About


About

Founded in 2007, Helping Minnesota’s Kids helps kids realize their potential through experienced, compassionate and enthusiastic speech-language and feeding services.

My name is Heather Ketterling, MS CCC-SLP. I specialize in kids. My years practicing in pediatric hospital settings provided invaluable experiences working partnering with families and their children with complex and unique medical and developmental issues. Working as a private practitioner has allowed me more flexibility to adapt and tailor speech and feeding therapy for each child and situation in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Approach to Therapy

Work Hard; Have fun!

Kids learn through play. Speech, language and feeding therapy should be fun even when working on the “hard stuff.”

Follow Me and I’ll Follow You

Communication is an interactive process. Following a child’s lead builds trust, cooperation and motivation for exploring and learning.

It’s About the Journey

Therapy should help build a bridge for learning so that kids feel successful in the process of learning a new skill. The fun is in figuring out how to do something.

Practice Makes Perfect

The right homework helps kids and families make the most out of their therapy experience.

Foundational Experiences

Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, 2000-2007

  • Feeding Clinic
  • Pediatric Voice Clinic
  • Child Developmental Clinic
  • Down Syndrome Clinic
  • Inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment

Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, 1998-2000

  • Neurobehavioral Unit for Severe behavior issues
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Unit
  • Inpatient therapy for developing feeding skills with premature and medically complex infants

Education

Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. – Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
University of WI, Eau-Claire – Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Member

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Licensing

Speech-Language Pathology, Minnesota Department of Health