Kate earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed graduate training across various settings including home-based early intervention, acute and outpatient rehabilitation, preschool feeding clinic, speech sound disorder clinic, and school-based placements.
Through her work in private practice, Kate has gained extensive experience in assessment, therapy, and consultation. She specializes in the evaluation and/or treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication difficulties, executive functioning impairments, receptive/expressive language disorders, and individuals using augmentative and alternative communication. She has broad knowledge and training in evidence-based treatments such as the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).
In addition to assessment and treatment, Kate has had the opportunity to serve as clinical instructor to students and clinical fellows earning their speech-language pathology certification. She has presented on topics including facilitation of social interaction as well as detection and intervention of pediatric communication difficulties.