My Story

Megan Wallace, M.A., CCC-SLP/LD

Since the age of twelve, I have known I wanted to help people. When I was sixteen, I started working at Gateway, a special recreation association, associated with the Ray Graham Association.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Purdue University. While at Purdue, I participated in the Undergraduate Research Trainee Program for two years where I assisted with research focusing on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism.

Continuing on the path of helping people with disabilities, I attended Northwestern University and earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities. While in graduate school, I worked at Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (

Since 2007, I have worked full-time in the Chicago Public Schools treating students from ages 3-21. In 2009, I started working part-time for a home-healthcare agency helping adults in their homes. I also have experience working in a private out-patient clinic setting.

Credentials and Trainings

  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Illinois and California
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention Institute
  • IL Type 10 Special Education – Learning and Behavior Specialist
  • American Heart Association CPR & AED—Healthcare Providers

Professional Organizations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • ASHA AAC Special Interest Division
  • Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC)
  • International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • International Reading Association

Local Organizations: