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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Watching the documentary brought tears to my eyes and made my heart swell up. Words will never be able to express what the therapists at Kara dodds have done for our family.

Six months ago, I brought my son Atticus in for his evaluation, with only a handful of words and a tendancy to withdraw from interaction, I was desperately seeking someone...someway to help him.

Today he is like a brand new kid! He is thriving! Talking, playing, and so happy. I am so proud that he is mine, and to have kara dodds to thank for helping to give him the words and the will to use them.

B. Ellson

News, Media and Blogs

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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