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Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus, Therapy Manager

Main Campus - Physical Therapy

Amber believes in the importance of building a relationship and getting to know each child, discovering what brings joy, and figuring out how to improve their function and mobility to be able to optimally enjoy these activities. Clinical Interests: Amber is a licensed Physical Therapist in the… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
 “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To leave the world a bit better; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. “– Ralph Waldo Emerson Clinical Interests: I currently am practicing in… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
“I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, because of you I didn’t give up”- Unknown Clinical Interests: Torticollis, developmental orthopedics, Schroth, neuro rehab Research Interests: Schroth, Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy * Schroth Therapy *C1 and L1 certified… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
I find joy in working in a team setting to best meet our patients’ needs in a multidisciplinary environment understanding the physical therapist’s role in enhancing each individual patient’s functional independence. Clinical Interests: As Outpatient Coordinator I work closely with leadership and… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
I strive to provide the best patient care in a respectful and caring manner all while making it fun for the kids.
Phone: 832-826-2121
“Always remember that for each patient you see, you may be the only person in their life capable of both hearing and holding their pain. If that isn’t sacred I don’t know what is.” Clinical Interests: Aquatics and Developmental Therapy
Phone: 832-826-2121
I strive to provide the highest quality of healthcare and therapy services to improve the patient’s quality of life.  I implement a holistic approach to each treatment session. It is crucial to treat the body as a whole rather than treating it as a single unit. It is necessary to understand that… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
I have been practicing now for 6 years. My passion for working with children started early on in my career and I never looked back. I have currently been with TCH for 4 years, in the outpatient department. I have a passion for treating vestibular rehab and young adolescents with scoliosis. I… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
Katie believes in the importance of individualized care and insuring that each child has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential possible. She works to empower each family with the tools to assist their child in achieving their dreams. Clinical Interests: Katie is a licensed Physical… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-2121
As a physical therapist, I believe in treating the whole person and not just a body part, impairment, or diagnosis. I think that it’s very important to collaborate with the kids, their family, and the rest of the medical care team in order to provide the best care possible. Clinical Interests: I… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-2121
“Big Journeys begin with Small Steps” – adapted from Lao Tzu. I believe my role as the child’s provider is to give them hope that they can achieve their physical goals. I provide support and guidance for this to happen, and enjoy watching them achieve what they once thought was impossible.… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-6106
Phone: 832-826-6106
As a physical therapist clinical specialist at Texas Children’s hospital I evaluate and treat pediatric patients with compassion and strive to promote optimal health and function. Regardless of a patient’s diagnosis, I treat each patient as an individual and create a patient and family plan of care… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121 (Clinic) | 832-826-6352 (Direct Line)
Matt is a licensed physical therapist and Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at Texas Children’s Hospital. He completed a 13-month orthopaedic physical therapy residency with Stanford Health Care upon graduating from PT… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121

Main Campus - Occupational Therapy

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” –Fred Rogers Clinical Interests: Brain injury recovery 
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-2121
My goal is to collaborate with families to optimize their child’s functional independence. Clinical Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation 
Phone: 832-826-2121
Phone: 832-826-2121
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” - Plato Clinical Interests: Aquatics, Feeding (3+)
Phone: 832-826-2121
Rajeshree is working at Texas Children’s Hospital as an Advanced Clinical Hand Specialist. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25+ years, of which 13+ years of her experience is in Sports Medicine. She also has experience in management as a director and supervisor and was a… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
“Play is the work of a child” - Maria Montessori Clinical Interests: Sensory Integration, Feeding Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodivergent Affirming Practice, Emotional Regulation of Children to function optimally in performance areas Research Interests: Strategies to Support a… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
I am an occupational therapist with an advanced certification in hand therapy and also serve as the brachial plexus clinic coordinator. I have spent my career treating pathology of the upper extremity with the majority of time being spent in pediatrics. I am continually impressed with the… read more
Phone: 832-822-6378
Clinical Interest: Feeding
Phone: 832-826-2121 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
Phone: 832-826-2121
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Constraint Induced Manual Therapy (PCIMT), Feeding Therapy  
Phone: 832-826-2121
I strive for maximum outcomes for my patients.  I try to provide excellent care to all of my patients. I am certified in hand therapy as well as kinesiotaping. Clinical Interests: Hands - plastic and orthopedic, Brachial Plexus CP, Orthosis fabrication Research Interests: Pediatric outcomes… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman Clinical Interests: Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (PCIMT), Cardiopulmonary, Sensory integration, treatment of UE utilizing modalities, and Neurodevelopmental treatment
Phone: 832-826-2121
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Clinical Interests: Sensory Integration, Upper Extremity Rehabilitation through Assisted Devices (Hocoma ArmeoSpring), Hand Therapy, Splinting, Pulmonary
Phone: 832-826-2121
My philosophy is to focus on addressing postural stability to maximize functionality. Treating underlying impairments in infancy, early childhood, and during the rehabilitation process are the keys to meeting functional OT goals. My practice is driven by focusing on the body and its multiple… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121

