Katie Oglesbee, M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie Oglesbee, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Miss Katie is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Black Bear Academy and also serves as the Therapeutic Team Lead.  Katie has served as a speech-language pathologist on the Black Bear team since 2011.

She is a native to the Chicagoland area and grew up in the northwest suburbs.  Katie received her BA from the University of Iowa, where she majored in Speech and Hearing Science, as well as received a minor degree in Spanish.  She completed her graduate degree in Speech Pathology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.  Katie has obtained clinical experience across a variety of contexts including the public schools, an outpatient clinic, a developmental preschool, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as in an acute/rehab hospital setting. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, apraxia of speech, hearing impairments/cochlear implants, genetic/chromosomal syndromes, brain injuries, as well as expressive and receptive language delays and disorders.

During her time at Black Bear, Katie has had the opportunity to work with each class offered in the therapeutic program.  She has facilitated various feeding groups, social/pragmatic language groups, as well as provided in-class consults across programs.  She feels passionate about taking a whole-child approach and working collaboratively in order to maximize outcomes for each child.

Over the past four years, she has been heavily involved in the Kids in Transition (KIT) program.  The KIT program supports children and their families as they transition out of Black Bear and into their new academic settings.  She has supported the program by providing on-site consults with academic teachers, and on-site and off-site therapies, maintaining communication about progress, and providing additional classroom materials that cater to individualized learning styles.  Katie is excited to start another great year at Black Bear!