Kimberly Caul, M.S., CCC-SLP, will be named the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) of the Year from the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) during the annual conference in October. The award is given to a Wisconsin SLP recognized by speech-language pathology consumers for providing outstanding professional service.
Kim is a clinical associate professor for the UW-Madison Communications Sciences and Disorders department, where she has been employed since 2017. Her job is to train and supervise graduate level students in their first and second year of clinical practicum experience at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, at Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Monona, and in collaboration with the UW Physical Therapy Department through the Pro Bono Interdisciplinary Clinic on campus. Some of her responsibilities are teaching graduate students about evaluating and treating speech-language disorders, providing hands-on support and demonstrations in the therapy room, offering feedback to her students and providing community outreach.
Additionally, she teaches the graduate level medical speech language pathology course and assigns students to medical site practicum placements in Madison and surrounding communities.
The Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) represents over 1,000 practitioners, researchers, educators, and students. WSHA is the professional organization for communication disorders in the State of Wisconsin.