Katie Hesch MS, CCC-SLP
Katie Hesch MS, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
Purdue University
B.S., Speech, Language, and Hearing Science
Indiana State University
M.S. Speech Pathology
  • Child Language Development
  • PROMPT,PECS
  • Apraxia of Speech,Auditory Processing Disorders (APD),Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Aural Rehabilitation,Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Orton-Gillingham Trained

I have worked as a speech pathologist in the Chicago area with children aged 0-15 for the past 6 years in clinical and home-based settings. In addition to being a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, I hold a Professional Educator’s License and an Early Intervention Credential. I am trained in Orton Gillingham, PECS Level 1, PROMPT Level 1, and EET. My experience includes work with receptive and expressive language, language delays, reading comprehension, reading and spelling, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech and suspected apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological sound disorders, and pragmatic language. I believe that a positive, trusting clinician-client relationship is the foundation for meaningful and successful treatment. I love finding functional ways to improve a client’s communication at home, in school, and in the community!

My husband and I spend a lot of time outside with our dog, Russell. We enjoy dining on the patios in Wicker Park and strolling through farmer’s markets. In the cold Chicago winters, you can find us cooking and baking new recipes!

Katie is the best! She is great with all of my kids! -TherapyWorks Parent
Katie is very sweet, and engaging. She is also great at parent training. Left me always with good tips and ideas to work on. -TherapyWorks Parent
She's terrific. -TherapyWorks Parent

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!