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About Kate Pilant

I received my B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, with a minor in Linguistics, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I worked as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in the Colorado Public School System before moving to Seattle to complete my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Washington. Following graduation I worked in a private practice on the Eastside, where I developed a keen appreciation for the involvement of a child’s family in the therapy process, as well as a strong belief in the power of collaboration among and within professions. I worked with clients who had a wide range of speech and language needs, including articulation, phonology, receptive and expressive language, stuttering, literacy, and voice, as well as disorders including childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, and language learning disabilities. In 2010, I transitioned into the Snohomish School District, where I was afforded a new perspective in utilizing multi-disciplinary teams and expanded my ability to directly target academic development through speech-language therapy. I presently work in my private practice full-time.

Education, Certifications, and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
    University of Washington
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    Washington Department of Health
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    Washington Department of Education

Academic and Continuing Education:

  • 2013 & 2016 Award for Continuing Education
    ASHA recognition for achieving 70 hours of continuing education
  • PROMPT Level I & II Training
  • Functional Behavior Assessment & Applied Behavior Analysis Coursework
  • Hanen’s “It Takes Two to Talk”
  • Floortime – Basic Mastery Course
  • Summer Literacy Institute – Gallaudet University
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of
    Speech, Literacy & Stuttering seminars

Professional Memberships and Participation

  • National Stuttering Association
    Facilitator of the Kent Teen (TWST) Stuttering Support Group 2011-2014
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.

Latin Proverb

About Katie Jacolev

I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of Washington and completed my Master’s Degree at Western Washington University in 2006. I had internships in Swedish Medical Center inpatient and outpatient pediatric units, at Kent Elementary School, and at Northwest Center in their Early Intervention Department. I was offered a job at Northwest Center and was there for three years. During that time, I learned to coach and support families with early speech, language and feeding development in the home environment, I co-taught the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program, and worked closely with occupational therapists, physical therapists, and special educators. Since 2009 I have worked part-time at Valley Medical Center in a pediatric outpatient facility. I treat a wide variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders and enjoy using my expertise to support each child and family. I began working part-time at A Speech Path in 2014 while my children attend school in Queen Anne.

Education, Certifications, and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
    Western Washington University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    Washington Department of Health

Academic and Continuing Education:

  • PROMPT Level I Training
  • SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Beckman Oral Motor Workshop
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Seminars
  • Autism Seminars

Professional Memberships and Participation

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

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