speech language pathologist
Rachel Van Wylen received her Bachelors of Science from Calvin College and her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009.
Rachel has studied or been trained in Social Thinking, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood-Bell LIPS program, The Hanen Program, Every Move Counts: Clicks and Chats and child centered inclusive therapy within a classroom. She has intensely studied and worked with children exhibiting the following: Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitive delays, articulation and phonology impairments, expressive and receptive language delays, stuttering, behavioral challenges, and reading delays. Rachel frequently coordinates with school based speech therapists for continuity of care with children she is working with who also receive speech-language at school.
Five years in the public school system prepared Rachel well for her work at this clinic. In addition to working at Paper Plane Therapies, Rachel works part-time as a Clinical Instructor at Calvin College helping to educate future speech-language pathologists.
Rachel plans to continue her education and research in feeding therapy, stuttering, AAC including PECS. She is registered with the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan.
Rachel currently resides in Forest Hills with her husband and three young children.