LLA Spotlight: Katie Pankiw

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Katie Pankiw!

Katie is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been with LLA since August 2016. She serves clients at the Fairlawn and Medina Clinic. She became a therapist because she feels like communication is the most important thing in all our lives. It helps us express our wants, needs, ideas and create bonds and relationships. It is such an honor for Katie to be able to help children achieve this. One of her favorite things about being a therapist is being a part of the child’s team by working with parents, educators and other therapists and hearing how things we work on in therapy impact their social and educational lives!

Let’s get to know Katie better!

Would you rather have super strength or the ability to fly?

Ability to fly- so I could travel anywhere

What is your favorite movie?


Would you rather have pizza or tacos?


What is your favorite color?


What do you do in your free time?

I love spending time with my husband and daughter!  I love watching old Hollywood movies and tending to all my house plants

What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their kiddo?

You are the best advocate for your child! Therapists truly appreciate your ideas, goals and support throughout the process so never feel funny speaking up. 

What is your favorite team?


What is the best advice you have ever received?

Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand

What is your favorite season?


What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are -Theodore Roosevelt

Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!

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