Speech-Language Pathologists in Illinois

Chicago (747)Peoria (116)Batavia (109)Downers Grove (98)Naperville (98)
Rockford (95)Glenview (93)Aurora (91)Arlington Heights (88)Joliet (87)Orland Park (85)Belleville (68)Plainfield (68)Schaumburg (62)Springfield (58)Crystal Lake (56)Libertyville (56)Skokie (54)Lombard (53)Northbrook (49)Oak Lawn (49)Frankfort (48)Urbana (47)Decatur (45)O Fallon (43)St Charles (40)Wheaton (39)Villa Park (37)La Grange (36)Evanston (35)Niles (35)Buffalo Grove (33)Highland Park (33)Oak Park (33)Des Plaines (32)Normal (32)Waukegan (32)Oak Forest (31)Park Ridge (31)Champaign (30)Elmhurst (30)Quincy (29)Mattoon (28)New Lenox (28)Vernon Hills (28)Dekalb (27)Galesburg (27)Tinley Park (27)Carbondale (26)Grayslake (26)Washington (26)Alton (25)Bloomington (22)East Peoria (22)McHenry (22)Roselle (22)Saint Charles (22)Westmont (22)Lake In the Hills (21)Mokena (21)Morton Grove (21)Burr Ridge (20)Marion (20)Bolingbrook (19)Kankakee (19)Maryville (19)Moline (19)Mount Vernon (19)Palos Heights (19)Lisle (18)Collinsville (17)Burbank (16)Elgin (16)Freeport (16)Olney (16)Yorkville (16)Crestwood (15)Hoffman Estates (15)Oswego (15)Romeoville (15)West Chicago (15)Wood Dale (15)Chicago Heights (14)Danville (14)Edwardsville (14)Lake Forest (14)Shorewood (14)Sycamore (14)Antioch (13)Barrington (13)Godfrey (13)Herrin (13)Lake Villa (13)Northfield (13)Ottawa (13)Palatine (13)Pekin (13)Wheeling (13)Berwyn (12)Bloomingdale (12)East Moline (12)Flossmoor (12)Homewood (12)Lemont (12)Melrose Park (12)Pontiac (12)Winfield (12)Woodstock (12)Benton (11)Chicago Ridge (11)Kewanee (11)Lincolnwood (11)Mundelein (11)Willowbrook (11)Clarendon Hills (10)Deerfield (10)Geneva (10)Hines (10)Lockport (10)Maywood (10)Rock Island (10)Woodridge (10)Addison (9)Belvidere (9)Effingham (9)Gages Lake (9)Hinsdale (9)Lansing (9)Midlothian (9)Oakbrook Terrace (9)Olympia Fields (9)Palos Hills (9)Palos Park (9)Paris (9)Warrenville (9)Bethalto (8)Bourbonnais (8)Cary (8)Granite City (8)La Salle (8)Lincolnshire (8)Macomb (8)North Aurora (8)Taylorville (8)Bensenville (7)Brookfield (7)Canton (7)Charleston (7)Countryside (7)Dixon (7)Lake Bluff (7)Lindenhurst (7)Mount Prospect (7)Newton (7)North Chicago (7)Robinson (7)Rockton (7)South Holland (7)Algonquin (6)Blue Island (6)Carterville (6)Centralia (6)Cicero (6)Evergreen Park (6)Gurnee (6)Hanover Park (6)Harvard (6)Hazel Crest (6)Highland (6)Homer Glen (6)Johnsburg (6)La Grange Park (6)Lake Zurich (6)Litchfield (6)Long Grove (6)Matteson (6)Minooka (6)Oak Brook (6)Rantoul (6)Wilmette (6)Anna (5)Channahon (5)Chatham (5)Elmwood Park (5)Flora (5)Glen Carbon (5)Hillside (5)Jacksonville (5)Lake Barrington (5)Manteno (5)Mount Carmel (5)Murphysboro (5)Nashville (5)Rochelle (5)Round Lake (5)Salem (5)Savoy (5)Spring Valley (5)Sterling (5)Streator (5)Sullivan (5)Westchester (5)Bartlett (4)Bradley (4)Breese (4)Brighton (4)Cahokia (4)Calumet City (4)Carlinville (4)Carlyle (4)Darien (4)Du Quoin (4)Fairfield (4)Forest Park (4)Freeburg (4)Gibson City (4)Glen Ellyn (4)Greenville (4)Hillsboro (4)Jerseyville (4)Justice (4)Lincoln (4)Lyons (4)Metamora (4)Metropolis (4)Norris City (4)Peru (4)Plano (4)Poplar Grove (4)Riverwoods (4)Saint Joseph (4)Sainte Marie (4)Sandwich (4)Silvis (4)South Elgin (4)Sparta (4)Swansea (4)Tremont (4)Wadsworth (4)Watseka (4)Alsip (3)Beach Park (3)Brimfield (3)Carmi (3)Casey (3)Chillicothe (3)Cuba (3)Downs (3)El Paso (3)Elburn (3)Fairview Heights (3)Geneseo (3)Germantown Hills (3)Gillespie (3)Glencoe (3)Harrisburg (3)Harvey (3)Hinckley (3)Hopedale (3)La Grange Highlands (3)Lebanon (3)Manhattan (3)Markham (3)Mason City (3)Medinah (3)Mendota (3)Morris (3)North Riverside (3)Oregon (3)Pana (3)Pittsfield (3)Richton Park (3)Riverdale (3)Rolling Meadows (3)Roscoe (3)Smithton (3)South Barrington (3)Vandalia (3)Wauconda (3)Western Springs (3)Winnetka (3)Wonder Lake (3)Zion (3)

Learn more about Speech-Language Pathologists

A speech-language pathologist is a healthcare provider who specializes in evaluating and treating people of all ages with problems speaking, communicating or swallowing. Speech-language pathologists help people increase or maintain speech or swallowing skills or adapt to permanent disability in these areas. Speech language pathologists work in many settings, including schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home care, and long-term care facilities.

A speech-language pathologist typically: 

  • Reviews and evaluates a patient’s medical history and its impact on speech and language and daily functioning

  • Assesses and documents speech, communication and swallowing problems in children and adults

  • Educates patients and families about swallowing and communication disorders, how to cope with and address them, and behavior patterns that impede communication and treatment

  • Uses techniques, exercises and other interventions to help patients make sounds and improve swallowing, voice, and written and oral language skills

  • Teaches alternative communication methods, such as sign language, physical exercises, and other treatment techniques

  • Works closely with a patient’s entire medical team as well as with parents, teachers, special educators, and other school professionals

A speech-language pathologist may also be known as a SLP or a speech therapist.

There are 5469 specialists practicing Speech-Language Pathology in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.5 stars. There are 4 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Speech-Language Pathology specialists, including Cancer Treatment Center of America, Chicago, Evanston Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.