Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona. While in graduate school, she gained extensive experience in assessment, therapy, and consultation while working in a pediatric speech and language clinic, outpatient feeding therapy, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, and an autism center. Katie completed her clinical fellowship training at a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As a certified speech language pathologist, Katie specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with receptive and expressive language disorders, executive function impairments, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, social language deficits, and augmentative alternative communication. Additionally, she has broad knowledge and training in evidence-based treatments such as Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing (DTTC) for children with apraxia, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS).
Prior to attending graduate school in the field of speech and language pathology, Katie was a research coordinator for a non-profit autism research facility. She received training and experience in the administration and scoring of many diagnostic and assessment protocols, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS), Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R), Stanford-Binet, Vineland and other parent/teacher-based rating scales.
Katie has presented on topics such as positive behavior support, early diagnosis and intervention for children with autism, and the essential role of the speech-language pathologist when working with children on the autism spectrum. She is passionate about providing comprehensive speech and language assessment to guide effective treatment.KatieSLP@GentryPBS.com