Lisa graduated from Texas State University with a Masters in communication disorders in 2015. She specialized in Neurological disorders, voice, swallowing and co-facilitated a literacy camp while attending Texas State. Lisa has a a wide range experience including working with children in a neuro behavorial residential facility and in school settings. She has experience working with children with autism, speech delay, ADHD, pragmatics, fluency and literacy disorders.
Natalya is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist who received a Bachelor of Speech Hearing Sciences from The University of Utah and a Masters of Speech Pathology from The University of Texas at Austin. Natalya has experience working as a private tutor with articulation and dyslexia and has also worked with feeding and swallowing. She likes using techniques such as multi-sensory modalities and naturalistic therapy which she feels are easily generalized into real life. Natalya received a clinical promise award for 2 consecutive years in grad school. We are proud to have her as a vital part of our Kidtherapy team.
Cassie received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University in May of 2011. She later graduated from the same school with her masters of science in Communication Disorders in May of 2013. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work in the school district as well as in a home -based setting. She is new to clinic based therapy but is excited to work in this environment. Most of her experience has been with children with articulation and receptive/expressive language disorder, but has also worked with fluency (stuttering) and other speech and language impairments.
Holly graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Arkansas with her Masters of Science in August of 2014, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Central Michigan University in 2011. Holly has since assessed and treated clients with a variety of acquired and neurological speech and language disorders including dysphagia, aphasisas, dysarthria, voice, apraxia, and cognative communication disorders. Holly is excited to bring her knowledge to the pediatric clients of Kidtherapy.
Catherine graduated in May of 2017 from the University of North Texas with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She is currently a clinical fellow here at KidTherapy working with children with a variety of speech language and feeding disorders. She has also gained experience working with Autism, dysphagia, dysarthria, apraxia, and other neurological and developmental disorders. She has also worked with clients with cochlear implants, dyslexia, and cerebral palsy.
Graziella moved to Austin from New York City. She received her Master of Arts degree in May of 2014. She has experience working in private clinics, home health, and schools. Graziella likes to use techniques such as play therapy, tactile and vision cues, and literacy based language intervention. Her interest are working with children who require early interventions, play therapy, language delays and phonology intervention. She loves to see her client's grow and make progress.
Shannon graduated from California State University, Haywood with her Bachelor of Science in 1998 and then with her Master of Science in Speech - Language Pathology in 2001. Shannon has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings that focus on children and adolescents including outpatient, early childhood intervention, & school based settings. She has had experience working for a sub-acute track/vent facility and in skilled nursing facilities as well. Shannon has knowledge of PECS, Augmented communication devises, and ASL as used in therapy. She also has experience and has performed swallowing evaluations. Shannon has co-taught parent education programs from the Hanen Centere "It Takes Two to Talk" and participated in planning meetings for children transitioning into school districts. Shannon is Hanen Certified for this "It Takes Two to Talk" Program. Her recent continuing education courses include: Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner, Oppositional Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adolescents, and teaching Early Communication Signals to Children with Motor Impairment: Where Do I start? And also Children Who Stutter: Community - Centered Assessment/Intervention, Executive Functioning Skills
Anna Kay is an experienced Speech Language pathologist skilled in diagnosis, treatment, analysis, and evaluation of children and adolescents with a variety of disorders and delays. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg in 2010 with a B.A. Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and the followed that with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2012. Her professional Experience includes working in various settings in California where had the opportunity to work with clients from birth to the geriatric population. Her largest experience has been in pediatrics, and she has also been skilled with conducting parent education trainings. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, Fluency Disorders, Auditory Processing, Language delays, Phonological errors, Articulation errors, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Global Developmental Delays, and delays. Anna Kay has also provided articulation, phonology, and language intervention for children with multiple disorders and speech delays, and participated in First Steps evaluations conducted in home settings for ages birth to 3. We are very happy to have Anna Kay as a member of the Kidtherapy team.
Doris has found a passion for bilingual speech language pathology secondary to her personal familial experiences. She is particularly passionate about enhancing children’s learning and functioning through early detection and intervention of communication disorders, regardless of their cultural/linguistic background and whether their difficulties stem from developmental or acquired disorders. Doris graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders in 2013 and received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions with a concentration in Literacy Disorders. Through her graduate coursework at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and clinical experiences working in a variety of settings, she has worked with children 18months - 21 years presenting with expressive/receptive language delay or disorder, language-based learning disability, articulation/phonological disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, muscular dystrophy, fluency disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorder, executive functioning deficits, selective autism, dyslexia, and reading comprehension disorders in both English and Spanish. She uses communicative temptations, multi-sensory techniques, and spiraling and repetition to help clients develop communication skills in an engaging and motivating manner. She believes in implementing evidence-based practice by integrating research-based methodology into sessions and individualizing treatment based on data collection and client progress. She also believes in working as part of an interdisciplinary team with other SLPs, PTs, OTs, teachers, counselors, family members, and advocates to provide clients with the best care and treatment possible.
Courtney has had great experience working in a private practice setting with clients with a variety of communication disorders including apraxia, aphasia, articulation, augmentative communication, dysarthria, dysphagia, voice, language, phonology, cleft palate, as well as accent modification. She has also conducted home health therapy utilizing a consultative or direct therapy model and collaborated with other disciplines to obtain maximal benefit from patient treatments. Before being licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist, Courtney worked as a speech pathologist assistant - providing direct treatment in the individual and group settings to pediatric clients in the Head Start setting by following the written treatment plans developed by the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist. Courtney's education and professional training includes an M.A., Communication Disorders, from Our Lady of the Lake University, 2003 and a B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998. She also received a Compton PESL Certification in 2006 & education in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, 2003.
Andrea is a bilingual in English and Spanish and has been trained in "PROMPT" and "Handle with Care: Behavior Management." She has been working in the pediatric sector with children of various diagnosis and in different settings since 2014 after graduating from Adelphi University with her Masters. Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pace University in New York. Andrea has conducted bilingual and monolingual, speech, language, and feeding evaluations for early intervention clients (0-3 years old population). She also has worked in an outpatient setting developing and implementing individualized therapy treatments for children with language delays, articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Dysphagia. She believes it is very important to collaborate with parents and teachers to implement therapeutic strategies and techniques and finds it essential to the child's progress towards their goals.
Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida in 2010 and a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. Erin has experience working in school-based and clinical-based settings with both pediatric and adult clients. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses including articulation/phonological disorder, fluency disorder, autism spectrum disorder and with deaf and hard of hearing populations. Her interests include pragmatic language/ social skills, articulation, fluency disorders and receptive/express language delays. Erin's favorite thing about being a therapist is when her clients leave their sessions feeling more confident in their ability to communicate effectively.