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Kathryn's Story

Kathryn graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree.  She went onto Valdosta State University to obtain her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders in 2011.  Kathryn began her career in Speech-Language Pathology working in a sub-acute rehabilitation and nursing facility.  Here she gained experience working with adults with various conditions including stroke, TBI, dementia, and neurological disorders.  After three years, Kathryn transitioned to school-based pediatric therapy and has since worked in the Forsyth County and Fulton County school systems.  Her duties include evaluating and treating children with receptive/expressive language disorders, pragmatic/communication language disorders, fluency disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders.  Kathryn holds a Certification of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

"I first met my husband, Austin, in 2007 when we were both students at the University of Georgia.  At that time, he was working his way through college earning money as an aide for a young student who was a non-speaking autistic.  As a Communication Science Disorder major, I was intrigued to hear Austins stories about this endeavor.  It was evident that the friendship that Austin shared with this young man, Reece, was something unique.  Watching their enduring relationship grow even more after Reece’s communication breakthrough has been special to watch.  I am thrilled to be able to be included in ReClif and to offer my services to this amazing population."