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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

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 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 board of the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ashley Caldwell, 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 Caldwell 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.

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Sarah Arcidiacono, M.S., CCC-SLP

“I love being a team-member at SLRC! I am a lifelong Houstonian, and I'm fluent in Spanish. I have a passion for providing speech, language, and fluency therapy to the culturally and linguistically diverse individuals of Houston. One of my strengths is early-language elicitation therapy for toddlers. I love working, however, with a variety of different ages and disorders. After spending two years working in Life Skills and PPCD programs at a Title I school in Katy ISD, I gained knowledge in augmentative and alternative communication that has enhanced functional language skills for many of my clients. I love making therapy fun and engaging by incorporating music, play, and art into my sessions. When I'm not in the clinic or working at school, you might find me walking, cooking, playing tennis, traveling, or planning my next trip with my family!”
 

Sarah earned a B.S. in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 and an M.S. in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2018. She spent her early career as the bilingual (English-Spanish) speech-language pathologist at a Title 1 elementary school in Katy Independent School District. Sarah has worked in the private practice setting since the summer of 2020. She is certified by and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Sarah also is a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA).

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Sarah Giammalva, M.S., CCC-SLP

"Hi, I’m Sarah! I’m so excited to be working at SLRC! I love working with pre-school and school-age children both at the clinic and in the school setting. I enjoy collaborating with parents and teachers in order to best support my clients. I previously worked at a Title I elementary school in Plano, Texas for two years where I gained experience with a variety of speech and language disorders. I enjoy helping children with phonological and articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and early language acquisition. I love seeing 'the light bulb come on' when my clients are making progress and achieving goals. Outside of work, my hobbies include playing tennis, spending time with friends, and being outdoors."

 

Sarah received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She went on to earn her Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2021. She is licensed by the State of Texas, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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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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