Professional Team

SLRC clients receive care from clinicians with unparalleled expertise in fostering the development of the whole individual in a supportive and nurturing environment. Each professional has experience in treating a variety of communication problems and language-learning differences.

Judith D. Arceneaux, M.A., CCC-SLP

“SLRC is very special to me, and I treasure my work there with preschoolers and school-aged children with communication disorders and learning differences. The investigation aspect of evaluating students who may have communication disorders or learning differences, including dyslexia, is intriguing and enjoyable. I like working with adults in the area of foreign accent reduction and working with students to improve their executive functioning skills. When I provide on-campus therapy, it allows me to interact with the students’ teachers more frequently. Consulting with schools and presenting workshops are of great value and service to the children with whom I work. When I’m not at SLRC, I serve on the boards of the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and the Cenacle Retreat House. I’m a past board member of the Houston Association for Communication Disorders. A pretty shade of purple gets my attention as do chocolate and Holstein cows, the latter which have taken over my home and office!”

 

Judith holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Houston, the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed by the State of Texas. Prior to joining SLRC in 1998, Judith worked for 5 years in a public school setting and for over 20 years in the private sector. She has had training from the Neuhaus Education Center. She also is trained by Lindamood Bell Learning Processes, Inc. in the Visualizing and Verbalizing program.

Ann K. Neyland, M.A., CCC-SLP

“I joined SLRC in 1988, and I find that being a member of this team is important and gratifying. I have over 30 years of experience working with children with speech, language, and learning disorders, including dyslexia. I provide consultation services to schools, and I am a workshop presenter. Before joining SLRC in 1988, I was a staff member at The Briarwood School where I provided specialized treatment for school-aged children with language and learning differences, teacher supervision, and curriculum development. I am a past board member of the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and I currently serve on the board of The Parish School. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my six grandchildren, crafting, reading, and traveling.”

 

Ann holds a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is licensed by the State of Texas.

Kate Kaleel, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

“Hi, I’m Kate! I’m a native Houstonian and I have over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. I specialize in articulation and language disorders in the toddler, preschool, and school-aged populations. I am interested in working with students with written language disorders and reading comprehension issues. In addition to providing therapy at SLRC, I also provide on-campus therapy, speech and language evaluations, and screenings. Beyond diagnosing and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders, I also work with those who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoy snow skiing, reading fiction, baking, and traveling with friends and family.”

Kate holds a Master of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Baylor University, the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed by the State of Texas. Prior to joining SLRC, Kate worked for 10 years in Early Childhood Intervention.

Mona Shaw, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

“Hi, I’m ‘Ms. Mona’! My passion is early identification and intervention in the birth to five population. I also enjoy working with elementary and middle school-aged children who have speech and language disorders and learning style differences. I came to SLRC in 2013 after 22 years in the school setting. I spent my last 12 years of that time at a Montessori-based Early Childhood/PK Center here in Houston. It was my very own ‘piece of heaven’. I had the privilege of becoming Hanen certified and providing research based parent and teacher training. Now, at SLRC, I work closely with families as they navigate the sometimes worrisome and unknown paths of how to help their young children. I teach school-aged kids strategies and study skills compatible with their unique learning styles. Collaborating with classroom teachers as we incorporate academic needs into therapy goals is important to me. AND…Every summer I get to play like a kid in our Language for Littles classes! Think: social skills, pretend play, hands-on learning, sensory exploration, cool snacks, and preschool readiness! My little ‘piece of heaven’ has positively expanded!”

 

Mona received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Houston. She is licensed by the State of Texas and has the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of childhood speech and language disorders and learning differences. In her free time, Mona loves cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Tim. They are part of a Bible Character Theater team which produces live plays for the children at their church.

Ashley Callender, M.S., CCC-SLP

“Hi, I’m Ashley! I have been at SLRC since January 2015, and have loved every minute of it! I work with preschool and school-aged students, in both the school and clinical settings, who have articulation and receptive/expressive language disorders. I also enjoy assisting children with phonemic awareness and beginning reading skills. Outside of work, I enjoy baking and decorating cakes, watching TCU football, and spending time with friends and family.”

 

Ashley Callender received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. A native Houstonian, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Child Development from Texas Christian University. She is licensed by the State of Texas, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Kim Schuenemann, M.S., CCC-SLP

“I love my job at SLRC! It truly makes my day to see our clients come into our clinic with such excitement and enthusiasm. I really enjoy helping children of all ages with their communication goals and I love celebrating with them when their goals are achieved! While I spend some of my time seeing clients at a local preschool, I also see clients at SLRC. My areas of focus include articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, and learning differences. Outside of the office, I am an active volunteer with The Kinkaid School and Kids’ Meals of Houston. I love spending time with my family, friends, and my two dogs. I also enjoy exercising, traveling, cooking, and trying all of the new, fun restaurants here in Houston.”

 

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Prior to joining SLRC, Kim worked with both children and adults in a variety of settings including preschools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. She has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for over 20 years.

Rachel Kern, M.S., CCC-SLP

"Hi, I'm Rachel! My passion for this field began in high school as I spent my summers in Louisiana shadowing a local speech-language pathologist. I have experience working with children ranging from birth to middle school, particularly individuals with limited receptive and expressive language abilities. I have provided services in a variety of settings including university clinics, classrooms for children with severe communication delays, public school system, early childhood groups and private practice. I am skilled in the use of SCERTS model to promote language and social communication development, proficient in the Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner) program for social cognition, and a Hanen-certified parent education advocate for the It Takes Two to Talk program. I am knowledgeable in the area of augmentative and alternative communication to enhance functional communication skills. It brings me joy to help families and children develop a unique plan to enhance communication and social development in their everyday lives. Outside of work, you can find my husband and me at our new health food store. We also enjoy traveling, visiting family in Louisiana, and exploring Houston with a busy 3-year old.”

 

Rachel received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Child Development from Texas Christian University. Rachel is licensed by the State of Texas, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Prior to joining SLRC, Rachel worked for a private practice in Dallas for 3 years specializing in early childhood language, social communication disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Katherine Ludwig, M.Ed., CALP

"Hi, I'm Katherine! I joined the SLRC team in June 2018. My passion is helping struggling students find their confidence in reading, writing, and working memory through multisensory learning. It is a joy to watch a student find success through their hard work. I have been working with students and families fr over six years. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, watching Arkansas football, and spending time with my family and friends."

 

Katherine Ludwig specializes in teaching children with language and learning differences. Prior to joining the SLRC staff in 2018, she taught elementary aged students at The Parish School for six years. She provides tutoring and academic remediation to students at SLRC. Katherine is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. She is trained in the following multisensory, therapeutic, and remedial curricula: Basic Language Skills, DuBard Association Method, and Reading Readiness. Katherine graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She received her Masters of Education in Special Education with a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Hayley McCuiston-Zirkle

“Hello! I’m Hayley, and I’m the Office and Accounts Manager for SLRC. I’ll probably be the first face you see when you visit us, so come by and say hi! I handle billing, client reception, and other front office duties. I also take care of most of SLRC’s IT, graphic design, and special projects (I’ve been told I wear many hats). In my time off, I enjoy playing video games with my husband, cooking and baking, and playing with my three rambunctious dogs.”

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