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Speech Pathologists

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ALYSSA FAIRCHILD

M.S., CCC-SLP

Alyssa Fairchild, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University and her Master of Science degree from Baylor University. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She is a certified provider for DIR Floortime and Hanen: More Than Words. Alyssa has received extended education in childhood apraxia of speech and has also attended the Advanced Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing training. Alyssa is LAMP trained and is Beckman Oral Motor Certified as well. She is also a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and has received extensive training in tethered oral tissues and treating tongue thrusts. Alyssa has earned four ASHA Awards for Continuing Education.

Alyssa has worked in a variety of settings including the local school district, a private school for children with language and learning differences, and a rehab hospital. She understands the impact speech disorders can create, not only for the child, but for the family as well. Alyssa founded her speech therapy practice in 2010 and has greatly enjoyed developing relationships with families and seeing each child improve in their ability to communicate.

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ERIKA PRINGLE

M.S., CCC-SLP

Erika Pringle, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelors of Science degree and Masters of Science degree from Alabama A&M University. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Erika enjoys working with children to help them accomplish their speech and language needs. Erika has taken the first level of DIR Floortime Training.

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KIRBY GRIGSBY

M.S., CCC-SLP

Kirby Grigsby, M.S., CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor of Arts at Rhodes College and her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is licensed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Kirby has worked in a variety of settings including the local school district and a private school for children with language and learning differences. Kirby has received extended training in childhood apraxia of speech and has attended the Advanced Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing training. She has received specialty training in AAC devices as well through LAMP.

 

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KATINA ARVIDSON

M.A., CCC-SLP

Katina Arvidson, M.A., CCC-SLP received her Bachelors of Arts degree and Masters of Arts degree from Indiana University. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Katina enjoys working with young children to strengthen their communication skills. Katina has completed training in Gestalt Language Processing, helping children to use their echolalia and scripted speech to acquire flexible language.

 

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Kirby Cosco

M.A., CCC-SLP

Kirby Cosco attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Kirby has received additional training in treating tongue thrusts, feeding therapy, and myofunctional therapy. 

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Dr. Richa Deshmukh

PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Richa Deshmukh, CCC-SLP, received her Masters’ degree from University of Mysore, India and her PhD from the Ohio State University. She is certified by the American Speech-Lanaguge-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Richa has over 10 years of clinical experience working with young children with a variety of communication disorders.
 
 
In the last 6 years her work has been mostly focused on children with Autism and other neuro-developmental disorders. Richa also has background in alternative augmentative communciaton and is LAMP trained. She is passionate about providing young children the necessary tools to communicate effectively with their environment.
 
Richa also provides therapy in Hindi and Marathi.
 
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Courtney Hatten

MS, CCC-SLP

Courtney Hatten, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelors of Art degree from Michigan State University and her Masters of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and holds her Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. 

Courtney has public school and private practice experience.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys working out at OrangeTheory Fitness and being her children’s biggest fans at their soccer, football and basketball games.

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Rebecca Kratz

MS, CCC-SLP

Rebecca Kratz, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Baylor University and her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Texas State University.  She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  

Rebecca has worked in a variety of settings including the public-schools, home healthcare, and private clinic settings.  She enjoys working alongside children and their families to improve communication skills by implementing therapy plans that meet each child’s individual needs.  In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as all things fitness and outdoors.

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Rhiana Schwartz

MS, CCC-SLP

Rhiana Schwartz, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Rhiana is also a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM)  and has received training additional training in feeding therapy, tongue thrusts, and orofacial myology. She also worked in a local school district at the EC/PK/K level and a pediatric outpatient clinic. Rhiana enjoys building relationships with the children and families she works with and helping them meet their speech and language goals. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with family and friends.

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Carol Crawford

MS, CCC-SLP

Carol Crawford, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from Texas Tech University and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

 
Carol has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and home health.  Carol enjoys working with children to increase their speech and language development.
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Kendyll Melton

MS, CCC-SLP

Kendyll Melton, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP is a Texas licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Kendyll received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Science in Deaf Education and Early Oral Intervention from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University.

 Most recently, Kendyll has used her background to work with children with hearing loss, and the early childhood intervention population. Kendyll genuinely enjoys all that she learns from each of the families she works with!

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Jeanette Castellanos, MA, CCC-SLP

Jeanette Castellanos, M.A., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Houston. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 

Jeanette has worked in a pediatric outpatient clinic and provides bilingual (Spanish) therapy. She has experience in feeding disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and utilization of behavior principles. She enjoys collaborating with patients and their families to improve communication across all settings. 

Front Office

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Sarah Baker

Office Manager

Sarah Baker was born and raised in Houston.  She now resides in Richmond with her husband, Brian. Previously, she has managed an optometry practice in Missouri City with a strong focus on pediatrics and vision therapy. 
 
She enjoys working with families in her role with Katy Speech And Language.
 
 
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Stephanie Perez

Office Manager

Stephanie was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In her free time, she is her daughter’s biggest cheerleader when she competes in volleyball and dance. Stephanie also enjoys watching baseball and football with her family.

Previously, she managed a therapy clinic with a strong focal point on pediatrics. Stephanie is extremely excited to work with an amazing team that puts kids first and work with the families at Katy Speech and Language.

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