A Little Bit About Tracy…
Tracy Wannemacher is a licensed speech language pathologist with more than 20 years experience, providing ongoing speech and language therapy and evaluations. Tracy’s background includes working with children on the Autism Spectrum, those with childhood apraxia of speech, as well as with speech and language delays. She has received additional training and education in a number of field areas that include: ABA therapy, Autism, Apraxia, PECS, Social Thinking and Sensory Integration.
In January 2009, Tracy decided to pursue her goal of becoming an independent provider of speech and language therapy, launching her current company, Wannemacher Therapy. Currently she provides speech therapy in the Illinois Early Intervention Program as well as private speech therapy for children ages 3 and older. During her career, Tracy has held a variety of positions in her field that include 10 years with a non-profit organization, Little Friends, Inc. Five of those years she was the Program Director of the Little Friends, Parent-Infant-Program. She also conducted speech evaluations as part of a comprehensive team for the Autism Diagnostic Clinic at Little Friends. Tracy is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she received her masters in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.
Tracy’s other entrepreneurial interests include the co-development of a series of children’s apps by Whole Brain Edutainment. These apps are fun and educational while incorporating Tracy’s knowledge of behavioral principles, motor planning, and speech and language development.
My most recent venture includes my new blog: NoOneAskedMeBut.com. I am choosy about the toys and therapy materials that I purchase and use in therapy. I often joke around about wishing I had some input into the development of a toy or puzzle; or book; etc, because in my opinion many make too much noise without a purpose; many do not possess any therapeutic or learning value; and many are visually too busy. Then I smile and mutter, “No one asked me.” One day I was on the phone with a friend and she said you should write a blog. I laughed and said yes, and I will call it “No one asked me but…” And here I am with a blog page! Holy Moly!…
I hope to offer some insight into working with children, speech therapy, humor, and some of my thoughts about life. My goal is for this blog to reach a variety of readers who want to learn and laugh. Please consider signing up to receive my posts and joining me on this new journey; grab a cup of coffee; and let’s have some fun!