CURRICULUM VITA

Kathryn M. Kilpatrick, M.A., CCC/SLP
2244 Croydon Road Twinsburg, OH 44087
330.592.1190

Speech-Language Pathologist       Geriatric Life Enhancement Consultant
Memory Fitness Coach

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Education

Master of Arts in Speech Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 9/68
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 6/67

Professional Experience

1969 - 72             Speech-Language Pathologist, Litchfield Rehabilitation Center.

1969 - 72             Speech-Language Pathologist, Waterbury Rehabilitation Center.

1972 - 73             Speech-Language Pathologist, Meriden Rehabilitation Center.

1974 - 76             Owner, Private Practice in Communication Disorders.

1974 - 79             Speech-Language Pathologist, Visiting Nurse Service, Inc

1979 - 82             Speech-Language Pathologist, Akron City Hospital.

1984 - 86             Speech-Language Pathologist, PSI.

1984 - 86             Speech-Language Pathologist, Upjohn Health Services.

1989 - present      Speech-Language Pathologist, Visiting Nurse Service, Inc.

1990 - present      Speech-Language Pathologist, Northeast Professional Home Care. 

1995 - present      Speech-Language Pathologist, Universal Nursing Service

1991 - present      Practice- Geriatric Communication Consultant
                             Provide training for families and caregivers how to improve the quality of
                             communicative interactions and modify activities

2000 - present      President, Communication Connection.  Geriatric Communication consultant  
                             providing CEU programs, staff training, and marketing programs to health care
                             professionals, families of older adults, church and community groups on how to
                             enhance communication  and connection with the older adult.

2005 - present      President, Memory Fitness Matters. Memory Fitness consultant providing CEU
                             programs, community programs, workplace seminars and memory coaching and
                             treatment directed toward improving memory skills for all ages. 

2011 –  2012      Contributor – ElderCarelink.com. Writing articles and blogs related to current
                            issues of elder care.

2012 - present    Memory Fitness Weekly Blog - Weekly tip to enhance awareness and
                            memory fitness

Publications

Kilpatrick, K.(2015). Reminiscence Trivia. Hudson, OH: Communication Connection LLC
Kilpatrick, K. (2014). Word Challengers. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC 
Kilpatrick, K. (2014).
Visual Brain Games.Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC
Kilpatrick, K. (2014).
Verbal Brain Games.Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC
Kilpatrick, K. (2014).
Numerical Brain Games.Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC
Kilpatrick, K. (2013). Daily Reminiscence Calendar. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC. 
Kilpatrick, K. (2013). 20th Century in Review. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC 
Kilpatrick, K. (2010) Reminiscing through the 20th Century – Fill-in Puzzles. Carthage , IL: Gary Grimm and Associates

Kilpatrick, K. (2010) Reminiscing through the 20th Century – Word Searches. Carthage , IL: Gary Grimm and Associates
Kilpatrick, K. (2010) Reminiscing through the 20th Century – Crossword Puzzles. Carthage , IL: Gary Grimm and Associates
Kilpatrick, K. (2010) Reminiscing through the 20th Century – Brain Teasers. Carthage , IL: Gary Grimm and Associates

Kilpatrick, K. (2009) Cognitive Communication: Functional Activities Manual. Wake Forest, North Carolina: Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc.

Kilpatrick, K. (2009) Brain Teasers. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC

Kilpatrick, K. (2008) Connecting the Generations: Your Stories - My Stories. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC

Kilpatrick, K. (2005) Walking the Path to Memory Fitness – One Week at a Time.  
Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC  (Recorded Book) National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Kilpatrick, K. (2005) Because You Care: What To Do When You Do Not Know What To Do. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC

Kilpatrick, K. (2005) Walking the Path to Memory Fitness – One Week at a Time. Hudson, Ohio: Communication Connection LLC

IDEAS Institute (2002).  IDEAS for a Better Visit. J. Brush (Ed.), Cleveland, Ohio

Kilpatrick, K and Brush, J. (2003) Time Well Spent with the Older Adult - 400 Ideas for the Young and Old to Do Together. Carthage, IL: Gary Grimm and Associates

Kilpatrick, K. (2001) Sharing Stories, Recall – Go Back in Time. Hudson, Ohio, Communication Connection LLC

