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alyssa fairchild

alyssa fairchild

M.S., CCC-SLP, Owner and Founder

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Alyssa Fairchild, M.S., CCC-SLP, Owner & Founder

Alyssa 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 communication and feeding 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.

KIRBY GRIGSBY

KIRBY GRIGSBY

M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC

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Kirby Grigsby, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kirby Grigsby, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC 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. Kirby is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

KIRBY COSCO

KIRBY COSCO

M.A., CCC-SLP

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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.

COURTNEY HATTEN

COURTNEY HATTEN

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Courtney Hatten, M.S., 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.

DR. RICHA DESHMUKH

DR. RICHA DESHMUKH

PhD, CCC-SLP

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Dr. Richa Deshmukh, 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-Language-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 communication 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.

RHIANA SCHWARTZ

RHIANA SCHWARTZ

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Rhiana Schwartz, M.A., 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. Rhiana has earned one ASHA Award for Continuing Education. 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.

Kendyll Melton

Kendyll Melton

M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP, CLC

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Kendyll Melton, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP, CLC

Kendyll Melton, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP, CLC 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. Kendyll is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

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!

 Laura Weyer

Laura Weyer

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Laura Weyer, M.S, CCC-SLP

Laura Weyer, M.S, CCC-SLP is a Texas licensed Speech Language Pathologist and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston, and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College.

Laura has worked with pediatrics in a variety of settings, most recently in the schools. She has enjoyed working with students with Autism, as well as students with AAC devices. Laura enjoys learning more with each family she works with!

Alyssa Ferrari

Alyssa Ferrari

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Alyssa Ferrari, M.S., CCC-SLP

Alyssa Ferrari, 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.

She has worked in a local school district with individuals ranging from the early childhood age to elementary. Her treatment interests include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), language disorders, and speech sound disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting national parks and photography.

Danielle Ford

Danielle Ford

M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP

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Danielle Ford MS, CCC-SLP

Danielle Ford MS, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at The University of Arkansas and her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology at Baylor University. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Danielle has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private clinics, and private schools. She loves working in pediatrics and especially enjoys early intervention. Danielle has earned an ASHA Award for Continuing Education. She recognizes the importance of using a child led approach and working alongside families to help each child meet their individual goals.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling with her husband, going on walks with her Goldendoodle and going to new coffee shops with her friends.

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Office Manager

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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.
Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez

Office Manager

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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.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quote ”You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way. “

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DR. RICHA DESHMUKH

DR. RICHA DESHMUKH

PhD, CCC-SLP

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Dr. Richa Deshmukh, 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-Language-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 communication 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.

Katina Arvidson

Katina Arvidson

M.A., CCC-SLP

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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.

Carol Crawford

Carol Crawford

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Carol Crawford, M.S., 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 earned one ASHA Award for Continuing Education.

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.

KAREN RANGEL

KAREN RANGEL

MS, CFY-SLP

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Karen Rangel, MS, CFY-SLP

Karen Rangel holds a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorder from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas A&M International University in 2014. She is a licensed bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow and is currently in the process of earning her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Karen has experience providing evaluation and remediation of speech, receptive/expressive language, fluency, social communication, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), feeding/swallowing, and oral myofunctional therapy (OMT) in children and adults with an array of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Hearing Loss.

Karen is looking forward to gaining more certifications and experiences throughout her career path. Karen is dedicated to providing a supportive environment and fostering meaningful interactions in order to encourage learning new skills and to enhance overall communication for clients and families.

Jessie Garcia

Jessie Garcia

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Caroline Hanson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Caroline Hanson, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Caroline has worked as a speech-language pathologist in public schools at the elementary and junior high levels, as well as in outpatient rehabilitation and teletherapy.

It is her honor and privilege to work with children to help them achieve their communication goals.

Kelly Pagonis

Kelly Pagonis

Office Manager

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Kelly Pagonis Office Manager

Kelly, a native of Katy, Texas, is a dedicated professional with a strong background in early childhood education. With over a decade of experience in preschool settings, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to nurturing and facilitating the growth of children in various ways.

In her personal life, Kelly treasures moments by the water at the lakehouse with her husband, as well as a passion for crafting.

Kelly is enthusiastic about the future and looks forward to expanding her horizons at Katy Speech and Language, where she can continue to make a positive impact on families.

Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Jessie Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jessie Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of North Texas and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Abilene Christian University. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Jessie has been practicing in the public schools where fostering inclusion and empowering communication skills is her passion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and learning new recipes.