Meet Brooke, M.A. CCC-Speech-Language Pathologist

The Speech Dynamic Speech Pathologist in Houston

Brooke Andrews, M.A CCC-SLP

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, language delays, feeding, and myofunctional disorders.

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 worked for the Birth to 3 program, igniting her passion for working closely with little ones and their families.

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 delaysmyofunctional 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 and has completed the Social Thinking clinical training program in Boston, Massachusetts. Brooke has advanced training in working with children with apraxia of speech and has completed  Level 2 PROMPT training as well as training in DTTC, The Kaufman Method, and Talk Tools.

Brooke is passionate about helping children with feeding challenges. She 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. She also has training the Tummy Time Method (TM) and has completed the Certified Lactation Counselor training (CLC). Brooke has completed the Tethered Oral Tissues Special Training and has specialized knowledge in evaluating and educating families on the impact of tongue and/or lip ties on oral function. She collaborates with dentists and orthodontists in the area to provide complete care to patients.

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.

Brooke is passionate about helping children communicate.  She is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating movement, breathing, and  mindfulness into her sessions. She is currently working on curriculum for using yoga in the preschool classroom.

 

 

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.

Dolores S.

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