How Katie Got a Voice

(and a cool new nickname)

by Patricia Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP & Illustrated by Ian Acker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/29/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781426966491
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781466947047

About the Book

“How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)” is a story of challenge, triumph, and acceptance. The students and teachers of Cherry Street School all have nicknames that celebrate their differences. But the new girl, Katie, is really different. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. It seems like she can’t do anything! So how can the other students involve her in their activities? And how can they give her a nickname?

About the Author

Patricia Mervine is a speech/language pathologist with 20 years' experience in assistive technology. Pat has worked with preschool and school-age children who have significant communication impairments, presented at numerous local and national conferences, and taught graduate and undergraduate classes in augmentative communication. Her website,, is a recognized resource worldwide.