Wintress Joseph is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. She is Babel Therapy's Lead SLPA, and is responsible for training new therapists. Wintress has worked with Babel Therapy since September of 2016. She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Stephen F. Austin State University. While studying at Stephen F. Austin, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and was a note taker and transcriber for fellow students with various disabilities.
She also worked at a facility for children with autism called the Helping House as a Behavior Specialist during the last semester of her undergraduate degree. She earned a continuous place on the Dean’s list for academic excellence.
Wintress enjoys working with her patients and their family to make sure the patient is getting the best care and guidance with the latest technology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel.
Kadie McDougald is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She has worked for Babel Therapy since June 2018. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University and completed her SLPA program at the University of Houston. While at Texas A&M, she was involved in the Pre-Speech-Language Pathology Society, as well as the University Newspaper and the service sorority Alpha Zeta Chi.
She has a passion for helping people and working with patients of all ages, providing them the tools to reach their fullest potential. She is excited for her adventures with Babel Therapy and desires to make an impact in people’s lives through her work.
Kadie currently lives in Houston, Texas and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her Australian Shepherd-Blue Heeler puppy, and cheering on the Fightin’ Texas Aggie sports teams.
Arianna Guerra is a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Arianna has worked for Babel Therapy since May of 2017. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. While studying at TAMIU, she was a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association which allowed her to volunteer in local Special Olympic Events and attend ASHA conferences.
Arianna has worked in the past two years with a pediatric clinic where she was able to provide speech services to those in need. Arianna is one of our bilingual therapist. She can fluently write, read, and speak in Spanish. Arianna is originally from a small town next to the Mexican border, where she grew up with both languages.
She currently lives in Houston, Texas where she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Renee Scott is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo and went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Jacksonville State University.
Renee has worked in both the Public and Private school settings for over 30 years. In Alabama, she not only worked as a Speech Therapist but also a Kindergarten teacher and Special Education teacher for over 13 years. In 2001, she was hired as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant with Conroe Independent School District. She has been trained under the supervision of Marie Carbo with the National Reading Styles Institute and helped to implement an effective Blue Ribbon Model School. Renee was also invited to present her classroom strategies at one of the NRSI National Conventions. She has also had training under the direction of Harry Wong, author of The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, and Literacy experts Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.
Renee enjoys working with and encouraging people of all ages to realize the power of effective language and communication to achieve their dreams and build a better future. Renee has a strong belief and love of God, Family and Community. She is looking forward to her new adventures with Babel Therapy as she believes, You’re never too old to learn!
Uniqeka Fullerton is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She has been working with Babel Therapy since June of 2015. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Houston Downtown where she earned and maintained a place on the Dean’s List. Her undergraduate studies equipped her with an in depth understanding of diverse populations. Uniqeka has a passion for helping others and realized how the ability to communicate effectively impacts the quality of life. This realization led to her decision to further her studies within the field of speech language pathology.
Uniqeka enjoys working with all ages and desires to assist her patients as they gain tools to learn, modify or enhance their ability to communicate. She is committed to professionalism, quality of care, and remaining abreast of new therapy techniques to integrate into her treatment practices.
Uniqeka resides in Houston, Texas where she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Amanda Wright is a recent graduate of the University of Houston's Speech Language Pathology Assistant's Certificate program. She has spent the last school year assisting the Speech Language Pathologist at Maplebrook Elementary as part of an externship program. Amanda also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas which is a suburb of Dallas. She has since moved back to the Houston area where she is originally from. Amanda loves to work with patients of any age and disorder. She has had experience in severe communication disorders in children such as Apraxia and Autism as well as clients with acquired disorders such as Multiple System Atrophy and Stroke. Amanda is very passionate about helping others affected with speech and language disorders, she believes that communication is absolutely fundamental in the uphill battle that is quality of life.
Amanda currently resides in Spring, TX with her husband and three daughters. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Shelby Crooks, M.A., CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Texas in 2014. She then earned her Master’s of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX in 2016. She worked in a pediatric private clinic after graduation. She is a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners.
Shelby has experience working in a wide variety of settings such as private clinics, hospitals, private/public schools and home health and with a diverse clientele of all ages with more complex speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
Shelby currently resides in Cypress, TX. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing guitar, spending time with family and Siamese cat Sasha.
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 was mentored by Renee Karantounis in Denver, Colorado 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, DynaVox Series 5 devices, ProloQuo2Go, AutisMate 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.
Elizabeth Guitreau, M.S., CCC-SLP earned her Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA in 2014. She has been working as a travel therapist since graduating in Louisiana, Illinois, and Texas. She is a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners and the Texas State Board of Examiners.
Elizabeth has experience working in a wide variety of settings such as private clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, psych facilities, and home health and with a diverse clientele of all ages with more complex speech, language, and swallowing disorders. She is passionate about patient advocacy and providing education and training to patients, their families and caregivers, and her peers.
Elizabeth currently resides in Houston, TX. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, seeing plays and musicals on Broadway, attending live music events and local festivals.