Your child will benefit from the therapy offered by Apraxia Austin in Austin, Texas. Contact us today to learn about the different evaluations and treatments we offer for developmental speech and language problems such as:
- receptive-expressive language disorders
- specialized treatment for childhood apraxia of speech
Our Mission Statement
To provide comprehensive therapy services for: childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, phonology disorders, and receptive & expressive language delays/disorders . To educate parents and professionals regarding the characteristics of and treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the CAS Diagnostic Checklist, 3-D Apraxia Therapy for Kids treatment program, and numerous creative therapy materials, many developed by Kay Giesecke.
Kay J. Giesecke, MS, CCC-SLP received a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University (1971) and a Masters in Science from University of Texas at Dallas (1996). Both of her degrees are in communication disorders. After working for eleven-and-a-half years as a Dallas ISD public school speech-language pathologist, Kay began working in private practice in 1992. She began specializing in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in 1996, and founded and operated Apraxia Dallas from 2003-2015. She holds a Texas state license to practice speech-language pathology, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Kay is excited to open a new private practice, Apraxia Austin, in January of 2017 following a move to the Texas hill country.
In addition, to her private practice work, Kay enjoys speaking and teaching on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has presented on the subject of Childhood Apraxia of Speech every year since 2005 at the Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention. Kay also presented on the subject of Childhood Apraxia of Speech in 2007 and again in 2015 at the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America ‘s national convention and in 2016 at the American Speech and Hearing Association’s national convention. She has taught workshops or classes on Childhood Apraxia of Speech at five regional Education Service Centers in Texas, Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, numerous school districts in Texas, Texas Women’s University, University of Texas at Dallas, Stephen F. Austin State University, and an online course at the University of Zambia.