Ashley Walker, co-owner of The Speech Space, has worked as a speech pathologist in a variety of settings for 11 years. She began her career working in skilled nursing and in-patient hospital settings before transitioning to pediatric therapy in 2012. She has worked in private practice settings and served as the clinical director of a large speech-ABA therapy center for 3 years. Throughout her career, her focus has been in the areas of feeding, oral motor, swallowing, and severe speech disorders, including those caused by tethered oral tissue (i.e. tongue and lip ties) and persistent sucking/oral habits (i.e. thumb sucking, pacifier use). Ashley is one of only a few certified orofacial myologists in Houston and is also certified by Apraxia Kids to treat childhood apraxia of speech. Ashley earned a B.A. in psychology from Trinity University in 2005 and a M.S. in communication sciences and disorders from University of South Florida in 2008.
Kristen Latta has worked with children in a private practice and school settings for seven years. She specializes in articulation, expressive and receptive language, stuttering, and social communication disorders. Kristen graduated from New York University in 2003 with degrees in theatre and psychology and earned her Masters degree in communication sciences and disorders from University of Houston. She is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA), Houston Association of Communication Disorders (HACD), and serves on the Community Advisory Board for University of Houston's speech pathology department. She is thrilled to provide speech therapy services in her beloved neighborhood.
Sarah Arcidiacono is a lifelong Houstonian with a passion for providing speech therapy to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. She earned a B.S. in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 and a M.S. in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2018. She spent her early career as the bilingual (English-Spanish) speech-language pathologist at a Title 1 elementary school in Katy Independent School District. She treated a broad spectrum of communication disorders and worked with students in Life Skills and PPCD programs. Through these specialized programs, Sarah gained knowledge in augmentative and alternative communication to enhance functional communication skills. Her clinical experience includes work with Autism Spectrum Disorders, outpatient adult therapy, pediatric dysphagia, inner-city public elementary schools, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).She is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA).
Allison is a speech-language pathologist with more than 12 years of experience working with children (birth to adolescence) in both the public school system and private practice. She earned a B.S. in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and a M.S. in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in 2010. Throughout her career she has gained a broad scope of experience, including treatment of articulation, phonology, fluency, expressive and receptive language, and social communication disorders, with special expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, nonverbal children, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She loves working with all stakeholders to achieve success and to understand how to best support her clients and their families. She is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA).
Our clinic provides evaluation and treatment services for newborns to adults, in the areas of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing. See "Services" for types of therapy we offer.
Our clinic is located in a newly remodeled medical tower right off the North Loop, with easy and free parking. Our office offers both a standard waiting room and a quiet waiting room to make both patients and caregivers as comfortable as possible during their time with us.
Our clinicians are valued resources at several area private schools, offering screenings, evaluations, and therapy during the school day.