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At Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy, we strive to create success stories for our clients at every stage from birth through young adulthood by providing personalized intervention and empowering parents to be informed advocates of their child’s care and development.

Our mission is to support the children in our community reach their full potential at every stage from birth through young adulthood by providing personalized evidence-based interventions.

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Google user
Breanna helped so much and my son looked forward to going back each week. She made treatment fun and educated so that we could continue to work with him at home. Great SLP
Google user
my newborn daughter needed additional help with breastfeeding after having her tongue tie released. this place was an answer to prayer. the therapy was very targeted to our needs, and our therapist Ariel had great communication and was very supportive. also they worked with our insurance to make out of pocket expense minimal.
Google user
Maddie has been an absolute blessing! She completely put all my concerns about speech deficiencies to rest. Under her amazing care, our son gained incredible confidence and excelled at lightning speed! Maddie is a joy to work with, always radiating positivity and putting families first. All I can say is Maddie is truly one of a kind. She makes speech and learning an absolute blast!
Facebook user
Jeanine at Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy has amazing energy and knowledge that she applies to her clients. I highly recommend her.
Google user
We see Leah Hogan for Executive functioning and have for several years. Leah also hosts a social group that has been amazing at implementing our individual sessions.Without her, we aren’t sure we would see the amazing progress we have in our teen. I highly recommend frisco feeding and speech!!Don’t sleep on an opportunity to connect with their team. We have done feeding therapy with Cierra, and social skills and executive functioning with Leah. They are a dynamic duo!!
Google user
We had a wonderful experience with Frisco Feeding and speech in McKinney, my boy is working with Hibah Chaudhary for months now. She is warm and welcoming, a top-notch professional,and caring. She has a skillful way of breaking it down for easy-to-understand guidance and advice for both my boy and myself. She shared so many useful tips about to increase the talkful environment at home to help the boy quickly pick up on speech. If your children are also late talkers, Highly recommended coming here with Ms.Hibah! It helps out, the boy is now knowing so many new words and sounds. Thanks!
Google user
My son received services with Alexis at Frisco Feeding and Speech for about 10 months. She was so kind and made our shy 2 year old feel very comfortable. His speech has picked up so much since seeing her! He even does some of her mannerisms at home now. She was also very helpful in providing my husband and I with resources and examples of how to support our son’s language development at home. She also celebrated all of his new words and phrases right along with us. The ONLY reason we discontinued services was because he will now have them via the school district in Pre-K. Excellent, excellent experience all around.
Google user
We have had a great experience with FFST! My daughter is working with Keri for speech therapy and has made incredible progress. Keri also provides thoughtful advice on what we can implement at home to help with speech.
Google user
Miss Tamika was absolutely amazing! My family grew to love her so much we were sad to graduate speech therapy. She is patient and kind and so knowledgeable. I have already recommended her to others and will continue to do so. We will miss seeing her every week!
Google user
I have been very impressed with the care and treatment we received from Frisco Feeding. Ciera listens to our concerns, creates tailored treatment plans, and has been an invaluable resource. I highly recommend them to anyone needing feeding care for infants!
Google user
Our son made great progress with both feeding and speech with Mrs. Allison! We would have continued services, but we’re moving. We will miss Ms. Allison and this great facility!
Google user
Lindsey has been wonderful! Our son gets so excited the minute we walk through the door. The first few sessions I went in the room with him just to observe. But after about 3 visits he felt so comfortable with Lindsey. He is thriving in just the short time he’s had with her. We are so looking forward to what he will learn next with her. She makes it exciting and she is so patient with him. If you’re looking for a wonderful OT, Lindsey is the right person. She is a bright light & our son adores her!
Google user
Our son started with frisco speech around 2 years old and he had a vocabulary of a few dozen words. He wasn't picking up new words and was getting frustrated with communication. Within a few months his therapist, Sarah, had him progressing right a long. Now he's like a sponge picking up new words and phrases. Thank you for all your help over the last 2 years.
Google user
I worked with Tamika for my son starting at 7-8 months while introducing solids. He had a tongue tie that we were not able to correct as an infant, and this was contributing of a number of feeding issues for him. While working with Tamika, we were able to successfully introduce different foods and textures without constant gagging and choking. She recommended correcting his tongue tie which also worked wonders for him. Our son made such amazing progress with therapy and was a completely different kid at the end. We can’t thank Tamika enough!
Google user
We really loved this place. Ms.Nicole was the best. I love her patience. She answered all our questions and thought me how to train my son at home as well. It helped us a lot and my son improved a lot and enjoyed every moment here. We strongly recommend Ms.Nicole and this place.
Google user
I recently had the pleasure of working with Keri as a feeding therapist for my young toddler and I must say, it was an incredible experience that paid off. From the very first session, Keri created a warm and nurturing environment that made my little one feel comfortable and at ease. She had a deep understanding of my child's specific challenges and tailored her approach accordingly. Her patience and compassion shone through as she gently guided my child through each feeding session, which she always made fun and engaging (so they felt more like playtime). She incorporated various techniques that not only encouraged my child to try new foods but also provided me with the tools and guidance that I needed at-home. Today, my daughter is successfully chewing, swallowing, and open to trying new foods. I finally feel at ease that she's getting the calories and nutrients she needs to grow up healthy.I would highly recommend Keri as a feeding therapist to any parent seeking help with their child's feeding challenges. Her professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for her clients truly sets her apart!
Google user
You can’t go wrong with any of the staff here. I personally worked with Ciera G. and can’t thank her enough for the progress my little one made. My baby had multiple oral ties, so much gas & discomfort around feeding, not to mention I was in a lot of pain while nursing. Ciera was patient, quick to listen to all of my concerns and questions, and very helpful in providing therapy for my baby. She equipped me with knowledge & practical tools to continue working on at home. I can’t think her enough for all the progress my little one has made! I’m grateful to say my baby is efficient at feeding now, colic free, and I’m no longer in excruciating pain when pumping or nursing. My only regret is not having sought help sooner!
Google user
We were referred here for our preemie and his feeding/swallowing issues. I could not have been happier! Ciera really became part of our team to help our little guy succeed. She was warm, caring, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!
Google user
Hibah was the best speech therapists for my son! She worked diligently to get him where he needed to be. She cared for him as her own child. Can’t say enough good things about Frisco Speech and Feeding Therapy and their wonderful staff! Highly recommend!
Google user
Maggie was amazing with my son during his time here! She is patient, caring, and really helped him leaps and bounds with his final consonant deletion. I highly recommend Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy!
Google user
Brittany is excellent. My daughter absolutely loved her, so much so that she became the person she talked about most. There were so many strides made and exercises learned on our end to utilize in the future. We’re very grateful for her and the organization.
Google user
The therapists we saw were great. Both showed up prepared and really made a difference in my sons speech development!
Google user
Tamika changed our lives!! Our 4 month old daughter had feeding issues since birth and we were feeling lost. We finally found Tamika and through her guidance, therapy and a frenectomy recommendation, we were able to resolve all of Charlotte’s feeding issues. She was extremely kind, caring and sweet with our baby. Tamika helped us find answers and solutions and we are forever grateful!
Google user
We so enjoyed working with Ariel! We started seeing her when our daughter was just 3 weeks old, and we were feeling very helpless about her feeding issues. Ariel gave her such kind and patient care, and was eager to answer all of the (many!) questions we had. We were impressed by how dedicated she is to her clients, and she is always willing to go the extra mile to think of a new solution or get us information we needed. Our daughter is now eating beautifully, and we are so happy we got the opportunity to work with Ariel!
Google user
Frisco Feeding and Therapy has been a great experience for us. Allison has done such an amazing job at connecting with my child and encouraging and working with them in overcoming anxieties about food. My child has felt at home with her so has been comfortable opening up to her as well as in wanting to listen to and apply what she says.
Google user
Speech therapist Nicole has been exceptional with my son over the past 18 months. She made therapy sessions fun and interesting, and he always looked forward to attending. Her consistent and engaging approach not only helped him make steady progress with his sounds but also helped us avoid the need for orthodontic treatment. We are incredibly grateful for Nicole's dedication and expertise!
Google user
FFST has been awesome for my son! Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. Maggie is making great progress with my son for speech and we truly appreciate the team there!
Google user
Tamika at FFST was the best thing to happen to me two weeks after my son was born. I was so discouraged at the beginning of my nursing journey and worried that my son had a poor latch or that I wasn’t producing enough, but after a couple of sessions we were improving significantly! Not only is Tamika fantastic at her job she is also understanding at the adjustment period many mothers go through when planning or driving as a new party of two. She was amazing and I’ll miss seeing her every week!
Google user
If you're looking for speech therapy services for your child, look no further than FF&ST! Their McKinney location provided our son with exceptional care. Ms. Katie, his therapist, was sweet, approachable, effective and very responsive. She provided timely updates and progressed our son's plan of care, ensuring he reached all of his goals. Thanks to Ms. Katie's skill set and expertise, our son has made significant progress. We couldn't be more pleased and proud! Our son has improved his articulation and how well he’s understood by others, which is vital for his kindergarten readiness. Thanks to Ms. Katie and crew!
