Rachel Hitch

Rachel Hitch, SLP

Research Speech Language Pathologist
Outpatient Speech Language Pathologist

About Me

Rachel Hitch has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 25 years. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations with stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neurological problems. Her practice has focused on re-entry into the community including return to school, return to employment and, presently, community groups for participants with aphasia . Most recently, Rachel has been involved in research about aphasia treatment at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Center for Aphasia Research.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1985 - 1989
    BA Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
    MA Speech- Language Pathology, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Honors & Awards

  • Make A Difference Award
    Brain Injury Association of Ilinois, 2008

Research Interests

  • Aphasia treatment
  • Life participation post new onset of disability

Selected Grants

  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    STU00050653-CR0002, 2012 - 2017