Shannon A. M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist - Part Time

Shannon began her journey to be a speech therapist at the University of Colorado, in Boulder. She loved the mountains were amazing, but the prairie eventually called her home!  Shannon went back home to the State of Texas where she received my M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas in Dallas.  Her 17-year old daughter likes to say that she prepared her to work with children, as she was a wee bit oppositional growing up. Shannon would say that she and her 12 year old brother gave her the passion to help other parents experience the joys of hearing “I love you’s” and the occasional disparaging remarks about parenting skills.  When not working with children, Shannon’s two teens, 2 fur babies (who don’t talk back), enjoy the amazing things that SoCal has to offer these Texans. 

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Before Kara Dodds, my son received speech services with Rady's. I normally have great things to say about Rady's, but the way speech was set up (short 25 minute appointments once a week) just didn't work for us. Since switching to Kara Dodds, my son has made incredible progress.

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Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

By Veronica Glen, PT, DPT (

When Physical Therapists see a clumsy or uncoordinated child, one of the first thoughts we think is “That kid can use some balance training!” or “They could benefit from functional activity practice!” What current evidence based research is finding is that strength and power training can be just as helpful if not MORE helpful than functional movement training!

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