Main Campus - Speech and Language Pathology

De’Mettria Riser, M.A., CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CBIS is a senior speech-language pathologist on the Acute Outpatient Rehabilitation Program team at Texas Children’s Hospital and serves as a subject matter resource in High-Tech Augmentative & Alternative Communication. Throughout the evidence-based… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121 (Clinic) | 832-826-2607 (Direct Line)

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus, Therapy Manager

Laura is a speech language pathologist working primarily with infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders.  She practices in a variety of pediatric settings including acute care, NICU, outpatient, and group feeding therapy programs in addition to performing videofluoroscopic… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900

West Campus - Physical Therapy

I love being able to help children be independent and successful with mobility so they can explore and participate in life activities as they grow. Clinical Interests: I am interested in torticollis, genetic syndromes, neuromuscular disorders, and motor delays. I also specialize in lower-limb… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Brooklyn Bradford graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science and then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Angelo State University. Her clinical experience includes developmental physical therapy in the outpatient pediatric setting and the… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Karen Crilly is a doctor of physical therapy who has dedicated her professional life to forming a strong background and expertise in the assessment and treatment of infants and children with chronic and complex developmental and/or neuro-motor impairment. She possess extensive experience in a great… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
I strive to work together with patients and their families in order to best meet their needs and help optimize their child’s functional potential and quality of life. Clinical Interests: Neurological conditions, orthopedic diagnoses, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Torticollis, developmental… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Nicole is passionate about working with families and helping infants, children, and adolescents on their journey towards achieving gross motor milestones to maximize their potential for functional independence and improve their quality of life. Clinical Interests: Outpatient pediatric physical… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Dana Gonzales graduated from LSU Health Science Center of New Orleans with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Dana is a certified lymphedema therapist. Clinical Interests: Clinical interests include developmental physical therapy, torticollis, and acute and ICU care.
Phone: 832-227-1900
Sarah is a physical therapist focused on treating children with developmental and neurologic diagnosis of all age ranges from birth to 21 years. Clinical Interests include torticollis, acute and ICU care, and adaptive seating and mobility equipment. * Schroth Therapy: *C1 and L1 certified… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Jenna has more than 10 years of clinical experience in acute and rehabilitation hospital setting, primarily treating amputee patients. She was involved in the Paralympic sports as a classifier and helped some of her patients participate in the disable sports. She underwent various internal… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Irene enjoys the opportunity to make a positive impact with her patients and their families. Irene finds it rewarding helping patients reach their optimal physical function. She is very passionate about working with children with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to, traumatic brain… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900