Google user
We’ve worked with 3 different speech therapists and we’re so happy to have landed with Tameka. She is SO smart and very methodical in her approach. Her kind spirit also makes it a warm and inviting experience for my child. Were SO thankful to work with her!
Google user
Tamika at the Prosper location helped me with infant feeding issues and was a great resource! We are so glad we got our child the assistance she needed to eat well and feel comfortable.
Google user
Such a wonderful experience for me and my little one. Tamika was able to provide so much information and help to me and my family. My son made TONS of progress with eating after visiting Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy. I would recommend for anyone struggling with switching to solid foods. Worth every penny.
Google user
We adore Ms. Mary! She has been an invaluable influence & resource in both diagnosing and treating our son’s Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She is deserving of merit and respect not only for her amazing work, but also her care and dedication. Mary was the one to formally pinpoint and diagnose our son with Apraxia, and I will never forget the direct yet gentle and kind manner in which she explained it all me. Now he is also under the care of the most amazing medical team I could have ever hoped for, but Mary’s revelation propelled him forward light years. His targeted therapy is everything and has given him the confidence and intelligibility we have been waiting for all along! Words fall short to express our gratitude, but I will leave this quote here as I feel it is an embodiment of the footprint that Mary has left on our hearts. In the words of the great Butler Yeats - 'Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire.' And what a fire Mary has lit up in our son’s heart and mind!
Google user
Tamika was knowledgeable and helpful navigating the challenges of breast feeding and being a first time mom. I appreciate all of her tips and tricks!
Google user
Enjoyed working with Tamika. She helped resolve feeding issue with my newborn. We will go back to her if we have any further problems. She’s very patient and spends the time to understand the situation and see what is happening and helps to find a solution. Highly recommend her for your baby’s therapy.
Google user
I can't say enough good things about what Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy (Prosper location) has done for us in a few short weeks. I will forever be grateful for our Speech Therapist, Allison. She's helped us find answers and we've accomplished more in ~6 weeks than I could have ever imagined! I highly recommend attending the sessions with your child (if allowed/appropriate) so you can learn alongside them. Allison was willing to provide us with knowledge, tools and support to use outside of the therapy clinic, which I very much attribute to our progress. Thank you!!
Google user
Working with Brittany was nothing short of amazing! She has been compassionate, empathetic and helpful throughout the entire process. I wasn't sure what to expect from speech therapy but my child has made tremendous strides since we've started. I highly recommend her services. 5 stars, Ms. Brittany!
Google user
Tamika helped with awesome tips for our 20 month old picky eater. She was very patient and knowledgeable and we will highly recommend her for anyone looking for speech/feeding therapy.
Google user
I had such a wonderful experience with the infant feeding therapy services provided for my daughter as we navigated the challenges of bottle feeding mere weeks before my maternity leave ended. Ciera was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind throughout the process. She not only addressed my concerns but also made me feel genuinely heard and supported. I highly recommend Ciera and Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy to any parent seeking expert guidance and a compassionate approach when it comes to navigating infant feeding challenges.
Google user
I love this office. The staff by phone are always helpful with scheduling and insurance questions. We had the best experience with our ST Alexis! My son had so much fun in each session. Alexis listened to all of my questions and concerns, and worked hard to figure out what works best for my son. We are forever thankful!
Google user
Jordan was incredible helping our two year old meet his speech milestones! She was so patient and playful, while encouraging him to articulate and begin stringing multiple words together. We highly recommend Jordan and Frisco Feeding & Speech’s services.
Google user
We work with Keri for speech therapy with our five year old son and she is the best! He had issues articulating some letter sounds and we hoped to get him help before kindergarten. She has been incredible in helping him not only with learning the sounds but also with his confidence. Highly recommend!!!
Google user
We had an amazing experience with OT therapist Lindsey ! My daughter is not the easiest patient, but Miss Lindsey was always able to find a way with her. In only 5 months, we had so much progress ! When your child talks about her therapist at home and gives her name to one of the dolls, it means something. I highly recommend Lindsey. She is absolutely awesome!
Google user
My son worked with 2 amazing therapists at FFS this past year. Shout out to Ms. Brittany at the McKinney location and Ms. Elizabeth at the Frisco location. We saw progress every week and are so impressed with these ladies! I highly recommend Frisco Feeding and Speech!!
Response from the owner: We think our team is amazing too! One of our clinic's core values is the importance of collaboration. We love that you had an opportunity to experience our clinic collaboration first hand across therapists. Thank you for sharing your experience and sharing your son with us!
Google user
I cannot recommend Tamika and Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy enough! She helped me reach my goals of exclusively breastfeeding and always listened to my concerns. She had great recommendations and supported my goals when people were telling me to give up. She is amazing!
Google user
Ciera is the reason both my kids were successfully breastfed! She is so knowledgeable, skilled and patient. We loved working with her and we recommend her to every person we know who has a baby!
Google user
Ms Nicole was amazing. We used her to executive functioning for over 2 years and we saw some great progress. Thank you Ms Nicole!
Google user
Keri was very helpful in my baby feeding therapy. She helped me understand some of the ways i could do to help my baby eat better
Google user
My daughter’s speech therapist, Theresa, has been nothing but amazing with her. Her speech has developed so much that words we did not know existed in her vocabulary has us dumbfounded in recent times. My daughter has come to love and trust her so much that she later did not require us to be in the room with her during her sessions. I highly recommend this place if you are thinking about speech therapy and specifically Theresa as your therapist.
Facebook user
Jeanine is an excellent therapist.
Google user
My son attended FFST for a year. The entire staff is so patient and works well with each kid and their needs. The therapists take time after every session to give you feedback on your child’s development and an update on progress. We worked with Katie and she was excellent. Great communication, always happy and so kind. I would highly recommend bringing your child here if you want a friendly team who delivers results.
Google user
We had a wonderful experience with Frisco Feeding and speech. My son has a hard time interacting with anyone outside of his family. Brittany made it a very easy and great experience to help him feel comfortable and at ease. We saw her for feeding and speech, twice a week. Unexpected events would arise from time to time and she was able to accommodate a new time or day. My son grew to love her and asked about her even on days we had no appointment. Due to our out of state move, we’ve had to come to an end. I have seen my son grow tremendously, both verbally and with expanding his food interests. I know if we were able to stay longer, he would of been able to completely finish his therapy goals. Going from barely eating one or two things to having a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, etc and from one or two words to full blown sentences, amazes me on how far we’ve come.
Google user
When my son was paired when Miss Ciera joined FFST, it marked the beginning of a transformative journey for our family. Not only has my son gained valuable skills from his time with her, but as parents, we've also acquired essential tools to apply beyond the therapy sessions. Miss Ciera's commitment to our son's progress is evident through her post-session discussions where she explains the specific skills he's developed and how to implement them.Miss Ciera possesses a remarkable ability to communicate with our son on his level, ensuring he never feels overwhelmed or shut down. This tailored approach empowers him to be in control, make decisions, and offer his input, resulting in noticeable improvements in his flexibility. Her use of relatable language to describe how the brain thinks and reacts makes the learning process both enjoyable and meaningful.Miss Ciera has taught us the importance of patience in the journey of brain retraining. She has made us realize that lasting and effective change takes time. This insight has been invaluable, and it reinforces our belief that the skills and tools our son is acquiring will serve him throughout his lifetime.
Google user
Tamika was great with my son! She was very professional and yet silly enough to gain my son’s friendship. Most importantly, she was able to teach him valuable strategies to help him when he started stuttering. We are forever grateful for her help!
Google user
I remember how my son was when he first started his speech therapy at Frisco speech therapy, and now looking at the progress he made just makes me speechless. am so grateful for the help he got from the clinical to be able to use more words and socially engaging . especially thank you to MS Cleo and MS, Maggie for being so patient and working with him throughout his journey in the clinical. His progress tells how good you did with him and thank you for that.
Google user
Ms. Brittany Larson at the McKinney location is a total ROCK STAR!!! From the very 1st meeting with Ms. Brittany amazing things started to happen. Firstly, she is always very accommodating, pleasant and patient. She went above and beyond to help me put things in place for my son's appointments and always delivered as promised. She greets us with a huge smile every single time and my son adores her. He looks forward to every visit and shows progress each time. Within just a few visits she has exceeded our expectations and managed to get some of the most spectacular results. We are honored to work with Ms. Brittany and I am confident that he will continue to make amazing strides under her care. You cannot go wrong with this awesome therapist.
Google user
After an appointment with my pediatrician where we discussed feeding and speech concerns for my daughter, I decided to reach out to Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy. They were very quick to respond to my initial inquiry, and had my daughter evaluated soon after. My daughter saw Nicole as her SLP and we absolutely loved our time there. Nicole was patient, respectful, and caring towards my daughter. She was also very helpful explaining things we could work on back at home. If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming environment for your child to receive services, I highly recommend FFSP!
