Vanessa Zimmer-Powell has been practicing as a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist since 2000. She received her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. At UT Austin, she was in the medical speech and language pathology
Vanessa has a passion for creating new programs and
Tasneem Kajani, Tas, is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Tas started her career at The Monarch School as a Professional Educator for children with neurological differences in 2006. She then went on to receive her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston in 2011 and has provided speech therapy in outpatient pediatric clinics since that time. She is trained in DIR® / Floortime, Social Thinking® Clinical 1A training, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature (PROMPT), Talk Tools, Melodic Based Communication Therapy, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), and trained in the methodology of Susan Roberts, the author of My Kids Eat Everything. Tas is passionate about discovering and encouraging a child’s full potential to grow and develop skills that will enhance their future. She is honored to be a part of each child’s journey in helping them to communicate with loved ones and to build meaningful relationships.
Andrea Easley Cronin has been practicing as a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist since 2002. She received her MA in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, public schools
Esther Skibell Levine, M.A., C.C.C., a licensed speech-language pathologist began her career in 1970. She initially worked in Spring Branch ISD and was selected to work with several different programs addressing the special needs of children with more involved speech and language issues. During her last three years with the school district, Ms. Levine provided speech and language therapy to children in the early childhood program. That experience influenced Ms. Levine to open her private practice in 1980, providing in-depth speech-language evaluations and therapy, with a focus on early intervention for children with speech and language issues. In July of 2019, Ms. Levine stepped back from active participation in the daily running of her practice and began her formal association with *TheLearning Sphere* speech-language pathologists, Tasneem Kajani and Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, who will assume many of the responsibilities of her private practice. Ms. Levine is excited about this association, knowing that
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