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LLA Spotlight: Stephanie Kilijanczyk

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Stephanie Kilijanczyk!

Stephanie is a Registered Behavior Technician Fellow who has been with LLA for 2 years! She serves clients at our Fairlawn clinic. She became a therapist because she wanted to be a part of the success stories of the clients she is honored to work with. Her favorite part about being a therapist is watching the children learn and grow skills that appeared to be out of reach!

Share a success story!

One of my favorite success stories is about my first client I ever worked with as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). I would start every session with the client asking him about his weekend or his day, and I would get 1-2 word responses and he would always be hesitant to give me eye contact. We worked together for several months, and we worked every day on conversation skills and reciprocal statements. When it was time to say goodbye to my friend, we were able to talk back and forth, with eye contact, for several minutes about all sorts of topics! I will never forget this special kiddo and the impact he had on my career in ABA.

Let’s get to know Stephanie better!

Describe your role at LLA:

I am currently an RBT Fellow at LLA. I assist Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in implementing behavior reduction and skill acquisition treatment plans. I am a fellow because I am finishing my hours and will sit for a board exam to become a BCBA!

What is your favorite movie?


What is your favorite team?

Cleveland Browns

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


How did you discover your passion for working with children?

I started babysitting at a young age and loved taking care of children. I volunteered at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and fell in love with helping children and making them smile. Once I discovered ABA, a science that involves helping children grow and succeed, I knew this was the path for me.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

What is your favorite season?


What is the best therapy advice you have ever received?

Always remember to not take the bad days personally and to come to work with a smile on your face and positive thoughts for the day!

Would you rather have ice cream or cookies?

Ice cream

What is the best concert you have ever been to? 

Shania Twain

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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