Kathy Johnston, MS, CCC-L/SLP, MHEII
Department of Hearing and Speech, Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
Kathy Johnston, MS, CCC-L/SLP, MHEII, serves as a clinical instructor in the Department of Hearing and Speech at KU Medical Center. She earned her master's degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. and received the level 2 mental health endorsement from the State of Kansas. Johnston is a Hanen certified therapist
and a K-CART autism specialist. She also received a traineeship from the National Stuttering Foundation.
In addition to her duties at KU Medical Center, Johnston serves as the speech-language pathologist at The Children's Place (TCP) in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Mo. TCP serves children who are experiencing developmental delays due to abuse and neglect. This partnership has spanned more than 17 years and allows Johnston to train KU graduate students during their practicum experience requirements.
Johnston also maintains a thriving private practice where she works with young children in Johnson county.
She also specializes in helping young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, in addition to providing services for individuals desiring to improve their communication skills through accent modification. She also works with individuals who are stuttering across all ages
Outside of her positions at KU and in clinical practice, Johnston is actively involved with an autism support group and an infant/mental health group with Infant/Toddler Services of Johnson County. She is a member of the Kansas Hearing and Speech Association and currently co-chair for the 2014 pediatric program convention.
Johnston's research focus is on studying and developing treatment inverventions for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.