West Campus - Occupational Therapy

I believe that every child is capable and through interdisciplinary collaboration, parent empowerment, and evidence based play we can support their participation in the activities most important to them. Clinical Interests: I am a clinical specialist with experience in home, clinic, and acute… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
I have been an occupational therapist for 26 years.   I grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  Then completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees at The University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I have a background treating in a variety of settings including inpatient… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Alyssa is an Occupational Therapist working in the outpatient therapy department at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.  She earned a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2014 and an MS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2016.  Alyssa is… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Salma has a background in education, and is an occupational therapist with specialty certification in hand therapy. As a Certified Hand Therapist, Salma helps patients with various orthopedic upper extremity conditions achieve their goals. She is experienced in fabricating custom orthoses, treating… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Emma received her Master’s in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University in 2019. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Emma moved to Houston to pursue hospital-based occupational therapy here at Texas Children’s. She has previous experience across various pediatric settings including… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Dr. Lee defines "occupation" in occupational therapy as "anything that 'occupies' your time". She believes that every lived experience is unique; therefore, she works with clients and families to create an individualized approach to support what the client wants, needs, and is expected to do to… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Jessica Loredo is a pediatric occupational therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital specializing in outpatient developmental disabilities and interest in inpatient settings. Her clinical experience includes outpatient setting and PICU/NICU developmental treatment and infant feeding. 
Phone: 832-227-1900
When working with patients, it is essential to consider the individual as a whole and to include family goals and values as the driving force for treatment. My belief is that the family is the expert on truly knowing and understanding their child and I can serve as more of an enhancement to that… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Anh Nguyen is an occupational therapist with more than 17 years pediatric experience. She is interested in the care of children with various disabilities including brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, CVA, torticollis, arthrogryposis, musculoskeletal disorders, congenital hand difference and… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Darleen has comprehensive experience of nearly 30 years as a pediatric occupational therapist with her entire practice devoted to children and their families. Her passion is for acquisition of their personal goals to maximize full potential in their activities of daily living.  She has practiced in… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Kristen received her Master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2017. Kristen’s interests within developmental therapy consist of treatment of neurological impairments, sensory processing disorder, and the application of aquatic techniques to promote functional… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Nicole’s current areas of expertise are children with neurological and upper extremity orthopedic conditions. She has interests in surgical and non-surgical upper extremity rehabilitation for children with orthopedic injuries, cerebral palsy and congenital hand conditions.  Certified… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Courtney has been pursuing her passion for working with children and families by practicing in pediatric therapy since 2008. She has experience working in home, clinic, and aquatic settings. Professional interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, community outreach, and clinical education for… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Madisyn was born and raised in Katy, Texas. She began her educational journey receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University then attended The University of Texas at Tyler to earn her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Madisyn is specialized in outpatient developmental therapy… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900

West Campus - Speech Therapy

Fatimah is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience evaluating and treating patients in the pre-school, school-age, adolescent, and geriatric population. She has treated a variety of communication disorders (e.g., receptive/expressive language, pragmatics, articulation/phonology,… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Andrea is a certified Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience evaluating and treating pediatric patients with a special interest in culturally diverse population. Andrea has had the opportunity of treating a variety of communication disorders. She is passionate about making a… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Kristi is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of North Texas – Denton in 2014. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to serve families of children with speech-language and feeding-swallowing disorders. Kristi has obtained specialized training and… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Striving to increase access to quality care for a variety of families, I have participated in extensive hands on training and continuing education courses and achieved specialized skills for working with children who have hearing loss, performing videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing,… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Passionate about providing exceptional care to children and their families regardless of diagnosis, Brooke has had the opportunity to serve children with speech-language and feeding-swallowing disorders through the use of evidence based practice and interdisciplinary collaboration. Brooke has… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
I believe in a family-centered approach with an emphasis on creating open lines of communication with families/caregivers. I believe in capitalizing on patient’s strengths and scaffolding weaknesses until they are functional by following the lead of every child’s personal pace of development while… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Over the last four years, Jessica Kruse has practiced speech language pathology with a wide variety of patient populations as well as in a variety of settings including outpatient, home health services, and in the school setting. She is passionate about pediatric speech language pathology and… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
My philosophy of care focuses on providing quality services to patients and their families through the use of evidence based practice and interdisciplinary collaboration. I have extensive experience in treating and evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse populations exhibiting a variety of… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
I am committed to helping children become as functional and independent as possible. I firmly believe that creating an environment full of respect, compassion and trust, establishes a foundation for families to work alongside a team of professionals to reach a common goal.  I am fluent in American… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Sarah Raye is a speech-language pathologist working primarily in outpatient speech therapy with early experience working in the school setting. She has experience working with a wide variety of pediatric populations including children with receptive and expressive language disorders, autism… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900
Kasey is a speech-language pathologist who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Kasey started her career at Texas Children’s in 2008 and served at the Main Campus, RISE School of Houston… read more
Phone: 832-227-1913 (Clinic) | 832-227-1872 (Direct Line)
Jeanette is a Spanish-English bilingual speech-language pathologist who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has experience in the evaluation and treatment of pre-school and school-age… read more
Phone: 832-227-1900

