Babel Therapy was established by Sarah Lea, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. She has experience with both children and adults with moderate to severe communication and swallowing disorders. Working in a wide variety of settings such as public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community and home health has given Sarah a broad perspective of efficient and effective service delivery.
Sarah has a specialization in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She has specialized in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication since 2011 where she learned specialized techniques used for evaluation and therapy for patients with severe communication disorders, such as clients with Apraxia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Rett's Syndrome as well as acquired communication disorders such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Sarah is skilled in programming and interventions with TobiiDynaVox Eye Gaze, TobiiDynavox Communicator Software, TobiiDynaVox Compass, Snap+Core First, DynaVox Series 5 devices, ProloQuo2Go, TouchChat, GoTalk NOW, and other low tech AAC options such as picture exchange systems.
Sarah is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a license as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the state of Texas. She is also a member of the Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA). Sarah graduated from Texas State University earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She earned her Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders from Texas Woman's University.
Sarah enjoys teaching family members and caregivers how to more effectively communicate with their loved ones. She enjoys mentoring new therapists interested in the area of AAC.
Babel Therapy focuses on providing high quality, specialized Speech and Language Therapy services its patients. What makes Babel Therapy different from other private practices, hospitals or skilled nursing facilities is its commitment to skilled intervention for speech and language services as well as specialized skills in therapy for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
In additional to our AAC specialty, Babel Therapy also provides speech therapy on site whether that site is a patient’s home, work or community setting. This allows for maximal carry over potential and integration of caregivers to increase their skills as an effective communication partner. Since Babel Therapy’s speech therapists are able to provide therapy in a naturalistic environment a patient is able to go beyond simple communication with interventions for community access. Our therapists are experienced with a wide variety of developmental and acquired communication disorders in both children and adults.