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West Campus

Phone: 832-227-1900
Fax: 832-227-1914

Dalila Garza, MS, CCC-SLP

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

Coordinator, upWORDS West Campus (Inpatient/outpatient/NICU)
Coordinator, upWORDS Baby and Toddler Program


School Education Degree Year
Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas Masters Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology 2006


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, evaluating and treating infants with feeding-swallowing difficulties, patients with tracheostomies, and providing services to the Spanish speaking/bilingual population. 

I have been a Speech Language Pathologist working with the families of infants and children with communication and feeding-swallowing difficulties since 2006. I've been with upWORDS since initial cohort in 2016. I also provide specialized lectures on bilingualism and feeding development for families. I have had the opportunity to provide speech evaluations and therapy services to children with a variety of diagnoses. 

Clinical Interests:

Working with Spanish speaking/bilingual population, feeding-swallowing to include but not limited to videofluoroscopic assessment, evaluating and treating children with tracheostomies, hearing loss, and parent education via upWORDS program 

Research Interests:

Facilitating recruitment of participants and data collection in order to measure the effects of family participation in the upWORDS Baby and Toddler program via research study with IRB approval


Organization Name Role
American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance Member
American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
ASHA Special Interest Group Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Member


Obtained the highest level of Texas Children's Hospital's Achieve Program exemplifying excellence in the areas of: Education and Professional Experience, Professional Development, Clinical Practice, Quality Improvement, Teaching, Evidenced Based Practice/Research, Community Involvement, and Leadership 

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