About Us

Maria Yakos

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Maria Yakos, MHS, CCC-SLP

Maria Yakos is the owner and Executive Director of Yakos Therapy. Maria is a bilingual speech-language pathologist fluent in Spanish and English. She was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and immigrated with her parents to the United States when she was three years old. She brings a wealth of life experience to her clinical practice as a dedicated and compassionate therapist.

She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Psychology and continued her studies at Governors State University where she earned a Masters in Health Sciences in Communication Disorders.  She has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

She has been recognized as:

Maria has completed training in: 

  • PROMPT Level 1, 
  • SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Feeding, 
  • PECS
  • DTTC (Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing), 
  • Bilingual Assessment Best Practices to name a few. 

The Yakos Therapy Team

Language Pathologist
Speech Therapist
Therapist Assistant
Speech Pathologist
Speech Therapist
Therapy Assistant