Alyssa Deflorio

Alyssa is a speech language pathologist who enjoys creating meaningful relationships with her clients and families through a fun, energetic, safe, and evidence based therapeutic process. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Elmhurst College and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the Midwestern University in 2016.

Since graduating, Alyssa has gained experience with a variety of populations including: children with autism spectrum disorder, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation delays, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, executive functioning difficulties, and social-communication disorders. What Alyssa enjoys most about working at ChatAbilities is the chance to support clients and their families. She believes that communication is essential in learning and building relationships in all settings.

Alyssa is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and is licensed within the State of Illinois.

In her free time, you can find Alyssa at the mall spending most of her paycheck on shoes (tons and tons of shoes). She also “enjoys” running and trying a variety of workout classes in order to support her love for food and trying new restaurants in the city of Chicago. Alyssa enjoys attending Chicago sporting events, going to movies, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.