Katie Strain


San Diego, CA

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About me

Hi! I'm Katie. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2023. I became an SLP after shadowing an SLP when I was in high school. It was amazing to see how speech therapy changed the functional, social and academic lives of clients. I've taken courses in augmentative and alternative communication, neurogenic language and cognitive disorders, acquired neuro-motor speech disorders, dysphagia treatment, Passy Muir Valve, language disorders (infancy, preschool, and adolescence), phonological disorders, and natural language acquisition in autism (echolalia to self generated language). I am trained in Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP). I have experience with interdisciplinary collaboration within a variety of settings, establishing partnerships with AAC specialists, teachers, MDs, OTs, PTs, RNs and neuropsychologists. I have worked in settings such as acute rehabilitation, acute care, public school (high school, adult school ages 18-22), and telepractice (preschool, middle school, high school, adult neurogenic). I would describe my clinical style as client-centered, functional, individualized/personalized, and family-centric.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice


languages spoken


Education and training

B.S., Utah State University

M.S., State University of New York at Cortland


Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Down Syndrome


Executive Functioning


Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Traumatic Brain Injury

Other interests

I love making things- I weave baskets and make pottery, sew and knit clothing, and I love to read. I really enjoy being outside, learning about space, and occasionally playing video games. I enjoy volunteering with equestrian therapy for kids with special needs and I have a very spoiled fuzzy grey cat.

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