Katia Burdick, CCC-SLP

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

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" :)