Google user
This review cannot even describe how pleased I am with the services that Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy provided for my son. In particularly Alexis Petty, our Speech Pathologist, was so wonderful from the beginning to the very end. I wish I could continue with their services but scheduling conflicts require us to look into the ISD services instead. I am so impressed at the progress my son has been able to make with his speech and I truly believe it is 100% thanks to Alexis' dedication and expertise. My son enjoyed his sessions so much that he looked forward every week to them. This is a testament to how Alexis carried out the lessons and her focus on a playful and rich learning environment. Thank you Alexis and the Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy team, you've really had a huge impact on my son's speech and his development.
Google user
Matti always went above and beyond to help my son feel comfortable but challenged during his appointments. Incredibly obvious that’s she’s invested in each child individually and their success. Can’t recommend her enough!
Google user
Lindsey was great and my son loved coming here for OT! He reached all his goals and then some. I highly recommend!
Google user
We love Ms. Jordan she is great with our two year old and he has made so much progress in the few months since she started working with him.
Google user
Tamika is the one you’re looking for when it comes to infant nursing and feeding help! We went to therapy from 6 weeks to 6 months with help from Tamika for our little man, and he is thriving! If you’re having any doubts about your breastfeeding journey, or even bottle feeding journey, I would not hesitate to reach out to Frisco Feeding & Speech therapy. Tamika is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and has such a calming professional manner. We will miss seeing her!
Google user
My son was born with a pretty significant lip and tongue tie that he had released at 1 week old. He struggled with not latching, then a poor shallow latch, and had trouble gaining weight the first few weeks of his life. I struggled with breastfeeding and had to pump and bottle feed often which he also struggled with due to fast nipple flows and reflux. His pediatrician gave us formula to supplement with to maintain his weight and recommended we get evaluated at Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy. I was about to give up breastfeeding completely cause I was so discouraged. We were paired with Ciera Gianni. She’s amazing! She is so welcoming and knowledgeable. She has an answer for everything you could possibly ask! And she is always right! Each week I brought a list of questions and concerns and she was happy to address them all! She would do mouth exercises with him and teach me so that I could do them at home until our next appointment. Each week I saw improvements with my son’s latch and if we had any issues she always found new things to try which always helped! We finally got him latching and eating again after a few weeks and he just completed his therapy! Breastfeeding is a million times better now and we are not only going to make my breastfeeding goal of 6 months, but now I have extended my goal to make it to at least a year if not longer! My son is thriving now because of Ciera and I’m so proud that I didn’t give up and that I am able to breastfeed him now! Thank you FFST and Ciera!
Google user
Highly recommended Frisco Feeding & Speech, our daughter attended speech therapy sessions with Ms. Larson due to delays in language and articulation. Her progress surpassed our expectations and now she can’t stop talking. Ms. Larson was an excellent therapist and our daughter loves her. We are thankful for all she’s done to help our daughter.
Response from the owner: We are so proud of your daughter's accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Google user
Tamika was compassionate and extremely helpful while working with our newborn that had trouble breastfeeding. She listened intently and helped us reach our goals.
Google user
Katie was very friendly and knowledgeable! She was helpful in improving my baby’s strength and coordination post tongue-tie release. Highly recommend!
Facebook user
Our speech therapist at Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy is really incredible. We are so pleased with the progress that our daughter has made there. I highly recommend them if your child is a late talker.
Google user
I reached out to FF&ST with concerns that my 2 month old had a tongue or lip tie, as she was struggling with eating. Tamika affirmed my suspicions, set us up with stretches and helped us find a qualified dentist to evaluate for a frenectomy. She shared her functional evaluation with the dentist and supported us before and after the surgery with stretches and wound care. Her guidance and support were vital in ensuring a successful procedure and in giving me peace of mind that I was doing what was best for my daughter.
Google user
We had a 2 months experience with this place.Our therapist Tamika was great.she is kind and knowledgeable .my 3 year old son was really comfortable with her and every time we we were going to the appointment he was excited to see Tamika. I recommend her to anyone who need a professional and caring therapist.
Google user
Our 1.5 year old worked with Jordan for six month (speech therapy). She was great to work with and she did such a great job with him! He is now thriving at 2.
Google user
My son (2yrs) has been under the care of Ciera Gianni, since he was 5 weeks old. She worked with him weekly to overcome feeding struggles with his dysphagia diagnosis as well as feeding issues that arose from severe lip and tongue tie complications. In December, our son qualified for speech services, and there was no question that we would stay with Ciera for that, too. She has walked us through some of the most difficult times as parents over the last two years, always listening to and validating our concerns when we have noticed new struggles at home for him. Additionally, she has proven to be a strong advocate for our son when collaborating with his other doctors and providers. She is solution-minded and has never left us feeling like we were on our own on this journey, but instead has joined hands with us to figure out the best plan of action for our son at any given time. She sets reasonable goals for him, and has adjusted them when she feels it is necessary. Our son adores her and has become so comfortable around her as she has been such a valuable, constant person in his life these last two years. As a mother, I can't ask for anything more than a provider who loves our son and celebrates with him as he overcomes challenges in his life. Ciera has been all of that and more for our family.
Google user
Our eight year old worked with Ms Ciera Gianni, who was amazing. She was fun, patient, encouraging, but not coercive. She gave us helpful tools to encourage him to explore foods without causing him too much anxiety by using incremental steps. As a result, he went from eating only snack foods to a still limited, but much more nutritious, diet. Before he had to take supplements to get needed nutrition. Now he can get what he needs from food. We are thrilled.
Google user
Our pediatrician recommended FFST for our two year old son; it was very easy to schedule a speech evaluation, and we were able to begin services immediately. Ms. Loryn was very friendly, and was able to easily build rapport. She provided very helpful tips and strategies for us to implement at home, and we were pleased to see progress within our first few sessions.
Google user
This place is great! They didn’t have anything available when we needed to get in for an evaluation, but they worked their butts off to make sure I could get in asap! We worked with Ariel during our time there and she was great. She’s very knowledgeable and welcoming. Our daughter had lip and tongue tie, we started therapy with her at 3 weeks old and is doing great now!
Google user
Hibah is amazing at Frisco Speech & feeding! My daughter loved her from the start and didn’t want to leave after her session was over. She gave us detailed updates of the session and what to expect and work at home. Highly recommend her.
Google user
Feeding therapy at a young age is difficult enough, add to that a teenager, set in their ways, with anxiety and it’s almost impossible. Theresa was the best fit for my son. Not only did he reach his goal with the therapy, he walked out with mental development and tools for the future. I would highly recommend Theresa for feeding therapy.
Google user
We absolutely love FFST! Our speech therapists have helped us beyond measure. Our son is 3 now, and we have been coming here for about 9 months. This was a big difference from our prior experience with speech therapy. Our son was also diagnosed with autism when he was 2. Ms. Allison has given us so many tools and advice to use at home to carry our speech lessons over to the real world. She is extremely knowledgeable in working with young children with autism, and we will forever be grateful for her guidance! Our new therapist, Ms. Kassie, has already given us some great tools, so we know she is carrying on the exceptional experience we have to come to know from these Therapists. The front office has also been extremely helpful in navigating our schedule and insurance benefits. We love everyone here, and I would strongly recommend using them to help your young children that are having a speech or language delay whether it is just a developmental delay or due to some other diagnosis.
Facebook user
We are so grateful to Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy for what they've done for our son. They created a learning environment where our son was motivated to improve his speech (words) and he loved going there. I highly recommend their speech therapy services.
Google user
Jordan was absolutely incredible to work with! Addison loved her and learned so much!!!
Google user
Great place. The pediatrician recommended my son to get feeding therapy. I am so glad we followed her recommendation. My son is not afraid to try a variety of foods. The office is very friendly and organized. Tamika was very patient and helpful and she made and impression on him. I highly recommend this place.
Google user
My son has been attending speech therapy session at the McKinney location and so far he is doing well.Ms. Ashley is understanding and accommodates our suggestions. She also shares regular feedback on how I can support my kiddo at home. Thank you for your help FFST.
Google user
Ms. Katie did a wonderful job with my son. We’ve seen huge improvements since beginning therapy here.
Google user
This place worked wonders for our autistic son who had many different food aversions. In a single year he has gone from eating mainly crunchy and crispy things to eating ribs, pizza, and even now requesting to eat spinach. Nicole has been so good to our son. It has been amazing to see the progress and watch implement the tools she’s given him to get past his different food hurdles.
Google user
