Over the next few months, I will be posting a series of articles interviewing Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in various settings.
Katie Smead is a semi-retired SLP who currently owns her own practice. What she didn’t state in the interview is that she is also the creator of some very innovative tools for dysphagia which you can find here.
Using her experience with the area of dysphagia (swallowing impairment) and evidence based practice, Katie has developed multiple tools at an affordable cost to assist Speech Language Pathologists in the treatment of dysphagia, in addition to providing journal articles to support clinical use of these tools for a variety of deficits.
Q: How did you become an SLP?