Dr. Kathryn (Katy) Mueller has a Masters (MSc) in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading (UK, 2006), and a PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa (2012). From 2012-2014, she completed a post-doc in the Department of Hearing, Language and Literacy at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Melbourne, Australia), and also tutored in the Masters in Speech Pathology program at The University of Melbourne.
In 2016, Katy returned to clinical practice and completed her fellowship year in a private practice in Puyallup, WA, working primarily in early intervention. She joined the faculty at UWEC in 2017, where she teaches courses in undergraduate research, child language disorders, and child/adolescent language intervention.
Katy’s research interests include comorbidity in developmental language disorders, particularly the overlap between language and literacy, and language and ADHD. In 2019 she began collaborating with the Northwest Regional Detention Center in Eau Claire, WI to provide speech and language services for youth offenders. This has subsequently led to a line of research investigating the nature of social communication profiles in this population.