Caryn Sachs Burstein


Caryn, a licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologist, received her bachelors degree in speech and hearing science and masters degree in speech and language pathology from the University of Illinois in Urbana.

Caryn has been practicing for over forty yearswith positions treating the pediatric population in public schools, the Therapeutic Learning Center of Comprehensive Therapeutics in Northbrook, Allendale School for Boys, the Infant Welfare Society in Chicago, Grant Hospital in Chicago and in the early childhood program in Glenview Public Schools. Caryn opened her private practice as a sole practitioner in 1997, and brought on associates in 2003.

One of Caryn’s areas of expertise is for comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluations.  She assures that each child is assessed with consideration of all aspects associated with their speech and language development.  Assessments are comprehensive and thorough; families are given feedback both verbally and in writing, with clear explanation and description of results, conclusions, impressions and recommendations.  Caryn is a specialist in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonological Disorders, Word Retrieval and Central Auditory Processing Disorders.  She is a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening Music Program.

Caryn is a member of professional organizations including American Speech and Hearing Association, Illinois Speech and Hearing Association and North Suburban Speech and Language Association.  Caryn has been a member of The Special Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides grants to agencies that treat, educate or foster inclusion for children with developmental disabilities and served on the board of the Karate Can-Do Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping children and adults with learning differences and physical challenges reach their full potential through the teachings and techniques of karate.

Caryn brings to her experience having Central Auditory Processing and Sensory Integration Disorders herself.  She believes having lived with her own challenges, along with having raised four children of her own, has contributed greatly to making her the diagnostician and therapist she is today.