We had the pleasure of working with Tamika at FFST, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the exceptional support and guidance she provided. Tamika's expertise in feeding therapy truly made a world of difference for our family, and we are so grateful for her outstanding care.Tamika's approach to feeding therapy was not only professional but also incredibly compassionate. She took the time to understand my son’s unique needs and concerns, making us feel heard and valued right from the start. Her warm and friendly demeanor put us at ease, and our one year old felt comfortable and safe in her care.What truly stood out was Tamika's ability to equip us with valuable tips and tricks for feeding therapy at home. She provided us with practical strategies that have not only improved my son's oralmotor skills but have also boosted our confidence as parents. Her guidance was clear, effective, and tailored to our specific situation, making it easy to implement her recommendations.Tamika's dedication to helping us succeed was evident in every session, and we saw remarkable progress!We can't thank Tamika and FFST enough for the positive impact they've had on our lives. If you're seeking top-notch feeding therapy support with a caring and knowledgeable therapist, we wholeheartedly recommend Tamika at FFST. Her expertise and personalized approach are second to none, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you, Tamika, for making such a meaningful difference in our family's life!
Google user
My son was born with a tongue and lip tie, as well as significant oral dysfunction. We learned about this when he was 2 weeks old and prematurely had his ties removed. After the removal of the ties, the dysfunction continued. We sought a second opinion from an amazing dentist in Frisco (s/o Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry). He recommended some exercises, as well as seeing the team at Frisco Feeding & Therapy. After approximately 8-10 weeks, our little guy was gaining weight adequately and able to successfully latch to a bottle. We graduated from therapy around 11-12 weeks old and have been making big gains since! Big thanks to Tamika for all her time and energy!
Google user
We have had the most amazing experience with Ms. Brittany at the McKinney location for that last three years!!! Though we are relocating services to the Prosper location due to proximity to our sons school and changes to our schedule, we are thankful to be able to keep him within the Frisco Feeding & Speech family. The level of care, passion and knowledge Ms. Brittany and the team at FF&S has provided has second to none. You are in trusted hands here!
Google user
Tamika is WONDERFUL. She is warm and welcoming, a top-notch professional, compassionate, calm, reassuring, genuine and kind. She has a wealth of knowledge but has a skillful way of breaking it down for easy to understand guidance and advice. She taught me crucial things I hadn’t gotten from the hospital IBCLCs like the right bottles/nipples for successful breastfeeding, suck patterns and training exercises and more. She also helped me get the right flange size for my breast pump. She truly knew and did it all!She always made sure I felt confident leaving our sessions, and often answered questions via text or email. I knew she truly cared about helping me and my baby in our feeding journey. I felt comfortable with her, like no question was silly- as though I was chatting with a trusted friend. My time with Tamika was an invaluable resource as a first time mom navigating the challenges of feeding my baby. I owe so much of my breastfeeding success to Tamika and my weekly time with her; I cannot recommend her enough!
Google user
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Nicole, Mary, Ariel and Sarah at Frisco Feeding and Speech for over two years and we have nothing but amazing things to say! After a thorough evaluation by Ariel, my son was assigned to his therapists for speech and feeding therapy. Nicole, Mary and Sarah are experts in their field were incredibly supportive throughout our entire experience. My son started going to therapy before he was even 1 and had only two words at the time. The therapists helped us to evaluate the possibility of a tongue tie. Through their support, we were able to get him evaluated and ready for a release surgery. They helped him before and after the release surgery to make sure his speech would develop correctly. Every session was productive and I appreciated all the tips to continue to work on skills at home. Now, he has full sentence conversations and his speech is clear and understood by everyone around him. All of our therapists have such a supportive and loving attitude and I truly believe they are best in the field. If your gut is saying, “maybe…I should get my son or daughter evaluated…” don’t hesitate to give them a call! Don’t play the wait and see game, and put your child’s development in the hands of the amazing experts at Frisco Feeding and Speech. They’re truly the best.
Google user
We have been going to FFS for two years now! The administrative team is wonderful and are always very communicative. My son goes for feeding therapy and Ariel Vovakes is our therapist. She has always been an advocate for my son and is amazing with him. The techniques and methods that she and the clinic stand behind are respectful of the child's wants, needs, fears and anxieties. We have overcome so many hurdles over the last two years and REFUSE to go through anyone else! We are now working with Sarah as well for speech and am very excited to see all of the progress we'll make with them both!
Google user
We just wanted to thank Frisco Feeding/Speech Therapy for being a critical component to our son’s development!! When we initially started, Sean (our son) was barely able to speak let alone put words together to express himself. After nearly 2 years Sean is able to form sentences and respond to most questions/statements appropriately. We want to give a very special thank you to his therapist Ms. Nicole!! Her diligence, patience, and overall positive energy have been essential throughout the process. We certainly appreciate all she and the organization have done to help our son. Each time our son either identifies colors, responds to a statement or even forms a sentence we are reminded of the impact made by Frisco Feeding/Speech Therapy. We can’t thank you all enough.
Google user
I highly recommend this place! Our little guy had eating issues and had therapy before at another place and it wasn’t helping so I found frisco feeding and within the first day we established my sons level and Brittany came up with a plan for him. He is now eating and food is fun and he is not vomiting every time he eats due to textures. He loved his therapist Brittany. She made it so fun and easy for us to learn and help my son at home. There was zero judgement on what we feed or how we eat at home. She was accommodating in the way of making his surroundings how we’ve always done and she never told us to do it different or feed him differently or foods she would have preferred him to have! She was fantastic and that’s all you can ask for. She really really helped us.
Google user
My son had speech therapy sessions with Maggie, Maggie has exceptional skill. My son and we love the way she taught. My son used to be so excited before each session. He has developed his speech after several sessions with MS. Maggie. I highly recommend her for speech therapy.
Google user
I can’t thank Matti enough for her help with our son. Matti is extremely patient, caring and knowledgeable. Our son also enjoyed how fun Matti is to interact with. I highly recommend Matti and Frisco Feeding and Speech.
Google user
Frisco Feeding and Speech was a great experience for our family! Our therapist Ariel made our daughter feel comfortable right away. My daughter had fun and progressed at a fast pace while we were there with Ariel. I highly recommend Ariel and Frisco Feeding and Speech.
Google user
Let me start off by saying my son has been in speech therapy since he was about 2 years old due to speech delays as he was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. So, we have seen many different therapists. We just moved to the area and decided to give FFST a try as they were recommended by his ABA center. My son began working with Maggie, and I must say she is amazing. She is so sweet, patient, and kind. Also, she really cared about our son, and the best ways to help him. We have seen progress in his speech, with him being able to request for more things than he has been able to do in the past. I highly recommend Maggie with FFST. She will listen to all your concerns, and do her best to help your child!
Google user
I had great experience getting the help I needed with being able to successfully breastfeed! I worked with Tamika and she was incredible!
Google user
My 2 year old daughter attended and graduated Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy. Everyone there created a positive atmosphere and everything went smoothly. Our speech pathologist, Nicole, was great for our daughter and now she is caught up to her peers in regards to her language. Even the billing department was so easy to work with. I would highly recommend.
Google user
My 6yr old attended & graduated from the Frisco center, and I am very happy with their services. Right from scheduling his 1st appointment at the referral of his Doctor to billing to rescheduling they were very cooperative & professional. Ms. Mary his therapist is amazing as a person + therapist. He was instantly at ease with her, looked fwd to attending the session and was alway very happy and cheerful after the session(whc is most imp for me). I highly recommend her.
Google user
Ciera was our baby's speech/feeding therapist and she helped our little guy so much! She answered all of our questions and helped us to understand reasons behind our baby's feeding challenges. Would recommend her and FFST to anyone looking for a speech/feeding therapist!
Google user
We went to Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy(McKinney location) because our orthodontist recommended an evaluation for my daughter due to her crowded teeth. After the evaluation, we started Myofunctional Therapy Exercises. We had a great experience with Keri, she was so dedicated and kind, and we saw a lot of progress over the last few months. Keri made us feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. We are grateful for the help and highly recommend Keri at the Frisco Feeding Speech Therapy to other families. Thank you so much!
Google user
We have seen Leah for a couple years, and she is beyond amazing (everyone we’ve come into contact with is wonderful though). She cares so much and is so helpful and thorough in answering parent questions and finding ways to connect with your kids. She is constantly learning new ways to help as well so has a wide range of skills to fit any child’s need. She is also a fantastic advocate to talk to your child’s school.
Google user
we went to Frisco feeding and Brittany was our therapist , I can not thank her enough for what she did for my child , she is perfect , very professional , very knowledgeable , she pointed straight to my child issues with significant lip , tongue as well as buccal ties , we had significant speech\feeding delays as my son was missed diagnosed by his pediatrician who did not even look once at my child mouth even though we were complaining about him having feeding difficulties since day 1. My whole point is if your child needs help Brittany is the one who can make a change. I'm so glad we met and worked with her. Keep up the great job Brittany 🙂
Google user
I had an amazing experience with Frisco Feeding! My son worked with Ciera G from the time he was 2 months until he was 4 months old due to some feeding issues and to strengthen his mouth muscles due to low birth weight and weight gain issues. He also had pretty bad reflux. Ciera was so kind and amazing with my baby boy and gave me amazing tools to help work with him. I had such anxiety about his feedings because of his weight gain during the first few months of his life and with all these tools and working with her, he gained so well and is now finally on the growth chart and continues to go up in percentage! When we discharged, she said I could come back once we start solids and/or purées or even just reach out with any questions.
