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.
Kena Harris is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. She has worked for Babel Therapy since September of 2017. She obtained Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was no stranger to the Dean’s List for academic excellence. She also attended TSHA conferences and was a part of the welcoming committee. While in school she was a sweetheart for four years in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. She also worked throughout college as a nanny.
She enjoys working with patients of all ages, and is very passionate about helping others for them to reach their fullest potential. Kena is currently living in The Woodlands, Texas. She considers herself Babel Therapy's latest and greatest SLPA (opinion, not factual haha). In her spare time she enjoys barrel racing, spending time with loved ones, traveling, and living life to the fullest!
Mary Lauren Campo has worked with Babel Therapy since June of 2015. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern A & M University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has experience with both children and adults and has worked in a variety of health and educational settings. In addition to working with Babel Therapy, she is also on the Assistive Technology Assessment team with Conroe ISD.
Mary Lauren was trained by a certified Psychologist as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mary Lauren wishes to serve individuals and family members/caregivers from birth to geriatric populations of all severity levels with the highest level of professionalism and competence effectively.
Her interest lies with an eclectic population. Her goal is to provide and educate the public with information regarding communication disorders and individuals and families with the highest level of treatment, professionalism, and courtesy.
Veronica Morris has been with Babel Therapy since July of 2017. She is a therapist with over six years of experience serving diverse members of our community. Veronica graduated from Houston Baptist University, and earned her Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in the area of Communication Science.
She has worked extensively with school-aged and young adult populations treating a variety of speech and language impairments. She looks forward to continuing to help individuals meet their communication needs with the Babel Therapy team.
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.
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.
Hannah Leffingwell, SLP-CF is a recent graduate who is new to the Houston area and will be completing her clinical fellowship year with Babel Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Texas, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. From there, she attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she completed her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders.
Throughout her academic career, Hannah has enjoyed working with a variety of populations in a number of different settings, including the public schools, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. She has always had a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and its ability to enhance communication for patients of all ages and walks of life.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys reading, cooking, training for triathlons, and going on walks and trips to the park with her dog Pepper. She is excited for this next phase of life in Houston and is looking forward to working with Babel Therapy!
Wintress Joseph is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. 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.