Keystone Pediatric Therapy offers services to infants, children, and adolescents in McKinney and the surrounding areas. We provide speech, language, feeding, and occupational therapies on an outpatient basis.
Our therapists are licensed, experienced, and have additional training in specialty areas such as sensory integration, PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, and ABA. Continuing education classes are attended regularly to remain current with new theories and treatment techniques.
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Kathy is the owner of Keystone Pediatric Therapy. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, and received her Master of Science in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She has over 15 years of speech pathology experience working in private practice and pediatric outpatient settings.
Prior to opening Keystone Pediatric Therapy, Kathy worked at Our Children's House @ Baylor – Allen where she headed the clinic’s outpatient feeding assessment team. Kathy has had extensive feeding training with Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP, Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, and Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP. She has presented at conferences regarding therapies for pediatric dysphagia. These skills along with her training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding by Dr. Kay Toomey, and her behavioral background make her a well-rounded oral-motor/feeding therapist.
Kathy also enjoys working on children's language skills, speech intelligibility and motor-planning. Her use of PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapy is essential in the treatment of motor-planning disorders (apraxia). Kathy sees parents as partners in the therapy process, and enjoys giving families simple yet effective ideas for home carry-over.
Julie earned her B.S. degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX, and received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Julie has over 15 years of O.T. experience working in a variety of settings, including early childhood intervention, rural home care, inpatient orthopedics, adult rehabilitation and pediatric outpatient. Julie always brings a high degree of enthusiasm to her therapy sessions that really motivates the kids. Pediatrics was her reason for becoming an occupational therapist and she enjoys working with infants through adolescents of varying strengths and diagnoses.
Jaclyn earned her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from Biola University in California. She moved to Texas to earn her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Jaclyn has worked as an ABA therapist. Therapy was provided to children in their home and natural environments and promoted functional communication and behavior skills. She previously worked as a Speech Pathologist in Allen ISD serving children between the ages of 3 and 16 with varying needs including articulation, language delay, learning disabilities and autism. She loves to work with children and their families and be a part of the child's success.
Heather attended Oklahoma State University for her B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She took the big leap to Texas and received her Master’s degree from Texas Woman's University in 2002. She worked for six years for the Collin County Special Education Cooperative in various schools with children from preschool to high school age. She also worked for McKinney ISD for 4 years at the elementary level and as a quadrant lead. Currently, she works at Melissa ISD in the PK/elementary level. Previously, she served on the board, including the role of President for 7 years for the Speech Pathologists Association Near Dallas.
Jamie earned her B.S. degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. She moved to Texas to earn her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining the team at Keystone, Jamie worked as a Speech Pathologist in Plano ISD serving the communication needs of high school students between the ages of 17 and 22 where she developed experience working with communication devices, young adults on the autism spectrum, and individuals with profound special needs. She also has experience working with articulation, language delay, and fluency disorders. Jamie loves working with children and their families because she believes that everyone deserves a voice.
Andrea received her B.S. degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology as well as her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas - Dallas. Before joining the Keystone team, Andrea provided speech therapy services in Dallas ISD, an outpatient rehab clinic, and in pediatric home health settings for children between the ages of 9 months and 17 years with a variety of different diagnoses. Andrea has specialized training in feeding and AAC.
Leslie received her B.S. degree in Communication Science and Disorders as well as her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Leslie is very passionate about working with children and their families to help develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. She has experience providing ABA therapy and feeding therapy to children of all ages prior to becoming an occupational therapist. Before joining the Keystone team, Leslie provided occupational therapy services in the pediatric home health setting for children between the ages of 9 months and 17 years with a variety of different diagnoses. Leslie is passionate about pediatrics and is overjoyed each day that she gets to be a part of the therapy journey for each and every patient she sees.
Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Stephen F Austin State University and her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Texas Women's University. Prior to Keystone, Rachel gained experience working in Plano ISD providing a variety of speech therapy services to children ages 5 through 12. She has also worked in home healthcare providing services within the home for children birth to 21. She has treated children with a range of disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, various syndromes, receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, voice disorders, speech sound disorders, and fluency (stuttering) disorders. Rachel believes that the most effective treatment plan is achieved through professionals and parents working together as a team in order to support communication success.
Our Office Staff
As a former U.S. Figure Skating Champion and Master-rated coach, Sara brings to the practice a commitment to precision, a passion for educating, and a proven ability to build lasting relationships. She draws experience from a variety of different fields, as she has backgrounds in administration, education and child development, studied physical anthropology at Texas A&M University and developed instructional programs with professional sports teams, including the Dallas Stars and Allen Americans. Sara has spoken at national and international conferences about the importance of self-confidence, communication, parenting and youth sports. Sara easily relates to patients and families with her desire to help others. Her experience in working with non-profit organizations and veterans makes her an asset to Keystone Pediatric Therapy and its families.
On a personal note, when Sara is not in clinic she loves spending time with her family of four, along with their rescue dog Gracie and off-roading in her Jeep.
Carla earned a Bachelor's Degree in Community Health from Brigham Young University. She has many years of experience working in the medical field. Her experience includes customer service, scheduling, billing, and insurance. She strives to help families receive the care they need. Carla is also the mother of 4 children and stays busy volunteering in the schools, attending music and athletic events, and participating in cub scouts with her youngest. She is delighted to be a part of the Keystone team and enjoys working with our patients and families.