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Welcome! My name is Kate Ross.

I am an Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist, Consultant,  Adjunct Professor, published Writer, Mother, Folk Dancer, and more. This site captures different aspects of my life and the services I offer. Enjoy.

As a practicing Speech Language Pathologist I have developed a range of workshops, telepractice opportunities, idea sheets suitable for parents and classroom use, sign language videos, and other materials. I continue to work with children, instruct and advise aspiring students in both early childhood and speech language pathology, and direct the University of Vermont's Online Speech Language Pathology Assistants program. Please use the links to the left to learn more.

On the SLPA Program Director page you will find an introductory video along with other information about this fully online training program for speech language pathology assistants. This is an up and coming para-profession to address the shortage of speech language pathologists worldwide. Well-trained assistants provide services under the supervision of a speech language pathologist.  Interested?

I am also an Early Childhood Educator and Consultant. I utilize a heterogenous knowledge base drawing from different developmental theorists, including Stanley Greenspan, Jean Piaget, Marie Montessori, and Howard Gardner, all of whom guide my daily work with young children. I present numerous Early Childhood Workshops such as Behaviors as Communications, Using Sign Language within the Classroom, and Working with Children with Autism.

Writing allows me to share my creative side. In the Freelance Writer section of this website you can find samples of my published and self-published works. Additionally, I share personal experiences of caring for someone with a brain tumor - an all encompassing, perhaps life-long challenge.

In the Ideas Sheets section you'll find a number of practical opportunities to foster communication skills.  Check out Early Vocabulary and Concepts for important initial words for young children. Speaking Like Elmer Fudd will explain why so many children err on /r/ and /l/ sounds. There are dozens of other ideas to guide toward competent communication.

Please check out my new textbook, Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention: Working with Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other CareProviders published by Plural Publishing, 2017.  




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