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Andrea Bremer
MS, CCC-SLP

Andrea, a native of North Dakota, received her undergraduate degree from Minot State University and her graduate degree from The University of North Dakota. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Texas to practice speech-language therapy. Andrea is also Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified (CPI). Andrea has experience with pediatrics and adults in the outpatient setting with patients ranging from infants to geriatrics. She has experience and specialized interest providing the following types of speech therapy: Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), pragmatic language therapy (social language) primarily using Michelle Garcia Winner's 'Social Thinking' concepts, feeding/swallowing with oral/throat cancer and NG/G-Tube patients, articulation/phonology, early intervention, activities of daily living (ADL), and experience implementing techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She spends her free time between her many passions: traveling, cooking/trying new restaurants, running, singing, fashion, and visiting her family in the Midwest.

Meghan Gale
MA, CCC-SLP

Meghan graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders in 1999 and has been practicing for 12 years. She is licensed with the American Speech and Hearing Association as well as by the Texas Department of Health. She enjoys working with children in all areas but specializes in feeding disorders, articulation disorders and language disorders. Before joining Growing Places Therapy Services, Meghan worked in schools, clinics and acute hospital settings including neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Katherine Garcia
MA, CCC-SLP

Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught high school English before returning to school to become a speech-language pathologist. She received her Masters of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. Katherine holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Texas to practice speech pathology. Since earning her Master's degree, Katherine has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist in the home-health setting. She is interested in developmental delays and disorders, early language acquisition, social communication, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Katherine is Hanen certified to teach It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words. She has attended continuing education courses pertaining to feeding, apraxia, autism, and early intervention. When not at work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband and two little girls.

Brandy Gray
MA, CCC-SLP

Brandy is a Texas state licensed SLP. She also has earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Brandy received her Bachelor of Behavior Science degree in Speech Pathology from Hardin-Simmons University, and her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. She has been providing speech therapy services since 2003. Brandy has worked in private practice and in the school setting. She is passionate about remediating speech sound disorders (articulation & apraxia), enhancing fluency skills of children that stutter, and building communication skills of young children with language delays. Brandy craves knowledge and participates in speech therapy continuing education courses each year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, completing DIY projects, and participating in her MOPS group. The loves of Brandy's life include her husband and her two little boys.

Rachel Israelson
MS, CCC-SLP

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in linguistics and speech pathology from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Texas. Rachel's passion is pediatrics, especially working with children on the autism spectrum, those with motor or phonological speech disorders, language acquisition delays, language and pragmatic speech disorders, and difficulty with reading and comprehension. Rachel is PROMPT (prompts for restructuring oral musculature phonetic targets) trained to treat motor speech disorders like apraxia of speech, and has extensive experience implementing Michelle Garcia-Winner's Social Thinking strategies for children with autism and pragmatic language disorders. In her spare time Rachel enjoys seeing movies at the Drafthouse, spending time with family and friends, attempting to bake, and taking hikes around beautiful Austin greenbelts..

Kate Wilde
MS, CCC-SLP

Kate is a member of the national American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as well as a licensed Texas SLP. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology in 2005 from Wisconsin Lutheran College and went on to receive her Master's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kate has been practicing speech-language pathology in the Austin area since she moved here after graduate school in 2009. She has worked solely with the pediatric population and is experienced treating language deficits, articulation/oral motor disorders, phonological disorders, and working with children with Autism. Her clinical focus is treating children who use augmentative-alternative communication (AAC). She has attended several Learning Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) trainings and is working towards becoming a LAMP Certified Trainer. She has been working with AAC-users since 2011. In addition to speech-language pathology, Kate is an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields skincare and enjoys hobbies of soccer, playing guitar, and running races/fitness competitions. She also loves visiting her family back in WI and eating cheese curds!