Speech-Language Pathologist

Kat is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in the area of autism. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kat has been working with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ranging in ages from 2 years to 20 years) since 2004. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a therapeutic day school setting, serving individuals with moderate to severe autism; she also has experience working with clients in clinic and hospital settings. Kat has experience and training in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding, Picture Exchange Communication (PECS), Verbal Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Kaufman Protocol for Children with Apraxia, and a variety of approaches to teaching the use of Augmented Assistive Communication (AAC) to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Kat is also a Hanen Program More Than Words certified speech-language pathologist. Kat worked as a part-time therapist with BY YOUR SIDE at the Burr Ridge location, since its opening in 2009, and joined the team full-time in August 2011.