Fun Facts About Mindy:

  • In college, she backpacked to France, Austria, Germany, and Italy with a friend.  After 8 hours of walking in the rain in Paris, they found the youth hostile!
  • When she was in college, she cared for two families who had triplets.  
  • She started learning sign language in elementary school.
  • She has never played an organized sport.  She still feels confused when people shout, "Head's Up!" at her kids' sports games.

Mindy's advice to all parents:

"Turn off media devices and spend time with your children praying and playing. The greatest tool we have to support our children's development is another human being!"

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you

will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives, and he who

seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be

opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

Mindy Vasilakopoulos, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist / Founder

Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North American (CASANA)

In 2008, Mindy followed her heart to create Pediaprogress where she could design a welcoming and comfortable environment in which a community of professionals and families partner to advance children’s skills. She appreciates the quote from Dr. Seuss,

"A person's a person, no matter how small." 
She believes that children learn to love when they are loved and they learn to respect when they are respected. Mindy received her B.S. degree in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Illinois and her M.A. degree in communicative disorders with a specialization in speech-language pathology from Northern Illinois University.  She was inspired to become an SLP by her cool cousin, Tommy, has an unconditional love for everyone and he has Down syndrome.

With over 18 years experience, Mindy continues to love connecting with children and seeing the joy in their eyes when they realize their words are powerful! 

When not creating at Pediaprogress, Mindy also enjoys dancing, reading, and designing new spaces with her husband and three children.