Brandi is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. She received her B.S. in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University before graduating from Missouri State University with an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011.
Brandi specializes in feeding and oral motor disorders, as well as communication disorders such as autism. She has experience working with children exhibiting a wide spectrum of cognitive and physical developmental delays, and has completed numerous specialized training courses, including Kay Toomey’s S.O.S Approach to Feeding, Suzanne Evans’ Mealtime Partners Program, the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, P.R.O.M.P.T. Level 1 Certification, CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training, and Karyn Purvis’ Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Since graduating, Brandi has worked in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, home based, and ECI settings.
The goal of Brandi’s work is to improve the lives of the children she treats by improving the ability of their families or caregivers to meet the child’s specific needs. Beyond making a specific determination of a child’s needs in the context of the family’s shared goals, Brandi’s approach is to take an in-depth, honest look at the family’s existing understanding of how to meet the child’s needs. Brandi then applies her experience with both feeding issues and communication disorders to educate and support the family as a whole as they work to improve their quality of life.
Brandi is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in Texas. She lives in Austin with her husband, 3 stepchildren, 2 dogs (so far), and as many foster babies as the state will allow her to have.
Brandi sees clients in our speech therapy clinic in Austin or via teletherapy sessions.