Who I am
My name is Lisa Gresch, and I am a speech-language pathologist and learning specialist. I work with clients ages 3-22, providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for speech and language disorders, learning disorders/differences, social skills, and executive functioning. I also provide academic coaching to help students develop skills and strategies for learning as well as parent coaching to help families support their child's learning at home. I love helping kids, teens, and young adults "learn how to learn" and become effective communicators!
I have a clinical and research background in evidence-based interventions for speech, language, social communication, and learning disabilities. I specialize in working with clients who have co-occurring language/learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral challenges. My clients often carry diagnoses of ADHD, autism, dyslexia, reading and writing disorders, executive function challenges, speech and language disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD), auditory processing disorder (APD/CAPD), social communication disorder, social anxiety, or are gifted/twice-exceptional (2e).
My clinical approach is collaborative, client-centered, and relationship-based. I work from a neurodiversity-affirming lens and pull from a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies and intervention programs to develop a plan that is uniquely designed for each client and family with whom I work. I do not believe in "one-size fits all" approaches to teaching, and my goal is to make learning personal. I love teaching my clients about how their brain learns and helping them discover new skills and strategies that fit their unique needs.
Many of the children, teens, and young adults with whom I work have not received the support they need to meet academic expectations and develop social relationships. I guide each client to recognize and understand their strengths and challenges so that they can find their unique voice and unlock their potential as a learner and communicator. For younger clients, I also provide support to parents as they help their child grow and learn. I value collaborating with families and other professionals who work with my clients to ensure we support the needs of the whole person.
Assessment and intervention for receptive and expressive language, including support for vocabulary, grammar, word finding, following directions, narrative language, inferencing, and expressing thoughts and feelings with words.
Individualized coaching to help students develop the skills and strategies they need to learn. This may include strategies related to creating and following a schedule, completing schoolwork, and advocating for one's learning needs. These services are especially geared towards autistic clients, and clients with learning differences, ADHD and/or mental health challenges.
Reading and Writing Support
Assessment and intervention for individuals with learning differences, including support for students with dyslexia and other reading and writing challenges. I have particular expertise working with students who experience academic anxiety.
Social Communication Support
Individual and group therapy for kids, teens, and young adults who need help navigating social relationships, adapting to dynamic environments, exploring neurodivergence, and understanding their own and others' thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. My approach is based in acceptance and mindfulness strategies with a heavy emphasis on relationships, authenticity, and fun!
Assessment and intervention for articulation and phonological disorders and childhood apraxia of speech. I also work with individuals (including adults) with single sound or residual articulation disorders who may not be eligible for school-based services (e.g., s, r, l).
Executive Function Coaching
Support for students who have difficulty with task initiation, time management, planning and organizing, working memory, processing, self-regulation, attention, flexibility, persistence, and/or problem solving. Coaching is client-centered and adapted to each individual's needs, values, personality, and lifestyle.
Helping children, adolescents, and young adults unlock their potential as learners and communicators
Speech, language, social communication, reading, writing, and executive functioning services for individuals ages 3-22
Virtual teletherapy available for clients in Illinois, California, and Wisconsin