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 wide range of 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.
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.
Heather is a Texas Licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with over 17 years of extensive experience in pediatric private practices. She received a Masters in communication disorders from the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, TX and a bachelor of Science in 1996 from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She has been had the opportunity to work with children who exhibit diagnoses such as: Cleft palate, phonological disorder, apraxia, tongue thrust, voice disorders, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome and articulation and language delays. She has received Hanen certification with "It Takes Two to Talk" "More than Words" and "Target Words" She also is PROMPT trained in Level 1 & Level 2. Heather is a wonderful asset to our Kidtherapy speech language-pathologist team!
Suman graduated with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in 2015. She has experience working in a pediatric outpatient facility, in an acute care hospital, and a skilled nursing facility, as well with a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. Suman’s clinical interests include expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic impairment, fluency, and articulation. The thing she enjoys most as a therapist is seeing improvement in her patients. A patient-centered approach to therapy utilizing evidence-based practice is a technique she likes to include in therapy.
Maria graduated in 2019 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Master's in communication science disorders. Her clinical therapy experience includes home health, schools, outpatient clinics, and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. Maria's clinical interests are Austim, down syndrome, dysphagia, and aphasia. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is being able to work with the child's family to achieve common goals.
Wilianie graduated from Carolos Albizu University in 2019 with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She has previous experience working in school based settings. Her favorite thing about being a therapist is seeing kids get better and grow and to see parents engage. Wilianieis interested in working with patients that are non-verbal. She likes to use techniques such as positive reinforcement, parallel talk, modeling, and pretend play.
Caroline moved to Austin from Knoxville, TN in 2019. She graduated from UTHSC with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology. She has experience working in school and clinical settings between the ages of 18 months to 19 years old. Her clinical interest are language and speech sound. Caroline’s favorite thing about being a therapist is watching her clients flourish and learn while having fun.
Kate graduated in 2014 from Texas State University with a Master in Communication Disorders. She has experience working in school settings, residential rehab and home health. Her clinical interests include articulation and language disorders. Kate’s favorite thing about being a therapist is interacting with her clients. She likes to use techniques such as self-talk, parallel talk, modeling and positive reinforcement.
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 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 pf training classical singers (breathing , dictation and prosody). Her favorite thing about being a therapist is seeing improvements in her clients.