Google user
My three year old son has been working with Ms. Keri for a couple months now and I have seen significant improvement. The method that Ms. Keri uses of play and learning has been immensely helpful especially with my very active three old. She is able to adapt the lessons to work on sounds and words that he might be having difficulty with and gives positive affirmation while making it fun to learn. I believe it's because of this method that he is able to retain the lesson learned. I've noticed his confidence in his speech has increased since seeing Ms. Keri and now likes to create, tell us stories with the new words he's learned. I would highly recommend Ms. Keri if you are seeking speech therapy.
Google user
Hibah is amazing! She takes the time to understand what's needed and has open communication throughout.
Facebook user
Mrs. Tamika was absolutely wonderful to work with. From our first consultation, she immediately identified the issues our son was experiencing and she created a plan. My son loved his sessions with her. Mrs. Tamika is patient and kind and very involved in sessions. She assisted in providing us additional resources and referrals. As a result of seeing Mrs. Tamika, my sons tongue tie and feeding issues were addressed, and Mrs. Tamika even recognized other issues related to his tonsils and referred us to a specialist. I cannot praise her enough! My son is now eating better, and has no more functional limitations regarding chewing and eating food. Mrs. Tamika is SPECTACULAR!!! In addition, the office staff is also very kind and was always quick to respond to my calls or emails if I ever had any questions. My son is currently attending their summer camp and is also enjoying it very much.
Google user
We have had the best experience at Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy. The therapists are the very best! They are knowledgeable, caring and genuinely want to help. Ms Nicole has changed my sons life for the positive. Her dedication and expertise helped my son overcome many challenges and gave him the skills he needed to succeed. We are forever grateful for her. Highly recommended!
Google user
I highly recommend FFST. We were referred for food therapy and it was such a positive experience. Scheduling was super easy and we were set up with Sarah as our therapist. She was amazing and so helpful throughout our time there. My daughter has made so much progress and this has given us the learning tools we need to continue our feeding goals at home.
Google user
Tamika was wonderful to work with and a wealth of knowledge about my Jackson’s grade 4 tongue tie. We had a lot of struggles with him eating and she walked us through it all. We finally got to the root of his issues and were able to fix all his feeding issues. Appreciate her so much. If you are lucky enough to get Tamika, you and your child are in great hands : )
Google user
Keri at the Mckinney location was amazing! I learned so much, including new techniques to help my toddler achieve our feeding goals. I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking therapy.
Google user
Keri is amazing! Our newborn had tongue, lip and cheek ties, and was taking over an hour to drink 2ozs. Keri assisted with bottle feeding techniques that makes him now drink 4-6oz in 10-15 minutes! She has been so supportive with our feeding journey, we couldn't of done it without her!
Google user
Breanna at frisco feeding and Speech was amazing with my son! She was patient and kind and I saw a leap of improvement while my son was in her care. I cannot thank her enough for her efforts while my son was in her care.
Google user
Matti Ortiz is a great therapist. She is kind, patient and has a caring heart. She always makes notes and encourages every success of her patients. Our sessions with her were very helpful and fun at the same time.
Google user
Tamika's help got my babies to take a bottle which I was desperate for after waiting too long to introduce one. She's so knowledgeable, encouraging, and super helpful. I brought both boys to her; she analyzed why we might be having the issue, made suggestions for fixing, and followed up nicely. She helped me get them taking bottles within 1 visit. They also got me in faster than anywhere else I called. Super accommodating. Forever grateful! Deal! 😉
Facebook user
Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy is a very professional and welcoming clinic that provides pediatric speech therapy services. The clinicians are competent and ready to take on any and all speech therapy challenges. The clinic is always clean, parents and kiddos seem to enjoy their time at the clinic, and the services rendered are appropriate and based on each client’s specific needs. I would highly recommend this business to anyone who may be looking for speech therapy services!
Google user
Ms. Maggie is an excellent speech therapist. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She is one a kind, very sweet and thoughtful towards our son. Every session she was able to come up with new methods to help with our son's speech and even taught us skills to be used at home. She also did a lot of research to identify which methods can be more beneficial for our son. Within a couple of months our son was able to say some of the alphabets, numbers and was able to identify colors. Overall, we had a really good experience with Ms. Maggie and we definitely recommend her.
Google user
Best feeding therapy in frisco/ McKinney area.Our daughters therapist Ms. Katie was very approachable and patient. Our daughter enjoys the session. I would highly recommend. 5/5 stars.
Google user
We loved our time with Ms. Sarah! She was so kind and supportive of our LO, we made quick progress and graduated from the program! Highly recommend!
Google user
We are so grateful for our time at Frisco feeding and Speech Therapy. We saw Tamika for feeding therapy for my 1.5 year old and she was a life saver. She was so nurturing, kind and knowledgeable. She helped us gain the skills we needed for my son to thrive and in about six months of weekly appointments we were able to be fully discharged! He is now eating like a champ, no longer has hesitation around meal times and we both feel confident with his nutrition. He has gained weight and is fully off of the toddler formula we were relying on when we started. We are happy to report that he now gets all of his nutrition from his meals thanks to he the help we received from Tamika. We cannot thank her enough!
Google user
My son enjoyed his speech therapist Maggie! She is very knowledgeable, transparent and caters to your child needs during each session. I highly recommend !
Google user
My son was very blessed to have Ms. Brittany as his speech pathologist. She is very amazing at what she does, and definitely excels at establishing relationships with the children. Her ability to relate, assist, and guide parents through being able to navigate through the complexities of speech delay is most definitely her calling. My wife and I enjoyed our experience seeing our son progress under the guidance of Ms. Brittany. He started at around the of 1 3/4 years old and was having difficulty speaking, establishing eye contact, and basic communication skills. He is now 2.5 years old and is able to speak much more words than when we first started, as well as establish appropriate purposeful eye contact during social interactions. We will forever be grateful for Ms. Brittany and are saddened to have to part ways due to conflicting schedules on our end. We highly recommend Ms. Brittany for any parent seeking assistance for their child in speech!
Google user
My daughter has worked with Allison and Theresa(Prosper). The ladies were so kind and always listened to my concerns. My daughter has made so much progress at Frisco Feeding and Speech. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for services for their child.
Google user
My daughter has been working with Ms. Breanna for over a year and it was an excellent experience. She has been correctly pointed out the areas that my daughter is improving and needs to improve, and always provided techniques and play list that we can try at home. Thank you Ms.B!
Google user
We absolutely love and are so thankful for Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy. If you are looking for a professional, kind, warm, understanding, and knowledgeable therapist Tamika is the one! She helped my daughter Sunday with her recovery after having a tongue tie and lip tie release. We worked closely together each week to strategize, trial and error, and come up with the best possible plans to help with my daughter’s recovery. Tamika educated us and empathized with us every step of the way. Thankfully my daughter has graduated feeding therapy but we wish we could keep seeing Tamika often she’s that amazing!
Google user
We had the opportunity to work with Sarah to help our infant feed better. Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was so kind, informative, and we all looked forward to our sessions! I can’t recommend Sarah & Frisco Feeding & Speech enough!
Google user
My son did speech therapy with Ms. Maggie. She is amazing with kids and very friendly! She has great patience. My son was always excited and loved to go for the sessions. We saw improvement with his speech after few sessions!Ms. Brittany did feeding therapy for my daughter. Ms. Brittany is wonderful! She is very nice and have amazing patience. We saw great improvement after few sessions with her.Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Frisco Feeding and speech in McKinney. They have a great team. I would recommend Ms. Maggie and Ms. Brittany to anyone.
Google user
Great experience with speech therapist for non verbal son with autism. They were patient, caring and determined. My son made so much progress in regaining language and the ability to communicate. They also were willing to work with his school and work on his school issue device to provide the best opportunity to give my son an opportunity to have a voice!
Google user
It was great working with Hibah! She was patient and kind with our son. Would definitely recommend!
Google user
We’ve had the best experience with Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy. Keri Bartel is amazing! Our son has been seeing her for nearly 3 years. Initially for help with improving speech intelligibility, and then for improving social skills and executive function/cognitive communication. Keri is patient, kind and insightful. She made our son feel comfortable and at ease. She has helped him so much and it has been awesome to see him learn and grow.
Google user
Frisco Feeding and Speech Therapy is amazing! Our 3 week old was having difficulty bottle feeding and our pediatrician recommended we have a feeding evaluation done. Tamika was our Speech Therapist and she is incredible with babies. She was calm and so helpful during our journey to get our son to eat better. It's so stressful when your baby doesn't want to eat or can't eat well and Tamika helped us find ways to hold him and help him eat better. Not only was it therapy for our son each week when we saw her but it was therapy for me too! I looked forward to our weekly sessions.
Google user
We love Frisco feeding and speech. Ciera is wonderful with my daughter. She makes it a pleasurable experience and my daughter loves going for her visits. Thank you for helping us learn as a family how to navigate feeding struggles
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Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy serves families in the DFW area with locations in Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper!

