- Walking the 606,Reading,Chicago Festivals,Movie and Game Nights
- AAC,Early Childhood Autism
- Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Resonance Disorders,Voice Disorders
I have experience working in a variety of settings including school-based, outpatient clinic, and acute hospital. During my time in the clinical and hospital settings, I gained experience diagnosing and treating aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, cognitive-communication disorders, and voice disorders in addition to developmental disorders such as articulation/phonology, fluency, voice, and expressive/receptive language. Currently, I am providing school-based speech and language therapy to elementary and early childhood students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, (AAC) for children with minimal verbal communication. I enjoy helping our littlest learners experience the power of communication!
Outside of work, I enjoy being out and about in Chicago. In the summer I love long walks along the lake or 606, attending neighborhood festivals, and experiencing outdoor music. However, in the winter my favorite activities are reading and movie or game nights!
Catlin is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (ASHA). She holds state licensure in both Illinois and California as well as the Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). Catlin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at St. Xavier University in Chicago.