Abby W. M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Abby grew up in Chicago, IL, received her Bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She went on to pursue my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL.  Abby’s favorite part about being a speech therapist is building relationships with kiddos and helping them make progress toward their goals.  She is excited to be a part of developing positive communication with kiddos and their families.  When she’s not at KDA, Abby enjoys running, spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and exploring new cities!

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Before Kara Dodds, my son received speech services with Rady's. I normally have great things to say about Rady's, but the way speech was set up (short 25 minute appointments once a week) just didn't work for us. Since switching to Kara Dodds, my son has made incredible progress.

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Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

By Veronica Glen, PT, DPT (

When Physical Therapists see a clumsy or uncoordinated child, one of the first thoughts we think is “That kid can use some balance training!” or “They could benefit from functional activity practice!” What current evidence based research is finding is that strength and power training can be just as helpful if not MORE helpful than functional movement training!

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