on orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD), including “tongue thrust.” Her other areas of clinical expertise include articulation, language disorders, and social communication. Paige has a passion for providing guidance and encouragement to people with communication disorders and dedicates herself to helping others communicate more effectively.
Paige loves spending time with her husband Scott and their two daughters, Emma and Hayden. They like to cook, travel and play outdoors.
Kylie Lureen, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Kylie is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has experience working with children and adults. Her areas of interest include autism, language-based literacy, voice disorders and accent modification to help non-native users improve their English language skills. Kylie also has special interest in and expertise with clients who stutter.
Kylie facilitates unique and effective social groups for adolescent students. These group sessions focus on building pragmatic language skills such as perspective-taking, non-verbal communication, conversational turn-taking, problem-solving, self-regulation, identification of emotions, awareness of expected vs. unexpected social behaviors, initiation of friendships, and much more.
Kylie’s passion for collaborating with families helps her clients reach their full potential through improved communication.
When she’s not working, Kylie enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and their three sons Kellen, Cole, and Marshal. They love camping, cheering on the Huskers, spending time with family and friends, and soaking up the outdoors.
Julie McDaniel, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Julie is a licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. She has over 12 years of experience working with both young children and adults in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient and inpatient pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care unit, and NICU developmental follow up clinics. Julie is a certified car seat technician, a certified neonatal therapist, and certified in neonatal infant massage.
Through her experience working in the NICU and in outpatient pediatrics, Julie has developed a strong passion for working with infants and young children with feeding and swallowing challenges. She is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach and vitalStim certified. Supporting caregivers in their ability to feed their baby or young child safely and efficiently as well as assisting families in creating a positive mealtime environment are truly rewarding.
Julie’s other specialty areas include working with children with Down Syndrome, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and expressive language delays in toddler and preschool age kids. Julie aims to provide children with a voice and a functional means for communication by capitalizing on their strengths and incorporating the whole family in the treatment plan.
Julie enjoys spending her free time being a health coach and finding fun new recipes her whole family can enjoy. She and her husband Cameron have three energetic girls that keep them plenty busy. They spend most of their time outside, usually sitting by the pool. Saturdays in the fall are devoted to football, especially the Huskers!! Go Big Red!
Aliza Stremlau, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Aliza is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who enjoys helping clients of all ages achieve their communication potential. Aliza has years of experience working as a school-based speech-language pathologist with preschool through middle school-aged students. She also has experience working in a rehabilitation center treating patients with a wide-range of communication needs.
Aliza’s areas of expertise and passion include school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders, speech sound disorders, AAC needs, as well as dyslexia and other language-based literacy disorders. Aliza has specialized training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which, combined with her knowledge of speech and language, allows her to provide children with dyslexia a program of instruction not found elsewhere. Aliza believes that including her clients’ families in the therapeutic process is crucial to maximizing outcomes.
Aliza and her husband Nick have two sons, Harrison and Parker, and a daughter Sylvie. As a family, they enjoy participating in and watching sporting events, traveling, and playing outdoors.
Heather Walker, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Heather is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech language pathologist. She has experience in the school setting working with elementary-age students with a wide variety of communication needs. Heather has also worked with colleagues to implement verbal behavior strategies and programs for students ranging from preschool to secondary with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.
Heather’s passions include alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorders, developmental language disorders, early communicators, multiple disabilities, and speech sound disorders.
Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Zach and their daughter, Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, watching football and playing games with her family and friends.
Lindsey Wilson, MS, L-CCC-SLP
Lindsey is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with experience in a school-based setting working with preschool through secondary students. Lindsey also worked at a center in Minneapolis for children on the autism spectrum that focused on using ABA principles. Lindsey uses verbal behavior strategies throughout her sessions, not only with children on the autism spectrum but with children who have other challenges as well.
Lindsey has a passion for working with toddlers and preschool children who are pre-verbal, as well as children with language and speech sound disorders. As Lindsey was choosing her career, she had a strong role model in her mother, who is also a speech-language pathologist.
In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and their children Landon and Eliana. They like to read, build with Legos, spend time outdoors, travel and watch sporting events.