Katherine Joiner


Chicago, Illinois

5.00 / 5 avg

3 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

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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.

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3 reviews

I was very pleased with the process and the person doing the evaluation.

R.P./May 24, 2023

Our daughter has made a great connection with Katherine. We are so happy to see how much she has excelled since starting the program. Katherine’s patience and advice has relieved a lot of worries we once had. Thank you so much!

K.F./Apr 20, 2023

Katherine is absolutely amazing and a joy to work with. (My child) looks forward to our sessions. I appreciate Katherine's patience to explain (my child's) current struggles, the anatomy of the issue, and multiple solutions and plans to get (my child) ready.

E.H./Mar 23, 2023

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