ABOUT

Mission

It is our mission to improve the quality of life for adults and children by helping them communicate with the world around them and by facilitating swallow safety to enhance enjoyment and satisfaction during mealtimes. 

Vision

To provide the community with an ongoing resource that supports the needs of people living with speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

Tracy Looper, MA,CCC-SLP

Tracy Looper, MA,CCC-SLP

Owner and director of Pyramid Rehabilitation a private practice located in Indianapolis, IN. Tracy is a licensed and board-certified Speech & Language Pathologist. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University.

Tracy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with Swallowing Disorders, speech disorders, expressive and receptive communication disorders, literacy, fluency, voice, and cognitive deficits.

She advocates for each one of her clients by removing barriers that may limit effective communication. Tracy is passionate about educating healthcare professionals and the public regarding swallowing and swallowing disorders. She is currently working on a cookbook that provides appetizing recipes for mechanically altered diets.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, traveling, and reading.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nationally certified member – Certificate of Clinical Competence, American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist State of Indiana
  • Certified Speech-Language Specialist, State of Indiana Department of Education
  • Trained in The Guardian Way for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Surface Electromyography (sEMG) for swallowing rehabilitation
  • Certified provider of VitalStim therapy (NMES) for swallowing rehabilitation.
  • Trained in Myofascial Release (manual therapy) for the treatment of swallowing disorders.
  • Trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) techniques (Level 1)
  • Trained in LSVT LOUD certified an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinsons disease (PD), and other neurological conditions.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental Therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • An adjunct Faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Financial Coach

Nicole Collins-Tunstill

Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Martin University. Nicole has worked with infants through College level students for 30+ years in a child care setting (Licensed Daycare, Daycare Ministries, and In-Home Daycares), elementary, high school, and college settings. She has owned two In-Home Licensed Child Development.  Facilities for 7 years, and Adjunct Faculty Member in the Early Childhood Education Department at IVY Tech Community College. She opened up, created the rules and regulations, and was the Director of the first 6 Excel Center-Drop In Child Care Centers in the Goodwill Education Initiatives School System. She has several years of experience as a Developmental Therapist. Nicole obtains a Life License and is a Finance Coach, who teaches families how to become financially free!

Nicole has devoted many years to the community through volunteerism and has volunteered for several organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, Indy Parks, Salt of the Earth Baptist Church, and Team G.U.T.S. (Growing Up Through Sports)-a Sports and Mentor Program for 7th through 12th grades young men. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family. She has a passion for helping children and families and is very grateful to be a part of a team that not only values the children of its community but also knows that each individual child learns differently. Nicole does what’s needed to make sure they understand the materials that are being put in front of them. Meeting each child at their individual level no matter how many different ways the material is presented will help the child be successful and meet their goals! Building Minds alongside confidence!

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental Therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • An adjunct Faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Financial Coach

Our Services

Cognition

Cognitive Communication involves orientation, memory, attention, problem solving, reasoning and executive functioning.

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Swallowing

Dysphagia is a condition in which disruption of the swallowing process interferes with a patient’s ability to eat and swallow safely

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