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About

Kate Jurevicius, M.A. CCC-SLP

Hello! I’m a certified Speech Language Pathologist through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  I earned my Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern Michigan University and have worked with both adults and children (preschool-high school age) in clinic and school-based settings.  Most recently, I was a Speech Language Pathologist for Ann Arbor Public Schools, working with children with a wide range of communication impairments, including severely impaired students with complex communication needs. 

Prior to my graduate work in Speech Pathology, I obtained my elementary teaching credential at San Francisco State University and my bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.  I worked as an elementary classroom teacher and prior to that as a sales/client service associate in the educational marketing arena.  I found my calling in Speech Language Pathology later in life and now love helping children and families realize their true potential with clear, effective communication.

I established my private practice, Communicate With Kate, LLC, in June 2017.  My goal is to help support, educate and nurture children AND their families in improving functional communication skills. We know that when 1 family member struggles in anyway, it impacts the whole family. Private practice allows me to spend MORE time with children AND their caregivers and to build strong parent/child/therapist partnerships that support the whole family.

Additional Certifications/Training

  • Hanen certified trainer for 'It Takes Two to Talk', for parents of young children with language delays ('Late Talkers')

  • Hanen certified trainer for 'Learning Language and Loving It' and 'Teacher Talk', to support early childhood educators in creating a language rich classroom environment

  • Training in Social Thinking Methodology (Michelle Garcia Winner), which supports children and adults with social communication difficulties (high functioning autism, ADHD, nonverbal learning disabilities and other nondiagnosed social cognitive challenges)

  • Training in Oral Placement Therapy (OPT/Talktools), which supports children with oral motor deficits that impact speech and feeding

  • Member of Minspeak Learning Community/Trained in Unity Language for AAC devices (Prentke Romich Company/PRC devices, Words For Life for iPad, Saltillo)

Additional services offered in shared clinic space:

Occupational Therapy Services offered by Michelle Phibbs, OTR/L, Owner Willow Integrated Therapy

https://www.willowintegratedtherapy.com/
Michelle has worked with children and adults as an occupational therapist in a variety of clinic and school settings in the Ann Arbor area since June 2004. She is the owner of Willow Integrated Therapy, a center that specializes in treatment of sensory processing and feeding. She has received extensive training in the area of sensory processing through numerous courses including participating in mentorships with Lucy Miller’s STAR Institute in Denver, Colorado, where she obtained a Professional Certification in treating Sensory Processing Disorder. Michelle is an advanced practitioner with Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and uses this sound therapy with her clients. Michelle enjoys working with picky eaters and problem feeders. She uses a combination of Kay Toomey’s S.O.S Approach and Beckman Oral Motor to treat feeding needs. She has also worked as a vision therapist, receiving instruction for treating visual and ocular motor skills from a developmental optometrist. Michelle has also attended courses pertaining to handwriting, Therapeutic Listening, Bal-A-Vis-x, Brain Gym and P.L.A.Y. Project.