Kate Montgomery BAppSc (SpPath), CPSP MSPA – Kate has over 12 years experience as a speech pathologist working with clients from toddlers to adults in the areas of receptive and expressive language, pragmatics (social skills), speech, literacy, stuttering and dysphagia (feeding and swallowing difficulties).
Kate has worked within a range of settings in Australia and the UK where she lived and worked for 8 years.
Her experience includes working with children who have a broad range of needs including autism, developmental delay, severe language disorder, articulation and phonological disorders as well as literacy difficulties. Kate has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with specific language impairment and collaborating with education professionals to ensure that these students reach their academic potential. She has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of children with specific language impairment, phonological disorders and reading and writing difficulties/disorders as well as educating professionals in daycare, school and TAFE settings.
Kate is trained in the use of:
- It Takes Two to Talk® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
- More than Words® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Austism Spectrum Disorder
- Lindamood-Bell Visualising and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®)
- Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech (LiPS®)
- MULTILIT, The Spalding Method®
- Blades (Language Approach to aid children with language delays)
- Shape Coding (Teaching Grammar to School Aged Children)
- Key Word Signing.
Kate is a published author with an article in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
Ebbels, S.H., Nicoll, H., Clark, B., Eachus, B., Gallagher, A., Horniman, K., Jennings, M., Montgomery (nee McEvoy), K., Nimmo, E., Turner., G. (2012). Effectiveness of semantic therapy for children with word finding difficulties in pupils with a persistent language impairment: a randomised control trial. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47: 35-51.Winner of the 2012 IJLCD Article Prize
When not at work, Kate loves spending time with her husband and two young children.