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Social Rating
5.0
Based on 413 reviews
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Lensie Walker

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I grew up on a dairy farm—if we ran out of milk and couldn’t get to the grocery store, my dad would scoop fresh milk straight from the milk tank in the dairy barn. The best kind of milk!

What are your hobbies?
Reading, swimming, watching TV/movies, baking, playing piano, going for walks

What is your favorite children’s book?
There’s A Monster at the End of this Book – starring loveable, furry old Grover

Do You Have Any Pets?
Nope

What do you like to do for fun?
Play with my kids, teach them to play board games—then defeat them at board games, spend time with family and friends

Who is your hero and why?
I’ve always wanted to be like Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. He’s a fictional character, but he’s such a great protagonist. You can’t help but love Atticus Finch. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

What is the best thing about your job?
I love working with children and their parents. I love being able to walk alongside parents as we watch their child make gains in communication.

Theresa Duff

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am one of 7 children and love being a part of a big family.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy working out, playing in an adult soccer league, and reading/podcasting.

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Nancy Drew series

Do You Have Any Pets?
I do not have any pets.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy exploring new areas and restaurants and trying new hobbies.

Who is your hero and why?
My mom and dad are my heroes because they selflessly raised 7 kids while overcoming many different challenges. They continue to support me in everything I do and inspire me to always work hard and love others well.

