Cara Schroeder


Illinois, Chicago

5.00 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Cara. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist in 2016 and since then I've worked in multiple settings, specifically in public and private schools, pediatric home health, teletherapy, as well as inpatient rehab with adults. I entered the field of speech pathology because I truly enjoy helping and working with others. What a rewarding career it is to be able to teach, encourage, guide, and assist in improving one's communication skills. My clinical style is individualized, family-centered, and client-centered.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice




languages spoken


Education and training

B.S. - University of Kentucky

M.S. - Northwestern University


Accent Modification

Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip

Down’s Syndrome


Early Language Development

Executive Functioning



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Professional/Public Speaking

Traumatic Brain Injury


Other interests

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling to new cities and countries, trying out the latest restaurants, reading, being outdoors, and going to plays/shows.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

Cara is the best speech therapist I have seen in the last 18 years. She manages time very well, encouraging the client to get his attention, new and fun activities to teach the goal, respectful to client and family, never wastes time, her attention is focused on client and his learning entire time, she has creative activities according client’s needs … my son 21 years old finally has started to communicate and he has tremendous progress and motivation to learn more and communicate with others while English is his second language .

K.F./Apr 12, 2024

We love Ms.Cara

J.C./Jan 15, 2024

Our first session back with Cara was amazing so grateful to have her back!!

C.D./Jan 12, 2024

I found the Expressable website and portal to be well designed, good-looking and easy to use. Our therapist, Cara Richardson, is just the best. Both my son and love her.

S.N./Sep 11, 2023

Cara is very fun and patient and payed attention to detail. Cara’s background was dinosaurs in which my son loves, which made him enjoy the session even more. We look forward to more fun and great exercises to creative learning! Thank you, a happy mom !

T.G./Jun 22, 2023

My son loves speech with Ms. Cara. He looks forward to it all week. And he's making good progress. Very satisfied with our experience.

S.N./Jun 14, 2023

My speech therapist is Cara Richardson. She is a very kind and caring therapist and has the best tips and advice. We make an excellent team! I am so glad to have found her ever since we began doing classes I’ve seen nothing but improvement from my son. I am very grateful to be able to communicate more with my son, thanks to her 💛

J.C./Jun 14, 2023

Cara is an exceptional therapist. She has a magical way of getting my son to engage and learn.

W.E./Jun 13, 2023

Cara is literally the most supportive, nicest speech therapist ever!!

T.A./Jun 9, 2023

How personable she was

C.J./Jun 5, 2023

Very encouraging and helpful.

D.S./May 16, 2023

No choppiness

P.P./May 10, 2023

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