Meet Lisa Kathman
Howdy! I've been a Speech Language Pathologist for 20 years. During that time I've worked in home health, preschools, K-12, and private practice settings. During the past 5 years I have been the Lead SLP for K-12 SLPs in the largest school district in Arizona. I have been a guest speaker in ASU Undergraduate speech and hearing classes, have mentored students and new SLPs in the field of speech pathology, and have had the role of supporting all SLPs (new and veteran) in the district via trainings and development of materials.
I have extensive experience in presenting to groups on topics related to communication disorders. I have developed a district speech website for organizing information for SLPs in the district to easily have access to information they need and have developed materials for that site. In addition, my work as Lead SLP placed me on a general education committee for 2 years that worked on developing resources for teachers to interpret and implement the Common Core Standards within the district.
I am a graduate of Florida International University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and of Arizona State University with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), belong to ASHA SIG (Special Interest Group) 16, which focuses on school based issues, and hold an ASHA ACE award for continuing education excellence. I've worked as an SLP in Tennessee, St. Croix U.S.V.I., California, and Arizona.
Meet Sarah Bevier
Hi! I have worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology for 10 years, including roles as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Speech-Language Technician and Speech-Language Pathologist. I've worked exclusively in the schools and have a fresh perspective on the therapy and technology needs of an SLP in this setting. I am a critical team player in my school community beyond my role as SLP as evidenced by my participation in the employee involvement, team leadership, and district speech representative committee.
I am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. I am a member of ASHA, as well as a member of ASHA SIG (Special Interest Group) 16, which focuses on school based issues. I also operate a speech-language blog, the Miscellaneous Musings of Mrs. B, which is dedicated to therapy ideas and perspectives of a school based SLP. I have lived in various locations, such as South Africa, and have passion for learning about culture diversity.
Together Lisa and Sarah bring a vast knowledge of not only the field of speech-language pathology and the gaps in support for this population, but also a focus on people in general and communication. This is a key factor for providing the highest level of customer support to SLP Toolkit users. Their work and living experiences in multiple locations on both a national and international level give them a unique insight on regional and cultural needs.
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We co-created the innovative web app SLP Toolkit. We are school SLPs who are passionate about streamlining workload so time can be spent where it counts - with students: www.slptoolkit.com