Kate is a seacoast NH native, she loves it here and has a passion for serving her community. She has been working with young children since she was in high school. During her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire, she discovered her passion for speech language pathology. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with concentrations in Deaf Studies and Psychology. After her undergraduate career, while working as a speech and language assistant she honed her other passion of working with individuals on the autism spectrum by pursuing a master's certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Antioch New England University. Kate obtained her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology at Worcester State University and is an ASHA board certified Speech-Language Pathologist. In addition to her educational training Kate is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and a extensive continuing education hours in Social Thinking®.
In 2015, Kate presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association's National Convention in Denver, Colorado on social communication.
She enjoys working with children with a variety of speech and language challenges but is particularly passionate about teaching Social Thinking®, the foundations of social learning outlined by Michelle Garcia Winner and colleagues. Kate is highly dedicated to working closely with caregivers and other professionals to maximize treatment efficiency.
Outside of pursuing her passions in speech and language pathology, Kate loves spending with her husband and their daughter, exercising at kettlebell, and being email@example.com