Katie Boarman, M.A.

Katie Boarman, M.A.

Title: Director, Speech Center
Dept/Program: School of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Phone: 330-972-7186
Email: kboarman@uakron.edu


Professional Experience

  • Joined the University of Akron in 2011 with a focus in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • President of the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC)
  • School Externship Coordinator for School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • AAC team coordinator – AAC team provides comprehensive assessments of clients’ AAC needs including: speech generating devices, overlay devices, switch placement, assistive technology, and funding paperwork
  • Supervisor of Clinical instruction – supervisor at the University of Akron’s Audiology and Speech Center and off-campus via face-to-face supervision and E-supervision working with pediatric and adult clients.


  • Gillette, Y., Harding, J., Boarman, K., Buffa, J., Tedrick, M., & Young, M. (2012) the iPad revolution: what speech-language pathologists should know.  OSHLA annual convention, Columbus, OH.
  • Gillette, Y., Carlin, C. H., & Boarman, K. M. (2012). iPads and autism: achieving communication competence through collaboration.


  • School based speech-language pathologist working in a suburban school district with students in grades 3-12 with varying abilities and needs
  • Acute, hospital based speech-language pathologist with a primary focus on dysphagia

 Professional memberships

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition