Meet the Staff:
Earned a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Illinois.
Judith A. LeDuc, a speech and language pathologist is currently in private practice. She has held the academic appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois Medical Center where she was also the clinic coordinator at the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies. She was also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University from 1999-2009. She has received the honor of Fellow from both the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
During her career, she has established an inpatient and outpatient hospital based program for children with speech-language and swallowing disorders, has provided clinical services, conducted research and taught in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, and has been a consultant to the schools. Her clinical practice has focused on children with language disorders including the Autistic Spectrum, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Auditory Processing Disorders, as well as the Craniofacial Population. Judith’s focus has been on language development and its connection to reading and academic success.
Ms. LeDuc has lectured locally, nationally and internationally, and serves on various committees and Boards of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, including ASHA’s first Health Care committee, Strategic Long Range Planning Board, Board of Ethics, ASHA’s Governmental and Social Policy Board (Chair), and the Financial Planning Board . She has also served on ASHA’s Legislative Council, as a representative from Illinois. Her Illinois Speech and Hearing involvement includes:
Convention Local Arrangements, Program Committee, Licensure and Governmental Relations Committee, and Vice President for Finance.
Karen Buy Ribbon, Illinois State License, Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Karen graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Illinois. In 2008, she received an Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have over 25 years of experience treating individuals with communication disorders. My areas of expertise include aphasia, apraxia, articulation/phonological disorder, autism, language delay/disorder, language learning disability and traumatic brain injury.