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Danielle Tollaksen M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist located in  Crystal Lake, IL  

Danielle Tollaksen, M.S. CCC-SLP
About Danielle Tollaksen M.S., CCC-SLP

Danielle is a fun-loving and caring Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. Danielle attended Northern Arizona University where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree all while swimming competitively for her university’s NAU Lumberjack NCAA DI Swimming and Diving team. Danielle’s passion is working with children and she “loves watching kids learn and grow and seeing the wonder and excitement in their eyes as they realize they're capable of doing new things.” 

Danielle has been practicing for over 10 years and is an expert in the area of:

  • articulation
  • apraxia
  • executive functioning (problem solving, task initiation, cause/effect, emotional control, planning, prioritization)
  • eliciting opportunities for communication
  • phonetics
  • feeding therapy
  • dysphagia
  • base of tongue and oral motor exercises
  • speech delay
  • communication repair
  • non-verbal communication
  •  pragmatic skills
  • autism
  • stuttering
  • dyslexia

Danielle loves being outside, being in and near water, and having fun!  Her hobbies include spending time with her family, swimming, grounding/being in her garden and backyard, exploring the outdoors, and listening to and feeling live music.  Danielle believes that laughter and having meaningful relationships are very important in life, and most importantly she enjoys sharing these fun moments and experiences with children to foster their growth.