Kara Tamayao MS, CCC-SLP
Kara Tamayao MS, CCC-SLP


Marquette University
Bachelor of Science - Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
Howard University
Master of Sciences - Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Running, Playing the piano, Meditating
  • PROMPT,DIR/ Floortime,Social Thinking,Hanen,Early Intervention Specialist,Kaufman Method Childhood Apraxia
  • Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Resonance Disorders

Kara is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Illinois and California;  She is a certified member in the American Speech-Hearing Association. She also holds credentialing as an Early Intervention Specialist. She has background in the areas of receptive-expressive language disorder, motor speech disorder, Autism,  social-pragmatic disorder, genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, DIR/Floortime, and PROMPT therapy. Kara has over 5 years of professional experience working with children with various communication disorders. In her free time she enjoys meditating. Kara believes a child’s progress is highly related to the level of connection, rapport, and trust she is able to build with their family.

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.

Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.


Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!