Marlisa Giacone

Speech Language Pathologist
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
Southern Illinois University, United States
Illinois State University, United States
B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders

Marlisa earned her B.S. in communication sciences and disorders at Illinois State University and went on to achieve her M.S. in speech-language pathology at Southern Illinois University. Post-qualification she embarked on her career as a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Kimberly McRae Inc., Chicago, providing early intervention to a wide range of children. Since then, Marlisa has expanded her outreach as a speech-language pathologist across the Chicago metropolitan area, working at Independence Early Learning Center, Clearbrook, and Laremont School.

Over the course of her extensive professional history she has worked with a wide age range, spanning infants to young adults. This has enabled her to become skilled in assessing and treating a variety of needs. In particular, she is experienced in working with augmentative and alternative communication needs, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), language delays, sensory processing, dysphagia, feeding difficulties, severe-profound disabilities, and hearing loss.

She holds an Illinois license for speech-language pathology, is certified by ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), is certified in Early Intervention, and is also a certified yoga teacher.

Consistent with her professional background, Marlisa holds the position of speech-language pathologist at ELG, lending us her expertise developed over many years of hands-on experience. Having moved to China for her position at ELG, she has enjoyed immersing herself in a new environment and gaining new perspectives.


  • English, Spanish, American Sign Language
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