Certification and Licensure:
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, North Carolina
Teletherapy using various platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, TheraPlatform and Google Duo
Pediatric Feeding/Swallowing Disorders
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Dyad
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cat grew up in Maryland. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and a double minor in Human Development and Family Studies and Computing Technology and Applications. Cat then moved to North Carolina to pursue her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following graduation, she is pursuing her passion for pediatrics with her clinical fellowship at Raleigh Therapy Services.
Cat has experience working with children in a variety of environments, including the home, school, and medical settings. Cat’s clinical experiences include working with children who have congenital disorders, developmental delays, traumatic or anoxic brain injuries, tracheostomies, neurological disorders, craniofacial anomalies, and velopharyngeal dysfunctions that impact communication, swallowing, or feeding skills. She has experience working with both low-tech and high-tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modalities for children. Cat has a particular interest in working with children of all ages with feeding and swallowing disorders with specific training in the mother-infant breastfeeding dyad, food aversions and picky eating, transitions from g-tube to oral feedings, feeding with cleft lip and/or palate, and various swallowing impairments. Cat enjoys working directly with caregivers to encourage collaboration and generalization of communication and feeding skills learned in therapy into the home environment.