About our Company
Communications and Feeding Specialists, LLC was formed in 2018 by Catherine Kadechka MA, CCC-SLP with the vision of providing quality,
family centered treatment. Catherine believes in the importance of highly qualified therapists treating specific client and family needs.
Each therapy plan is individualized and the family is actively involved throughout all treatment sessions to help
assist with carryover of the skills to result in less time in therapy.
Special Qualifications :
- PROMPT level 3 trained (currently working on level 4, certification)
- Beckman Oral Motor
- Beckman Oral Motor Deep Tissue Release
- Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation, 28 hour course
- SOS Approach to Feeding
- Talk Tools level 2 trained
- SOFFI method (Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants)
- Catherine Shaker’s Pediatric Dysphagia: The Essentials
- Diane Bahr’s Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech, and Mouth
- Melanie Potock’s Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing
- Hanen certified: It Takes Two to Talk
- Krisi Brackett’s CAN-EAT Approach
- AEIOU Approach to Feeding
- Ellen Carlin: Tongue Tie and Oral Motor Dysfunction
ACE award (award for continuing education; earning more than 70 continuing education hours)
January 2017, May 2017, September 2017, November 2017, April 2018,
May 2018, August 2018, September 2018
Therapy Inspired by Personal Experiences
A pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and the owner of Communication and Feeding Specialists, LLC, Catherine Kadechka M.A. CCC-SLP is a renowned expert on early intervention, early autism, speech sound disorders, apraxia of speech, feeding difficulties, pediatric dysphagia, myofunctional therapy, oral motor impairments, and stuttering.She is passionate about building collaborative relationships with parents, motivating and inspiring children along their developmental journeys.
A lifelong learner, Catherine has accumulated more than 500 hours of continuing education. She is a strong believer in the value of continuing education, and as such, she attends well over the normal requirements. She is constantly expanding her skill set to better serve her clients and their families.
At the age of 19, Catherine went through speech therapy for her stutter at the University of Florida. She had not considered speech-language pathology until that point, and because the experience was so positive for her, she was immediately drawn toward the possibility of a career as a clinician. Having lived with a communication impairment, she knows just how valuable quality, patient-centered treatment can be. She puts communication before everything else in her therapy, making sure that everyone who is involved in the process is involved actively.
Growing up, Catherine was an Air Force brat. She moved around frequently as a child, eventually settling down in Florida. Attending the University of Florida, she earned both her Bachelor’s Degree and her Master’s Degree. Today, she continues to call Gainesville home. When she is not hard at work offering world-class therapy to her clients, her pastimes include traveling, fostering animals, volunteering at local animal rescues, reading, yoga, and painting. She also loves to spend quality time with her husband, two dogs, and cat.