What is the best thing about your job?
Seeing parents and their child overcome an obstacle they did not think was possible.

Ciera Gianni

MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I traveled to Zambia, Africa on a speech therapy mission trip to educate the community about children with communication impairments and disabilities.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
I love the beach but I also love visiting other countries. I don’t like traveling to the same country more than once.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg

Do You Have Any Pets?
Lyla, basset hound

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy hanging out with my family, traveling, reading, going to the movies and running.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero because she taught me that you can accomplish your dreams at any age. She received her doctoral degree in education at the age of 56. She inspires me every day that it is never too late to continue to pursue my dreams.

What is the best thing about your job?
Educating parents and providing them the skills to help make their child succeed in the home environment. I love receiving updates of new skills their child has learned at home.

Tamika Magloire

MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
My older brother has a cognitive-communication disorder.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere warm

What is your favorite children’s book?
“There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”

Do You Have Any Pets?
Blue Heeler Mix. Her name is Storm 🙂

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy being active, playing volleyball, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with friends.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my younger sister. She has overcome so much adversity and continues to strive to be a better individual and overall humanitarian.

What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy working with such a diverse population and having the flexibility to be as creative as I’d like. I love collaborating with this amazing, outgoing, and energetic team, which matches my personality.

Leah Estep

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I conquered my fear of heights when I was 19 years old by bungee jumping from a 170 ft bridge over a river in Canada.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
The Beach

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a boxer/lab mix named Nora

What do you like to do for fun?
Spend as much time with my family as possible–they make everything fun!

Who is your hero and why?
My mother–not only is she incredibly nurturing and loving, but she is also one of the hardest workers I know. She holds herself and those around her to high standards and she exudes excellence in all that she does. She is open-minded, compassionate, and adventurous.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love the fact that I am able to develop long-term unique relationships with each of my patients and their families. It is an incredible privilege to be able to watch so many kiddos develop and grow up over time. I feel lucky and thankful every single day for my job.

Brittany Larson

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I went skydiving for my 18th birthday and bungee jumping in Australia off a 165 foot bridge.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere that has a beach!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have a mini poodle who is 14 years old named Maxie.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to spend time with my family and friends, watch movies and travel.

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have been supportive in anything that I have wanted to accomplish and have been the cheerleaders along the way.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love becoming an extended part of each family that I get to work with. Each patient and family I get to work with holds a special place in my heart and sharing the excitement about their child’s accomplishments brightens my day!

Keri Bartel

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I took a semester off and lived in Spain for three months in the middle graduate school.

What is your favorite place to vacation?
Costa Rica

What is your favorite children’s book?
Amelia Bedelia

Do you have any pets?
Nope, just my plants.

What do you like to do for fun?
Something active or adventurous with my husband and spending time with friends.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my dad. He lost part of his hand in an accident as a young adult but that has never stopped him from working hard. Growing up I remember noticing that he never made excuses for something being difficult and always modeled working hard when it wasn’t easy.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love when parents get excited about their child’s accomplishments. When they tell me about using new words with a friend or eating a new food for the first time it makes my day!

Maggie Olson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I have a twin brother! We are fraternal twins.

What are your hobbies?
I love to exercise and try new recipes or restaurants- I am a big foodie!

What is your favorite children’s book?
Junie B. Jones series

Do You Have Any Pets?
In graduate school, my 4 roommates and I fostered a newborn puppy while living together. We loved him so much that my roommate adopted him. Although we don’t live together anymore, all 5 of us are still considered his “moms”. His name is Goose and he is in training to be a therapy dog!

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and especially finding a new farmers market on the weekend!

Who is your hero and why?
My parents! They have taught me the importance of family, tradition, and time together. I appreciate them more than anything, especially since moving farther away from my hometown.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the connections I get to make with each kid. Every day is so rewarding!

Nicole Tsao

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I used to participate in a lion and dragon dance team

Do you have a favorite children’s book?
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets but dream of adding 2 dachshunds to my family one day.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to garden, cook/bake, draw, play video games, and hang out with my family

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents and grandparents who selflessly work so hard to provide for their families.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love getting to collaborate with a great team of SLPs and building relationships with tons of great families. One of my favorite things is seeing children make progress on their goals and become more confident about being themselves.

Mary Calhoun

What is one unique fact about you?
My daughter and I love doing charity work.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Cabo San Lucas

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Do You Have Any Pets?
Ginger -dog

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, Yoga, travel, and watching the kiddos play sports

Who is your hero and why?
My dad who has shown me to always have a positive outlook on everything In life and growing up he was very driven to work hard for the family.

What is the best thing about your job?
I have to stay organized and that is one of my best qualities.

Lindsey Mendoza

MOT, OTR/L

What is one unique fact about you?
I was able to have the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon! It was such a fun experience with so many beautiful views!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere! I just love traveling in general!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Runaway Bunny”

Do You Have Any Pets?
Yes two dogs. An Australian Shepard mix named Luna and a Boarder Collie mix named Sadie.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and finding fun new places to explore.
Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have set such a great example for me to live by and have supported me in everything I have wanted to do.
What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy working with children and their families and making a difference in their lives. Being able to watch their growth over time and sharing both the parent and child’s excitement brings me so much joy.

Breanna Lawton

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
When I was born, it was discovered that my 5th chromosome is upside down! My parents did genetic testing and it turns out my dad’s chromosome is also upside down. We still don’t know what it means!

What are your hobbies?
I like yoga, reading, and baking new recipes.

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Rainbow Fish was always my favorite book to read when I was younger.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have 2 cats named Murphy and Felix – but I love all animals :)

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my family and closest friends, and travel as much as possible.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my mom because she is the most resilient person I know and has always supported me to work hard and be successful.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best part of my job is being able to provide support and guidance for so many wonderful children and their families. It’s such a rewarding experience every day.

Jordan Rudd

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I played college basketball for four years in undergrad and one year of graduate school.

What are your hobbies?
In my free time I enjoy reading, especially thriller/mystery novels. I also love to exercise and be active by going to the gym, going for a walk, playing tennis or playing pickleball with friends.

What is your favorite children’s book?
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets, but would love to have as many dogs as possible!

What do you like to do for fun?
I have so much fun participating in outdoor activities with my friends and family. Exploring new places to eat is also something I always look forward to doing.

Who is your hero and why?
My parents are both too incredible to choose just one of them as my hero. My parents are the reason I am the person I am today and have always been my biggest supporters in all aspects of my life. They inspire me in different ways to live my life as a brave, determined and most importantly kind person. They are my favorite people in the world.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is being able to impact children’s lives in a positive way while developing valuable and lasting relationships. Not only do I get to help create a fun and enriching environment for children, I also get to work alongside amazing clinicians and people everyday!

Kassie Silva

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I’ve run a half marathon!

What are your hobbies?
Hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have 2 cats!

What do you like to do for fun?
I love trying new restaurants and coffee shops, going on walks, or doing anything active.

Who is your hero and why?
My mom is my hero! She inspires me to work hard and never give up.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love getting to know my patients and their families. It is such a great experience to be a part of their lives and help everyone succeed.

Katie Von Bargen

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a Spanish major in college, and I spent 4 months studying abroad in Spain during my junior year. Bilingualism has become a huge passion of mine!

What are your hobbies?
I love to read, work out, and spend quality time with families and friends. I also love to travel; I have been to 15 countries!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets right now, but I grew up with cats and am a total cat person! I definitely think there is a cat adoption (or two) in my future.

What do you like to do for fun?
I’ve lived in the DFW area for 2 years, and I enjoy exploring all the wonderful activities, restaurants, and nature that it has to offer. I also love Broadway shows; I am so glad to live in a city where we get fabulous touring productions!

