Kate McLaughlin is a speech-language pathologist specializing in augmentative communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication needs (CCN).
She believes that autonomous communication, inclusion, and self-determination are fundamental human rights. She partners with individuals with CCN and their families to support their AAC journey.
Kate is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and holds licensure as a speech language pathologist in the state of Connecticut. She has worked in home, school, and clinic settings with clients of all ages. Kate trains parents and professionals on proven strategies to support their learner’s authentic and autonomous communication.
"Kate’s support over the years has provided me with an immense amount of confidence in supporting my son find his voice. She has a way of breaking down the complexity of AAC so it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Her willingness to go above and beyond in supporting our family find our footing in the AAC world is something I will always be grateful for."
Taina M, Parent
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