Speech In The City is goal oriented, family focused and fun

We are a group of committed and experienced speech and language pathologists who enjoy working with families and children to optimize their communication potential. We provide professional diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services for infants, children and teens.

Terri Gartenberg

Terri Gartenberg, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Terri is the owner of Speech in the City, a private practice in Chicago that provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services to children. Terri completed her doctoral degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northwestern University and has been a practicing speech/language pathologist for over 30 years. Terri has worked in numerous settings including hospitals, schools and private practice. Her areas of expertise include oral/motor and feeding disorders in infants and children as well as childhood apraxia of speech, articulation/phonology and language/learning disorders. Terri has taught continuing education courses across the United States and was an adjunct professor for nine years in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Northwestern University, teaching Pediatric Neuromotor Speech Disorders as well as a seminar on cerebral palsy.

Micayla Merrifield, Speech In The City

Micayla Merrifield, M.S., CCC-SLP

Micayla Merrifield is a certified speech-language pathologist, licensed in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin and she earned her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Texas at Dallas. In addition to her work with Speech in The City, Micayla has experience with children and adolescents in elementary, middle, and high schools and through Early Intervention. Her work with children includes the following areas: articulation/phonological impairments, Apraxia, expressive and receptive language delays, pragmatic language disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She is passionate about collaborating with families and education teams to promote carry over and generalization of learned communication skills. She is dedicated to the success of her clients.

Maddie Serota, Speech In The City, Chicago

Maddie Serota, M.S., CCC-SLP

Maddie Serota is a certified speech-language pathologist and Master's degree holder in Speech, Language, and Learning from Northwestern University. With experience in working with children and adolescents, Maddie has helped improve language, literacy, social pragmatics, and articulation skills. She has also worked with students with learning disabilities in a high school setting and has a strong understanding of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. Maddie is dedicated to providing personalized therapy interventions that meet the unique needs and interests of her clients, and she works closely with families and educational teams to promote communication skills in all aspects of life.

Katie Ziltz

Katie Ziltz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who received her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and bachelors degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. Katie has experience working with children of ages and in various settings including outpatient clinics, early intervention and schools. Her areas of interest include speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language delays and pragmatic language disorders. Katie is passionate about working with children and their families to help reach their full communicative potential!

Speech In The City

2925 N. Southport

Chicago, IL 60657


(773) 852-4787