Speech-Language Pathologists

 
Nancy Theofrastous, Owner and Clinical Supervisor

Nancy Theofrastous, MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Clinical Supervisor

Nancy Theofrastous received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Case Western Reserve University in 2000. In addition to overseeing all evaluation and therapy services provided to families, she directly serves children and adolescents in the offices of WRSLP in Chardon. Nancy also meets and collaborates with student services staff in 10+ local public school districts during the development of ETRs and IEPs for students served under the Ohio Department of Education’s Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) scholarship.

Nancy treats children and adolescents in the following areas: early speech and language development, articulation and phonology, speech fluency (stuttering), childhood apraxia of speech, phonological awareness, emergent literacy, auditory processing, higher-order language processing, pragmatics/social communication, and elementary, middle-school, and high-school language. In response to the needs of the community, she recently began working with adults who are seeking accent modification services. Prior to entering the field of speech-language pathology, Nancy enjoyed careers in book publishing and educational measurement. Nancy was raised on the Southern California coast. As a resident of Chardon for nearly 20 years, she has learned to love snow!

 
Hope Super, Speech-Language Pathologist

Hope Super, MA, CCC-SLP

Hope Super, who has been with WRSLP since its early days on Chardon Square, received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Speech-language Pathology from the University of Akron. Hope grew up in Chardon and enjoys continuing to serve the community where she was raised. She has expertise working with pediatric patients with hearing loss, including experience with auditory-verbal therapy. Her areas of specialty include early speech and language development, articulation and phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, and elementary and middle-school language. She serves children and adolescents in independent schools and in the WRSLP office in Chardon.

 
Julie Parker, Speech-Language Pathologist

Julianne Parker, MA, CCC-SLP

Julie Parker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools for 16 years before transitioning to the private practice and independent school settings. Julie sees students in the WRSLP office and independent schools. She especially enjoys using games in therapy and working with children and teenagers to improve articulation and overall communication skills. Julie is WRSLP’s resident “R” expert. If your child is struggling with that sound, she will gladly step in to help.

 
Sarah Noviski, Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah Noviski, MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Noviski received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a Certificate in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion from Kent State University. She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University. Sarah has a passion for art and loves to develop creative ways to address goals in therapy. Her areas of interest include early speech and language development, fluency, pragmatic language, and Montessori education. In addition to seeing children and adolescents in the WRSLP office, Sarah provides therapy services in local independent schools.

 
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JoAnn Dunlap, MA, CCC-SLP

JoAnn Dunlap received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Cleveland State University. She has worked in public and independent school settings and for a home care agency. JoAnn uses her experience as a parent of three school-age children to quickly build rapport with children and their families and to offer simple ways to practice skills in daily activities. Learning the interests, strengths, and needs of her clients and creating a plan that leads to progress make her job incredibly rewarding. JoAnn specializes in articulation and phonology and in preschool and elementary language.

 

Administrative Staff

 
Kris Kramer-Jordan, Business Manager

Kris Kramer-Jordan
Business Manager

Kris Kramer-Jordan has a Master of Arts degree in Education and experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, and trainer. Most recently, she was the operations manager for a small independent school. Kris has lived overseas, speaks German fluently, and has experience working with English-as-a-Second-Language learners. As a mom, Kris can empathize with parents and caregivers who are doing their best to support their children, and she truly enjoys working in an environment serving children and adolescents.

Contact Kris for assistance with new patient registration, scheduling, JPSN, and other administrative matters. Please note that Nancy Duggan is the primary contact for families who have questions about services that are covered by health insurance.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 10:30 to 4:30
Wednesday: 10:30 to 3:30
Thursday: 10:30 to 3:30
Friday: 8:00 to 12:00

 
Nancy Duggan, Billing And Insurance Manager

Nancy Duggan
Billing and Insurance Clerk

For the past 25 years, Nancy Duggan (Nancy D.) has provided medical billing services to a variety of clinical professionals in the Cleveland area. For nearly 20 of those years, she has helped WRSLP families navigate the complex world of the third-party payer system. Nancy D. treks to Chardon from Cleveland Heights three days a week and can be counted on to keep everyone in the office updated on weather and road conditions.

Contact Nancy D. if you need assistance, have an insurance issue, or would like to pay your bill.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 
Naomi Mehls, Clinical Support Assistant

Naomi Mehls
Clinical Support Assistant

Naomi Mehls works closely with the speech-language pathologists. As a twice-retired administrative assistant, she supports them by doing whatever needs to be done. As a grandmother of four, Naomi’s day is brightened by the smiles of the children who come into the office.

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30 to 1:30
Friday: 8:30 to 1:30
Saturday: 9:00 to 2:00

 

In-House Colleague

JoAnn Dunlap, Speech-Language Pathologist

Lorie Armagno
Intervention Specialist
Owner, Tri-County Intervention and Tutoring Services LLC

Nancy Theofrastous, owner of WRSLP, and Lorie Armagno met at a Montessori school, have been close colleagues since 2010, and often collaborate on the needs of school-age children and adolescents they serve under the Jon Petersen Special Needs (JPSN) scholarship of the Ohio Department of Education. Lorie and her staff provide services to school-age children and adolescents through her own company, Tri-County Intervention and Tutoring Services LLC, which is fully independent of WRSLP. Three days a week in the offices of WRSLP, Lorie can be found helping students improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

To inquire about Tri-County services, please contact Lorie:
loriearmagno@gmail.com (440)476-3272 https://www.tri-countytutoring.com/