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Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Our Doctors and staff

Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, M.A. CCC-SLP

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 track, and had a particular interest in early intervention and feeding disorders, which continues to this day. She is experienced in a variety of settings––school, early childhood, and private pediatric clinics. Vanessa believes that children have a vast capacity to learn through play. She enjoys being a part of “turning the lights on” for non-verbal children, and over the years has used a variety of approaches including Melodic Based Communication Therapy, Kaufman, Hanen, DIR® Floortime, AAC, music, and a little of her own magic. For those children who need help with feeding, she loves using the philosophies of Susan Roberts, author of My Kid Eats Everything, and Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) eating programs, sprinkled with all of the things she has learned from the children, their parents, and many years of continuing education. Vanessa has a passion for creating new programs and materials, and is in the process of developing material for children with developmental apraxia of speech.
Vanessa@thelearningsphere.com

Our Doctors and staff

Tasneem Kajani, M.A. CCC-SLP

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 has been 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.

Tas@thelearningsphere.com

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Andrea Easley Cronin, M.A. CCC-SLP

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 and private practice. As a native Houstonian, she is knowledgeable about maximizing area resources and guiding parents to be strong advocates for their children. She has specialized in working with children with High Functioning Autism and has led social and executive functioning skills groups in private settings for over 10 years. She is trained in several methodologies including Introduction to the PROMPT Approach, Applied Behavioral Analysis, The Social Thinking Curriculum, DIR/Floortime, The Affect-Based Language Curriculum, and Melodic Based Communication Therapy. When not practicing she joyfully spends time with her two greatest mentors, her children.
info@thelearningsphere.com

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