Kilpatrick, K., (1999) Functional Therapy Guide: More than a Workbook. Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1998). Recall and Share – Association Cards. Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1998). Recall and Share - Reminiscence Calendar and Activities. Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1998). Recall and Share - Reminiscence Cards and Activities. Greenville, South Carolina:Super Duper Publications, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1998). Recall and Share - Reminiscence Word Games and Puzzles. Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1997). Recall, Share, Ask Someone. Reminiscence Calendar and Materials. Hudson, Ohio: C & K Communication Associates, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K., (1997). Yesterday and 1997 (calendar). Hudson, Ohio: C & K Communication Associates, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K. and Collins, L. (1995). Swallowing Guide - for the Swallowing Professional,  Caregiver and Patient. Hudson, Ohio: C & K Communication Associates, Inc.

Kilpatrick, K. and Bryden, J., (1995). So What Do You Think???? Talk, Talk, Talk. Cleveland, Ohio:Jose Products.

Kilpatrick, K. and Huntress, L., (1992). Basic Sentence Comprehension. Cincinnati, Ohio: Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Kilpatrick, K., (1987). Therapy Guide for Language and Speech Disorders. Volume 5, Reading Comprehension Materials.

Kilpatrick, K., and DePompei, R., (1986). Working with Phrases on Your Own (videotape and booklet).

Kilpatrick, K., and DePompei, R., (1986). Working with More Words on Your Own (videotape and booklet).

Kilpatrick, K., and DePompei, R., (1986). Working with Words on Your Own (videotape and booklet).

Kilpatrick, K., (1986). Therapy Kit for Language Disorders. Book 1 & 2. Akron, Ohio: Visiting Nurse Service Inc.
Kilpatrick, K., (1985). Therapy Guide for Language and Speech Disorders. Volume 1. (Spanish edition).

Kilpatrick, K., (1985) Putting the Pieces Together : A Linguistically Based Cognitive Retraining Manual

Kilpatrick, K., (1980) Working with Words. Volume 3.

Kilpatrick, K., (1979) Therapy Guide for Language and Speech Disorders. Volume 2. Advanced Stimulus Materials.

Kilpatrick, K., Jones, C., and Reller, J. (1977). Therapy Guide for Language and Speech Disorders. Volume 1. A Selection of Stimulus Materials. .


ARTICLES AND BLOGS

ElderCarelink  www.eldercarelink.com

Memory FItness weekly blog   www.memoryfitnessmatters.com

ONLINE SEMINARS

Care2Learn  -  http://www.connectionsincommunication.com/pages/Online_Training.htm
( 2 part series on Memory Fitness) and (2 part series on Hearing Loss )

 

WEBINARS

HealthlinkRX - http://www.healthlinkrx.biz/institute/online.html 

Maximizing Communication and Connection between Health Care Professionals and Older Adults

Memory Fitness – What You Need to Know!

When Memory Difficulties are Beyond the Changes with Normal Aging 

 

CONSULTANT/CO-AUTHOR

CAREGiver Activity Training Guide: Enhancing Time with Clients: Home Instead Senior Care. 2004

 

RESEARCH

10/01 – 4/02    Consultant, “Improving the Quality of Family Visits.”  Grant from the Mt.Sinai Healthcare Foundation --- J. Brush, Principal Investigator

10/06 – 10/07   Consultant, “Meal Time Matters.”  A nurse aid training program that builds skills in the area of feeding assistance.   Grant from the Mt.Sinai Healthcare Foundation --- J. Brush, Principal Investigator

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Speech - Language Hearing Association 1970 to present
The Aphasiology Association of Ohio
            Treasurer 1978-80, 1987 – 1989  and Membership Chair 1976 – 1978 
            Chairman for State Conference on Pace Therapy, Kent, OH. May 1981.
Senior Services Network (Summit County) 2000 to 2006
Board Member Interfaith Caregivers/Faith in Action, Akron, OH. 2003-2008.
National Aphasia Association
            State representative (Ohio) 2004 to 2010
            Professional Affiliate 2012 to present
Lupus Now Advisory Board, 2005 to 2015
Dementia Advisory Council, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH. 2006-2012.
Boomers and Beyond Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board, Hudson, OH  2015 to present