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About Us

20 years of professional experience serving children of all ages and abilities.

An evidence-based and individualized approach to speech therapy.

Meet Tonya

Tonya Schrader opened her private practice, Children’s Therapy Specialists, in 2007 and has 20 years of professional experience. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health. She received her B.S. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University – Moorhead. She has worked with children birth to 18 years of age with multiple diagnoses in both clinical and educational settings. She enjoys working with children and their families to help each child reach their fullest potential. She believes that developing a genuine relationship with each child fosters self-motivation and progress. She has a particular interest in and experience with children who have articulation and phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorders, reading/phonological disorders, and cleft lip/palate. She is a certified Interactive Metronome provider and has extensive training in speech sound disorders, dyslexia, ADHD and auditory processing disorders.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified Member

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive speech/language evaluation
  • Individualized treatment sessions
  • Free speech/language screenings for children under 3 years of age
  • Devoted therapy spaces for younger and older clients.
    • If you are a current client, teletherapy could be a good option for you and your child to consider. We offer a complimentary teletherapy session so you can see first-hand if this mode of service delivery works for you and your child.
    • If you are a new client, please contact us so we can learn more about your child’s needs and discuss teletherapy assessment and therapy options.

Insurance Information

Children’s Therapy Specialists is “in network” with most major insurance companies, however, there is no guarantee insurance will cover the type of therapy recommended. We encourage you to call your insurance carrier to determine your specific speech therapy plan benefits.

Where We’re Located

2nd Floor of the Riverbend Plaza

200 Lewis Ave, Ste. 230
Watertown, MN 55388

RiverBend Plaza front door