Meet the Kidmunicate Staff

Pamela Drennen MS CCC-SLP Kidmunicate Staff Leader

Pamela Drennen MS CCC-SLP

Clinical Director

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Pam Drennen MS CCC-SLP is the VP Director of Clinical Services Speech at Kidmunicate. Pam has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.  She received the Aaron and Lillie Straus grant to work with children with Down Syndrome at the Loyola College Speech and the Language Clinic in Columbia, MD during her graduate studies. Pam also did a Fellowship at the McAuley School for Exceptional Children where she also worked with kids who have Down Syndrome. Pam provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of speech/language and communication disorders.  She has experience working with children with hearing loss, autism, Down Syndrome, a cleft palate, developmental delays, Apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, fluency disorders, oral motor/feeding issues as well as children with augmentative/alternative needs. Pam uses a multimodality approach when working with children using sign language and/or picture communication (PECS, Proloque2go app) while promoting verbal communication.

Pam is a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association and she is Prompt® trained. She organizes a monthly meeting for the Kidmunicate staff and other Speech-Language Pathologists to discuss trending topics.  She also provides speech/language in-services for local Pre-schools. She lives in Devon, Pa with her husband Rob and her three children.

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Deb Sampson VP of Operations Kidmunicate

Deb Sampson

VP – Managing Director

Deb Sampson, VP – Managing Director of Kidmunicate. Deb has dedicated the last twenty years to provide services to children with special needs.  She has provided one-to-one intervention to children in need of Behavioral Rehabilitative Services as a model for parents and school personnel, liaising with a variety of professionals including doctors, therapists (including speech-language therapists), psychologists, and social workers.  Deb spent several years as Director of an Early Learning Center where her responsibilities were administration, staff management, communication, and compliance duties.  She has taught in the classroom, on the field, and in the gym. Deb leads the Kidmunicate staff of the operation managers and insurance billing specialists.

Deb has a BA in Organizational Communications from Farleigh Dickinson University. She is married to her pilot husband of 26 years who is an Air Force veteran. She has two grown children.

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Eileen Krieg MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Strasburg-Lancaster PA Office

Kennett Square PA Office

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Eileen Krieg MS CCC-SLP grew up in the Midwest where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Illinois. She then moved out to the east coast to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. During her graduate studies, Eileen had the opportunity to work in a variety of therapy settings including outpatient, early intervention, and both public and private schools. She also completed a master’s thesis entitled: “A Systematic Review of Treatment Options for Children Who Stutter”, which was presented at the 2011 New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention. Upon graduation, Eileen received an “Excellence in Research” award for her work on a variety of research endeavors.

Eileen is knowledgeable when it comes to working with children of all ages and stages of development. She has a wide range of evaluation and treatment experience including the areas of: Autism, genetic disorders, apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, fluency, auditory processing disorders, developmental delay, expressive/receptive language disorders, social skills deficits, and augmentative/alternative communication needs.

Eileen is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Eillen was the first Speech-Language pathologist to join the Kidmunicate staff. She lives in West Chester, Pa with her husband and two daughters.

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Kidmunicate Pediatric Speech Pathologist

Jaimee Coates MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Wayne PA Office

Blue Bell PA Office

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Jaimee Coates MS CCC-SLP joined the Kidmunicate family, in March 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies at West Chester University and her graduate degree at Towson University. During her graduate studies, she developed her clinical skills with experiences in a preschool setting, a private school specifically designed for children with ADHD and dyslexia, and at an outpatient hospital, where she treated patients ages 2-92. Following her graduate studies, Jaimee worked in a public school district with both elementary and middle school children individually and in groups. There she worked with children diagnosed with articulation disorders, phonological disorders, intellectual disabilities, apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and genetic disorders. Jaimee led several presentations, which focused on the treatment of fluency disorders and reading disorders.
During her summers, she expanded her knowledge with literacy disorders by training and working at a LindamoodBell Learning Center.  There she was providing specific instruction utilizing the programs Verbalizing & Visualizing and SeeingStars, to target reading disorders such as dyslexia and hyperlexia. Jaimee is knowledgeable in language delays and disorders, fluency disorders, phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, social skill deficits and executive functioning disorders. Jaimee is such an important member of the Kidmunicate staff because she has a passion for creating positive, high energy sessions and building a supportive environment to cultivate language and learning development.
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Kidmunicate Pediatric Speech Pathologist

Danielle Kreis MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Kennett Square PA Office

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Danielle Kreis MS CCC-SLP received both her B.S. and M.S. from Pennsylvania State University. In graduate school, she was a co-author of a published study titled “AAC technologies with visual scene displays and “just in time” programming and symbolic communication turns expressed by students with a severe disability.” Danielle has since worked exclusively in pediatric private practice working with children ages 10 months to 24 years covering all populations and diagnoses. Her specialties include evaluation and treatment related to augmentative and alternative communication devices and social/pragmatic communication.

