Children's Therapy of Woodinville

Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists

Speech Therapists:

Katie Clutter

Katie Clutter

Katie Clutter, MA, CCC-SLP
Education: University of Redlands: 2003, BA Communication Sciences and Disorders; Western Washington University: 2006, MA, Speech-Language Pathology.

Experience: I have been working as a speech-language pathologist since July, 2006. Previously, I worked primarily working with the birth-three population at Little Red School House, and as a contract SLP, mainly working within the geriatric population. A desire to work with a broader range of children brought me to Children's Therapy of Woodinville in January 2010. I am currently Level II PROMPT trained and certified in the Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" program. I have also taken many courses pertaining to pediatric feeding, infant and early childhood development, and social narrative development in older children. I have experience working with children with motor-speech disorders, phonological or articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, social communication, and tongue thrust therapy.

Katie Clutter

Approach to Treatment: When working with children, I feel it's important to use a whole-child approach and really assess what works well for the individual child. I often combine different treatment techniques and find it important to frequently re-evaluate the best therapeutic program for each child. I also have found that caregiver involvement, whether in the therapy room or at home, is very important in the success of therapy.

Areas of Interest: I chose this career because I find so many aspects of it interesting. Currently, I am interested in motor-speech disorders and how they affect a child's communication. I am also very interested in the social aspect of language and helping children use their language to expand their communication with others.

Family and Outside Interests: My husband and I currently live in Mill Creek with our dog and cat. I am lucky to have my mom and siblings close by and I am able to see them often. I moved to Washington from California in 2003. Since that time, I have loved exploring Washington and increasing my outdoor experiences, especially hiking with my dog, Rali.

Linda Chung

Linda Chung

Linda Chung, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: University of Washington, 2004 – B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Nova Southeastern University, 2011 – M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

Experience: After graduating from the University of Washington, I worked at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, where I found my passion for children and my desire to work in a clinical setting. This prompted me to get my master’s degree in speech-language pathology. I began my career working as a therapist in local school districts at both the primary and secondary levels. I have experience working with children with articulation delays, expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication deficits, and augmentative and alternative communication. I love collaborating with teachers and specialists to help children reach their speech and language goals. Working at CTW allows me to also include families and primary care providers in the treatment of speech and language disorders. Working in both the public and private sectors with clients ages 4-21 has given me a broad and diverse therapy background. I believe in being a life-long learner and have taken courses in Social Thinking, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and bilingual language assessments. I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Linda Chung

Approach to Treatment: I enjoy getting to know not only my clients, but their families as well. I believe in the importance of a family-centered approach to therapy and have found this approach to be successful, as it gives the child consistency in and out of the treatment room and facilitates the transfer of newly learned skills and strategies across settings. Areas of Interest: I am interested in the assessment and treatment of language disorders in bilingual children, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and social communication.

Family and Outside Interests: My husband, Geoff, and I are life-long residents of the Seattle area, and we love spending time with our two young children: Caden and Kaylee. I enjoy traveling and staying active through sports and yoga.

Kristine Miller-Jacobs

Kristine Miller-Jacobs

Kristine Miller-Jacobs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Education: Whitman College: 1993 B.A. History. University of Washington: 1994 Post-baccalaureate, Speech and Hearing Sciences and 1996 M.S. Speech-Language Pathology.

Experience: I have worked for 9 years in private practice seeing toddlers through high-school age children. I also have worked in the public school system as a speech-language pathologist serving elementary age children. I have extensive experience working with children with motor speech disorders, phonological processes, articulation disorders, swallowing disorders related to tongue thrust, expressive and receptive language disorders, and social communication delays. I am Level 1 PROMPT certified. I belong to the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.

Kristine Miller-Jacobs

Approach to Treatment: Working as a team with the parents of the children I serve is very important to me. For therapy to succeed, I feel it is essential to listen to parents and the concerns they have about their children.

Areas of Interest: Currently, I am interested in investigating the relationship between language and literacy issues. I am pursuing continuing education to expand my skill knowledge of phonological awareness skills and literacy skills in preschool to adolescent children.

Family and Outside Interests: My husband and I live on the Eastside with our two children, dog, and two cats. I enjoy volunteering at my children's schools, reading, and gardening.
 

Lizbeth Parker

Lizbeth Parker

Lizbeth Parker, MA, CCC-SLP
Beth has been a part of the team here at Children's Therapy of Woodinville since 1999. With a Master of Arts degree from Western Washington University, Beth holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as Washington State licensure.

From young toddlers to teenagers, Beth enjoys the personalization and family involvement available in the private practice setting. Collaborating with parents, siblings, and other professionals including our very own OT's, PT's and SLP's, Beth strives to help the children achieve their communication potential with functional results.

Lizbeth Parker

Through on-going continuing education, Beth keeps current in the field, winning the ACE award for continuing education from ASHA in 2009. Training in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs); PROMPT Technique, Level 2; oral myofunctional therapy; Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function (Ages and Stages); Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support (SCERTS Model); and Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents are just a few of the techniques and courses Beth puts into practice with her clients every week.
 

Sherry Uyematsu

Sherry Uyematsu

Sherry Uyematsu, MS, CCC-SLP
Education: BA Hope College, Holland MI; MS Speech-Language Pathology in 1997 from the University of Washington

Experience: I started my career at Good Samaritan Hospital Children's Therapy Unit primarily working with pediatrics on an outpatient basis. My inpatient work was with clients with traumatic brain injuries. Clients ranged in age from birth to 12 years of age. I have extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum. I've also treated a number of other developmental delays and disorders including Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. At Good Samaritan I co-developed a pre-school language group that included parent education and sign language introduction. I am member of the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association and licensed in the State of Washington. I started at Children's Therapy of Woodinville in January of 2010 and work with clients from birth to eleven years of age. I have taken various workshops that emphasize developing communication skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; oral motor feeding; augmentative and alternative communication; sensory integration; fluency, and beginning sign language.

Sherry Uyematsu

Approach to Treatment: I love working in this setting because it gives me an opportunity to work with both the child and their family. I think therapy should be fun! I love incorporating literacy and games as well as active play to accomplish our therapy goals.

Areas of Interest: I am interested in early language development (late talkers), autism, augmentative and alternative communication and fluency.

Family and Outside Interests: I'm married and we have two active boys who love sports. I spend many hours at their games. When not at a game or practice, I enjoy skiing, rollerblading, yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
 

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