About Metro East Therapy

Our job here at Metro East Therapy as speech language pathologists, is to analyze, investigate, address, treat and help to prevent an array of disorders related to speech. These disorders could exist anywhere within the realm of articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, behavior or social language.

Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, we are in the perfect spot to serve the Midwest for any and all speech therapy needs. We offer individual speech language therapy from birth through age 18 and we evaluate and take the time to ensure that you and your child get the attention that you need and deserve. We also offer group therapy and IQ & academic testing, alongside parental education. These are just a few ways that we prove our commitment to helping you and your loved ones as speech pathologists.

About Maggie Schonauer, M.A. CCC-SLP

Maggie earned her a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Illinois State University in 2009 and received her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2011.

Since entering the field, Maggie has worked in wide-variety of settings including schools, clinic, private and in-home therapy.  She has experience working with children who have Autism, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Delays, physical limitations, Articulation Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Language Disorders/Delay, feeding difficulties, social communication difficulties, literacy challenges and Fluency (stuttering) difficulties. Maggie also has experience working with children who have Sensory Processing difficulties, ADHD, behavioral and social/emotional concerns. Additionally, she has supervised, taught and prepared graduate students pursuing a career as a Speech Language Pathologist at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

As a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the International Dyslexia Association, Maggie has a great deal of knowledge, experience and passion for working with the struggling reader. She believes that no child cannot make progress given the right set of tools and works closely with families to not only create a successful environment for their child but also considers the social and emotional needs that often times manifest in a child with difficulties. If you have potential concerns about your child’s development, Maggie would be happy to discuss your concerns with her.

Maggie Schonauer
Maggie Schonauer with Child Patient