Reading Write Alaska

WASILLA

Speech Therapy, Wasilla, Alaska

Phone Number

(888) 698-9881

Fax Number

(866) 554-1366

Wasilla Staff

Heather Walton
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Kristin Wetzel

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

Kristin is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kristin grew up in a small town in Northern Nevada and attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She traveled to India for a yoga teacher training, then moved to a tiny island in the Pacific called Guam to work at a resort after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences. Graduate school took her away from island life and took her back to the University of Nevada, Reno to work on her Master’s degree in Speech Language Therapy. Her internship brought her to Central Oregon in 2014, where she worked as an SLP with Pre-K and school-aged children. She moved to Alaska with her husband and giant Labrador, Murray, in the summer of 2016 to join the Reading Write Alaska team. Kristin is thrilled to be working with children at RWA, as well as exploring everything the land of the midnight sun has to offer. Kristin is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association.

Kristin Wetzel

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

kristin@readingwritealaska.com

Kristin is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kristin grew up in a small town in Northern Nevada and attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

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Kristin Wetzel

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

Kristin is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kristin grew up in a small town in Northern Nevada and attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She traveled to India for a yoga teacher training, then moved to a tiny island in the Pacific called Guam to work at a resort after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences. Graduate school took her away from island life and took her back to the University of Nevada, Reno to work on her Master’s degree in Speech Language Therapy. Her internship brought her to Central Oregon in 2014, where she worked as an SLP with Pre-K and school-aged children. She moved to Alaska with her husband and giant Labrador, Murray, in the summer of 2016 to join the Reading Write Alaska team. Kristin is thrilled to be working with children at RWA, as well as exploring everything the land of the midnight sun has to offer. Kristin is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association.

Heather Walton
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Kayla Head

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

Kayla is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kayla was born in the Midwest and grew up in Southwest Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and graduated with her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2014. Kayla spent her first two years working in a school setting with children in preschool through high school with a wide range of disabilities. She has developed a particular passion for working with preschool-aged students, as she loves their energy and enthusiasm. Kayla joined Reading Write Alaska in 2016 to explore working in a private practice setting and gain experience in literacy-based therapy. She found herself to love Alaska and all its outdoor adventures with her husband and two dogs. Kayla is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association.

Kayla Head

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

kayla@readingwritealaska.com

Kayla is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kayla was born in the Midwest and grew up in Southwest Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington…

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Kayla Head

Speech-Language Pathologist / Clinical Director – Wasilla

Kayla is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location.  Kayla was born in the Midwest and grew up in Southwest Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and graduated with her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2014. Kayla spent her first two years working in a school setting with children in preschool through high school with a wide range of disabilities. She has developed a particular passion for working with preschool-aged students, as she loves their energy and enthusiasm. Kayla joined Reading Write Alaska in 2016 to explore working in a private practice setting and gain experience in literacy-based therapy. She found herself to love Alaska and all its outdoor adventures with her husband and two dogs. Kayla is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association.

Heather Walton
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Elizabeth Whitaker

Speech-Language Pathologist

Elizabeth is a Speech-Language Pathologist at our Wasilla location. Elizabeth grew up in a small town just outside Kalamazoo, Michigan. Elizabeth graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She returned to Western Michigan University to complete a Post Baccalaureate in Speech-Language Pathology followed by moving to Utah to attend Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession graduating with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a medical emphasis. During graduate school, Elizabeth enjoyed instructing snowboard lessons to all ages in Park City, Utah. Her final internship brought her to Alaska working in an outpatient pediatric clinic. Elizabeth is excited to be part of the team at Reading Write Alaska utilizing her educational background while fulfilling her passion for pediatrics. She enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and labrador, Denali. Elizabeth holds a Temporary License by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year.

Elizabeth Whitaker

Speech-Language Pathologist

elizabeth-whitaker@readingwritealaska.com

Elizabeth is a Speech-Language Pathologist at our Wasilla location. Elizabeth grew up in a small town just outside Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Elizabeth Whitaker

Speech-Language Pathologist

Elizabeth is a Speech-Language Pathologist at our Wasilla location. Elizabeth grew up in a small town just outside Kalamazoo, Michigan. Elizabeth graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She returned to Western Michigan University to complete a Post Baccalaureate in Speech-Language Pathology followed by moving to Utah to attend Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession graduating with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a medical emphasis. During graduate school, Elizabeth enjoyed instructing snowboard lessons to all ages in Park City, Utah. Her final internship brought her to Alaska working in an outpatient pediatric clinic. Elizabeth is excited to be part of the team at Reading Write Alaska utilizing her educational background while fulfilling her passion for pediatrics. She enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and labrador, Denali. Elizabeth holds a Temporary License by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year.

Heather Walton
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Sarah Jacobs

Speech-Language Pathologist

After several years of working in the field of social services, she completed a Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah. Immediately upon graduation, Sarah moved to east Tennessee and worked as a licensed Speech Pathologist in private practice. Sarah contracted in the school setting, worked with adults in home health for two large Healthcare networks in the area, and also engaged the birth to 3 population with in-home therapy services. Seeking adventure, Sarah moved north to Alaska and was blessed with excellent experience in pediatrics with a local private practice over the last 5 years. Sarah has completed Beckman Oral Motor training, Picture Exchange Communication System training, two level of specific training with PRC’s LAMP words for Life AAC application, and courses in Sensory feeding aversion. She is excited to join the team at Reading Write Alaska and take on the new challenges of assisting her clients in achieving their utmost potential. Sarah understands that a positive attitude, encouragement, and belief in each child’s potential will be foundational in their success.

