Linda Cervenka, MA, CCC-SLP
Linda Cervenka is a licensed speech -language pathologist and is co-founder of Soaring Eagle Academy an Illinois State Board of Education approved school serving students 3 through 21 years of age with autism and related disorders. Within the academy Linda servers as the Program Expert Clinician supporting staff in understanding the importance of language comprehension, affect/emotional processing, sensory processing and in always thinking developmentally while supporting student regulation, engagement, play, peer interaction and learning. Linda supports both staff and students in learning and growing within the DIR and Developmental Language models. Additionally, Linda has a small private practice in LaGrange, Illinois working primarily with children and adolescence with autistic spectrum and related disorders utilizing DIR model and development language models. Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL and her Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked for over 30 years with children with special needs, in home based and clinic based therapeutic services and public and private schools providing consultation, training and support for children and families. Linda is a Senior Faculty member of Profectum and has presented nationally on the topic of developmental approaches to intervention for children.