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have worked so hard to give me everything I could have ever wanted or needed. Even now, they drop everything if their phone rings in Georgia with a call from me all the way in Texas. Their love and support for me and their willingness to be honest about the joys and trials of parenthood inspire me to be a better speech therapist.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best part about my job is the relationships I build with my patients and families. There is no greater joy than walking alongside children and families and watching them grow and succeed!

Marissa White

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I can say the alphabet backwards

What are your hobbies?
I love cooking, reading outside, and playing with my dog

What is your favorite children’s book?
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall–the book combines rich language, practical scenarios, and a great message about facing your fears!

Do You Have Any Pets?
Yes! I have a 5-year old beagle named Cooper, and he is even more energetic than when he was a puppy.

What do you like to do for fun?
Reading, spending time with my family, and playing board games

Who is your hero and why?
My mom–she taught me everything I know! Especially the importance of hard work, honesty, and commitment. I will always thank her for being a great example!

What is the best thing about your job?
Getting to build relationships with families!

Ariel Hutson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a gymnast for 10 years!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Hawaii

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann

Do You Have Any Pets?
Jester, miniature pinscher
Whiskey, standard poodle

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, traveling, painting and spending time outdoors.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero because she’s always inspired me to work hard in order to achieve my career goal of helping others.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is identifying a child’s unique strengths in order to help them reach their goals. I love to hear success stories from parents!

Loryn Hudson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I’ve been to 42 out of 50 states!

What are your hobbies?
I love doing renovation products. Whether it’s updating a thrifted piece or breaking out a hammer to build something new, I’m always working on something.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Wish” by Matthew Cordell.

Do You Have Any Pets?
My family has a pug named Lilibet Ladypug (but we just call her Lily).

What do you like to do for fun?
I love being creative, and will spend hours trying a new recipe. I like to play guitar, bake, and paint! Outside the house, I enjoy exploring everything Dallas has to offer.

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my job is being able to create relationships with families. I feel so honored to be trusted with my clients and so lucky to be a part of your family’s journey!

Matti Ortiz

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
My favorite animals are pygmy goats.

What are your hobbies?
Making art projects, cooking, and hiking

What is your favorite children’s book?
A Mother For Choco

What do you like to do for fun?
I love going on walks with friends and family.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my dad! He always did everything in his power to make those around him feel loved and cared for.

What is the best thing about your job?
Getting to learn from each of my clients and watching them discover new things.

 

Molly Selz

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am a very musical person. I have played piano since the age of seven and have loved music ever since.

What are your hobbies?
I love going on runs/walks and doing anything outdoors. I have found some really great spots around Dallas.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Way I Feel” by Janan Cain. This book has great illustrations and helps define feelings in child friendly terms.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have an orange tabby cat named Mac, who is named after Mac and Cheese. My family has a golden doodle named Cubby. 

What do you like to do for fun?
Going on a walk while catching up with a friend would have to be my favorite activity. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and exercising. 

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my brother. I have looked up to him my whole life and he has been a great example for me. His support is a large part of why I am who I am today!

What is the best thing about your job?
The highlight of my job is collaborating with dedicated clinicians and being able to support children and their families. I have always enjoyed working with kids and feel so lucky to do what I love. 

Mary Curry

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a competitive Irish dancer for 12 years!

What are your hobbies?
Visiting the national parks, hiking, cooking, gardening, and exploring new places!

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets, but would love to one day!

What do you like to do for fun?
Spend time with family and friends, try out new coffee shops, and spend time outside.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is forming meaningful relationships with my clients and their families!

 

Kiersten Dunn

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am obsessed with miniature objects. I have a small collection of miniature items at my apartment. 

What are your hobbies?
Yoga,  reading, and playing Super Mario Brothers

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Love you forever” Robert Munsch 

Do You Have Any Pets?
No, but plan on getting as many as possible very soon

What do you like to do for fun?
Attend events at my yoga studio, go to concerts, and have girls nights with my best friends

Who is your hero and why?
Both of my sisters are my heroes. They each have their own strengths that I admire deeply and each push me to be the best version of myself. They work in entirely different fields than I do which provides me with different perspectives. 

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite thing about being a speech therapist is building relationships with families and working with parents and caregivers to meet goals that fit their families’ needs.

Ashley Evans

MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I don’t like queso…and in Texas that’s practically a crime!

What are your hobbies?
I love arts and crafts, crocheting, reading, cooking, and watching The Bachelor.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

Do You Have Any Pets?
I had to say goodbye to my family dog, Bear, but I hope to adopt another furry friend in the future!

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to go for long drives and belt out my favorite songs!

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my little sister, Hallie, because she inspires me to be better everyday. She is smart, graceful, driven, and successful at anything she puts her mind to. I aspire to be as hard-working and goal-oriented as she is.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is getting to teach children through play! I love that I get to be silly at work!

Allison Nelson

MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I have traveled to 48 states on road trips with my family.

What are your hobbies?
I love crocheting and running.

What is your favorite children’s book?
Wemberly Worried.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have two energetic dogs, a German Shepherd and Heeler mix and an Australian Shepherd and Heeler mix.

What do you like to do for fun?
I spend time with my family and friends mostly playing board games. I’m also often at the bottom of a puppy with my two dogs.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero. She has always shown me how to reach out to others with compassion and an open heart. She has always encouraged me to look at the bigger picture of any given situation.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love being able to bring power to parents that allows them to have hope for their child’s future. Each small step a child takes towards independence brings me so much joy.

Allyson Stobaugh

BS, SLP-A

What is one unique fact about you?
I was hit by a hockey puck during a live game at the Allen Americans! Luckily it was just on the leg and all was good! A little bruise doesn’t hurt! 

What are your hobbies?
While not working, I enjoy long walks with my dog Sutter and trying different coffee shops in the area! I also love painting and writing calligraphy for events as well. 

What is your favorite children’s book?
My favorite children’s book is Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess.  

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have a mini Australian Shepherd named Sutter! He is an absolute blast to have as a pet and couldn’t have asked for a better companion. 

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy being outside finding new hiking trails in the area. In the summer, you can find me on the lake and spending time with friends and family. 

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my Mom and Sister. They both have been there for me through thick and thin. I feel incredibly lucky to have them both in my life!

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite part is getting to connect with families and being that person to help their child reach success. It’s such a rewarding experience to watch their growth and see their child learn new skills!

Jeanine Roddy

MA, CCC-SLP

I believe every child has endless potential and is not defined by their area of need.   Fostering individual change is possible when a therapist is passionate about their calling and given the resources to implement their expertise.  In this way we will positively change the course of life for the children and families we service.

What is one unique fact about you?
I have spent most of my life competing. As a young adult, I earned a scholarship to swim at the University of Kansas and competed at the U.S. Open and National Championships. Upon graduation, I began endurance running and competing in triathlons. Racing at the U.S. Triathlon Championships with my father was one of my fondest memories.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Nothing beats the beauty or culture of France. Fabulous food, beautifully manicured parks, incredible beaches, and towering Alps.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“What Do You Do with an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada

Do You Have Any Pets?
I’m a crazy cat lady!

What do you like to do for fun?
On the weekends, you may find me cheering on my son at the baseball fields or applauding for my daughter at the theater. Perhaps if I am lucky, we may be boarding an airplane on our way to a new adventure.

What is the best thing about your job?
Each child presents their own unique strengths and challenges. My favorite part of being a speech pathologist is figuring out how to unlock each child’s potential by utilizing their strengths to alleviate their weakness. Humans have an inherent drive to eat and communicate with one another; being able to foster’s a child ability to enjoy mealtime with family or express their thoughts and feelings is a true joy.