Sarah Jacobs

Speech-Language Pathologist

sarah.jacobs@readingwritealaska.com

Sarah Jacobs is a Speech Language Pathologist, born and raised in the mid-west. She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Andrews University in Michigan…

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Sarah Jacobs

Speech-Language Pathologist

After several years of working in the field of social services, she completed a Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah. Immediately upon graduation, Sarah moved to east Tennessee and worked as a licensed Speech Pathologist in private practice. Sarah contracted in the school setting, worked with adults in home health for two large Healthcare networks in the area, and also engaged the birth to 3 population with in-home therapy services. Seeking adventure, Sarah moved north to Alaska and was blessed with excellent experience in pediatrics with a local private practice over the last 5 years. Sarah has completed Beckman Oral Motor training, Picture Exchange Communication System training, two level of specific training with PRC’s LAMP words for Life AAC application, and courses in Sensory feeding aversion. She is excited to join the team at Reading Write Alaska and take on the new challenges of assisting her clients in achieving their utmost potential. Sarah understands that a positive attitude, encouragement, and belief in each child’s potential will be foundational in their success.

Heather Walton
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Selina Gutierrez

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Selina is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her career, she has provided individualized and group therapy to children in the home, school, and clinical settings. She is skilled in the areas of Articulation Disorders, Expressive & Receptive Language Delays, Phonological Processing Delays, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Early Language Delay, Apraxia of speech, ADHD, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  Selina is a native to Texas but is proud to call Alaska her home. She joined Reading Write Alaska’s Wasilla location in 2018.  She loves to be outdoors, try new recipes, crochet, travel, and spend time with close friends.  Selina is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing.

Selina Gutierrez

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

selina@readingwritealaska.com

Selina is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her career, she has provided individualized and group therapy to children…

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Selina Gutierrez

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Selina is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her career, she has provided individualized and group therapy to children in the home, school, and clinical settings. She is skilled in the areas of Articulation Disorders, Expressive & Receptive Language Delays, Phonological Processing Delays, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Early Language Delay, Apraxia of speech, ADHD, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  Selina is a native to Texas but is proud to call Alaska her home. She joined Reading Write Alaska’s Wasilla location in 2018.  She loves to be outdoors, try new recipes, crochet, travel, and spend time with close friends.  Selina is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing.

Heather Walton
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Sarah Moriarty

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah (Sadie) Moriarty is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2018, she graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology from Worcester State University in Massachusetts. She then moved to Pennsylvania where she earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She traveled to Alaska in the summer of 2020 with her significant other and their chubby cat named Sage. Sadie has pediatric clinical experience in school, outpatient hospital, and early intervention settings along with adult clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings. While she enjoyed all of her experiences thus far, she has an undeniable passion for working with children. Sadie is grateful for the opportunity to join the Reading Write Alaska team and is excited to help children build their confidence and reach their full potentials. Sadie holds a Temporary License by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year in Speech-Language Pathology.

Sarah Moriarty

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah (Sadie) Moriarty is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2018, she graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology from Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

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Sarah Moriarty

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah (Sadie) Moriarty is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2018, she graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology from Worcester State University in Massachusetts. She then moved to Pennsylvania where she earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She traveled to Alaska in the summer of 2020 with her significant other and their chubby cat named Sage. Sadie has pediatric clinical experience in school, outpatient hospital, and early intervention settings along with adult clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings. While she enjoyed all of her experiences thus far, she has an undeniable passion for working with children. Sadie is grateful for the opportunity to join the Reading Write Alaska team and is excited to help children build their confidence and reach their full potentials. Sadie holds a Temporary License by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Division of Business and Professional Licensing and is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year in Speech-Language Pathology.

Promote Reading and Comprehension with Educational Tutoring Services in Wasilla

Your child deserves the most robust education in order to create success in every stage of life. If your child is struggling due to a speech, language, or learning impairment, then a qualified private tutoring program can assist them in developing their skills. Reading Write Alaska – Wasilla offers a comprehensive educational tutoring program designed to help your child to achieve their goals. We assist with reading and spelling, test proctoring, homework help, and more at every educational level in order to help your child to achieve their true potential regardless of their ability.

Enhance Writing and Written Expression as well as Speech and Language

At Reading Write Alaska – Wasilla, we believe in education and advocacy at every level. Our educational tutoring is delivered by qualified speech-language pathologists and certified teachers, with services available via teletherapy for your convenience. Whether your child needs a math tutor, needs to work on their written expression and motor skills, or requires expert help with reading and comprehension, our Masters-level tutors provide everything they need to build on their skills. We can also assist with preparation for standardized tests such as ACT and SATs.

Improve Scores and Build Skills with an Educational Tutoring Program in Wasilla

Give your child the ultimate start in life with a private tutoring program offered by Reading Write Alaska – Wasilla. To find out more about our programs and services reach out to our team today by calling us at (866) 554-1366.

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