Meet Honey Bee's Owner Katie Gristina Speech-Language Pathologist M.S., CCC-SLP LSVT LOUD! Certified Clinician Katie is a wife, mommy of 2 little girls & the owner of Honey Bee Speech Therapy & Rehab, LLC. "Honey Bee started from my desire to diagnose & treat children, adolescents & adults in a relaxed, home-like environment where patients, parents, guardians & caregivers can feel confident that treatment is highly skilled, individualized & realistic."
The "speechy" facts about Katie:
American Speech- Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) member
Licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA)
Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) - B.A. in Integrated Communication
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) - M.S. in Communication Science Disorders
Practicing speech language pathology since 2013
Extensive experience providing diagnostic & therapeutic speech, language, feeding/swallowing services among the pediatric to geriatric populations across a wide variety of settings to include acute care, outpatient rehab & private practice
Heavily interested in developing functional & social communication in individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Autism & Aphasia
Enjoys working with “picky eaters” & assisting parents (new & experienced) in expanding their child’s food interests, developing good oral motor skills & setting the stage for happy, healthy eating
Feels it is of the utmost importance to include parents/guardians/caregivers as an integral part of the treatment plan
You know your child/family member better than I do. I want to work WITH YOU to create a functional, dynamic & skilled treatment plan that does more than checks off the boxes on an abilities checklist.
Why are we called Honey Bee? Honey Bees are amazing little creatures. They are Louisiana’s state insect. Without bees, we wouldn’t have plants, flowers, fruits or veggies— they beautify our world & support our food sources! They are famous for making honey, which is highly regarded for its health benefits. Honey Bees are brilliant communicators who use a waggle dance, vibrations & body chemical signals to "talk." They live in highly organized communities (hives) where they COMMUNICATE, SOCIALIZE & COOPERATE to make their world (& ours, too!) go 'round! So see, we aren't that much different than our winged friends.