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Marissa A.

Licensed Speech Pathologist

Chicago, IL (60641)

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Marissa, M.A., CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified speech language pathologist offering in-home tutoring.

Marissa received her Bachelors degree with a double major in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Linguistics from Indiana University in 2010, followed by a Masters degree in Speech Pathology in 2012. During her graduate coursework, Marissa completed externships in both medical and school placements providing services for individuals with a variety of speech, language, cognitive, swallowing, and social needs. For the past two years, she has provided evaluation and treatment services to students ages 3-21 in the school setting. Marissa holds an Illinois state license in speech pathology and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Marissa’s subjects

Aspergers

I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. The majority of my clinical experience has focused on serving the needs of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's Syndrome. Specifically, I have provided residential and social mentoring support to college-aged students with Asperger's syndrome transitioning into a university setting. Additionally, I have several years experience evaluating and treating students with high-functioning autism.

Autism

The majority of my clinical experience has focused on serving the needs of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. Specifically, I have provided residential and social mentoring support to college-aged students with Asperger's syndrome transitioning into a university setting. I also provided Verbal Behavior Analysis therapy to students with autism and have several years experience evaluating and treating students with autism from a speech therapy perspective.

English

My professional experience as a speech language pathologist has provided me the opportunity to work with students with reading/writing and overall language challenges both as a private provider and school-based special educator. I can assist with improving reading comprehension, reading fluency, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language, grammar and syntax, vocabulary development, writing, and meta-analysis of text types and uses.

Grammar

I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of language and speech and language difficulties including receptive and expressive language disorders and reading/writing difficulties. I have several years experience working with students with language difficulties both as a private provider and school-based special educator. I can support growth in vocabulary development, understanding and use of grammar in spoken and written language, and reading.

Hard Of Hearing

My coursework prepared me to work with both deaf and hard-of-hearing students to encourage their speech and language development. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. For the past year, I have worked on a multidisciplinary school assessment team including audiologists to evaluate deaf and hard-of-hearing students for services within a school setting. I am conversational in American Sign Language and well-versed in Deaf culture.

Literature

My own academic background (bachelor's degree in psychology and speech & hearing sciences, a master's degree in speech pathology) has taught me how to analyze texts and synthesize information into thoughtful, well-written essays. My professional experience as a speech language pathologist has given me the opportunity to work with students with a variety of language and reading difficulties. I can assist with improving reading comprehension, essay brainstorming, vocabulary development, meta-analysis of text types and uses, and proofreading of essays.

Phonics

The role of a speech pathologist includes the evaluation and treatment of reading difficulties, including phonological awareness and phonics, as a part of the academic curriculum. I am well versed in both assessment and treatment of these skills. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of special needs, including, but not limited to, speech and language impairment, learning disabilities, and reading difficulties.

Praxis

As a licensed speech language pathologist, I have taken and passed both the Praxis I (used for entry into teacher education programs) and the Praxis II (subject assessment in speech pathology). I can provide support in study skills, content areas, and general test preparation.

Proofreading

During the course of my own undergraduate and graduate work, I wrote and edited several scholarship essays, research papers using APA formatting, academic papers, and personal statements for admissions to universities. I currently serve as a moderator of a speech language pathology forum where I regularly edit personal statements. My background as a licensed speech language pathologist also gives me the insight into language and writing interventions that support proofreading.

Reading

I have several years experience working with students with reading difficulties both as a private provider and school-based special educator. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of language and reading difficulties. I can assist with improving reading comprehension, reading fluency, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language, vocabulary development, and meta-analysis of text types and uses.

Sign Language

I am conversational in American Sign Language and well-versed in Deaf culture. I also served as a Graduate Assistant for American Sign Language courses offered by Indiana University, which allowed me the opportunity to serve as a facilitator for undergraduate students communicating with deaf professors. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with both deaf and hard-of-hearing students to encourage their speech and language development. For the past year, I have worked on a multidisciplinary school assessment team including audiologists to evaluate deaf and hard-of-hearing students for services within a school setting.

Special Needs

I have several years experience working with students with special needs as a private provider and school-based special educator. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of special needs, including, but not limited to, speech and language impairment, hearing impairment, developmental delays, intellectual impairment, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, and sensory processing disorders.

Speech

I am licensed in the state of Illinois to practice speech pathology and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of speech and language impairments, including but not limited to, articulation, receptive and expressive language, social communication, fluency/stuttering, executive functioning, oral motor skills, reading, and writing.

Spelling

I have several years experience working with students with challenges in spelling both as a private provider and school-based special educator. My professional experience as a speech language pathologist prepared me to work with students with a variety of language and reading/writing difficulties. I can assist with improving phonological awareness, spelling accuracy, receptive and expressive language, grammar and syntax, vocabulary development, and writing.

Study Skills

My experiences working both with students with executive functioning difficulties and learning disabilities in particular have given me the opportunity to teach study skills such as time management, organization, multitasking, prioritization, memory strategies, and self advocacy. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Speech & Hearing Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. This coursework prepared me to work with students with a variety of special needs, including, but not limited to, speech and language impairment, hearing impairment, developmental delays, intellectual impairment, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, and sensory processing disorders.

Vocabulary

As a speech language pathologist, I have several years experience working with students with vocabulary difficulties both as a private provider and school-based special educator. I can assist with improving reading comprehension, reading fluency, phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language, and vocabulary development.

Writing

I currently serve as a moderator of a speech language pathology forum where I regularly edit personal statements. My background as a licensed speech language pathologist also gives me the insight into language and writing interventions that will support writing tutoring. During the course of my own undergraduate and graduate work, I wrote and edited several scholarship essays, research papers using APA formatting, academic papers, and personal statements for admissions to universities.

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Education

Indiana University (Psychology, Speech)

Indiana University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

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Speech pathologists are trained at the graduate level to evaluate and treat a variety of speech language disorders. This hourly rate is based on experience and in-home services.

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Marissa will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60641.

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