ABA Line Technician
Kate Palczynski was introduced to children and adults with special needs from a young age; her father Tom was a special education teacher for most of her life, after which he transitioned to the role of Autism Coordinator for Caddo Parish. Involved with projects like Camp Rainman and the Special Olympics since she was 12 years old, it was a natural fit for Kate to enter into the world of therapy as a line technician (behavioral therapist) in 2012. She joined her father, Tom, on the JMA team after receiving her nursing degree from Our Lady of the Lake College, and she is happy to have found her place there. “I believe that the therapy team at JMA sets us apart from other clinics – we collaborate with speech and occupational therapists in order to create the most beneficial learning environment for our clients.” Kate thrives in her role with clients of all needs, and says, “I enjoy working with clients of all ages because it gives me a chance to learn from each individual. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life!”
Kate was married this March and has a two-year-old son.