Meet The Team

When selecting Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy for your child’s therapy needs, you are accessing a select team dedicated to providing personalized, research based therapy. Our staff is comprised of highly trained certified speech-language pathologists who specialize in pediatric speech, language, and feeding disorders.

Exceptional therapy is achieved through the acquisition of advanced and targeted training, professional collaboration, and the assumption that each child has endless potential.  Our mission is to empower clinicians to follow their passion by providing ample opportunities for continuing education and mentorship.

Intervention should be dynamic and designed with the whole child in mind.  We are not trained to label children; we are trained to treat them.

Leadership Team

  • Jeanine Roddy MA, CCC-SLP, Sr. Speech Language Pathologist - Owner/CEO

    MA: University of Minnesota
    BA: University of Kansas

  • Ciera Gianni MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Sr. Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Staff Manager

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Austin

  • Tamika Magloire MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Community Partners Manager

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Dallas

Therapy Team

  • Keri Bartel MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Dallas
  • Jen Berros MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: MGH Institute of Health Professions
    BS: University of Texas, Dallas

  • Soundarya Daliparthy MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Dallas

  • Leah Estep MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Dallas

  • Abigail Furst MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: Texas A&M University

  • Shelly Gordon MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BA: Trinity University
  • Lexie Hernandez MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: Utah State University
    BA: University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Brittany Larson MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: Texas A&M University
  • Elizabeth Noji MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BA: California Lutheran University

  • Nicole Tsao MS, CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: University of Texas, Dallas
    BS: University of Texas, Austin

  • Emily Van Dyke MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

    MS: Samford University
    BA: Samford University

  • Ariel Vovakes MS, CFY-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
    MS: University of Arizona
    BS: Arizona State University

Support Staff

New families can request a free phone consultation or complete our Enrollment Request Form to get started immediately..

Specialized Training

Every therapist on our team has pursued professional training in the identification and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, as well as a wide variety of speech and language disorders. Our staff has pursued specialized training in these areas:

Speech & Language & Social Communication Intervention

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), uses picture symbols to support the development of communication

Social Thinking Curriculum uses a step-by-step methodology for teaching social-cognitive and social-communicative skills impacting children and young adults’ ability to develop friendships and relate to others.

The SCERTS Model, helps children become competent social communicators while minimizing problem behaviors that interfere with learning and the development of relationships 

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a problem with the brain’s ability to execute fine muscle movements needed for speech production.  We use a multisensory approach designed to active multiple areas of the brain to facilitate the development of new neural pathways required to produce complex speech.

Specific Language Impairment is characterized by deficits in vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills, morphology (such as, past tense verbs, third person singular).

Literacy and Dyslexia, provide a multisensory approach to improve decoding, blending, word recognition, spelling, and reading fluency.

Fluency Disorders, our team is trained in fluency shaping and modification strategies use to decrease the impact of dysfluencies on speech production.  When working with older children, we use intervention strategies to address the psychological and social impacts of stuttering.

Certified ADHD Provider, our team is certified in evidence-based strategies designed for children and adolescents with ADHD.  We use targeted cognitive behavioral intervention techniques designed to improve working memory, cognitive flexibility, and self-control.

Feeding & Oral-Motor Intervention

Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), focuses on developing comfort and reducing anxiety with non-preferred foods through repeated exposure and learning opportunities with food. The program progress through the “Steps of Eating” via playful experiences.

TalkTools, utilizes oral motor-tools and placement techniques designed to development oral motor strength and coordination required for safe consumption of foods and liquids.

Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants (The SOFFI method), family-focused intervention model designed to provide parents the knowledge to interpret their fragile infant’s behavioral cues to support internal regulation and prompt improved oral intake.

Myofunctional Therapy, treatment focuses on the retraining of atypical or adaptive patterns (caused by prolonged finger sucking, pacifier use, and sippy cups) affecting orofacial muscular structures designed to improve speech sounds, sleep issues, and chewing patterns.

Anxiety & Feeding Disorders, our team is trained to identify and treat the impact anxiety plays in a child’s feeding development and relationship with foods.  By partnering with parents, we provide the knowledge to reframe family behaviors related to food intake, thereby improving the overall family dynamic.

*** Now Providing Therapy Via Telehealth Video Sessions! ***
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