Occupational therapy is often used as a treatment for sensory integration issues associated with autism. It is used to help teach activities of daily living skills that involve fine motor movements, such as dressing, using utensils, cutting with scissors, and writing, as well as gross motor and motor planning. 

Similar to OT, physical therapy is used to improve the individual's ability to participate in everyday activities. PT works to teach and improve skills such as walking, sitting, coordination and balance.

People with autism have deficits in social communication; speech therapy is an important treatment option. From using and understanding nonverbal communication to initiating an interaction with peers. Social skills can be extremely challenging for children with autism. 

Social skills challenges are one of the defining diagnostic criteria of autism, they are a core area of focus for many therapists, parents and teachers. 

Social understanding impairments in; social interaction (difficulty with social relationships, for example appearing aloof and indifferent to other people).

Social communication (difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication, for example not fully understanding the meaning of common gestures, facial expression or tone of voice). 

Social imagination (difficulty in the development of interpersonal play and imagination, for example having a limited range of imaginative activities).

There are so many more modalities for treatment and early intervention, example equine assisted therapy, aqua therapy, listening therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, music therapy, dance and drama lessons, piano lessons, gymnatics, etc. etc. Our children are not limited in their desire to participate fully.

One in 32 children in Katy has been identified with
an autism spectrum disorder;

share the hope.
Therapies (OT, speech, social skills, etc):
We parents, know there is much, much more to do to help our kids. This list will help you to find therapy providers in the Katy/Houston area that provide services from hippo therapy to play therapy.  

Therapies: (therapeutic & recreational activities; academic learning centers, AIT, educational, cranial sacral, dance, gymnastics, Neurofeedback, OT, PT, pet therapy, music therapy & instruction, speech, social skills, swim lessons, etc.)

Behavior Plus Inc.
Nancy Kling, LPC, Director
902 South Friendswood Drive, Suite G
Friendswood, TX 77546
Office: 281-482-7587
Email: nfo@BehaviorPlus.com or denise@behaviorplus.com
We firmly believe individuals can learn the why, when, where, and how of social behavior, but they need the help and support of significant adults in their lives. Learning new behaviors and using them often enough for them to become habit requires patience and support from the family. Your child will make progress much faster when you take an active role in their learning. Raising a child with social behavior deficits is challenging and requires understanding, and above all patience. Our practical workshops and parent training classes are essential. They provide the knowledge needed to gain a better understanding of your child, and they will increase ability to manage behavioral challenges. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with other parents struggling with similar issues, who will become valuable resources for you as you continue your journey with your child.

Calming Solutions
Debbie Miertschin
Custom made weighted blankets, vests, lap pads and fidget bags.

Circle Lake Ranch

1134 FM 1463

Katy, TX 77494

Circle Lake Ranch is an equestrian center offering traditional horseback riding lessons, and weekly summer horse day camps. This center is not specifically cater to children with disabilities. HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS & HORSE CAMP ADDRESS: 1102 CIRCLE LAKE DR., KATY TEXAS 77494. DOG KENNELS & RANCH OFFICE PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1134 FM 1463, KATY TEXAS 77494.

Communication Circles
Betsy Furler, CCC-SLP
Email: bfurler@sbcglobal.net
Ms. Furler is a speech pathologist with 19 years of experience.  She is also a PLAY Project consultant and licensed to provide autism consulting services using the DIR®/Floortime™ Model methods.  She provides feeding and speech/language therapy utilizing the DIR®/Floortime™ approach developed by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Weider. She provides training for shadows and coordination for school issues. P.L.A.Y. Project Agency consultant for the Houston and Austin areas.

Cole Health
JoAnna Jones, BCBA, Clinic Director
Cole Health is a family of companies including Cole Pediatric Therapy, Cole Academy an Applied Behavior Analysis practice and Cole Rehabilitation. Through these divisions, Cole Health provides speech therapy, occupational therpay, physical therapy and now Cole Academy provides ABA. We collaborate as a team with the physician, family and team of clinicians to develop a "Patient First" plan of care utilizing the most advanced medical protocol in the industry to drive the best possible outcomes.

Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy
21703 Kingsland Blvd. Suite 100
Katy, TX 77450
Email: info_katy@ceptherapy.com
Services include; occupational therapy, evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorder, fine and gross motor skill development, ADD and ADHD, and Autism-Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Creating opportunities for children to master developmental tasks achieve independence in multiple environments and regulate physical, cognitive and emotional behaviors through a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan are their primary goals.

Dana Hearnsberger, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Email:  dana@speechtreekids.com
Cell: 281-804-9592

Discover Fitness Foundation
Carly Markesich, over the special needs charitable grant program
The Discover Fitness Foundation (DFF) is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. We award athletic scholarships to children fighting obesity, children with special needs, and children with financial need wishing to participate in recreational and competitive level gymnastics. The DFF mission will be accomplished by generating and providing the funding, and acting as a liaison organization, linking scholarship candidates with a gymnastics facility near their home.
Current participating clubs:
Biron Gymnastics 
1322 Dairy Ashford
Houston, Texas 77077
Discover Gymnastics
747 N. Shepherd (near I-10)
Houston, TX, 77007

2530 Garden Road, Building I
Pearland, Texas 77581
Stars Gymnastics
10516-G Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77043
Texas Star Gymnastics
1230 Ulrich Road
Tomball, TX 77375

Dream Catcher Stables, Inc.
Sanna Roling
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1454, Spring, TX 77383-1454
Physical Address: 6215 Greens Road, Spring, TX
We accomplish our mission by providing educational, recreational, and sport, programming, including vocational/prevocational opportunities, to youth at risk and youth and adults with disabilities. Individuals are accepted without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. Our funding comes from the loving generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. We thank each and every one of our contributors, supporters, partners, and volunteers.

DIR®/Floortime™ Model of Therapy:
The DIR®/Floortime™ Model usually involves an interdisciplinary team approach, incorporated within speech therapy, occupational therapy and educational programs. The DIR®/Floortime™ Model also emphasizes the critical role of parents and other family members because of the importance of their emotional relationships with the child. 
Some local providers:

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) - North Harris County Team

6032 Airline
Houston, Texas  77076
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) - South Harris County Team
6125 Hillcroft
Houston, Texas  77081
Referral line: 713-970-4900
Counties served: Harris
ECI main website: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) serves children, birth to age 3, with disabilities or developmental delays. The services we offer include: Evaluation and Assessment, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Service Coordination, Family Counseling and Education, Developmental Services. Services are provided in child's home or community settings (daycare, foster parent, grandparent, etc.)

Faith Pediatric Rehabilitation

Faith Stilen
1500 Jackson Street, Suite 300
Richmond, TX 77469

Faith Pediatric Rehabilitation is a private pediatric clinic offering Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Aquatic Therapy. In addition to private therapy offices, their facility is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen used for language therapy and feeding intervention, two sensory gyms containing ball pits, a rock climbing wall, swings and other climbing equipment as well as a heated therapeutic pool used during Aqua therapy. Accepts Medicaid.

Focus Initiative

Jacquelyn Mulkey, Executive Director
2408 Timberloch, Suite D1, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (Spring/Woodlands area)

Through specialized social skills classes, led by trained “social coaches,” students are taught specific strategies, problem-solving techniques and social solutions to help them navigate more effectively through a complex social world.  Classes focus on social "understanding" and life preparation skills through step-by-step instruction, role-playing, hands-on practice and interactive community outings.  Classes are grouped according to age/grade and level of need and are limited to 4-6 students. Students of any age may also be seen individually if they are not yet ready for group classes. They work with individuals who have social challenges.  They may have a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, Tourette's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD, Learning Disorder, or no diagnosis at all.


