Meet Our Team

The Speech Dynamic Speech Pathologist in Houston

Brooke Andrews, M.A CCC-SLP

Brooke Andrews, Speech Pathologist/Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)

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, 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  specializes in working with later talkers.  She is a life-long learner and stays current with new research and therapeutic approaches, including Hanen, DIRFloortime, and PROMPT.

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), TalkTools, and advanced training in Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding (SOS Approach), 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. As a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM), she collaborates with dentists and orthodontists in the area to provide complete care to patients. Brooke is currently completing her Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia through New York Medical College.

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.

Brooke is passionate about helping children communicate.  She is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating movement and mindfulness into her sessions.

 

Ryann Estakhri, SLP

Ryann Flint, MS CCC-SLP

Ryann Flint is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who provides language, articulation, and fluency therapy for children at The Speech Dynamic. Ms. Ryann is enthusiastic about teaching children to connect with others. She believes that communication is not only a fundamental part of social interaction, but is also the building block for expression of personality during childhood and beyond.

 

Ms. Ryann has experience in the Houston public school system where she was a speech therapist at an elementary school and preschool in Aldine ISD. She has a wide range of experience from the public schools, including treatment for children who primarily had speech and language needs, and for others who needed speech and language therapy secondary to Learning Disabilities, Cleft Lip and Palate, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Cerebral Palsy.

 

In addition to performing speech therapy and evaluations, she participates in continuing education where she learns about pediatric feeding and swallowing and orofacial myofunctional disorders. She is also trained in Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Ms. Ryann holds a B.A. in Classics from Texas A&M University, a Post-Baccalaureate in Classics from Columbia University, and an M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. In her spare time, Ms. Ryann enjoys walks and bike-rides, playing with her kitties, reading mystery novels, and travelling.

 

 

Claire Lazo-Kim, MS-CCC, SLP

Hi my name isClaire! I am a bilingual speech-language pathologist, MS. CCC SLP. I am a member of ASHA and am CPR certified. I grew up in El Paso, Texas where I found my love of speech therapy shadowing at hospitals, working at a Down Syndrome Achievement Center, and performing research at the University of El Paso. I received my bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. I loved Baylor so much that I stayed there for my master’s. I moved to Houston for my medical externship to work at Memorial Hermann Hospital. I am passionate about pediatrics and love working with children. I currently work with kids of all ages from a few months old to 18 years old. I provide assessments and treatments in many areas. I have experience working with children who have language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic disorders, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and global delays. I have experience working with young children and performing pre-language therapy. I work with children who are bilingual in Spanish and English. When I am not having a blast in therapy, I enjoy taking walks and spending time with my family.

Danielle Martinez, MS-CCC, SLP

My name is Danielle Martinez and I received my bachelors at the University of Arkansas and my masters degree at Baylor University. I grew up in Cypress and currently live in the Heights. I have had the opportunities to work in outpatient at a hospital, private practice and within the school district. I love getting to play games, sing songs and create crafts to build language with my patients. My heart and passion is with the toddler/preschool population as it creates the building blocks for speech and language! I’m so excited to meet my patients with The Speech Dynamic and see their progress. 

Elizabeth Krautkremer – Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Elizabeth and I have a bachelor’s degree in Management from Texas A&M University. I’m currently a graduate student at Baylor University studying speech-language pathology. I love working with families and hope to continue working in pediatrics after I graduate. I live in Cypress with my husband, two kids, and our sweet dog. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors with friends and family.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Autumn M

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