Meet Our Speech-Language Pathologists

Lakyn Habiger, MS CCC-SLP

Lakyn obtained a Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders degree and a Master of Speech-Language Pathology degree from Kansas State University. Lakyn’s favorite aspect of being a speech-language pathologist is connecting with children through play, discovering their interests and strengths, and empowering them to communicate in a meaningful way. She has had experience working with children with various communication or feeding needs, specifically pediatric feeding disorder and autism spectrum disorder. In her free time, Lakyn and her husband enjoy loving their two kids, cheering on the Chiefs and Wildcats, and spending time outside.

Kailey Petrehn, MS CCC-SLP

Kailey earned her Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas in 2016 with an emphasis in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is trained in Natural Language Acquisition (Gestalt Language Processing). Kailey loves using experience-based learning, following each child’s lead in play, and believes joyful interactions spark communication. When she isn’t at work, she spends time at her family’s bakeries in Lawrence and tries to keep up with her kids and numerous animals at home.

Deborah Schloeman, MS CCC-SLP

Deborah is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist with a Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders degree from The University of Texas at Dallas. Over her career, she has gained experience in school, home health, and outpatient clinical settings. Deborah often jokes that she was raised by Mr. Rogers and knew from a young age that she too wanted to help children make sense of and be active participants in the world around them. When not in the clinic she can be found enjoying the outdoors, working on various creative projects, or snuggled up with her cats and a good book. Deborah is grateful to all the children and families who share their stories and in turn, become a part of hers.

Julie Watson, MS CCC-SLP

Julie graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She provided therapy in public schools for eight years, prior to accepting a full-time position at Capper Foundation in 2015. Julie has worked with a diverse population of clients and has experience in addressing a variety of communication areas, as well as feeding and oral-motor concerns. Julie is passionate about her profession and enjoys mentoring & providing clinical supervision for graduate students about to enter the field. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending live performances, getting outside, and traveling to new locations.