Emma Holder, MS, CCC-SLP

Emma graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health. After spending time working with children in the clinical and private home setting, it became clear that her true passion was working to help individuals communicate. She decided to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Emma is a Hanen-certified parent educator for It Takes Two to Talk© and More than Words© programs.

Emma’s experience includes work with children in a variety of settings, such as university clinics, preschools, elementary schools, summer camps, and private homes. The majority of Emma’s clinical experience has been focused on language intervention in early childhood. She also has experience treating children in the areas of articulation/phonology as well as sensory or motor based feeding disorders. Emma feels most fulfilled helping children who have language delays develop socially in order to communicate with the world in a meaningful way. Emma’s training and experience with augmentative and alternative communication has enhanced her practice in this area. She enjoys creatively using these modalities as a tool to jumpstart children’s own speech and language by showing them the value of communication in a unique way. Emma has a passion for working to help each child make personal communication gains that keep therapy rewarding for the life of the individual and family alike.

In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and their miniature dachshunds, Hazel and Heidi. A native Dallasite, Emma is thrilled to serve the community where she grew up.

Ashley Kingman, MS, CCC-SLP

Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Special Education. Upon graduation, Ashley spent one year with a speech and language therapy clinic in Houston where her love for speech therapy continued to grow. She then attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Dallas, earning her Master of Science in Communication Disorders in 2015.

Due to her background in special education, Ashley has experience working with children of all ages and across various settings. Relevant experiences include: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) settings working with autism spectrum disorders and down syndrome disorder; one-on-one intensive communication intervention for toddlers ages 18 months – 3½ years; and group therapy providing individualized support in the areas of sensory, vestibular, fine and gross motor, and language development at an occupational therapy clinic. In addition, Ashley also has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with receptive and expressive language disorders, and articulation disorders. Ashley’s specified areas of interest include preverbal intervention for toddlers, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, and early intervention of autism spectrum disorders. She believes in collaborating with parents, teachers, and other therapists to help each child work to their maximum potential.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, her young daughter, and fur baby, Bexar (Bear).

Margaret "Meg" Martin, MS, CCC-SLP

Meg graduated from Harding University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, before attending The University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center for Communication Disorders for her graduate studies. There, she earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders in May 2019. Meg has also received specialized training in The Play Project, and uses elements of this program in her family education services.

Beginning her undergraduate career pursuing early childhood education, Meg's passion has always been to impact the lives of preschool-aged children. Meg first fell in love with SCC during the summer of 2018 during a graduate student clinical experience with the Building Blocks summer camps. Following that experience, Meg officially joined the SCC team as a speech-language pathologist-assistant while she completed her graduate studies, and has been a member of the SCC team ever since. Meg has experience treating children with social communication difficulties and language disorders in early childhood, in addition to sensory-based feeding disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, and cognitive communication in early childhood through the school-age. Combined with her desire to serve, her training in treating this population has allowed her to enhance her clinical practice to best serve the child and the family together.

In her free time, Meg and her husband enjoy being outside with their dog, Phoebe. She loves to travel, bake, and spend time with friends and family.

Catherine Stallé, MS, CCC-SLP

Catherine fell in love with learning about autism spectrum disorder while writing her senior thesis on “Peer Intervention with Children with Autism” during her senior year at Washington and Lee University. After graduating with her degree in Psychology in 2010, Catherine spent four months teaching English to children in Thailand before beginning her graduate degree in Communication Disorders at University of Texas at Dallas.

Since graduating in 2013, Catherine has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist in an early childhood school setting. Serving in a variety of classrooms such as a preschool program for child development (PPCD), behavior classrooms and more specialized structured settings allowed her to gain experience with children of all abilities. Catherine specializes in establishing functional communication for non-verbal children through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and building language skills in children on the autism spectrum through play. In addition, she has experience treating children who have difficulties with articulation and phonology, motor speech, sensory processing, and social skills. She enjoys really getting to know children and their families to ensure that the child’s highest potential is reached and that the journey to get there is fun!

Catherine is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and reading. She is excited to a part of this innovative practice!

Testimonials

Emma is so kind and warm. She has provided both therapy and assessment services to our family and my young boys have always been completely comfortable and happy in their work with her. - L's Mom

Ashley’s enthusiasm and passion for helping her clients is always apparent. Along with being a nurturing and creative therapist, she is clearly an expert in the area of speech articulation, making her a perfect match for my son. I cannot recommend her highly enough. - L's Mom

Meg brings a nurturing, fun, and confident demeanor that children immediately respond to. She has a gift for meeting children where they are to connect and engage.  I am so happy with the strides my child has taken in her social learning group.  We are so thankful for her. - B's Mom

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