Welcome to Language Works

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Playing in the sand

We are professionals who donate a portion of our time to provide low-cost, high therapeutic interventions and therapies both 1:1 and in small groups.

 

Andrea Gamble M.Ed., BCBA (Owner)

 

Andrea received her Bachelors of Science in 2003 in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and her Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism in 2005 from the University of North Texas. She received her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in August 2006 and she is also certified in special education EC-12. Andrea has been working in the school district and doing private therapy and consulting since 2007 and working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2002.

 


Darby Felder M.S. CCC-SLP (Speech Pathologist)


Darby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her bachelors and received her masters from The University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Disorders. She loves working with children and she is so excited to be the speech language pathologist at Rainbow Kidz. She has always had a passion for working with children, and she is so thankful to have found a career in which everyday she is doing something she loves. She has worked at a non-profit Early Childhood Intervention Center in Bellevue, a city outside of Seattle, Washington for 9 months while she was completing her Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology. While she was there, she worked hands-on with families, providing parent education and one on one speech therapy and she also co-taught a language-rich preschool program with the classroom teacher.  She has served as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public schools for 3 years. During her first two years, she worked as the Speech therapist in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and served the general education children who qualified for speech services. She also served as the Speech Therapist in a Communications Skills Classroom for children with severe Autism. Currently, she is working as the head of the Preschool Speech Language Program in which she teaches a Language Class and sees children on an individual and group basis. Darby works with children who have a variety of language delays and disorders, and she utilizes her knowledge of ABA, Verbal Behavior, and other language interventions to stimulate language and articulation skills. She strongly believes in a team approach to therapy, in which the family and Darby have open communication and work together to increase carry-over of each child’s skills from school and home. She strives to make speech therapy fun and meaningful for the children. In her free time, she loves to travel, read and spend time with friends and family.


Amy Bridges M.Ed., BCBA (Art 101 Teacher)

 

Amy received my Bachelors of Science in 2003 in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and her Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism in 2004 from the University of North Texas. She received her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in March 2009 and she is currently certified in special education EC-12. She loves teaching and she loves art and is super excited to be teaching this class!

 

Misty Robbins (Teacher/Therapist)

 

Misty received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent the past 10 years working with individuals with autism, ranging from age 2 to 60; and has experience working in a variety of environments, including vocational, residential, community, classroom, and even summer camp! While employed with Division TEACCH, Misty was a presenter at several conferences on the topic of autism in the workplace. Since moving to Texas, she has focused on Verbal Behavior therapy with children and social skills. Misty is excited to be a part of the Rainbow Kidz team!

 

Vanessa Monroy (Teacher/Therapist)

 

 

Vanessa is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin University. She graduated from DeVry University with an Associate of Science in Electronic and Computer Technology.  She currently works for the school district and has been a teacher assistant for 4 years in a classroom specialized for students with Autism.  She also privately works with families providing ABA therapies and helps with the Spanish support group meetings.  Her biggest goal is to obtain her Bachelors Degree so she is able to help many more students. She enjoys working at Rainbow Kidz over the weekends and on school breaks.

Tri Hollis (Teacher/Therapist)

 

Tri is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Special Education.  She graduated from Brookhaven College with an Associates of Arts in Teaching 4-8 and EC-12 in Special Education.  Tri has been working in the school district as a teacher assistant in a classroom specialized for students with Autism and has been doing private therapy since 2007.  Tri has also been working with Rainbow Kidz since 2009.  She loves working with Rainbow Kidz students and looks forward to seeing them every weekend and during the summer!

 

 
 
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