Lisa has a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Houston. She has more than a decade of experience in the field of speech-language pathology. She has been in private practice since 2012 and worked at the Monarch School in Houston prior to that. Lisa is excited to be a member of a multidisciplinary team at Foundations Pediatric Therapy.
Lisa uses the science of developmental language acquisition to guide her evaluation of and intervention with children. She has experience working with a variety of communication challenges, but specializes in serving children on the autism spectrum and children with attention deficits. Lisa incorporates play and physical activity into nearly all of her sessions in order to help children sustain their interactions. Her approach is designed to support regulation, attention, engagement, social-emotional growth, and language development. She believes in working with the family in order to provide the best treatment. Her ultimate goal is to help children reach their full potential.
Lisa has attended training courses on many topics including DIR/Floortime, sensory integration, motor planning, childhood apraxia of speech, literacy, ADHD, autism, mental health, joint attention, theory of mind, augmentative communication, pragmatic language, and early intervention. She has completed PhD classes through the ICDL Graduate School in the areas of: mental health, motor and sensory processing development, language development, neuroscience, social-emotional development, human development, cognitive development, and research methods.
Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, Lisa taught piano lessons to children and adults. When not working directly with children, Lisa enjoys listening to neuroscience podcasts and taking road trips to geological points of interest with her husband, Dixon.