Welcome to my first ever blog for Tampa Bay Speech, Language & Reading Clinic! I have been told for years that I should be writing a blog, and now that we have just launched our new website, this seems like the perfect time.
Before we begin with our first topic, I would like to give you a little background of my experiences and myself in this field that I adore. My name is Julie Kogut, and I have been a speech-language pathologist for 24 years. I am also a mommy of four amazing kids, who are currently 21, 19, 16, and 9 years of age. Being a mom and a SLP at the same time has enabled me to provide my families with not just a clinical perspective, but also the “mommy perspective”.
Over the course of 24 years, I have worked in numerous settings with pediatrics and adults. My journey started at the Veteran’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York and also included settings of pediatric outpatient hospitals, schools, and private practice.
I started my private practice in 2001 after the birth of my third son. He was born prematurely with cardiac issues (Prolonged QT Syndrome). I then realized that I would not be able to return to my full time position at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. My practice has now expanded over the past 16 years. We are currently located in FishHawk in Lithia, Florida. Previously known as “All About Kids Pediatric Speech Services”, Tampa Bay Speech, Language & Reading Clinic has been evaluating and treating pediatrics through adults in speech, language, reading, writing, and many other areas.
I hope that you will tune in to this weekly blog! Feel free to write us if you have specific areas you would like for me to address. Contact us below to send us topics!