Tandy Therapy Team
Lauren Tandy, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is also a Pacific Northwest native. I live in Post Falls, Idaho with a loving husband, two active sons, and a spitfire daughter.
It is my dream to share the different aspects of communication and feeding in a fun, engaging, and comfortable environment. I have been in private practice since 2016 providing in-home and clinic-based speech, language, and feeding and swallowing services to my clients.
Before starting Tandy Therapy, I worked in a variety of settings serving children and adults, including out-patient hospital clinics, adult rehabilitation programs, long-term acute care hospital therapy, and school district services. I now specialize in areas of speech and language development, caregiver coaching, telepractice, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and other related feeding difficulties. I have a unique experience as a mother of three completely individual little human beings. They have taught me much more than a master's in communication sciences and disorders ever could have. But I definitely learned a lot from that, too.
I am an evidence-based clinician that applies the latest research and proven practices to my intervention approach.
Anna Bollinger, MS., CF SLP
I am a speech-language pathologist who moved back home to the area after living in Colorado for 7 years. I live with my husband and three kids in Liberty Lake, WA. I went back to school when our youngest started kindergarten, and recently graduated from Washington State University with a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Before becoming an SLP I was a stay-at-home-mom for 12 years, and then a Parent Educator for the Parents as Teachers Organization.
I am very passionate about supporting children and their families with early intervention, early literacy, and treating language and speech sound disorders. Someday soon I hope to specialize in treatment of speech sound disorders as well as write children's books! I also love spending time with family and friends, reading, and finding great places to eat and listen to live music.
Daniela is an occupational therapist who has been practicing since 2020. Daniela graduated from Eastern Washington university with a master’s in occupational therapy as well as a bachelor’s in exercise science. Daniela has an extensive history of working in pediatrics, she completed extensive job shadowing and was a therapy aide throughout graduate school. She works mostly with pediatrics and also has experience in adult rehab including trauma. She is passionate about trauma informed care and providing a holistic approach to therapy. She has received extensive ongoing training in MNRI, a primitive reflex modality that utilizes neurodevelopment re-patterning techniques to create change at the nervous system level. She has received certifications in trauma informed care as well as anti-inflammatory nutrition education. She enjoys working with families and children. She is passionate about helping children on the autism spectrum and increasing their functionality. Daniela enjoys health and wellness, yoga, and nature.
Facility Maintenance Manager
John Tandy is our facility maintenance manager. He is our helping hand that fixes and builds what we need in order to deliver successful therapies to our families. He may be seen around the clinic assisting in various projects. He is also our owner, Lauren Tandy’s husband. He has been around the therapy world as long as she has. They have been married since 2007 and have three children. Their family calls Post Falls, Idaho home, and loves recreating in the surrounding lakes and mountains.
Facility Maintenance Assistant
Ian is the clinic helper that you will see moving around and doing what is needed in all buildings and parking lot areas. He is Lauren Tandy’s eldest son and has grown up helping create therapy materials and learning about all thing therapy from his mom and her team. He loves mountain biking, snowboarding, scootering, baseball, and parkour.
Hi! I'm Karrie, I have worked in the Medical Field for about 20 years now, ranging from Physical Therapy Aid to scheduling and authorizations. Working here at Tandy Therapy is very rewarding and fun. I get to work with amazing therapists and get to meet extraordinary kiddos.
A little about me,
I grew up in North Idaho after having lived in various places on the West Coast. I then decided to come back home to North Idaho to raise my 3 wonderful children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and going on hikes with my boyfriend Joel and our 2 dogs. I also spend time at the lake and traveling to new places we have on our bucket list.
Social Media Manager
Hi, my name is Jermaine. I was born, raised, and have lived my entire life in the Philippines. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a focus on clinical and child psychology from Our Lady of Fatima University. I have been a special educator in a progressive school for four years.
During the pandemic, schools in our country had a difficult time transitioning to online classes, especially for children with special needs. With the decrease in caseloads, I decided to pursue my other passion aside from teaching — designing! I studied English for Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania and Social Media Management at Courseblet, Inc. online.
After studying, I applied what I learned in social media management, incorporated my graphic design skills, and started working with overseas clients. I work remotely as a digital marketing specialist, and I love what I’m doing! I’m so blessed that I’m in Tandy Therapy, not only because I got the job, but also I am working with SLPs and OTs, just like when I was in a school setting!
During the weekends, I teach in Sunday school (online, via Zoom) in our local church, where I am also the head teacher. I enjoy playing ukulele, especially for my dogs, Marga and Maki. I love watching anime and playing online games during my free time.
Tandy Therapy Contractors
Jessie Armstrong grew up in Kellogg, Idaho and has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 15 years.. She completed a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Eastern Michigan University. Jessie’s experience includes working in public schools, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing facilities, in patient services, and early intervention services.
Jessie has had the opportunity to professionally work with children with developmental delays, feeding/oral motor disorders, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia, language-based literacy disorders, fluency disorders, medically fragile children, dysphagia, AAC, Voice, and articulation/phonological disorders. Jessie enjoys working to help people achieve their best! When not working, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the beautiful Northwest!
Robin Van Hauten
From the moment I learned what Occupational Therapy was, I knew I would be an OT. It combined my love of people, eagerness to help, thirst for knowledge (especially medical), excitement in problem-solving, and suited my high energy level.
After my first fieldwork in pediatrics, I was hooked. My first job was with a private practice in North Carolina, mainly seeing kids birth-5 years old in a children’s center, a few in the office and in-home. Five years later, my wonderful husband and I moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to see if it suited us and our 4-legged family members. It did, and we still love the outdoor opportunities it provides us year-round. We love to run, hike, ski and snowboard, camp, and look for morels and huckleberries.
After owning my own practice, working at area pediatric offices, and staying home with my two boys, I decided to try out telepractice with the Tandy Therapy group. I am surprised by the fact that I love providing services via malpractice.
I pride myself on providing quality services with goals that truly reflect the needs and wants of the kids and their families: My favorite compliments are hearing how happy kids/parents are to be able to complete a task they care about (and that I didn't just sit them in a chair to stack blocks 😁). Over almost 20 years of being an Occupational Therapist, I realize I've become a very functionally aware OT. Motor skills are important, but I always use a lot of sensory integration, developmental motor skills, neuromuscular skills development, strengthening, activities of daily living (including feeding), handwriting, environmental/task/behavior adaptation, and enjoy working with kids with various visual difficulties.
Kristine is a nationally certified and state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She completed a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Idaho State University, as well as a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education. Kristine's experience includes working in public schools, outpatient pediatric therapy, and early intervention services. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristine was a middle school science teacher.
Kristine has had the opportunity to professionally work with children with developmental delays, feeding/oral motor disorders, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia, language-based literacy disorders, fluency disorders, medically fragile children, and articulation/phonological disorders.
She has received specialized training in feeding assessment/intervention; autism spectrum disorders; childhood apraxia of speech; Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" method; Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention; Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1; Prompt Method; Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach; SOFFI®, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants method; and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®). She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and their families.
Kristine lives in Iowa with her husband, Andrew, and children, Amelia and Emmett.