Taylor Ellison, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Therapist
Brief info

As my junior year of high school began, I was stressed about college applications and wondering what career path I should choose. I had always enjoyed working with children, having spent summers babysitting and working as a camp counselor, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate those into a career.

At the start of that school year, I enrolled in an American Sign Language class. It was there that my passion for language and communication began. My teacher, who was Deaf, expressed so much passion for the language and Deaf culture that I couldn’t help but want to become fully immersed and learn all that I could. Being a speech-language pathologist allows me to incorporate my passion for working with children with my love for communication and fostering meaningful connections.

I completed my Bachelors degree at Purdue University and my Masters at Indiana University. For years I was a speech therapist in elementary schools. Working with so many kids has shown me that all children have something meaningful to communicate and that communication looks different for every child.

Incorporating a child’s strengths into therapy and watching them grow in their confidence, communication, and connection with others is my favorite part of being a speech therapist. I believe that speech, language, and communication is best fostered through natural interactions and connections. Incorporating families and individual interests into therapy is a key part in the growth and development of a child’s speech and language.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, yoga, baking, reading, and spending time with my boyfriend and our two cats!

*Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University ’18

*Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

Indiana University ’20