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Hello!

Katia Burdick, CCC-SLP
Owner

Welcome! I am a 2006 graduate of Augustana College and a 2008 graduate of University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where I earned a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology.

I have over 14 years of experience in a variety of settings:  public schools, private schools, outpatient pediatric therapy, and teletherapy. I love helping children grow their confidence to communicate effectively with others.

After many years living away from home, we moved back to Cedar Rapids-- truly where my heart is. Sounds & Smiles was named by my youngest son.  The name captures my goal of high quality therapy while making children feel valued.

In my free time, I enjoy performing in community theater, singing, fitness, and coffee dates with friends.

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Licensed in Iowa and North Dakota

I BELIEVE
Individualized therapy is essential for progress. Language development starts EARLY! Habits are hard to break. Being proactive saves time and frustration. Parent involvement makes all the difference. Self-esteem matters. Kids that feel good about themselves will thrive.

FUN FACT: Sounds & Smiles was named by my 7 year old son because: "You work on sounds and smile a lot" :)