Our Team

Speech Pathologists

I have specialized in various areas over the span of my career as a medical speech-language pathologist. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team experience has given me invaluable experience as a diagnostician and treating clinician. My philosophy of care encompasses the following: a) staying…
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As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in feeding and swallowing, my passion is developing a method of eating for children that fits into the framework of their families. Every child is complex and has a multitude of factors that he or she brings to the feeding environment. I love the…
Phone: 832-822-3280 (Clinic) | 832-822-0516 (Direct Line)

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Hallie Clason, M.S., CCC-SLP, IMH-E (II) is a senior speech-language pathologist, credentialed infant-family specialist, neonatal developmental care specialist, and trained breastfeeding educator. Her primary clinical focus is dysphagia in infants in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU),…
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My philosophy of care encompasses evidence-based practice in conjunction with interdisciplinary collaboration to promote effective and positive patient outcomes. I have experience in adult and pediatric outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation. Since 2016, I have worked in the inpatient…
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Danielle Devore is a senior Speech Language Pathologist of the Pediatric Voice Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. She joined the multidisciplinary clinic in 2011. Danielle Devore is committed to the challenges of helping children with voice disorders realize their maximum potential through…
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Anna Eifert evaluates children who have speech and language weaknesses, including those with articulation disorders, receptive and/or expressive language delays, apraxia, autism, and preschool stuttering. She sees children through early elementary school and specializes in the birth to 3 population…
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Jean Hawney, MA, CCC-SLP is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist at Texas Children's Hospital. She has more than nine years of experience working in a variety of settings, including over five years at Texas Children’s Hospital. Jean graduated from Queens College in Jamaica, N.Y. and received her…
Phone: 832-822-3280 (Clinic) | 832-826-2890 (Direct)

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Sarah is a speech language pathologist in the Speech, Language, and Learning Department at Texas Children’s Hospital-Medical Center Campus who works primarily with patients with voice disorders. Sarah is part of a multidisciplinary Voice Team which provides evaluations for patients with voice…
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Kimberly King is a bilingual speech-language pathologist at Texas Children's Hospital. She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Her primary clinical focus is pediatric dysphagia, and she is passionate about supporting parents of breastfed and bottle fed infants in…
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Natalie M. Kovtun is a senior bilingual speech-language pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has had the opportunity to provide pediatric and adult speech pathology services in Spanish and English in a variety of settings that include: schools, acute, inpatient and outpatient care at…
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Lauren Kwater, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC is a senior speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor at Texas Children’s Hospital. Lauren has a variety of interests, including pediatric/infant dysphagia, voice disorders, brain injury, and pre-linguistic language development. She believes in…
Phone: 832-826-2121

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Brie Latimore, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC is a senior speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor. Her primary clinical focus is pediatric dysphagia and developmental care with an emphasis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU), in…
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Katherine is a speech-language pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital Medical Center with over 15 years of clinical experience. Her primary focus is on pediatric feeding and swallowing with expertise in treating medically complex patients varying from birth to early adulthood. Katherine performs…
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Ellen Moore is a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist on the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team at Texas Children’s Hospital. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of speech and resonance from infancy to adulthood, and in establishing appropriate feeding patterns for…
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Karol Musher evaluates children and adolescents who have oral and written language disorders, including dyslexia and dysgraphia. She does diagnostic testing and relies heavily on qualitative as well as quantitative results to draw conclusions. Based on her results, she refers to a network of…
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My philosophy of care includes striving to provide family-centered care to all of my patients in order to foster an environment where parents are empowered to advocate for their children and have an active role in their therapy. I take joy in treating dysphagia and providing a neuroprotective…
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Christina has been privileged to service children and families at Texas Children's Hospital for over 15 years. Her philosophy of care centers around providing evidence-based speech pathology services with emphasis on incorporating the patient-family as active team members. Christina's clinical…
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I feel that communication skills are what connect us to others. I love to teach the power of effective communication and share those skills with families so that they can move those skills to the home environment. Also, helping improve feeding skills for children leads to happier and healthier…
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Lauren believes in a family centered treatment approach and works especially hard to establish an open line of communication with caregivers, explain individualized plans of care, and review treatment goals on a consistent basis. Empowering parents and caregivers by building their confidence to…
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Kristina Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP is a senior speech-language pathologist and clinical researcher on the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Her clinical interests focus on speech production skills and velopharyngeal function in patients with cleft palate, craniofacial…
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