M.S., CCC-SLP, M.A., Applied Linguistics
Kathleen received her speech-language pathology degree from Boston University’s Sargent College (College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and later a second degree in Applied Linguistics. She maintains Massachusetts
State and Educator licenses to practice Communication Disorders in both hospital and school settings.
Kathleen is a practicing speech- language pathologist affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, and faculty at Tufts University. She specializes in diagnostics and assessment practices of children, particularly for complex cases where language difficulties co-occur with behavioral and academic issues, such as ADD or dyslexia. Her clinical areas of expertise include autism, Child Apraxia of Speech, and Auditory Processing disorders, and the use of interdisciplinary assessment practices. Kathleen is bilingual in Spanish and an advocate of bilingualism for children with language disorders. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, Bouvè College, Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, teaching diagnostics and child language disorders
Kathleen has presented at ASHA and other sponsored venues on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental language disorders. She has acted as a consultant for Children’s Speech Care for several years.
Some of her work with the clinic includes being a consultant on pediatric assessments and procedures, assisting with clinical project development and performing staff in-services. She is a valued resource at the clinic.