Stephanie Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC

Stephanie Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, lactation counselor, and mother who has been working with infants and toddlers for more than 21 years. Her mission is to empower each caregiver to be their child’s best teacher by supporting emotional connection and early language learning. Stephanie is a credentialed provider in the IL Early Intervention Program and partners with the IL Early Intervention Training Program to offer workshops for providers and administrators. Stephanie is also a mentor, speaker, and consultant who supports students and clinicians in the field.

On social media (@Learntotalkwithme on TikTok and Instagram), Stephanie reaches a large audience of parents and families by sharing tips and resources to support communication and overall development. Stephanie’s My First Learn-to-Talk Book series (Sourcebooks) has emerged as a valuable tool for families, helping them to use developmental principles to support communication development. Stephanie is also a founder of the Chicago Feeding Group (a 501(c)(3)) and The Get Permission Institute.


Financial: Stephanie maintains a private practice in Northbrook, IL, where she lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She is receiving a speaker fee from TalkTools for this course.

Non-Financial: Stephanie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.