Shannon graduated in 1997 from Texas Woman’s University with her Bachelors in Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the Texas Speech and Hearing Association. Shannon has practiced in the field of Speech-Language Pathology for 13 years; 2 years as an SLP aide and 3 years as an SLP-Assistant for the public school system. Then, after taking some time off to raise her 2 children, she decided to work in the home-health field. Here, she has found her niche and has loved being a home-health therapist for the past 8 years.
Shannon loves her job and is a very dedicated therapist. She especially enjoys helping children to learn to communicate better with others by doing fun-filled activities in her therapy sessions. Being able to communicate is a big part of our everyday life and it is very important to Shannon to help children be successful communicators. In her spare time, she loves doing fun activities with her wonderful husband and children.
Amanda Crawford graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology where she was invited to participate as an Honors Clinician. She specializes in treating the pediatric population at home, in their natural learning environment. Amanda now resides in Waco and treats children from Waco to South Dallas. The majority of her patients have other learning challengers such as Autism, ADD, ADHD, Emotional Disorders, and Down’s Syndrome.
After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007 with a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Samantha Green worked with the Geriatric population in nursing home facilities for a year. Although, she loved it, she really felt at home when she began working in pediatrics. Samantha worked in the public school system for 2 years before deciding to do home heath full time. She feels extremely blessed to wake up every morning and go to a job that she absolutely LOVES. Watching her patients grow is the most amazing part of her job. Although, there are difficult times and struggles…the victories and successes are the BEST part. The smiles on their sweet faces are pure joy. In her spare time, Samantha loves spending time with her amazing husband, Derek, and their sons.
Susan has been a school-based speech-language pathologist for over 30 years. She has worked with all ages of children, 3 to 22 and all speech disorders. Susan chose speech pathology as her career because she loved working with kids and wanted to be in a helping profession. She received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in education and speech pathology from Texas Tech. Wreck ’em, Tech!
Susan have two sons in college who both actually had speech problems as young children. One of them had speech therapy in school, and one had speech therapy with Susan. She has experienced speech therapy from the professional side and from the parent side, which gives her a unique appreciation for the questions and concerns that families have when their children have speech difficulties.
Susan enjoys church activities and traveling and has been to all 48 mainland states, mostly by train!
Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University in 2001 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. For nearly ten years she used these skills and tools in preschools, as a teacher and in administration. She considered herself blessed to help children, including her own three sons, develop the confidence and competence they needed to walk boldly into their kindergarten classrooms, ready to thrive in this new adventure. When her youngest son recently made his own transition to elementary school, she decided it was time for a new adventure of her own. She completed the requirements needed and became licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant to practice speech therapy in Texas.
Rachel is thriving in pediatric home health – she’s doing what she loves, and it is a great fit with her busy family. She believes that every child has something great to offer, and enjoys and excels in the challenges involved with helping them be able to effectively communicate their thoughts to the world.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
Paige Haynes Lillagore
Paige Haynes Lillagore graduated from Texas Christian University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She began working as an assistant in the public school setting for 4 years before pursuing a master’s degree. Paige graduated from Texas Women’s University in 2008 with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She was licensed by the state of Texas to practice as a SLP in 2009 and received her Certificate of Clinical Competencies in 2009. Paige continued working for public schools and started working after school doing home health in 2010. She recently joined Lonestar Speech Therapy, PLLC on a part time basis in order to spend more time with her family and her children at home.
Paige has experience working on Autism Assessment Teams and loves working with the pediatric population. In her spare time, she also owns and operates an online boutique.
Jon’Kayla completed a Bachelors of Arts in Communications Sciences and Disorders/ Speech Pathology form Baylor University in 2012. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology to practice Speech Therapy in Texas. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Since graduating, she has been working in the home health setting providing speech services to various age ranges of children. Her favorite part of her job is to see her patients meet even the smallest milestone and continue to grow from there. It reminds her that what seems like the smallest accomplishment is the biggest in someone else’s eyes. Her patients can expect love, care, and dedication in all that she does. In her spare time, Jon’Kayla enjoys reading, dancing, and going on adventures.