Katherine Joiner


Chicago, Illinois

5.00 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Katherine. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2021. Growing up I had always wanted to be in a profession that allowed me to interact highly with others. Upon going to school I realized that speech pathology was a great option. After shadowing over Christmas break my freshman year of college, I realized it was the profession for me! I have taken a great interest in the correlation between mental health and aphasia in adults. After working in a nursing home I realized just how crucial it is to ensure communication with others and how that directly impacts mental health. I have been taking CEUs to gain a better grasp on my role in this issue. I also have been interested in learning more about how to treat children with trauma who have communication disorders. Specifically, how I can become a better advocate for them. I have taken courses pertaining to this subject as well. In college I taught a American sign language course at the University of Mississippi and absolutely loved it. I have worked with a variety of populations including pediatrics, swing bed hospital, long term care and rehabilitation, and outpatient clinic. I would describe my clinical style as rooted in client empowerment by creating self-advocates.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice




languages spoken


Education and training

B.S., University of Mississippi

M.S., University of Mississippi


Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Aural Rehabilitation

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Early Language Development

Executive Functioning



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Traumatic Brain Injury

Other interests

I have two dogs, June and Alfie. We are always outside throwing the ball, running around the house, or going to the park. I also enjoy reading and listening to true crime podcasts. I love all things Disney and try to go as often as I can.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

Katherine was very engaging and thoughtful. Her compassion really comes through the screen

R.C./Aug 24, 2023

She was able to get him to talk and sing. I love that she does everything he likes to do

G.D./Aug 17, 2023

It’s always a good experience! She is the absolute best & the sound and video are on point ! :)

B.B./Aug 12, 2023

The speech therapist is amazing. She's knowledgeable and very friendly. My son is excited for his sessions. I'm so thankful she's so nice, and good with kids.

J.W./Aug 4, 2023

She was very nice and my son did warm up to her really quick

G.D./Aug 3, 2023

We are so grateful to have found Katherine - she is amazing!

D.L./Jul 31, 2023

The speech therapist was so friendly. My son was very comfortable working with her. She was also very encouraging.

J.W./Jul 22, 2023

Katherine keeps my son engaged and he’s excited to “play” with her…she listens and you can wholeheartedly tell she cares about her clients.

T.S./Jul 21, 2023

K.D./Jul 17, 2023

Our therapist was the best! For our first time she made us feel comfortable and welcoming. So easy to open up and talk her. She answered all my questions. I would suggest her to everyone.

O.O./Jul 13, 2023

O.J./Jul 13, 2023

Katherine was patient and took her time to listen to my son even as he babbled to catch key words for understanding…it made his day that she understood him and engaged in conversation with him.

T.S./Jul 6, 2023

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