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Meet Heather

Heather has over 20 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and her M.S. degree in the area of Communication Disorders from the University of Louisiana. She has experience working in various settings including hospitals, in-home care, pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, teletherapy, and public schools. Heather worked with children Birth-18 years of age for 14 years at Our Children’s House at Baylor. She has spent the last 8 years working for Frisco ISD with their early childhood and elementary populations as well as serving in leadership roles as an Advisory SLP and Dysphagia team lead for the district.

She has extensive knowledge treating mild to severe/profound speech, language, and feeding disorders and continually seeks advanced training to add to her treatment approaches. Specialty areas of Heather’s expertise include Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Total Communication including knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and oral motor /sensory feeding disorders. Specific trainings include:

  • Clinical Thinking in the Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Advanced Course – Dr. Edythe A. Strand
  • PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) – Dr. Edythe A. Strand
  • Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy – Lori Overland
  • Kaufman Apraxia System
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Dynavox Training
  • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
  • Lori Overland Feeding Therapy
  • Beckman Oral-Motor Feeding Therapy

Outside of being a therapist, Heather is the proud mom of three very active boys. She loves spending time with her husband, cheering on their boys in their sports and band activities, serving in the special needs program at her church, and loves to go hiking with her family each year in the mountains.

Certifications and Memberships

AHSA Certified
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