Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) at Easterseals strengthens children's communication and feeding skills so they can participate fully in daily activities and achieve success. Our SLPs addresses language comprehension, pragmatics, speech-sound production, voice, fluency, as well as oral motor and feeding skills. We offer a comprehensive, fun and engaging experience for children to learn and develop their skills.  We pride ourselves in looking at the whole child and merge evidence-based therapies and a neurodiversity-affirming approach to positively impact the whole family.

To get started, contact our Admissions Supervisor by email or phone at 630.282.2022 to ask questions or for scheduling. 

Click here to learn more about our Assistive Technology program with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication needs.

Why Begin Here?

Not only do we offer creative and innovative services with our experienced and passionate therapists- we are committed to ensuring the success of each child.  We value each family and celebrate together as goals are achieved. 

Our clinicians are focused on continually advancing our skills and learning new techniques to fit the needs of the infants, children and adults we serve. Most speech-language sessions are one-on-one with a speech language pathologist, but we also offer parent coaching models, co-treatments with an occupational, physical or developmental therapist, tele-therapy services and group therapy sessions like our Fun with Foods group. We collaborate with other Easterseals, school and medical professionals to make sure a child's goals are reached in all environments.

Experts agree! We are a top CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited pediatric outpatient rehabilitation provider for more than 40 years and an NDTA- Center of Excellence since 2019. 

Our speech-language pathologists also have specialized training in a variety of areas including:

  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Articulation
  • Auditory & language Processing
  • Executive Functioning
  • Functional Communication/Early Language
  • Feeding Challenges: G-tube/PEG tube Weaning, Oral Motor Feeding, Sensory Feeding
  • Literacy: Spelling & Reading
  • Narration: Oral & Written
  • Oral Facial Myology: Tongue/Lip/Cheek Ties, Tongue Thrust, Drooling
  • Phonology
  • Receptive/Expressive Language
  • Respiration
  • Social-Pragmatic Language
  • Stuttering
  • Voice

Our expert speech-language pathologists hold certificates in:

  • DIR Floortime
  • Early Intervention Evaluators & Specialists
  • Neurodevelopment treatment- NDT
  • Oral Facial Myology
  • Sequential Oral Sensory Approach- SOS

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley has several specialty clinics, many that are interdisciplinary, that provide specific and individual care to best suit a child's needs. Speech-language pathologists serve on the below specialty clinics.


While advancing our skills, our therapists have honed techniques in our Voice Box: A Motor Speech Lab, which focuses on improving articulation, voice and resonance skills through cutting edge and innovative technology using a Smart Palate, Nasometer and Visipitch. We can also include SMARTBoards in sessions to promote interactive games that help teach new speech patterns.

We also have a premier Assitive Technology program that can help individuals with complex communication needs thrive with the right supports at school and home.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact our Intake Coordinator at 630.282.2022 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

Are you interested in learning more about our virtual services options? Click here to learn more about Tele-Therapy.

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