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OT: chelseylangley@paperplanetherapies.com

Speech: jillmiller@paperplanetherapies.com

Tel: 616-591-2905

Fax: 616-333-2321

Grand Rapids occupational therapy |  Paper Plane Therapies

Chelsey Langley

MS, OTR/L

 

Chelsey Langley is an occupational therapist and co-owner of Paper Plane Therapies. She received her Bachelors of Science degree at Grand Valley State University in Allied Health Sciences and her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2013 from Western Michigan University.  

 

Chelsey has background knowledge in neurodevelopment, sensory processing, and Greenspan's DIR/Floortime Method.  She has continued her education by attending courses that address the complex impact of trauma, reflex integration, autism spectrum disorders, cognition and proprioception, auditory and visual processing, and neurodevelopment.

 

Her clinical experience includes treatment in private practice, community settings, acute rehabilitation, and feeding clinics. She is also a part-time professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University where she teaches the pediatric curriculum and supervises graduate students providing occupational therapy services at Mel Trotter Ministries.

 

Chelsey  plans to continue her education and research in trauma, neurodevelopmental treatment, manual therapies, and sensory processing treatment. She is registered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is licensed by the State of Michigan.

 

Chelsey is an avid baker and enjoys DIY and home renovation projects.  She currently resides in Middleville with her husband, Austin, their two sons, Baylen and Beau, and their dogs, Hadley and Roux.

Jill Miller

MS, CCC-SLP

Jill is a speech and language pathologist and co-owner of Paper Plane Therapies. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Calvin College and her Masters of Speech Language Pathology in 2008 from Miami University.

 

Jill has studied or been trained in DIR/Floortime, Buteyko breathing techniques, Social Thinking, PROMPT techniques, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars, Lindamood-Bell LIPS program, Kaufman technique, and orofacial myofunctional therapy. She has studied many methods for articulation, apraxia, autism spectrum disorders, stuttering, feeding aversions, cognition, expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, learning disabilities and dyslexia. 

 

Her clinical experience includes private practice and outpatient and inpatient at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. 

 

Jill plans to continue her education and research in feeding therapy, trauma, and stuttering. She is registered with the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan.

 

Jill currently resides in Forest Hills with her husband, Jay, and their 4 children, Piper, Henry,  Avalon, and Walter. 

Kendra Kerbs

MS, OTR/L

 

Kendra is an occupational therapist and attended Western Michigan University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She received her Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services with a minor in integrative holistic health and wellness. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy.

 

She has experience working in outpatient pediatric clinics, acute care, as well as community settings serving individuals who are of homeless status. Kendra is familiar with working with a range of pediatric diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays and neuromuscular disorders. She also has experience with Greenspan’s DIR/Floortime Method, Astronaut Training and Handwriting without Tears.

 

Kendra has a passion for working with a pediatric population and helping all children lead happy and functional lives. She is excited to continue to her education and expand her knowledge on autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing and neurodevelopmental treatment. She is certified through National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy and is licensed by the state of Michigan.

 

Kendra currently resides in Grand Rapids. When she is not working, she stays busy by running, doing yoga, trying new recipes, reading and spending time outdoors. 

Rachel Van Wylen 

MA, CCC-SLP

 

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.

 

 

 

Hannah Olsen

MS, OTR/L

 

Hannah Olsen is an Occupational Therapist.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Aquinas College, and her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2013.  

 

Hannah has clinical experience working in pediatrics both in the school and inpatient rehabilitation settings, as well as in general acute and subacute rehabilitation.  She has worked with a wide range of pediatric ages and diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, neuromuscular disorders, developmental delays, cognitive delays, fine and gross motor delays, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.  Hannah has been trained in Handwriting Without Tears, Social Thinking, motor learning theory, and assistive technology. 

 

Hannah is passionate about working with the pediatric population, collaborating with families and schools to ensure a child’s success in all aspects of life.  She is excited to continue her education in the areas of feeding disorders, Greenspan’s DIR/Floortime Method, sensory processing, and neurodevelopmental treatments.  She is licensed by the state of Michigan and is certified through the National Board of Occupational Therapy. 

 

Hannah currently resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Jeff, their young daughter, Claire, and their dog, Leo.  She enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, and anything outdoors.

Bethany Kemler 

MA, CCC-SLP
 

Bethany Kemler is a speech-language pathologist.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Calvin College and her Masters of Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  

 

Bethany has experience working with children exhibiting articulation and phonology impairments, receptive and expressive language delays, cognitive impairments, stuttering, Down Syndrome, apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has studied or been trained in Kaufman technique, PECS, The Hanen Program, and Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing.

 

Her clinical experience includes inpatient and long-term care, however the majority of Bethany's experience has taken place in schools.  She is passionate about working with children and about coordinating with school staff to provide the best possible services.  Bethany also works at Calvin College as a Clinical Instructor, where she has the opportunity to help educate and prepare future speech-language pathologists.

