Dexter, MI Gains New Pediatric Therapy & ABA Facility from Ivy Rehab for Kids

Dexter, MI Gains New Pediatric Therapy & ABA Facility from Ivy Rehab for Kids

Ivy Rehab for Kids is excited to announce the launch of its unique facility in Dexter, MI, featuring two specialized pediatric therapy offices. Located at 7007 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, these offices provide pediatric physical, occupational, speech, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.  

The team of highly skilled therapists at each office focuses on creating tailored treatment plans that address the unique requirements of each patient. They collaborate closely with patients to design comprehensive recovery plans and are committed to helping them achieve their full potential. 

Ivy Rehab for Kids 

Kaelan Henman, M.A., CCC-SLP, serves as the Clinic Director and Pediatric Speech Therapist at the kids’ facility in Dexter. 

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to Washtenaw County and serve the Dexter community,” said Kaelan. “One of the biggest barriers to accessing pediatric therapy is the distance families often must travel. I look forward to making physical therapy, occupational, speech, and ABA therapy more accessible so children can thrive and their families can feel supported.” 

Kaelan is passionate about his career and aims to provide the best, most functional, and culturally responsive therapy to every child and family that enters his treatment room. He believes that communication is a human right and strives to make it accessible to all children in the community. 

Kaelan is PROMPT trained, is a Hanen-Certified SLP for the Hanen More Than Words program, and specializes in AAC and early childhood language development. He completed his education in Speech-Language Pathology at Eastern Michigan University and began serving the pediatric population of Southeast Michigan in 2018.  

Services available at the Ivy Rehab for Kids in Dexter, MI, include:     

Ivy ABA – Autism Center 

Shannon Schatz, M.S., BCBA, LBA, serves as the Clinic Director and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst at the ABA facility in Dexter. 

“Dexter has held a special place in my heart since I was a little kid, so when I heard that Ivy was planning to expand its services there, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team,” shared Shannon. “As the area director for Howell, Hartland, Dewitt, Commerce and Brighton, I’m thrilled to add Dexter to that list. I’m eager to immerse myself in the community and raise awareness about the outstanding pediatric therapies we offer. I can’t wait to connect with families and caregivers in Dexter and make a positive impact in their lives.” 

Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2011. While enrolled in WMU’s Applied Behavior Analysis program in 2010, she completed her practicum providing ABA therapy at a preschool for children with severe autism. While enrolled in this practicum, she learned that autism and ABA was her passion. She witnessed firsthand the amazing things ABA therapy can do to help children with disabilities.  

Shannon then received her Master’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University in 2014. After working one-on-one with individuals with disabilities as a behavior technician for two years, Shannon was promoted to lead behavior technician and then moved up to managing an ABA clinic in Texas.  

After participating in many roles in the ABA field, she decided she wanted to help children on a larger scale and became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2015. Her favorite parts of being a BCBA are working directly with the children, seeing their everyday progress, and hearing about their accomplishments in the community and at home.  

When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She also enjoys boating, camping, exercising, attempting to be crafty and reality TV. 

Services available at the Ivy ABA Autism Center in Dexter, MI, include:     

Learn More & Request Appointments 

The new facility is located at 7007 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road and is located across the street from Starbucks. They accept most insurance plans and offer convenient early morning and late evening appointments.  

To request an appointment for pediatric physical therapy, pediatric occupational therapy, or pediatric speech therapy, call (734) 680-8800, or to request an appointment online, visit the Ivy Rehab for Kids Dexter page. 

To request an appointment for applied behavioral analysis therapy (ABA), call (734) 985-2355, or to request an appointment online, visit the Ivy ABA Autism Center Dexter page. 

About Ivy Rehab       

Founded in 2003, Ivy Rehab is a rapidly growing network of best-in-class outpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy, and ABA clinics throughout the United States. The Ivy Rehab Network is comprised of multiple brands dedicated to providing exceptional care, personalized treatment, and unparalleled outcomes. With the support of leading middle-market private equity firm Waud Capital Partners, Ivy Rehab will continue its strategic growth via the ongoing investment in new partners who embrace a shared mission, vision, and values, and a culture of being “All About the People.” 



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