Teton PT & Rehab: Speech Therapy Is The Key To Communication

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at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana, Illinois. Moving back to Indiana, Kate joined IU Morgan’s outpatient clinic where she treated children and adults in the outpatient and school settings. Loving the outdoors and traveling to Jackson Hole all her life, Kate always desired living in the West. In June 2016, Kate moved to Jackson after her husband, Dr. Joe Wienman, accepted a veterinary position at Jackson Animal Hospital. Kate joined the St. John’s Medical Center family in November and now sees adults and children in the acute, sub-acute, long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings. When not at work, you may see Kate at the yoga studio, on the ski slopes, or hiking trails in the area with her husband, Joe, and Australian Shepherd, Taggart. Kate also enjoys game nights, traveling, reading, and a good meal. She is happy to call Jackson home and hopes to make a positive impact on our community. Why do I love being an SLP? Growing up I always knew I would choose a profession in which I could positively, and directly, impact an individual’s life. Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist has been the perfect fit for me! As an SLP, I have the opportunity to build wonderful working relationships with clients and their families. Working with clients with various disorders, of all ages, and diverse backgrounds can be challenging. It requires creativity and constant learning but results in gaining invaluable new perspectives. As a therapist, my best days are also my client’s best days: when they achieve a milestone or goal! All it may take is a smile, a sound, a word, a swallow, or a memory and that is enough for me!

Kate Wienman, M.A., CCC-SLP, attended Butler University, in Indianapolis, for her undergraduate work where she majored in communication disorders and enjoyed cheering on the Dawgs! Kate attended Indiana University for her graduate work. She completed externships at The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. After graduation in 2011, Kate joined a rehab team at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There, she developed a strong interest in dysphagia and cognitive- communicative treatment with stroke and TBI clients. She continued to work in the acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings

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