About Us

Basha Ontiveros M.S., CCC-SLP Speech Pathologist Orofacial Myofunctional Specialist Provider of speech & orofacial myofunctional therapy

Hi, I’m Basha.

I am a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist providing Speech Therapy for children and adults in the Bloomington-Normal area since 2002. I graduated from Illinois State University with a Masters in Science.

I specialize in speech, swallowing disorders and oromyofunctional disorders including articulation, verbal apraxia, stuttering, myofunctional therapy for pre and post frenectomy, mouth breathing, tongue thrust, digit/thumb sucking, tongue tie, oral swallowing, and picky eating.

As an experienced private therapist my goal is to work with you or your child to establish meaningful goals and establish an effective treatment.

I continually strive to help provide evidence-based, high quality services that are tailored to meet your or your child’s specific needs. Providing cutting edge therapy through continued training and education is always a top priority.

Hi, I’m Julie.

Julie obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Illinois State University in Speech Language Pathology. Throughout her life she has had a passion for working with children. She babysat through high school and college and then began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public schools. Julie’s clinical experiences have primarily included working with children in early childhood, elementary and junior high school.

Julie has experience by working with children with developmental delays, Down Syndrome, Autism, Verbal Apraxia, Language-based literacy disorders, fluency (stuttering) disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, phonological processing disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders and pragmatic (social) language disorders.

Julie is an engaging communicator with a people-centric, compassionate nature.  She enjoys building strong professional relationships with children, families, and other professionals while advocating and educating others on speech, language, and literacy development. 

In her free time, Julie enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her friends and family.  She has three children that keep her busy: Jade (8), Raegan (6), and Owen (3).  As a family they like to go for pontoon rides on Lake Bloomington, hike at Comlara,  ride bikes, play games, and make memories through adventures both near and far.    

About Bloomington-Normal Speech Therapy

Bloomington-Normal is a private practice serving all ages above 3-4. I am certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider. I am licensed in the State of Illinois, based in Bloomington, Illinois, and see cases from all over the state. I provide a range of services that key off of an initial evaluation that identifies any issues and then provide the appropriate evidence-based therapy program or referral to another specialist that will best help you with the challenges you are experiencing. As mentioned above, I keep up with the latest research and provide the best available information.

Our Awards

Basha has received the ACE Award for continuing education for 2020-2022 by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association for her advanced number of professional development and trainings in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Our Affiliations

The IAOM is the founding governing body in the Certification of Orofacial Myology. We are the oldest and largest organization that trains, educates and certifies in orofacial myofunctional therapy. The IAOM is the only professional organization to certify clinicians in the field of Orofacial Myology. Bloomington-Normal Speech Pathology is affiliated with IAOM as an active member leveraging the coursework and standards established by IAOM.
The American Speech–Language–Hearing Association is a professional association for speech–language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. It has more than 197,856 members and affiliates. Bloomington-Normal is affiliated with ASHA as an active member leveraging the vast amount of speech and myofunctional standards established by ASHA.

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