The face behind Speech Chick Therapy is a Texas lovin’, candy eatin’, Dr Pepper drinkin’ redhead who LOVES speech therapy!  I absolutely love what I do.  This profession allows me to do amazing things.  Nothing beats a 4 year old’s first words or babbling from a once silent toddler.  I love to help a family help their child.  I want to empower the parent/guardian to help their child and work as a team for the child’s best interest.

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Melissa has been a speech pathologist for over 13 years.  I have worked in the school and clinic settings in addition to the home setting.  Although I loved my time in the schools, I always had worries that I could do more.  When I made the move to private practice, I knew this was my calling…to help kiddos AND their families.

EDUCATION:

University of Texas at Dallas-Bachelor’s in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology 2001

Texas Woman’s University-Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology 2005

Besides running Speech Chick Therapy, I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We have two children, a daughter and son.  Both are involved in sports so we stay busy on the weekends ( and sometimes weeknights!!)  When I am not cheering my kids on or doing a speech session, I like to be at home crafting, watching TV, reading, or…napping!  (Seriously, I look forward to those long naps under a cozy blanket!)  I’ve recently picked up running and hope to run a 5K soon!

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