Paula Acuña M.A., CCC-SLP

Treating Since- 2014


Northwestern University

B.S. Communication

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A. Speech and Hearing Science


  • travel
  • sailing
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  • PECS


  • English
  • Spanish

Areas of Expertise

  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Autism
  • Bilingualism
  • Executive Function
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Literacy
  • Phonological Disorders

How can I help your child succeed?

I enjoy serving culturally and linguistically diverse children and adults in educational, medical, and private settings. Throughout my educational and professional career I have been dedicated to developing cultural competence and a clinical knowledge base for multilinguals. I have obtained the Bilingual Special Education Teacher-Spanish and English as a Second Language Special Education approvals. These endorsements, paired with evaluating and providing therapy to bilingual clients and students, and collaborating with their parents and teachers, have formed me into the clinician I am today.

I have received advanced training as it relates to picture-exchange communication (PECS) and apraxia of speech (PROMPT). I also have an interest in developing and supporting implementation of alternative-augmentative communication (AAC) devices.

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