Speech Language Pathologist, MS/CCC-SLP | Clinical Associate Professor | Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hometown: Jefferson, WI
Kim has been a Speech Language Pathologist since 2005, and her practice has been primarily in medical settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation programs and skilled nursing facilities. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurodegenerative illnesses, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Kim also worked in education, where she provided speech and language services to children ages 4-21 with a variety of disabilities. She also provided consultative services for school districts who needed supports for students who needed to be evaluated for communication devices and systems (AAC). Kim has worked as a clinical professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department since 2017, instructing and training speech language pathology graduate students in clinical practicum. She teaches students how to treat patients and clients through the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, as well as through the Dewane Neurorehabilitative Pro Bono Clinic, a collaboration with the Department of Physical Therapy on campus. This clinic is designed for adults with neurological-related injuries who have limited resources. From 2021-2023, she developed and implemented the speech and language program partnership with the Madison’s GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center. Kim teaches CSD 713 Intro to Medical Speech Language Pathology and identifies and assigns graduate students to their community medical site placements. She serves on many committees for the department, including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Children and Adults with Communication Disorders
Supporting Communication with Stroke Survivors
Scary? NOT Scary! Supporting Children and Adults who use Communication Devices to Speak
Some adults and children with disabilities communicate through the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) or other ways of communicating, such as devices, pictures and sign. In addition to the challenges of these individuals in learning how to use these systems, they rely on their communication partners to support them in using their “voice”! This session provides basic information on communication devices and systems that people with adults and children with disabilities may use. Simple and effective strategies for communication partners will be shared.
This topic applies to children with developmental disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This also applies to adults with acquired injuries, such as stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Fields of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
This talk is designed to educate middle and high school students, as well as undeclared college students, on the fields of speech language pathology and audiology.