Katy Magee, M.H.S., CCC-SLP/L, CBIS

Katy Magee, M.H.S., CCC-SLP/L, CBIS

Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Cognitive NeuroScience Lab
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist/Cognitive-Communication Lab Therapist, Think and Speak Lab

My Lab

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

We focus on executive function and social cognition, their representations in the brain, and ways to improve these functions in patients with brain damage.

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About Me

Katy Magee, M.H.S., CCC-SLP/L, CBIS is a Research Speech-Language Pathologist in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist working as the Cognitive-Communication Lab Therapist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Katy earned her undergraduate degree at Elmhurst University and her Master’s degree at Governor’s State University. She has been practicing for 12 years with both pediatric and adult populations. Katy has worked in a variety of clinical settings including schools, home health, clinics, Day Rehabilitation Centers, and acute Neuro ICU rehabilitation. For the last 5 years, she has had the pleasure of being the cognitive-communication lab therapist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, with focused cognitive-communication treatment for patients in the acute inpatient rehabilitation stage as well as teaching and mentoring support in the areas of attention, memory, pragmatics and executive functions. Most recently, she accepted a position as a Research Speech-Language Pathologist in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Katy’s areas of clinical and scholarly interest are in social cognition and pragmatics, rewards sensitivity, motivation/apathy following acquired brain injuries and treatment for brain fog.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2005 - 2009
    Elmhurst University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders
    2010 - 2012
    Governors State University, Masters of Health and Human Services


  • American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists

Research Interests

  • Rewards Sensitivity
  • Patient Engagement and Motivation
  • Social Cognition