Which setting is best for therapy?

Sorting through the many options your child has when it comes to speech therapy can be overwhelming! So, let’s break it down to help figure out what’s available in each setting when it comes to your child’s needs. Speech-Language Pathologists Across Settings First, it’s important to note: All speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must meet the same basic […]

Cost of Delayed Intervention in Texas

Research shows many benefits to early intervention and speech therapy for children. However, many children do not have access to services in Texas. The cost of delayed or absent therapy is significant for our society. Read more about the importance of early intervention and where to find help. Without early and appropriate intervention, there are […]

Why don’t you take insurance?

I hear this question almost as often as “how do I know my child needs speech therapy?” Insurance is a tricky topic and varies for each person depending on their specific plan and benefits. I completely understand families wishing to use those benefits. It’s true healthcare providers are in-network for good reasons. However, here are […]

Independence in a Natural Environment

Part III: Principles of Heart & Soul Speech Empowerment + Sustainable Therapy + Natural Environment = Independence What is a “Natural Environment?” A natural environment is often thought of as the home – or any other setting where you may feel “at home.” However, when doing therapy in a ‘natural environment,’ it actually refers to […]


Part II: Principles of Heart & Soul Speech “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”             -Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism, Father of Sustainability (ok, I added that one) Honestly, the first time I heard that […]


Part I: Principles of Heart & Soul Speech Empowerment—noun; authority or power given to someone to do something; the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life. What a beautiful, powerful, profound word. The word empowerment alone carries weight and responsibility. People are often confused when I use it to describe what […]

Finding My Purpose – Heart & Soul Speech

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Private Practice with a Purpose I love being a speech-language pathologist. The flexibility -to work with all people, ages, disorders, settings, to schedule, to be creative or structured, autonomous or collaborative -it’s all so appealing to me. Working in the field has enriched my life in ways I never expected. I knew after […]