Welcome, welcome, welcome…
My name is Katie and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) working in Anchorage, Alaska. I moved up to Alaska and signed a direct contract for the Mat-Su Borough School district and completed my Clinical Fellowship in a K-12 Elementary school. I worked in elementary schools, homebound placements, and homeschool programs. I have also worked as an Assistive Technology specialist with the school district as well.
Since 2017 when I left the school district, I’ve worked in 2 different pediatric clinics in Wasilla and Anchorage, AK. I’ve come to love and find I’m pretty great at working with neurodevelopmental disorders, dysphagia, augmentative alternative communication, and assistive technology. I’m on a current journey to become a Board Certified Swallowing Specialist (BCS-S) through ASHA’s accreditation process. It’s a 3 year journey I started in 2021.
Now I work in an outpatient Pediatric Clinic an Alaska Native-owned, nonprofit health care organization serving nearly 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and 55 rural villages in the Anchorage Service Unit. I provide in-person and Zoom-based Speech, Language, and Feeding assessment and treatment. I’m also on the Autism Diagnostic Team, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) team, Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic team, and perform outpatient Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSS). I feel so lucky to have the position I do, varied day-to-day, and with fantastic co-workers and supports.
Here’s some pictures of my Alaskan Speech-Language Pathologist life:
Don’t be afraid to connect with me via social media or email. I have received many emails from future SLP grad students asking for me to read letters of intent. I’ll let you know if I have time to read, or If I don’t. I also love hearing from people with questions about moving to Alaska and working as an SLP. It’s been quite the adventure and if you are interested in moving up all by yourself like this gal did – EMAIL ME. Scroll down a little further and let’s chat! I’m not a recruiter so my opinions are my own about the places I’ve lived and worked.