SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSULTANT
FREELANCE WRITER
ABOUT KATE ROSS

Background & Education

EXPERIENCES

I manage my own private practice as a Speech Language Pathologist evaluating, diagnosing, consulting, treating, and providing on-going educational assessment of birth to 12 year olds. I am a member of trans-disciplinary educational  support teams. My current licensing credentials include Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Vermont state licensure for Speech Language Pathology and Early Childhood Education.

I am the director of and instructor within the University of Vermont's Online Speech Language Pathology Assistants training programThis asynchronous training program is fully online and offered world-wide. I supervise students as they obtain observation and practicum hours, and advise as they progress through the sequence of seven courses over 17 months. I teach three of the seven courses.

I am an adjunct professor for the University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont). I also instructed for Vermont Agency of Education's Higher Education Collaborative, Lyndon State College, Union Institute and University, and Chittenden County Child Care Resources.  I am a Master Instructor on Northern Lights Child Development Center Instructor Registry of Vermont.  

I am a published freelance writer creating both educational market materials and children's books. I have extensive experience writing articles for local newspapers.

developed and coordinated a five-town district-wide fully integrated early childhood program including playgroups and preschools in each town. As the program's speech language pathologist, I diagnosed, treated, consulted, and case managed for children with intensive needs along with those considered at-risk for later academic difficulties. I provided staff training focused on communication development and working with children with behavior challenges in the classroom. I created and developed a weekly gymnastics program for the preschoolers with intensive needs. 

I completed Stanley Greenspan's DIR® Model and Floortime™ four day intensive conference in Washington DC and online trainings. I confidently utilize his methods as I work with young children daily.