Karen Guerra, M.S., CCC-SLP

Bilingual Speech Pathologist
Rehabilitation

The Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite
404-785-3737
karen.guerra@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Masters of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology: Florida State University, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology: Florida State University , 1998.

Interests
  • Bilingual Language Development
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Social/Pragmatic Issues

Societies
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association(ASHA)
  • Special Interest Division 14: Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Clients

    Certifications
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Hippotherapy certified (Equine assisted therapy)

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assess and treat monolingual and bilingual children with a wide range of communication disorders/delays
  • Care Coordinator Committee Member responsible for the coordination of patient services among the different settings in the hospital (inpatient, day rehab, CIRU, outpatient)
  • Serve as a bilingual mentor and consultant to coworkers and other staff members in different Children’s satellite locations in Atlanta

Career Highlights
  • CNN En Familia Show-March 2009 Featured video working in the home with a patient with PDD and his family (Autism Awareness Month)
  • CNN En Familia Show-March 2008 Interview in Spanish regarding my work with bilingual children an autism spectrum disorders (Autism Awareness Month)
  • Featured in a local Spanish publication called Mundo Hispanico: “Una puerta que se abre” regarding the need for Spanish-speaking professionals in hospital settings: May 11, 2010.
  • Profiles in Pediatrics-Atlanta Hospital News Magazine featured on an article regarding my work with multicultural patients in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta