Mary Watts M.A., CCC-SLP
Mary Watts M.A., CCC-SLP


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. in Speech and Hearing Science
Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. in Education, Communication Disorders
  • Dogs, being outdoors, Cubs fan, and traveling
  • PECS
  • Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Developmental Disorders,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities

I am a speech language pathologist currently living in Chicago, IL. I am the oldest of 4 siblings and was born and raised in Lake Forest, IL. I hold an Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educator’s License with a Speech-Language Pathology (Non-teaching) endorsement, an Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations License, and my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have a variety of experiences working in several different schools serving school-age children with mild, moderate, and severe to profound disabilities. I have experience assessing and treating a variety of communication disorders related to Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disorders. Additionally, I have experience working in the private sector targeting reading fluency with children with Dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Fluency disorders, such as stuttering, also hold a special place in my heart. I presented a poster presentation reflecting the results of my graduate research in the area of acquired fluency disorders at the 2016 ASHA Convention in Philadelphia. I am excited to join the innovative TherapyWorks Team!

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!