Kate is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the California Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiology Board. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from California State University-Sacramento and earned her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. She interned in medical speech-language pathology at Oregon Health Services University in Portland, Oregon with a strong emphasis on swallow disorders and head and neck cancer, including laryngectomy. Kate’s advanced clinical training includes certifications in LSVT for people with Parkinson’s and FastForWard for auditory processing.
In 2012, Kate joined her father as partner in the family private practice. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, educational settings, early intervention and outpatient clinics with adults and pediatric clients. Kate believes in a strong interdisciplinary approach to make the necessary speech and language gains. She is also continually engaged in conducting and participating in research to further the field for both adult and pediatric speech and language impairments. More recently, she has been accepted into the Doctorate of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and anticipates receiving her doctorate degree in 2019.
Kathryn “Kate” Samples Williams, CScD, CCC-SLP