-Excerpt from the illustrated children's book How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)

‚ÄčThe story of Katie is really the story of so many children who overcome barriers to become just one of the gang!

Welcome to PatMervine.com

Thank you for visiting my new site!  You may already know me from the site I created:  Speaking of Speech.com.


As a speech/language pathologist, communication is my passion and promoting disability awareness is my goal.  I developed this site to provide resources for SLPs, teachers, parents, and community group leaders who share the same passions and goals.


Explore the menu above for books, videos, and other useful information!


Get to kNow Pat>

Katie is a nice girl, but she can't walk, she can't play, she can't even talk...We don't know what to do with her.