The Capable Kids team is made up of only the best.

Karla Davis
Karla Frost Wilkins

is a speech-language pathologist who holds a bachelor of science and master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Karla has gathered over 25 years of experience in private practice, pediatric hospitals, NICU/special care nurseries, and pediatric speech-language treatment centers.


Sheila Poteshman Gerber

is a pediatric occupational therapist with 25 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of pediatric therapy settings. At Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, Sheila worked in the neonatal ICU and the developmental clinic.


Vicki Abrams

is a pediatric occupational therapist. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice, pediatric hospitals/diagnostic centers, public schools, birth-to three programs, and facilities for developmentally disabled.


We are one of the most respected, family oriented, multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinics on the North Shore. Our journey began in 1998 when Jan Marsden-Johnson PhD. CCC-SLP and Sheila Poteshman OTR/L had a shared vision of providing high-quality therapy services for childrenand adolescents with a variety of special needs.

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Due to the success of the practice, within a couple of years several other skilled therapists joined the team, allowing an expansion of services. We officially became Capable Kids of the North Shore LLC in 2001 with the addition of Vicki Abrams OTR/L, Karla Frost Davis M.A. CCC-SLP, Bridget Kleiderer PT, and several associates.