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Phone: 832-822-3280
Fax: 832-825-9332


6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower - 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

April A. Brackett, MS, CCC-SLP

Senior Speech Language Pathologist


School Education Degree Year
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Masters Master of Science in Communication Disorders 1984
University of Oklahoma Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders 1982


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 as current as possible in populations served, b) implementing evidence based practice as much as possible, c) relying on clinical experience, and d) addressing functional skills within a developmental frame work. An overriding component of my philosophy is parent/family involvement and home practice to achieve carry over of learned skills.

I currently serve outpatients by providing speech and language evaluations for children followed in the Down Syndrome Clinic of Houston in the Meyer Center for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. A portion of my caseload involves diagnostics and management of children who require coordination of therapy services in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Finally, I conduct preschool speech-language evaluations and clinical feeding/swallowing evaluations and provide therapy services for both areas. I hold certifications in Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS), Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment, and Infant Neurodevelopmental Treatment.

Clinical Interests:

Motor speech disorders: dysarthria & childhood apraxia of speech, feeding/swallowing, developmental disabilities & speech-language  


Organization Name Role
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified Member

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