Meet Brooke, M.A. CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist
Brooke Andrews, Speech Pathologist
Brooke Andrews, M.A CCC-SLP is a Pediatric Speech Pathologist and Director of The Speech Dynamic, PLLC, a boutique pediatric speech therapy practice in Houston, TX. Brooke has over ten years of experience in the field of Speech Pathology. Brooke specializes in early intervention, speech sound development, apraxia of speech, and language delays. She also specializes in mentoring families with late talking children, developing individualized support programs for families, homes, and classrooms, and providing direct clinical services and diagnostic evaluation.
Before moving to Houston, Brooke was a Preschool Speech Pathologist in Durham, NC. In addition to providing speech therapy, Brooke was part of the district’s Preschool Assessment Team, providing speech and language assessments to children ages 3-5. After moving to Houston, Brooke was an Early Intervention Speech Pathologist, working with the Birth-3 population and their families. Through these experiences, Brooke found her passion for working with young children and teaching through play!
Brooke is a life-long learner and stays current with new research and therapeutic approaches. Her clinical interests include a variety of specialty areas, including language delays, myofunctional therapy, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), feeding disorders, and social communication. Brooke holds various certifications including: Hanen Certified in It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words, and Talkability. She is also trained in DIR Floortime and SCERTS. Brooke is the only therapists in Houston to have completed Level 2 PROMPT training and is working towards her certification in the method. Brooke has also completed the Social Thinking clinical training program in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brooke has trained with international feeding expert, Suzanne Evans Morris in the area of pre-feeding skills, the foundational skills necessary for a child to be a successful eater. Additional training includes TalkTools and the SOS Approach to Feeding. Brooke has completed the Tetherered Oral Tissues Special Training that involves evaluating and educating families on the impact of tongue and/or lip ties on oral function. She is also a Tummy Time Method (TM) Therapist.
Brooke is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and The International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is a multiple recipient of ASHA’s ACE Award for excellence in continuing education, dedicating a commitment to lifelong learning.
In addition to her clinical expertise, she has presented at various conferences, including The North Carolina Exceptional Children’s conference and The R. T Garcia Early Childhood Conference. Brooke has presented to parent groups and teachers on topics such as the power of play, using play to support communication, and supporting early literacy skills. Brooke is the co-creator of “Wiggle time,” an interdisciplinary curriculum for pediatric therapy. She is the VP of Public Relations for Houston Area Communication Disorders (HACD), a local organization for Speech Pathologists.
Brooke is passionate about helping children communicate. Brooke is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating movement and mindfulness into her therapy sessions. She is the creator of “Little Omies” yoga classes. These unique classes combine yoga with learning to facilitate speech and language development in children of all ages!
A shy child speaks up loud and clear
At the age of 2, my son’s preschool teacher noticed he was a little behind in his speech, he was muttering in a low tone. It was hard for anyone to understand what he was trying to tell us. When I was told he needed therapy, I was a bit nervous because my son is very shy around people he is not familiar with. I was afraid the speech therapist would get nowhere with him, but boy was I wrong. By the end of his first session with Ms. Brooke my son was comfortable with her; he did not want the session to end. Ms. Brooke took the time to research new ideas and activities that would accommodate my son’s needs to help him open his mouth when speaking. She focused the entire session on making sure he practiced the ability to speak up loud and clear while still having fun and kept him engaged. He only had therapy for 5 short months; Ms. Brooke gave him the confidence he needed to speak up. He continues to ask to see Ms. Brooke, he misses her so much. She left him with such great moments and experiences that I do not think he will ever forget her.
Her gentle and compassionate approach was just the connection my son needed
My son Finnian was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and was non verbal. I remember being so scared and stressed about Finn’s future until I met his team of teachers and therapists. Miss Brooke was my son Finn’s speech therapist in his EC Pre-K classroom. She was amazing with Finn and supportive to me. Her gentle and compassionate approach was just the connection my son needed to feel safe and grow. One of my favorite qualities of Miss Brooke is her genuine enthusiasm when working with my son. I will always be grateful for her twinkling eyes and contagious smile when discussing my son’s progress and growth. Thank you Miss Brooke!
Brooke's heart is in her work, and you can tell she loves what she does
Brooke has been working with my son Colton for about a year now. She is an amazing speech path and has created a great relationship with him during that time. He is always super excited to see her, and sees the time he spends with her as play time. Yet he’s always learning. Colton has an obsession with trains, and so generally wants to show her how his trains are set up every week. Brooke manages to incorporate whatever skill they are working on into this play. Whether it was putting more than one word together, or focusing on certain sounds, or not dropping the endings of words. She also leaves us with suggestions on what to do with him over the next week to help with the goal that we are currently working on.
Brooke’s heart is in her work, and you can tell she loves what she does. If you choose to work with her, you will be happy with the results you see. Colton had had an explosion of vocabulary this year, and I know she contributed greatly to that.