About Kathy

After 40 years, I continue to be amazed by my clients and feel privileged to practice. With my knowledge, skill and experience I want to make a difference to those who are struggling and ensure  they achieve their language potential for learning and living.    

Special interests include evaluation and treatment of dyslexia, literacy (and its oral language foundations), reading, spelling and written language.

e-mail: khosty@metspeech.com / voicemail: 2

B.A. and M.A. from Catholic University of America in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Licenses,certifications, trainings, etc.
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology  from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association / Licensed to practice in Washington, D.C. (#00002) and Maryland (#303) / Phono-Graphix Master Trainer / Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant provider

Co-owner of Play2Read.com, publisher of an engaging series of literacy card games for smart reading practice; author of POWERFUL PLAYBOOK for reading practice. 

Professional Memberships:
American Speech-Language Hearing Association / ASHA Special Interest Group on Language / ASHA Special Interest Group on Tele-practice / District of Columbia Speech-Language Hearing Association (past president) / International Dyslexia AssociationAmerican Academy of Private Practice of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists /Montgomery County Speech and Hearing Discussion Group

Appointed by the Mayor to the Inaugural D.C. Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board.

I enjoy weaving, reading, traveling, design, and small business.

Personal Tidbit:
Married to Tom Markey with two grown children, Dillon and Genevieve. I enjoy my Northampton Street DC neighborhood, the cultural attractions of our city, and eating in outdoor cafes. 

Testimonials:                                                                                                        It is clear to us that he could not have reached his current level of academic performance without your skills and hard work. You are a magical speech pathologist and a wonderful person.  Another measure of your gifts is that he loved working with you and never complained about going to see you--even after a long day at school and rigorous athletic training.  That's magic!  -mom

It was bittersweet to end weekly sessions with you.  Reflecting back on the journey, he felt really good about all of the progress he made and everything that he learned from you.  You are truly an amazing teacher and I will be forever grateful to you. You not only taught him so many valuable reading and writing skills, but you helped boost his confidence and made him feel good about his abilities and himself. He so enjoyed working with you and looked forward to his weekly session. He was also always in such a good mood when I picked him up from your office, even on the days when he was less than charming when I dropped him off. Many, many thanks!!! -mom