Therapists

*Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist *
April Smith holds Masters Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology, and Clinical Psychology. She has over 30 years experience in the field, specializing in speech, oral motor, feeding, swallowing, language, fluency/stuttering, learning, behavioral, and emotional problems.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Anji Fernandes holds a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with a variety of children, adolescents and adults, specializing in language, learning, and fluency disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private and public schools, home health, and psychiatric facilities. She is a certified Fast ForWord provider.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Marcia Napier, M.A. CCC, has an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. and a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.  She has special interests in communication for hearing impaired individuals, phonological disorders, and early childhood speech/language development.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Kathy Cooke, M.S. CCC, received her graduate degree from Texas Women’s University and her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.  She has over 28 years of experience working primarily with preschool and elementary aged children in the public school setting and home health.  Additionally, Kathy has experience in supervising graduate students pursuing degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Dolores Longoria, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University.  She has over 28 years of experience in the field working with a variety of children and adolescents. She has worked in public and private schools as well as charter schools and private clinics.

Speech- Language Pathology Intern
Elaine (Lainy) Carta, M.S., CF-SLP, received her undergraduate degree in Communications Science Disorders from Baylor University in Waco, TX and her Master’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Lainy is currently a clinical fellow and has had experience with both children and adults. She has worked with the following populations: Language and literacy disorders, articulation, hard of hearing, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, ESL learners, and fluency disorders. Some of her favorite things are reading, traveling, discovering new restaurants with her husband, her Australian Shepherd dog, and endless amounts of coffee.

Occupational Therapist
Brittni Chapa, a registered occupational therapist, received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from UT Health San Antonio. She has 5 years experience working primarily in a variety of pediatric settings; including outpatient clinics, home health, early childhood intervention and school facilities.

Occupational Therapist
Caroline Draper, a registered occupational therapist, received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. She has 7 years of experience working in a variety of pediatric settings; including schools, home health, and outpatient clinics.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Justina J. Heintz, M.S. CCC
, received her Communication Disorder graduate degree from Texas Women’s University, her Deaf Education graduate degree and undergraduate degree from University of The Incarnate Word.  She has 20 years of experience working primarily with middle school aged children in the public school setting.  Additionally, Justina has experience in supervising Speech/Language assistants, graduate students and Clinical Fellow Interns.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Karima Kemp received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. After graduating in 2016, she spent three years working in the public school setting serving students ages three to 18 with considerable time working with middle and high school students.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Kaitlin Witt received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas State University and her Master’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. Kaitlin is currently a clinical fellow and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with a wide variety of populations, including language and articulation disorders, ASD, Down Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.