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

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Jan Marsden-Johnson

is a speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience from a variety of professional settings. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1990, specializing in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and child Language.

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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.

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Alissa Morrow

is a speech-language pathologist who received her Masters degree from Northwestern University with a specialization in neurological disorders. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the Palatine School District, primarily serving children with autism and severe disabilities.

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Mary Jane Rattner

is a speech-language pathologist with 20 years experience in a variety of professional settings. Mary Jane received her Masters degree from Northwestern University in 1989.

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Robin Chester Torch

is a speech and language pathologist with 25 years experience in clinics and schools. Robin received her Masters degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She began at the Chicago Department of Health as the SLP in a pediatric clinic on the Near North side.

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Sheila Poteshman

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.

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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.

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Liz Hahn

is a speech-language pathologist who received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Illinois State University. She has previous experience in school settings where she provided therapy to children with a variety of abilities.

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Ellyn Kearney

is a graduate of U.W. Madison’s OT program and has worked in the field of Pediatric Occupational Therapy in a variety of settings for 25+ years. Her experience spans neonatal and infant care, pediatric brain and spinal cord injuries, school system intervention. She has also worked in administrative capacities over her career.

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Beth Ann Solem

is an experienced physical therapist who has been treating children in the northern suburbs for the last 20 years. She received a degree from the University of Kansas and her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Taylor Johnson

is a pediatric occupational therapist. She received her MSOT from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. Her fieldwork experience includes an outpatient pediatric rotation as well as 12 weeks on an inpatient rehab brain injury floor. As a new-grad, she immediately began working with kids 0-21 in an outpatient setting.

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