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Currently hiring PT & FT SLPs
for 2022 start dates
For more than 40 years, CHAT has given children in need the gift of communication. Focused on inclusion and centered in social justice, CHAT provides life-changing speech therapy to children with few—if any—other options. Through our clinic, in schools, and in partnership with community nonprofits, we tailor services specifically to children’s needs and build on their strengths. We approach our work with deep cultural humility, and understand the need for systemic change in healthcare and education so that our students can be more sustainably supported. We strive for more communication justice by serving under-resourced children whose communication disorders and differences contribute to their inequitable treatment, and by working to remove structural barriers to access.
Communication is a human right. Every child needs to communicate with the world around them. CHAT exists to include and empower children whose voices have not been heard, helping them to access a better future.
"Of all of the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Recent News + Blog
CHAT With Us
Leap Into Literacy
Helps 3-5-year-olds build a strong reading foundation
Helps 10-18-year-olds with organization, time management, and attention
Summer 2022 Issue
The CHATTER Newsletter
Amelia & Julie
We are proud to partner with organizations across Illinois to provide life changing speech services to children in need. Learn more about some of our partners: