Meet the Kidmunicate Staff

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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 – Managing Director

Deb Sampson, VP – Managing Director of Kidmunicate. Deb has dedicated the last fifteen 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 and 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 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

Wayne 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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Jaimee Coates MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Wayne 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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Danielle Kreis MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Wayne PA Office

Kennett Square PA Office

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Danielle Kreis M.S. 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 she is PROMPT® Trained. She has continuing education in the areas of Social Thinking, voice therapy, art therapy, treatment of anxiety disorders, and executive functioning. Danielle is trained in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach to Feeding. Danielle is a member of Kennett Square Kidmunicate Staff but also works in Wayne.
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Jennifer Gordon MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Wayne PA Office

Jennifer Gordon M.A., 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 M.S., 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.

Remi Schmidt MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Remi Schmidt M.S., CCC-SLP is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.  She received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Stockton University and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. Remi has experience working with ages birth to twenty-one in a variety of settings including in preschools, homes, approved private schools, charter schools, as well as private practice. She specializes in working with children with multiple disabilities, developmental delays, speech sound disorders, specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorders and children who use augmentative or alternative communication. Remi is trained in the Hanen Centre: It Takes Two to Talk Program. She also has attended Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) training.

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Kayleigh Zucker MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Kayleigh Zucker M.S. 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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Rebecca Gilligan MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Rebecca Gilligan M.S. CCC-SLP is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.  She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Penn State University and her M.S. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from Loyola University Maryland. Rebecca has experience evaluating and treating both adults and children with a range of speech-language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Her experience includes work in the public/nonpublic school system, private practice, acute care, and medical rehabilitation setting. Rebecca specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs. Rebecca is a Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) certified clinician and has particular interests in the areas of autism and AAC.
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Victoria Coates MS CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist*

Wayne PA Office

Victoria Coates M.S., CCC-SLP received her B.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from West Chester University and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Towson University.  During her graduate studies, she completed clinical externships in early intervention, pediatric/adult outpatient,  private school specifically designed for children with ADHD and dyslexia, and an acute care hospital. Victoria has assisted in research at a local hospital focused on improving oral feeding outcomes for premature and sick infants through the use of Infant-Driven Feeding program. She also led educational in-services for parents participating in early intervention therapeutic group program.
Victoria currently works full-time at skilled nursing and rehabilitation setting. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD). She fulfills her passion for children by working with autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, and expressive/receptive language disorders. Victoria enjoys utilizing play-based therapy approach for lively and engaging sessions.
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Maureen Costello

Assistant Managing Director

Maureen Costello – Assistant Managing Director – Maureen brings a background in both Language Arts Education and Office Administration to the Kidmunicate staff.  She was a teacher for eight years before transitioning into the field of medical administration.  She graduated from the University of Scranton in 2006, with a degree in Secondary English Literature Education.  She currently resides in Delaware County.  When she isn’t working, she loves experimenting with new recipes and going to the park with her Golden Retriever, Bailey.
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Kristen Rosen

Office Administrator

Kristen Rosen Kristen is a recent transplant from outside Boston, MA.  Her background includes an early career in Customer Service Management, then a stay at home mother.  Kristen has spent the last ten years teaching a pre-school class in Southborough, MA.  She received her B.A. in English with a writing concentration from Bridgewater State University.  She and her husband are enjoying being “empty nesters” and in her free time she travels to watch her son play baseball and visits her daughters at Penn State and in Chicago.

Hannah Drennen

Office Assistant

Hannah Drennen is a student studying to become a licensed speech pathologist. For the past three years at Kidmunicate, she has assisted with administrative work as well as special projects.  She loves animals and working with children. She is looking forward to graduating and moving forward in her career. She is currently studying at West Chester University.  Her graduate program will begin in January at Emerson College.

* This Speech Language Pathologist is an independent contractor who is fully employed by another entity, like a school. and works limited hours for Kidmunicate.