Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Kate Holden

Kate HoldenAssistant Clinical Professor

Email kjholden@loyola.edu


  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (Towson University 2011) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 2007) 

Areas of Specialization 

Working with adults with neurological disorders in the acute care setting who have dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, cognitive-communication disorders, and require augmentative and alternative communication 

Achievements (Past 5 Years)  

  • V Pandian, T Cole, D Kilonsky, K Holden, DJ Feller-Koppman, R Brower, M Mirski. Voice-related quality of life increases with a talking tracheostomy tube: A randomized controlled trial. Laryngoscope. 2020; 130(5): 1249-1255 
  • Published an article titled “No Longer Voiceless in the ICU” in the ASHA Leader: December 2017

About Kate Holden

Kate has worked as a speech-language pathologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in acute care for the past 12 years on the Neurosciences Unit. She works with patients with stroke, TBI, neuromuscular disorders and cervical spinal surgeries. She continues to PRN there on a weekly basis. Kate has a special interest in helping people with communication disorders communicate, whether that is using AAC to help an intubated patient communicate, working on language therapy for patients with aphasia, or using speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to mentor and supervise graduate students and Clinical Fellows and this has been one of her greatest passions outside of direct patient care. Outside of work, Kate is busy raising her three children who are 6 years old, 3 years old, and 7 months old. She loves reading, running, exercising, and doing anything outside.

Janet Preis

Janet Preis

Janet Preis, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, encourages discernment, care for others, and finding good in all things in her coursework and beyond

Speech-Language Pathology