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Katie Bio PicKatie Pedersen M.Ed CCC-SLP

  Hi, I’m Katie! I am a ASHA certified school-based speech-language pathologist, but have recently had the opportunity to be a mostly stay-at-home mom to our growing family. I take a few days “off” a month from home to provide consult speech therapy services at the secondary level, as well as participate on the Utah Alternative and Augmentative Communication Team assessing the technology needs of complex communicators. I received my B.S. in Communicative Disorders from Brigham Young University in 2003 and M.Ed in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University in 2008.

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Recent Blog Posts

June 28, 2013 |

5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New SLP {Guest Post at Carrie’s Speech Corner}

I’ve been celebrating over at Carrie’s Speech Corner for her 1 year blog birthday. She’s giving away one of my Let’s Grow Articulation books along with dozens of other fun prizes! Hop on over to find out about the 5 things I wish I’d known as a new SLP. Happy Blog Birthday, Carrie!   Hope you...

May 30, 2013 |

Playing with Language: Reading Books

It’s the last week of our Playing with Language Series. Can you believe May is already over? All month long, I have been teaming up with Stephanie, a fellow speech-language pathologist, from Twodaloo to bring you ideas for building language through play. I’ve shared some fun ideas for using playdough in pretend play, playing with language outdoors, building language through building activities, and storytelling with your kids. Twodaloo has given us some awesome tips for building language through sensory play, small world play, music, and art, and this week she will be playing with language in the kitchen. Hop on over to see what she’s cooking up! This week, I’m going to share some...

May 23, 2013 |

Playing with Language: Storytelling

Welcome back to our Playing with Language Series. This month, I’m working with Stephanie from Twodaloo to bring you a month full of ideas for building language through play. Have you checked out our fun posts about pretending with playdough, playing with language outdoors, and building activities for building language? And Stephanie’s super informative posts on using sensory play, small world play, and music to build language? So many great ideas to get your kiddos talking! This week, I’m excited to share one of my favorite activities for eliciting language… storytelling. I’m extra excited because I’ll be sharing some free printables, as well as some awesome storytelling ideas from other great moms and educators,...

May 16, 2013 |

Playing with Language: Building Activities

  It’s week two of our Playing with Language Series. For the month of May, I will be teaming up with Stephanie, a fellow speech-language pathologist, from Twodaloo to bring you a month full of ideas for eliciting language through play. Every Thursday, we will share a new activity you can try with your young ones. So far, we’ve shared our adventures with using playdough in our very own restaurant and some of our favorite ways to play with language outdoors. I’ve included free printables with these too so be sure to download those! Also, check out Twodaloo’s awesome posts on sensory play and small world play. She is one fun SLP mom! This...

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