Catherine Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Catherine Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP


Catherine Kanter is an associate clinical speech language pathologist working in the Communication Aids & Systems Clinic, as well as the community-based Communication Development Program.  She provides augmentative and alternative communication support to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Catherine received her MS in speech-language pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Catherine is a graduate from the MCH Wisconsin LEND program, where she completed a two-year advanced training experience. She has spent 15+ years supporting individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings and roles including a special education aide, autism treatment therapist, and job coach. Her research and clinical interests include collaboration with teams (e.g., school, vocational, residential, autism treatment) and families to build awareness and capacity for supporting individuals who use AAC.


Professional Certifications and Education

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • MCH-LEND Clinical Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Waisman Center Clinics UCEDD
  • Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, University of Minnesota


Catherine Kanter, in collaboration with Sarah Marshall and Dr. David McNaughton at Penn State University, is currently initiating a pilot capacity-building program, the AAC Partnership Program, designed to increase access to necessary and timely AAC services across the state of Wisconsin.  Ms. Kanter and Ms. Marshall are serving as program leads and principal investigators on a quantitative and qualitative research study to examine the effectiveness of a new model for providing AAC services.