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Each of our St. Paul speech and language therapists is licensed with the state of Minnesota and holds a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).  ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for Speech and Language Pathologists. To be in good standing with ASHA our speech and language therapists are required to complete a minimum number of continuing education units (CEU’s) per year.
At ACE Speech, professional development is vitally important and every effort is made to keep our speech and language therapists current with evolving issues and treatments in the speech and language pathology field.

Katie Dauer M.S., CCC

Kathleen (Katie) Dauer is the owner of ACE Speech and Language Clinic, LLC.  Katie has been a Speech and Language Pathologist since 1984 after attending Minnesota State University at Mankato where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech and Language Pathology.  Katie held speech and language therapist positions at United and Children's Hospital in St. Paul, a private ENT clinic and a start up private practice before starting ACE Speech and Language Clinic, LLC in 1996.  Her areas of expertise are in the treatment of fluency disorders (stuttering, cluttering), phonological disorders, language disorders and verbal apraxia.  In 1996, Katie published the book "Becoming Verbal and Intelligible" (Purchase Book from Pro Ed) for speech and language pathologists to assist in the treatment of verbal apraxia and phonological disorders.  She has spoken on the topic of verbal apraxia at the state and national level.  Katie is recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders and by the Stuttering Foundation of America as a specialist of fluency disorders.

Briann Jennissen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Briann Jennissen, M.S., CCC-SLP, graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders. Briann has provided treatment to children and adults at the Minnesota State University campus clinic and has experience/education with many speech disorders including fluency (stuttering, cluttering), articulation, phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language, verbal apraxia, aphasia, autism and tongue thrust. During her internship, Briann interned at a skilled nursing facility, an early childhood education facility and at a private practice facility. As a graduate student, Briann attended Camp Shout Out (a camp for children who stutter) for two summers and had the opportunity to work with children who stutter as well as with fluency experts from across the country. Briann’s love of children and her desire to help them with their speech disorders make Briann a perfect fit at ACE Speech and Language Clinic.

Jamie Shacter, M.A.

Jamie’s professional training is in both Communication Disorders and Special Education.  She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Denver, her MS in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota, and her licensure in Special Education-Learning Disabilities from the University of St. Thomas.  Jamie worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Stillwater, St. Paul, and North St. Paul Public Schools, as well as at the St. Paul Rehabilitation Center.  Since 1996, Jamie has been the Learning Resource Specialist for Talmud Torah of St. Paul.   In this role, she has taught children with a variety of special needs and has consulted with their parents and classroom teachers. Jamie holds a State of Minnesota teaching license in Learning Disabilities and has completed training in levels 1 and 2 of Orton-Gillingham reading instruction.  Her areas of expertise are in reading, spelling, written language, and elementary mathematics instruction.


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1133 Rankin Street, Suite 221
St. Paul, Minnesota  55116

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