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands, Therapy Manager

Jay Mennel is a physical therapist and the therapy manager for Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. Jay has been with Texas Children’s Hospital since 2005, starting his career in the medical center. He then transitioned to The Woodlands in 2013. Jay has served on several workgroups and… read more
Phone: 936-267-7313

Therapy Supervisor - The Woodlands

Patsy Tate, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT is a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Texas in Dallas in 1997 and has over 20 years of clinical experience, serving children from birth to 18 years of age. She has worked in pediatric medical… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250

The Woodlands - Physical Therapy

Gina Ferreira, PT, DPT, C/NDT joined outpatient therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands in September 2015. Gina is a bilingual physical therapist focused on treating children with developmental and neurologic diagnosis, as well as, evaluating for adaptive equipment of all age ranges… read more
Phone: 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 936-267-7250 (Clinic)
“Using my knowledge and clinical expertise to help patients and their families build a community of healthy children.” - Stuart M. Gagie Stuart is a physical therapist who specializes in the therapeutic management and care of children with abnormal development. Clinical interests primarily focus… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Patsy jointed the therapy department in The Woodlands in November 2012. She has worked in both the sports therapy and neuro-developmental settings. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients of many ages and diagnoses. She works to bridge the gap between orthopedic and pediatric therapy. Patsy… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Cortney’s life mission is children. She loves working with children of all abilities and skill levels and specializes in developmental physical therapy. She has a special passion for children with Cerebral Palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Cortney helps… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Jeannie Martinez joined the Outpatient Therapy Department at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands in April 2022.  She is a bilingual physical therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children with developmental and neurological diagnoses.   Clinical Interests:  Early… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
I believe in a collaborative approach focusing on the family centered care while incorporating evidence based practice. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and working out. I grew up as a competitive gymnast and continue to follow the sport. Clinical Interests: I’m a member… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Pamela Polk-White is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 28 years of experience working with pediatric patients. Her passion is assisting families to help their loved ones achieve the highest level of functional mobility utilizing quality movements. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250 (Clinic) | 936-267-7308 (Direct Line)
Briana graduated from Iowa State University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She strongly believes that a diagnosis does not have to defeat a dream and strives to help every patient reach their full physical potential. Briana makes a… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
I believe in treating all patients and their families with compassion and respect in order to provide the best quality of care. I strive to help all patients I treat meet their full maximum potential in order to reach their personalized goals. Clinical Interests: I am interested in furthering my… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250 (Clinic) | 936-267-7037 (Direct Line)
Roxana Santaella joined the outpatient therapy department at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands in August of 2017. Roxana is a bilingual physical therapist with over 20 years working with children with developmental and neurological diagnosis. Roxana has her board certification in pediatrics… read more
Phone: 936-321-0808 (SOAR Program) | 936-267-7250 (Outpatient) | 936-267-7384 (Direct)
Debra joined the developmental physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2017. She has over 30 years of experience in physical therapy with pediatrics. Previously, Debra worked at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in the New York Metropolitan area and served as a senior supervisor. She has… read more
Phone: 936-267-7400
Phone: 936-927-7250
Phone: 936-927-7250
Trisha Thorne, PT, DPT, PCS, SBCS, C/NDT is a doctor of physical therapy at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands working in the NICU and outpatient pediatric settings as a neurodevelopmental therapist. Trisha is a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist as recognized by the American Board of… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250

