Do you or your child have a speech or language issue that causes concerns?

Is your child showing signs of autism, and you want to help them better communicate?

Has your child been diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech, dyslexia, tongue thrust, cleft lip, or any other speech & language disorder?

Do people have trouble understanding you because of your accent?

For these, and many other speech & language concerns, Sol Speech & Language therapy can help.

Founded in 2018 by speech language pathologist and clinic director Cortney Lhota, Sol Speech & Language Therapy is proud to provide speech therapy in Austin and Round Rock.

What Is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy, or speech language pathology, is a discipline of healthcare related to issues of speech and language. Speech therapy treatments are often called “interventions,” and are used to treat a wide variety of concerns.

Speech therapists work with both adults and children. Some speech disorders are congenital – meaning you’re born with it – and others occur later in life as a result of illness or injury.

Regardless of the issue, however, if it’s related to speech or communication, a speech therapist can help.

Some of the conditions speech therapy can help with include:

  • Accent modification & reduction
  • Articulation disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder related communication issues
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Speech & Language delays in children
  • Down syndrome & other intellectual disabilities
  • Dyslexia & other learning disabilities
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Fluency disorders like stuttering & cluttering
  • And more

If your child isn’t developing the way they’re expected to, it can be alarming as a caregiver. However, speech therapy for children can help.

And if you’re an adult with a speech issue, there are two possibilities. Either you’ve dealt with it your entire life and never received treatment for it, or you’ve acquired it later in life – often because of an illness or injury. Either way, it can be frustrating to deal with. But speech therapy for adults can help.

To find out more about speech therapy, visit our FAQ page.

How Sol Speech & Language Therapy Is Different

All the speech therapists at Sol Speech & Language Therapy hold the necessary credentials to practice as speech therapists. This means at least a master’s degree in the field, as well as a Texas license and a certification to practice from ASHA, the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Beyond that, though, how is Sol Speech & Language Therapy different from other qualified speech language pathologists?

“I’m a big proponent of treating the whole person, instead of just individual issues here and there,”

says Sol founder Cortney Lhota.

Speech & language disorders don’t just exist in a vacuum. For children, it can often mean things like reading and spelling skills develop slower, or social skills develop at a delayed rate. And for adults, it can become so frustrating they just don’t bother to communicate unless it’s necessary.

Either way, this can create issues of social isolation, loneliness, social anxiety, and other concerns. Speech therapy treatments for adults & children will help, but the effects of the disorder are still there.

This is where a holistic approach to speech therapy comes in.

Incorporating various holistic practices along with research based intervention, Sol Speech & Language Therapy can help. These include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Nutritional consulting
  • Parental & caregiver coaching
  • Positioning
  • Sensory integration therapy

By taking a whole person approach, Sol Speech & Language therapy treats your speech and/or language disorder, while bringing in techniques to target issues that may be making communication even harder.

This can include stress, anxiety, sensory issues, and attention deficits.

Meet Our Speech Therapists

Below you’ll find more about the individual speech therapists here at Sol Speech & Language Therapy.

Cortney Lhota, M.A. CCC-SLP

Owner, Clinical Director

Brandi Mills, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-language Pathologist

Nicole DeBerry Smith, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist

Valerie Perez-Poveda, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist

Kadie Fields, M.S. CF-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Christine Park, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Karla Garza

Speech-language Pathologist, Assistant

Natalie Hagan

Client Services & Administrative Coordinator

Kelley Brooks

Facilities & Outreach Coordinator

Katelynn Schena

Business Operations Specialist

Sophie Edwards

Transgender Voice Feminization Coach

Book An Appointment With Sol Speech & Language Therapy

Do you or your child have a speech or language disorder that’s causing trouble?

If so, there is help available.

Book your appointment today with Sol Speech & Language Therapy today.

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