Andrea Brandess

Andrea Brandess, Pediatric Developmental Therapist, Reading Specialist

Andrea is a credentialed Developmental Therapist and an Early intervention therapist. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Language, Literacy and Specialized Instruction from DePaul University.

She is a member of the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association. She has experience working with birth through elementary school age children with a variety of diagnoses and conditions. For example, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, and learning and reading disabilities. Andrea
is excited to be joining the Little Steps team and helping children reach their greatest potential.

Certification and Training:

  • Credentialed Developmental Therapist
  • Certified Elementary Education Teacher
  • Certified Reading Specialist
  • CPR Certified (soon)
  • Early Intervention Specialist