Our clinicians are dedicated to using evidence-based practice within the context of family dynamics to provide the best approach for each client and family. Below you can learn about our clinicians and their education and experience.
Katie Mattingley, M.S. CCC-SLP
Katie Mattingley is a state-licensed, board-certified (American Speech Language Hearing Association) speech language pathologist. After working as a school based therapist for 10 years she moved into private practice focusing on best practice interventions for functional and social communication, cognitive flexibility, and behavior strategies for students with Autism, Social Communication, and related disorders. In addition to her clinical services, Katie continues to work as a consultant with the Montana Autism Education Project.
Katie also specializes in providing therapy for children with a range of speech and language delays or disorders. These include articulation, phonology, fluency, language processing, reading comprehension, and executive function. Finally, Katie is interested in teaching practical compensatory strategies to increase her clients' quality of life, communicative success, and functional independence.
Katie's philosophy includes incorporating families, school teams, and related therapies to provide comprehensive interventions for her clients. Treating the whole child and maintaining open lines of communication are important for reaching short term goals as well as achieving long term, functional success.
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Shanell Latta, M.S. CCC-SLP
Shanell Latta is a state-licensed, board-certified (American Speech Language Hearing Association) speech language pathologist. She has worked in special education for 7 years, focusing on a variety of ages and communication disorders.
Shanell's current interests are designing family-focused early intervention for late talkers. In addition to standard credentials and education, Shanell is also certified by the Hanen Centre to use and teach the research-based parent-training curriculum It Takes Two to Talk.
She also enjoys working with children with challenging and severe speech sounds disorders, including phonological disorders and childhood apraxia of speech. She uses a research-based, multi-faceted approach with this population, including a focus on early literacy and the use of augmentative communication systems and devices. Her passion is designing functional therapy for children and adolescents of all developmental levels that include family-centered goals and move beyond paper and pencil activities.