Danielle is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is PROMPT® Trained. Additionally, Danielle provides feeding therapy and is trained in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach to Feeding. She has continuing education in the areas of Social Thinking for pragmatic language and executive functioning, pediatric voice therapy, art therapy, treatment of anxiety disorders, and is trained in Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for reading and listening comprehension. Danielle works both in Kennett Square and in Wayne.
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Jennifer Gordon MA CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Wayne PA Office

Blue Bell PA Office

Jennifer Gordon MA CCC-SLP, PC received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Temple University. Following her graduate studies, Jennifer worked in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, public and charter schools, home health, and pediatric private practice. She has experience evaluating and treating children of all ages, with a variety of diagnoses including apraxia of speech, autism, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and motor speech disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and developmental delays.
Jennifer is an important member of the Kidmunicate staff because, in July of 2019, she received her PROMPT© Certification.  This certification has enhanced her skills related to the evaluation and treatment of motor speech disorders, including apraxia of speech. Jennifer is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Pennsylvania and is an active certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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Sandi Spuhler MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

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Sandi Spuhler MS CCC-SLP received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University and her M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in pediatric and adolescent speech-language evaluations and therapy with clients ranging from two to seventeen years of age. She served as a Speech-Language Pathologist for a New York City public elementary and middle school for six years and has been working in private practice since 2010.

During October 2016, Sandi completed Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Clinical Training Program which afforded her the opportunity to enhance her ability to address the treatment and educational needs of individuals with a broad range of social and communication challenges. Sandi is passionate about helping her clients understand and navigate the social world around them.

Sandi currently provides speech and language-related services for a Pennsylvania Approved Private School for Special Education. Sandi is Pennsylvania licensed and ASHA certified. Sandi was the second speech-language pathologist to join the Kidmunicate staff.

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Erin Giovanni MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

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Erin Giovanni, MS CCC-SLP received her bachelors degree from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD and her graduate degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. During her graduate studies, Erin developed clinical skills in both out-patient and school settings, where she treated children with articulation, phonology, and language based disorders.  Erin completed clinical internships at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she developed clinical skills in the areas of feeding disorders and dysphagia across the life span.  Erin pursued her interest in feeding and swallowing after her graduate studies when she worked at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.  There, Erin evaluated and treated patients ranging from infants to adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.  Erin worked extensively with pediatrics in the NICU, nursery, and PICU, as well as in the out-patient setting, where she provided clinical and instrumental feeding and swallowing assessments and therapy. Erin has continued to expand her knowledge by taking additional coursework in the areas of pediatric feeding disorders and dysphagia.

Erin left the hospital setting to raise her three children and is now excited to join the Kidmunicate team.  Erin is a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association and holds New Jersey and Pennsylvania licenses.

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Jayna Becker, MA CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Jayna Becker, MA CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s of Health Science from the University of Florida and her graduate degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from Temple University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

Jayna has worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, public schools, charter schools, and Early Intervention (both home-based and preschool). In addition to working at Kidmunicate, Jayna currently works for the Philadelphia School district and was the Speech Coordinator for an overnight Special Needs Camp where she oversaw graduate student clinicians.

Jayna enjoys working with a variety of populations and has evaluation and treatment experience in the areas of Autism, AAC, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, speech sound disorders, fluency, Social Communication, early literacy, and overall language development. She also has experience working with individuals with Down syndrome and Prader Willi Syndrome. Jayna has received extensive continuing education in the areas of AAC, along with courses on Selective Mutism, counseling families, literacy development, and Social Language treatment with the school-age

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Alexa Pollice, MS CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Alexa Pollice M.S., CF-SLP received their Bachelor’s in Linguistics with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in English and a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Salus University. Alexa is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.

Alexa has worked with several populations and in a variety of clinical settings. These settings include public and private school, outpatient clinics, telehealth practices, and community-based early intervention. When they’re not working at Kidmunicate, Alexa works at Easterseals, an early intervention center for individuals with disabilities or special needs in Philadelphia, PA.

They have experience across the lifespan and in a variety of communication domains. Alexa’s clinical expertise includes early language development, phonology/articulation, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), developmental language disorders, pragmatic language disorders, dyslexia treatment, literacy skills, voice disorders, gender-affirming voice therapy, aphasia treatment, and Parkinson’s disorder treatment.

 

Alexa guides their practice through care of the whole person and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS). This means recognizing that clients experience communication needs in all areas of their lives while integrating positive behavioral supports to guide students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health.

 

Alexa enjoys collaborating with parents to encourage their kiddos’ emerging communication skills and ensure our client’s success at home and in speech sessions. Due to their special interest in AAC, they also use the Total Communication Approach in all sessions which combines verbal speech, signs, gestures, and low/high tech AAC to promote functional communication skills.

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Kayleigh Zucker MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Blue Bell PA Office

Kayleigh Zucker MS CCC-SLP received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at Syracuse University. Kayleigh has focused her career on pediatric evaluation and treatment for children ages birth to 21. She is an important member of the Kidmunicate staff because she specializes in early language acquisition, AAC (augmentative and alternative communication), speech sound disorders, feeding therapy, and social/pragmatic language therapy. She also has experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, selective mutism, and developmental delays. Kayleigh has completed training in Lori Overland’s A Sensory-Motor approach to feeding, and continuing education coursework in breastfeeding, nutrition in feeding delays, selective mutism, AAC, and strategies for bi-lingual students with language delays. 
Kayleigh is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She also provides early intervention services through Montgomery county for children birth to 3. Kayleigh lives in Fort Washington, PA with her husband and daughter.
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