About The Speech Spot

About The Spot: 

The Speech Spot started as an outlet for busy parents to get the speech and language services their children deserve.  We provide flexible after school hours as well as some weekend availability to meet the needs of active families.  We have a dedicated therapy room and the resources to specifically target your child's needs.  


 The Speech Spot specializes in services for children in preschool through fifth  grade. However, please call to discuss your child's needs to determine if we are able to provide services. 

We accept private paying clients as well as those enrolled with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. We are continually adding more insurance plans and flexible options to be reimbursed so please do not hesitate to ask if we accept your insurance plan. 

After 5 years of growth The Speech Spot expanded to  a multi-office therapy center in the heart of downtown Kirkwood, MO to better serve our families .  We are located in the 112 W. Jefferson Ave. building  in the midst of all the shops, restaurants  and family entertainment Kirkwood  has to offer!


Front Entrance

You are @ the SPOT!

Why The Spot?: 

Is your child having trouble speaking or being understood?  Are they often times frustrated finding words or expressing basic needs? Are they having problems understanding or processing language? Do they have difficulty making social connections with peers?  The Spot is here to guide and support you and your child so they can reach their full potential. 


 The Spot provides individual, goal orientated speech and language sessions for your child. Sessions are thoughtfully planned out with your child's needs in mind. The Spot is designed to service families looking for a primary speech therapist and for those looking to supplement existing school services.  We will see students who attend public school, private schools, or who are homeschooled. Please call to discuss your child's needs and schedule an initial consultation. 


Elizabeth Dunn, M.S. CCC-SLP

     Owner/ Speech Therapist


Elizabeth has eleven years experience in the speech and language field in a variety of settings.  She specializes in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation and speech impairments,  phonological disorders, apraxia, stuttering and language impairments. Elizabeth has a particular passion for speech articulation disorders. She enjoys developing rapport beyond the therapy setting and making her clients and families feel at ease with the process of therapy. 


Background & Education:

  • Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University

  • Bachelor of science in Speech-Language Hearing Disorders from the University of Kansas.




Additional information:

  • Presenter on Executive Function Skills and Strategies for Therapists and Teachers

  • Social Thinking Conference (Michelle Garcia Winner)  Attendee 

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association ACE award 

Kate Robertson, M.A. CCC-SLP

Owner/Speech Therapist 


Kate brings experience from the private practice setting and Saint Louis Children's Hospital to The Speech Spot. She has experience treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X syndrome, Down

syndrome, hearing impairment, cleft palate, articulation disorders, receptive/expressive

language deficits, tongue thrust swallow, phonological disorders, and apraxia of speech. Kate is skilled in providing evaluations and assessments and has an eye for details. 

Background & Education:

  • Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from Northwestern University 

  • Bachelors of Arts in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Saint Louis University 




Caitlin has provided speech and language therapy primarily in the school setting. Her time in the schools has provided her with a wealth of knowledge about a variety of speech and language disorders,  Caitlin has a particular passion and interest in the early childhood population, AAC, and phonological disorders. She enjoys building relationships with her clients as well as their families and is happy to provide strategies for carryover at home. 

Background & Education: 

  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas  

  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders from the University of Kansas 


  • American Speech Language Hearing Association- Certificate of Clinical Competence 

  • Missouri Board of Healing Arts Certification 

  • Speech-Language Pathology Certificate from Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 



Kristen will complete her third year working in an elementary school setting. She also has experience working in an Acute Care setting with adults, as well as some school setting experience with the Middle and High School Populations.  She has experience working with students in the areas of articulation, phonological disorders, AAC, early language learning, language disorders as they relate to the educational setting, fluency, and  she has worked with a variety of students on the Autism Spectrum.


Background & Education:

  • Masters of Arts Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Truman State University

  • Bachelor of Health Science degree in the area of Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Missouri-Columbia.



  • Certificate of Clinical Competence  from the American Speech Language Hearing Association

  • Missouri Board of Healing Arts License in Speech Language Pathology