SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SPECTRUM)
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, COACH
Catheryn (Cathy) Gatto, MS, CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist in NY and CT. She earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. Cathy holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association,(ASHA). Cathy has over twenty-four years experience as a speech-language pathologist in the public school setting with grades kindergarten through sixth, and over six years experience with adults in the homecare setting. In the public school, she works with a range of students with neurodiverse needs. This population also includes nonverbal students with significant communication needs.
Cathy develops individualized education plans (IEPs) that target social skill growth in the area of friendship and conversation skills, perspective taking and problem solving. She also conducts social skills assessments using both standardized and non-standardized methods. She collaborates with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team with social workers, school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, special education and regular education teachers, and most importantly parents and caregivers.
In January, 2023, Cathy will begin an educational program with the New England Assistive Technology Marketplace to become an AT Champion to further develop her knowledge and practice with Assistive Technology.
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