Courtney has had extensive 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 include 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.
Jahaira Hernandez graduated in 2019 with a Master in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Texas- Austin. She has clinical experience working in school settings, clinical setting,s and under private practice. Jahaira's favorite thing about being a therapist is getting to see the progress in her clients, making an impact in their lives and their family’s lives. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Jo Anne graduated in 2017 with a Master in Communication Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has experience working in school districts and rehab facilities. Her clinical interests include voice, articulation, and fluency. Jo Anne believes in the philosophies “It’s not about what I know; it’s about what they learn.” “First teach them to do themselves no harm.” In addition to evidence-based speech therapy techniques, she also has 25 years of training classical singers (breathing, dictation, and prosody). Her favorite thing about being a therapist is seeing improvements in her clients.
Alexa comes to us from Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a Masters of Science in Speech Pathology. She has been in a public school setting since working with students with articulation, language, and fluency disorders, as well as Autism and Down Syndrome. Her passion is working with literacy skills. She also is skilled. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is empowering families with skills to work with their kids. She uses techniques including dialogic reading, recasting, expanding, and following the child's lead to help families reach their goals. Alexa is trained with Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk PECS Level 1. She also has studied with courses including identifying Developmental Language Disorder in Linguistically Diverse Schools. In her free time, Alexa is an avid baker and loves to spoil her dog, Oliver!
Jiselle is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist fluent in both English and Spanish. She is a recent graduate with her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas State University. She received her undergraduate degree from the same university in 2019. She has had clinical experience in a school setting, clinical setting, and with teletherapy. Her clinical interests include neo-natal swallowing, language delay, and articulation disorders. She says her favorite thing about being a therapist is knowing she is impacting a child's life forever. She is a strong believer in play-based therapy and the use of evidence-based practice when working with clients and their families. In her spare time, she loves to be in the water every chance she gets.
Seham graduated in 2013 with her Masters in Speech Pathology. Since then, most of her experience has been with private practice outpatient Pediatrics. Her main clinical interests are working with children who are diagnosed with Autism or developmental language disorders. She also enjoys working with augmentative communication. Her favorite part of being a therapist is enhancing the parent/child/therapist relationship. The philosophies and treatment techniques she likes to focus on is child-family first, functional language, and literacy skills. She believes it is important to lead by example and be a resource for the family. She believes strongly in seeing the whole child. One fun fact about Seham is she is a book reader and has a major sweet tooth! She also loves her coffee!!
Kate graduated from Texas State University in 2014 with a degree in Communications Disorders. She has clinical experience working in school, residential rehab, and home health settings. Her clinical interests are largely with articulation and language disorders. She says her favorite thing about being a therapist is interacting with cients and caregivers. She believes in using self-talk, modeling, parallel talk, and positive reinforcement. She has been in the Austin area for 4 years.
Bethany graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2010 with a master's in Communication Disorders. She has clinical experience working with children in school settings. Bethany's clinical interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders and fluency, phonological language and literacy, and pragmatic language disorders. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is building relationships and watching progress impact children and their families. She uses techniques such as Hodson Cycles, Core language, and Expanding Expression Tool (EET) to effectively help her clients achieve their goals. Bethany is a mom of two awesome boys! She loves to knit, read, cook and do yoga in her spare time.
Lynelle graduated from Texas Women's University in 1996 with a master's in Speech-Language Pathology. She has clinical experience working with children in school settings both elementary and middle school and skilled nursing rehabilitation facilities. Lynelle's clinical interests include articulation, language, voice, and literacy skills. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is knowing she is changing a child's life forever by helping them achieve functional language skills. Lynelle strongly believes that carrying over new skills is key for a child to be able to communicate functionally and effectively in their natural environment. Fun fact about Lynelle, before she was an SLP she was... wait for it... an actress and a 1st-grade teacher!
Iyari graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2017 with a master's in Communication Disorders. She has clinical experience working in school settings and pediatric private practice. Iyari's clinical interests include receptive and expressive language disorder and bilingual language development. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is knowing she is making a positive difference. Iyari likes to make therapy fun by using play, adapting to each individual's needs, and finding ways to motivate and engage with her clients.
Adelaide graduated from Texas State University. She has clinical experience working in homehealth, school settings and pediatric private practice. Adelaide's clinical interests include voice, dysphagia and fluency. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is seeing her client's first, like the first time bite of food/ liquids or the joy when they communicates. Adelaide believes in allowing the client to do as much as they can on their way to promote independence and improve communication. In her free time, she teaches improv to kids on the weekends and loves to perform sketch/improv. She also loves the river adn enjoys kayaking.