Center for Aphasia Research & Treatment, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Elissa Larkin Conlon, M.S., CCC-SLP, joined the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRAlab) team as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in 2010. At SRAlab, Elissa has held multiple roles. She spent her first six years working with patients with a wide range of neurological diagnoses on the Neurorehabilitation Unit. Elissa also worked in the SRAlab Technology Center and joined the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment as a Research SLP in 2015. In 2017, Elissa completed trainer certification in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia© (SCA) at the Aphasia Institute of Toronto. Since that time Elissa has provided communication strategy training to patients, family members, clinical and nursing staff, and students. Elissa’s areas of clinical and research interest include aphasia, communication partner education, cognitive/communication disorders, and dysphagia.