 

Bethany plans to continue her education in reading interventions, AAC, and auditory processing.  She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Michigan.  

 

Bethany currently resides in Kentwood with her young daughter.  

Megan Rodgers

MS, OTR-L

Megan is an occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley State University.

Megan has experience working with the pediatric population in outpatient and school settings. Prior to receiving her occupational therapy degree, Megan worked in the field of applied behavior analysis where she gained special knowledge in behavioral interventions and autism spectrum disorder.

Megan has experience treating a variety of pediatric diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cognitive and developmental delay, social/emotional regulation, fine and gross motor difficulties, and feeding disorders. She has experience in the S.O.S Approach to Feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, and Zones of Regulation. 

Megan is passionate about working with the pediatric population and encouraging growth through fun and meaningful activities. She is excited to continue her education and expand her knowledge in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing, and feeding therapy. She is certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in the state of Michigan.

Megan currently resides in Grand Rapids. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, doing yoga, and spending time with her dog, Sadie.

Nicole Smith 

MS, CCC-SLP

Nicole is a speech and language pathologist. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Central Michigan University and Masters of Speech Language Pathology from Abilene Christian University.

 

Nicole has been trained in or studied, PROMPT, Social Thinking, DIR Floortime, SOS feeding protocol, and LAMP for assistive technology/AAC. She has experience working in pediatric and adult outpatient settings, early intervention, neurodegenerative voice clinics, sub-acute rehabilitation, and the public schools. She also has experience working with a range of pediatric diagnoses including articulation/phonological and language disorders, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia, feeding and swallowing disorders, traumatic brain injury, voice disorders and autism spectrum disorder. She also continues to work and gain experience in the medical setting with both adults and pediatrics. 

 

Nicole has a passion for both working with and pursuing further studies in the pediatric swallowing and feeding populations. She also plans to continue her studies with AAC and autism intervention in the adolescent population. She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Michigan. 

 

Nicole currently resides in Grand Rapids. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, running with her dog Nala, and finding out who has the best doughnut in Grand Rapids.

Traice Rokita 

MA, CF-SLP


Traice is a speech-language pathologist. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science from Eastern Michigan University and her Masters of Arts from The University of Toledo. 


Traice’s clinical experiences include adults and pediatrics across a variety of settings including acute care, private practice, and schools. She also has prior experience working in the field of applied behavioral analysis where she gained a background in behavioral interventions and autism spectrum disorder. 


Traice has experience working with a variety of pediatric diagnosis including autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, feeding and swallowing, and childhood apraxia. She has experience in DIR/Floor Time Method and Social Thinking. 
She is passionate about working with the pediatric population. To provide the most effective treatment she plans to continue her education in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, AAC, and feeding therapy. She is licensed with the state of Michigan. 


Traice currently resides in Grand Rapids. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Pure Michigan, and trying new restaurants.

Taylor Boyd

MA, CCC-SLP

Taylor is a speech and language pathologist who received her Bachelors and Masters of Arts from Michigan State University.

 

Taylor has experience working within a variety of medical settings including inpatient, outpatient and sub-acute rehabilitation with both pediatric and adult patients. She also has experience working with a range of pediatric diagnoses including articulation/phonological and language disorders, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome. Taylor has been trained in Beckman Oral Motor and plans to continue her education and training in the areas of feeding, childhood apraxia of speech and AAC. 

 

Taylor is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan. 

 

Taylor currently resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Chris and their dog, Millie. She enjoys live music and Michigan summers.

Sam Crimmins 

MA, CCC-SLP

Samantha is a speech and language pathologist who graduated with a Bachelors in Speech and Language Pathology and French, and completed her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Northern Colorado.

 

 Samantha has experience working within a variety of medical and educational settings with pediatrics and adults. She also has worked with a variety of diagnoses including articulation/phonological and language disorders, childhood apraxia, stuttering, pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and motor speech disorders requiring AAC. She has studied or been trained in Beckman Oral Motor, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach, Fragile Infant Feeding Institute (FIFI), Catherine Shaker and Melanie Potock’s Feeding courses, NOMAS International Feeding Symposium, Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing, PECS, LAMP and Tobii Dynavox Core (AAC). 

 

Samantha has a passion for using a positive developmental play based approach with infants and children who have feeding and communication challenges.  She plans to continue her education in the areas of feeding and swallowing, myofunctional disorders, voice, childhood apraxia of speech and AAC. 

 

Samantha is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan and Colorado. 

 

Samantha resides near Rockford and enjoys spending her time in nature, writing, reading, baking and outdoor activities with her husband, young daughter and sassy Great Pyrenees mountain dog.