Our Team

Tara Childress-Jackson
AuD Student


Tara Childress-Jackson is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with over 10 years of experience working with the Early Intervention birth to age 3 population. Tara has a passion for working with children with hearing and communication disorders.   Prior to working in Early Intervention, Tara graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  She is currently a graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology program at Northwestern University.  Tara Is happily married with three beautiful daughters.  In her spare time, she enjoys bike riding, traveling, and volunteering with her local church outreach group.

Favorite Children’s Book:  The Princess and the Pea, All Because You Matter

Favorite Childhood Toy:  Cabbage Patch Kids

Favorite Childhood Snack:  Cheese & Caramel Popcorn


Pronouns: she/her/hers