About Childworks Therapy Clinic

Abbie built Childworks Therapy Clinic on the belief that therapy should be a safe, welcoming and fun place for children to develop critical skills they need to improve basic functions in their daily life. As a mom of two boys, she understands how important it is to create an environment that empowers the entire family to aid in the child’s progress while also highlighting the strengths of the child having difficulties.  It's her mission to positively change the lives of children all over Siouxland with quality therapy you can trust.

 

Childworks Therapy Clinic takes a different approach by treating the "whole child". They work to incorporate every member of the child’s team into our therapy goals (i.e. family, caregivers, other medical professionals, etc.), and facilitate progress by targeting their strengths and weaknesses in a family centered environment. Children look forward to coming to their sessions. Parents can expect to be heard when it comes to their concerns and goals for their child and receive quantitative and descriptive reports throughout the duration of their child's therapy. 

Meet the Team

Abbie Gacke,
M.A. CCC-SLP, CLC

OWNER

Abbie has specialized experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with complex medical diagnoses heavily impacted by feeding & swallowing disorders, speech and language disorders, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Her professional experience began in the Chicago area at an outpatient private pediatric clinic.

Since beginning her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Abbie has taken many hours of continuing education in the areas of pediatric/feeding and swallowing, orofacial myofunctional therapy, and motor speech disorders.

Abbie has a Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Iowa. Abbie is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

 

When moving back to the Siouxland area 3 years ago, she was excited to share her passion of empowering families to help their child eat and communicate. 

Abbie Gacke Speech-Language Pathologist
Sydney Kunzweiler,
M.A. CCC-SLP

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Sydney is a speech-language pathologist with specialized experience working with children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

 

Sydney’s areas of interest include children with speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, and expressive/receptive language disorders.

Sydney has a Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Iowa. She also has training and experience working with children with sensory motor feeding disorders.

Originally from Northwest Iowa, Sydney is currently residing in Le Mars, Iowa with her husband, Jesse, and daughter, Everleigh.

She enjoys helping parents navigate strategies to improve communication at an early age.

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Why Choose Us

Who We Serve

Childworks Therapy Clinic Speech Language Pathologists serve children and adults who are experiencing speech, language, cognitive, fluency, feeding/swallowing, and/or orofacial myofunctional deficits.

Accreditations

Providing Quality Care You and Your Child Deserves
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Insurance Policy

Nearly all major insurance plans accepted

Not sure if your insurance covers our services? Call our office, and we will verify your benefits with your provider. Childworks Therapy Clinic is not held liable for insurance denials and cannot guarantee reimbursement of services from insurance. 

Childworks Therapy Clinic is in network with many insurance plans and also accepts private pay. We can also submit claims for out-of-network insurance plans.