Karlie Tarran MS, CCC-SLP
Karlie Tarran MS, CCC-SLP


Eastern Illinois University
Communication Disorders and Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
Speech-Language Pathology
  • Child Language Development
  • Articulation Disorders,Stuttering,Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder,Social-Pragmatic Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders,Language Disorders,Phonological Disorders

I have worked in Chicago Charter Schools since the 2016/2017 school year. Prior to that, I started my career working with adults in skilled nursing facilities targeting cognition, memory, communication, and swallowing disorders. After transitioning to the school system, I have found that I really love working with children. I have worked with pre-school through 12th grade, but find myself drawn to the elementary age. I have experience with articulation disorders, stuttering, expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and social-pragmatic disorders (and a lot in between). I love learning alongside children to help them find the best way to succeed in school and with their communication as a whole! It’s a team effort to build these skills and it’s a joy working with families and support systems to help children be the best learners possible.

When I’m not working as an SLP, I have plenty to keep me busy! I have a middle-aged Australian Shepherd who is spoiled rotten. I also really enjoy traveling and cooking (and love when the two are combined)!

Karlie is so upbeat, pleasant and thorough. She understood my concerns & addressed therapy sessions with a variety of strategies that I can continue to use. Karlie also took time to check back with me for any additional feedback. -TherapyWorks Client

Our son has only had 3 sessions with Karlie so far but we are so pleased with her. [My son] looks forward to his time with Karlie and we are very excited for the continued support and resources we are confident she will provide us. -TherapyWorks Parent

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!