Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Kathryn Hardin guides clinical speech-language pathology services to older adolescents and adults with neurogenic disorders. Her areas of specialization include concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and the cognitive changes associated with cancer. The SLHC Concussion Assessment and Rehab Team, which provides services to athletes and non-athletes alike, is run by Professor Hardin. This program was selected as the Outstanding Clinical Program in the State of Colorado in 2013, and subsequently nominated for a national award. In 2015, Kathryn was recognized by ASHA as a Trailblazer for her work in concussion as “forward-thinking, innovative, transformational” to the field of speech-langauge pathology.
Therapeutically, Kathryn advocates blending functional communication strategies with the brain’s natural plasticity to address the needs of an individual. Having worked as a psychometrician at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, she has particular interest in quality assessment tools for speech-language pathologists. Her research focuses on finding quality speech-language measures to assess mild traumatic brain injury and the non-linguistic bases of adult communication disorders.
Professor Hardin holds specialty certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. She received her B.A. from St. Olaf College in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience (1996) and her M.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder (2003). She is completing her doctorate in Clinical Science at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.