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Meet the Team

The Jennifer Katz, Inc. team is a group of smart, fun, and caring speech language pathologists, managerial and insurance experts.

This page is for you – parents, caregivers, colleagues, educators – to learn more about us both professionally and personally.

Our team is a diverse and a unique group of women with varying expertise, interests and experiences. Within our team we have therapists who are specialists in feeding, swallowing and orofacial myology disorders (OMD). We have experts in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), motor speech disorders, including dysarthia and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), articulation and phonological difficulties. Many of our therapists are skilled and trained to work with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome and cleft lip and palates.  We have therapists whose primary area of interest include working with deaf and hard of hearing population and another who focuses on voice, pragmatic and reading/writing disorders.

Many of our therapists bring pre-speech language pathologist careers to our practice including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) coaches, preschool and elementary school teachers, marketing, fundraising for non-profits and a professional opera singer.

As unique individuals, some of our therapists after a perfect for fit for children who are slower to warm while others are ready for your high-energy, on the move child. Some of our therapist’s love working with toddlers while others work best with older children.

Our speech language pathologists love learning and every year we exceed the minimum continuing education requirements within our field. Whether its traveling to conferences, completing online courses or welcoming  guest lecturers to our clinic, we value the importance of keeping up with the most recent, evidenced-based practices. Our therapists are trained and certified in a wide range of speech, language and feeding therapeutic approaches. Below is a (partial) list of recent conferences attended:

Motor Speech Disorders

  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetics Targets)
  • The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies
  • Children Who Struggle to Speak: Evidence Based Treatment Techniques for Children with Apraxia of Speech
  • Edythe A. Strand, Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC)
  • An Overview of a Multi-Sensory Approach to CAS for Achieving Speech Outcomes
  • Practical Therapy Techniques for Apraxia and Dysarthria

Fluency

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • SCERTS® Model 
  • Treatment Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Functional Language Instruction for Early Learners with Autism
  • Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Autism
  • Functional Language Instruction for Early Learners with Autism

Feeding, Swallowing and Oral Motor

Reading and Writing

Parent Training

Social Pragmatic Language

  • Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model
  • Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities

Alternative and Augmentative Language (AAC)

  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Words for Life: Features and Programming for LAMP
  • Ten Tips to Help Grow Language
  • AAC Evaluations: Painting a Successful Submission

Other

  • Trauma and its Impact on Child Development
  • Evaluation and Eligibility Determination for English Language Learners
  • The Power of Play: Effective Play-Based Therapy & Early Intervention
  • Selective Mutism Evaluation and Treatment
  • Treating Childhood and Adolescent Voice Disorders
  • Generative Leadership Course
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