The Woodlands - Occupational Therapy

Tunesha Banks is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 19 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Creighton University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and Texas Woman’s University with a Master of… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Phone: 936-927-7250
Lisa Colton is an occupational therapist with experience in a variety of settings, including pediatric outpatient, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation along with adult home health. Lisa currently provides therapy services in the outpatient therapy department (including acute outpatient… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Jane is a pediatric clinical specialist who joined Texas Children’s’ Hospital The Woodlands in April of 2017. Jane has 20 years of experience working in pediatric settings. Jane currently provides therapy services in the Texas Children’s The Woodlands SOAR High Risk Neonatal Follow up clinic where… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Caroline believes children thrive when they are given a supportive team of individuals that can help grow and develop their skills. Caroline’s mission is to be able to effectively guide and assist families to help their children become successful in life and as independent as possible. Caroline is… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Joshua Hinojos is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 7 years of experience.  He graduated from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy.  He has a strong interest in patients with sensory processing and developmental disorders… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Dana is an occupational therapist whose special interests include feeding, sensory processing, and handwriting. She is certified in Handwriting Without Tears® and Kinesio Taping®. Dana was introduced to OT as a child when she accompanied her younger brother to his therapy appointments.  She has… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250 (Clinic) | 936-267-7387 (Direct Line)
Alma believes every child has a purpose in life and it is driven to facilitate the growth of such gift. She believes a child’s environment is critical in maximizing potential, thus strives to empower caregivers to be active advocates in their own child’s development. Alma has 20+ years of… read more
Phone: 936-321-0808
Vincent Martinez, Occupational Therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, is trained in constraint-induced movement therapy, aquatic therapeutic exercises, pain management and polytrauma programs. Before joining Texas Children’s, he worked with student-athletes alongside a sports… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250
Monika Merryman, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT joined Texas Children’s in October 2017. She holds a certification in neurodevelopmental treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders. Special interest include neurological disorders addressing posture and movement patterns to enhance… read more
Phone: 936-927-7250 (Clinic) | 936-267-7038 (Direct Line)
Jacque Nguyen joined The Woodlands therapy department in October, 2021.  She works with a variety of patients and has a keen interest in patients with hand and upper extremity injuries.  She works very closely with the hospital’s plastic surgery team by participating in a multi-disciplinary hand… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250

The Woodlands - Speech Therapy

Karen Coulter has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 1998 and has experience in working with the pediatric population in both public school and outpatient clinical settings. She believes in a family-centered approach for the assessment and treatment of pediatric communication… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Irene García-Benavides M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a board-certified Speech Language Pathologist with over fifteen years of clinical experience. Mrs. García-Benavides received her Bachelor degree in Linguistics from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and her Masters in Communication Sciences and… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Cheryl Neal has practiced as a speech-language pathologist since 1990 and has experience in working with the pediatric population in both public school and outpatient clinical settings. She believes in a family-centered approach for the assessment and treatment of pediatric communication disorders… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Allison believes in empowering her tiny patient’s parents through parent education and providing parents with the necessary tools to be the expert on their baby. Feeding difficulties intrude and interrupt infant and maternal bonding during the first days and first year of life. Allison uses a… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
I believe in intervention targeting fundamental linguistic concepts learned through play. I feel strongly in empowering caregivers through education, support and training to assist their child in their development. Clinical Interests: Birth to three, autism, feeding/swallowing disorders
Phone: 936-267-7250
Alyssa Sloane has an extensive background of working with children in an array of areas prior to earning her Master of Arts degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015. She currently treats and assesses children from diverse cultural backgrounds for a plethora of disorders and delays… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Behind every winning team there is a coach! I approach every session with the mindset of coaching caregivers through a data driven, positive reinforcement method to learn techniques and strategies needed in order to achieve measurable progress in their child’s skills. I love teaching and seeing… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Corinne Stevenson has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 2017 with experience in private practice and outpatient settings, treating children and adults of all ages with a variety of needs. Corinne joined Texas Children’s in January 2022. Corinne values working closely with… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
Patsy Tate, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT is a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Texas in Dallas in 1997 and has over 20 years of clinical experience, serving children from birth to 18 years of age. She has worked in pediatric medical… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250
My philosophy of care focuses on improving patient outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration with other providers as well as patients and their families. In my time at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, I have partnered with the gastroenterology section to establish a Multidisciplinary… read more
Phone: 936-267-7250

The Woodlands - Motion Lab

Amy Barbuto is a doctor of physical therapy and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy as recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Amy joined Texas Children’s Hospital in August 2013 in the outpatient physical therapy department where she… read more
Phone: 936-267-4686
Cara earned her undergraduate degree at Ball State University where she worked in the biomechanics laboratory on clinical gait analysis related projects. Cara then completed her masters degree at Boise State University where she later served as the laboratory manager at the Center for Orthopaedic… read more
Phone: 936-267-6686

