Stacy Chrzastowski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stacy Chrzastowski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Research Speech-Language Pathologist

My Lab

Center for Aphasia Research & Treatment

The Center for Aphasia Research & Treatment was created in 2001 to respond to the challenge of living with aphasia.

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About Me

Stacy Chrzastowski, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Research Speech-Language Pathologist in the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Stacy received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Northeastern University. Upon completing her clinical fellowship in 2016, Stacy began working at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She worked clinically at the DayRehab level of care where she advanced to a Level II Senior Speech-Language Pathologist and the Clinical Team Lead. At the DayRehab level of care, she was responsible for evaluation, treatment and interdisciplinary collaboration for adult and pediatric populations with acquired brain injury. She was also responsible for leadership of a clinical team comprised of physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists. In 2021, Stacy accepted a role at the main hospital in Chicago in the Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment. Currently, Stacy is a primary evaluator for the ongoing study titled Defining Trajectories for Cognitive-Communicative and Quality of Life Outcomes in Aphasia. Additionally, Stacy currently leads multiple aphasia groups. Stacy has presented innovative research practices through poster presentation and seminar format at the American Speech and Hearing Association Conference, the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association Conference, the AphaisaAccess Conference and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. Her research interests include outcome measures for patients with aphasia, recruitment and retention of research participants, aphasia-friendly modification practices as well as evaluation and treatment of patients diagnosed with stroke. 


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2010 - 2013
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education
    2013 - 2015
    Northeastern University, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology


  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    The national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists.
  • Aphasia Access Member
    A growing a network of healthcare, business, and community leaders to advance lifelong communication access for people with aphasia.

Research Interests

  • Recovery outcomes for patients with aphasia, aphasia-friendly support documentation for research studies.