Kathy J. Jakielski

Kathy J. Jakielski, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. With phonetic science undergirding all her work, she has over 40 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with severe speech impairment, and over 30 years of research experience in genetic bases, differential diagnosis, and intervention efficacy on children with speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech. Most importantly, she taught an introduction to phonetics course to undergraduate students continuously for over 25 years. After retiring from academia in the summer of 2022, she and her husband moved to Cambodia to work as full-time volunteers for several non-governmental organizations. Always the phonetics student, she now spends her free time trying to accurately transcribe, understand, and speak Khmer.

Books by Kathy J. Jakielski