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Our Team

Katherine Keenan, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Katie Keenan holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in Ohio and a certificate in interprofessional teaming. Katie found a passion for childhood development when a family friend was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Though often discussed in the education of a speech therapist; Katie discovered ABA when she had the opportunity to work at a clinic during her graduate studies. This experience allowed her to understand the importance of open-mindedness and collaboration while also giving her the chance to share her scope of practice as an SLP. Katie uses a child-led approach when working with children and specializes in following their interests and embedding therapeutic techniques into their play.

While looking for a position that allowed her to help children develop their language and play skills in an outpatient setting, Katie stumbled upon SPBS. Intrigued by our unique environment and holistic approach to meeting children at their current level, she decided to join our team and make Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services her new home. Still a kid at heart, Katie finds the most rewarding part of her day to be playing and engaging with her clients and seeing them independently use targeted skills. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, making hand-crafted espressos, and experimenting with herbs and spices in her kitchen.

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Play is necessary for a child’s learning. So let’s harness the naturalness of play to aid in the development of their communication..

-Katie Keenan