Sugar Land Specialty Care - Physical Therapy

I have been a Physical Therapist at Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land for 17 years, and have experience in all pediatric diagnoses with extended experience in sports orthopedics, aquatics and torticollis. Clinical Interests: Preferred interest in 0-5 population Research Interests:… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I enjoy working with my patients and families to find the way to do what matters most to them.  It may mean sitting up independently, taking their first steps, or returning to a particular sport.  I find that the best results occur when the therapist, patient, and family work as team to optimize… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I believe every person has the potential to live their best life and I love my role in helping each child and their family set and reach their goals for maximal function, independence or performance. I have been with Texas Children’s Hospital since November 2008. I have a special interest in… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Hannah works with both neurodevelopmental and sports medicine/orthopedic patients. Her developmental physical therapy interests include torticollis/plagiocephaly and NICU. Through Texas Children’s Hospital, she is able to work with infants in neighboring NICUs in Sugar Land. Hannah also enjoys… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
I have worked with patients across the age span from babies to senior citizens, in a variety of settings from acute care hospitals to outpatient to home health. In my career of over 20 years, I have developed programs for hospitals to treat lymphedema and pediatric weight management clinics, and… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Phone: 832-828-1800
I provide individualized treatment and working on what being functional means for the patient/family are important, integral parts of my goal to provide the best care. Clinical Interests: Vestibular, neurologic, and developmental diagnoses.
Phone: 832-828-1800
• Completed Neurodevelopmental Treatment Certification in Pediatrics and the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Baby Training • Have over 20 years of clinical experience • Treat primarily children with developmental and neurological diagnoses • Specialize in developmental therapy with complex patients… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800

Sugar Land Specialty Care - Occupational Therapy

After working with adults following graduation, Heather found her niche working with the smallest patients in the NICU at Texas Children's Hospital in 2005. She has loved working in both inpatient and outpatient. With TCH having contracts with community hospital NICUs, Heather has been able to work… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I started working at Texas Children’s in September of 2018. My special interests include neurological disorders, sensory feeding, and splinting. I am currently completing the training for the Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) program.
Phone: 832-828-1800
I mainly treat developmental and neurological disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fine Motor Delay, and Sensory Processing Difficulties. I have developed a special interest in treating children with hemiplegia, which led to my drive to start the PCIMT (Pediatric Constraint Induced… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Annabel is a Pediatric Clinical Specialist who joined Texas Children’s’ Hospital in 2017 but has been practicing in a pediatric outpatient setting since 2014. Clinical Interests: Autism, Sensory Feeding/ Behavioral Feeding, Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Integrated… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I have been with Texas Children’s Hospital since May 2014. I have a special interest in neurological disorders, brachial plexus injuries, orthopedic injuries, and splinting. I received training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment in 2017. I work with our NICU therapy team to provide services for… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I have been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2018. I have clinical experience in pediatric acute, outpatient, and NICU settings. I have special interests in treating neuro-developmental disorders, feeding for preterm infants until 21 years of age, and NICU infant feeding and development.… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
I have been at Texas Children’s since March 2014, and I was a student here for 3 months prior to graduating. I am originally from San Antonio, TX and have lived in the Houston area since 2011. Clinical Interests: I really enjoy all aspects of being a pediatric occupational therapist and most… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800

Sugar Land Specialty Care - Speech Therapy

Lauren graduated from the Louisiana State University in 2009 with a medical tract and background in neurology and related disorders. She specializes in brain injuries, strokes, NICU and post-NICU feeding, including feeding disorders and oral aversion. She is the subject matter expert for feeding… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
My career as a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist began in August of 1980. Over the course of my 30+ years in the field, I’ve worked in a variety of settings, which have included: Developmental challenged residential facility, public school (assessment consultant), ECI, home health… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Olivia's approach to treatment focuses on maximizing the potential of children with hearing loss so that they may learn to listen, speak, and achieve at levels that are on par with their typically hearing peers. Olivia is passionate about educating families and empowering them to choose the best… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Angela S. Pivaro, M.A., CCC-SLP is a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Sugar Land. She is a native Houstonian who graduated with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston in 2017. She has experience working in various… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Janel Tacardon, M.S., CCC-SLP is a senior speech-language pathologist who practices primarily in outpatient therapy, with experience working in the school setting. Her clinical interests include prelinguistic development, receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonological disorders,… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Elaine is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2016. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a pediatric private practice and outpatient setting to provide care to children with a variety of speech and language disorders. Elaine’s… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Amy is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist in practice since 1996. Prior to coming to Texas Children’s, Amy worked in school, pediatric outpatient, and home health settings. For 14 years, Amy served on Autism and Early Childhood Assessment teams in the schools. She has experience working… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800