I’m Katie, the owner and creator of Playing With Words 365. In addition to being a licensed and credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist- I am a proud mama to two adorable kidlets, a wife to an awesome guy, business owner, Starbucks addict, animal lover, cloth diaperer, wanna-be-photographer… I am passionate about family, parenting, children’s literature and toys and educating others about speech and language development and intervention strategies. I have been working as an SLP for the last 6.5 years and have over 15 years experience working with children of all abilities. Though I have experience working with children of all ages, I specialize in the preschool ages: 2-5. In addition to my credentials in speech pathology, my passion for behavior analysis led me to go back to school to get my graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). My hope is to one day become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in addition to being an SLP.
I started this blog because I have always dreamed of a website that I could send friends, family, and clients to that explained speech and language development in layman’s terms but also had easy to understand activities and ideas on how to help expand your child’s speech and language development. So I decided to create it myself!
When I am not blogging you will find me driving my daughter E (3) back and forth to her preschool, attending Gymboree classes with my son Ev (15 months), washing cloth diapers, working on my photography skills, teaching sign language to my children, browsing Pinterest, chasing after my sweet Ev through the aisles at Target trying to stop him from pulling everything off the shelves (we nick-named him Destructo), taking my daughter to her doctor’s appointments and therapies (she has Juvenile Arthritis…go HERE to read more about this), grocery shopping, stopping by Starbucks for a Chai Tea, reading books to the kidlets, preparing meals, playing outside with the kidlets, fundraising for the Arthritis Foundation, reading books and other blogs….
Want to know MORE about me? (Why wouldn’t you? Ha) You can read my post HOW I GOT HERE, about how I stumbled into this profession (it happened in a bar, if that matters). For more details on my credentials, training and overall philosophy, please click HERE.
So, I welcome you to my little corner of the internet and hope you enjoy your stay!