Belinda Gee
Cranial Sacral therapist, lymphatic massage, traditional massage, and deep tissue work
Cy-Fair area, 281-807-7300

Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach)
P.O. Box 303399
Austin, TX 78703
Toll-Free: 866-465-9595
HALO is a non-profit organization supported by parents and professionals nationwide who are dedicated to the use of Soma® Mukhopadhyay's Rapid Prompting Method for improving academic success and communication for persons with autism and similar disorders.


Halter, Inc.

Maria Pigozzi 
17410 Clay Road

Houston, TX 77084



A non-profit organization serving special needs children, teens and adults through pet therapy on a thirty acre ranch, which has rabbits, turkeys, cats, cows, sheep, donkeys, peacocks, goats and 44 horses. More than half the horses are miniature. Located near Stacy Road, between Barker Cypress and Hwy. 6.

Francine Hammond
Licensed Massage Therapist in CranioSacral, Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
1304 B. Columbus Street (near West Gray & Montrose)
Houston, TX 77019

Dr. Cheryl L. Howard, Doctor of Osteopathy
Employs Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Cranial Sacral Therapy
3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 100
Houston, TX  77098,

K2 Academy of Kids Sports
12603 Louetta Road, Suite #114 (Corner of North Eldridge and Louetta)
Cypress, TX 77429
Phone: 281-655-7272
Fax: 281-655-7273
Gymnastics, call to inquire about special needs enrollment. 

Katy Speech and Language (located inside 3S Learning Center, corner of FM 1463 & Pine Mill Ranch Drive)
Alyssa Fairchild, MS, CCC-SLP
4747 FM 1463, Suite 900
Katy, TX 77494
email: AFairchild@KatySpeechAndLanguage.com
We are private, pediatric speech therapists who service Katy and the surrounding areas. We come out to your location and provide speech services based on the needs of your child. Areas serviced include: Articulation, Autism, Down Syndrome, Phonological Disorders, Receptive/Expressive Language, and Social/Pragmatic Language. Certifications of our therapists include Hanen, DIR Floortime, and Beckman Oral Motor.

Kid's Developmental Clinic - West
Stacy Grazak, PT, DPT
11777 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

8021 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77074

3801 Vista Road, Suite 200 
Pasadena, TX 77504

They strive to provide the best possible therapy services for their patients. They feel that it is vitally important that children with delays and disabilities are provided with Developmental Therapy tailored to their specific needs. This therapy should be provided as early as possible in order to help these children achieve their maximum potential. Services include home health services. Accepts Medicaid.

Kids Developmental Therapy (KDT)

6109 Maple Street

Houston, Texas 77074

They are a licensed and certified Pediatric Home Health Agency. They offer Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to children in the greater Houston area.

Medcare Pediatrics
Katherine Scarmardo
Stafford: 12371 South Kirkwood Road
Stafford, TX 77477
Northshore: 4818 E. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77015
Spring: 21004 I-45 North
Spring, TX 77373
Katy: 21210 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX
They offer PT, OT, speech therapy, feeding disorders, play therapy, counseling and behavioral health services to children throughout the Houston metropolitan area, aged birth through 21 years old. Services include both Home Therapy & Outpatient Therapy Services. Therapists have advance training in Interactive Metronome, Fast ForWord, and augmentative or alternative communication methods. They provide free transportation to all their outpatient rehab centers, for those in need. Accepts traditional Medicaid.

Morning Glory Ranch
Kim Russell, M.Ed, Founder & Volunteer Executive Director
Outdoor Education & Equine Therapy Facility
31500 Charter Lane, Waller, TX
Therapeutic Riding Program provides an innovative and highly beneficial form of therapy that incorporates education and exercise while utilizing the beneficial movement of the horse as a riding skill is taught. The horse's movement manipulates a rider's body to the finest degree the same way as if the rider were walking. This movement produces weight bearing through limbs and joints, rotation of the pelvis, sensory stimulation, and strengthening and stretching of muscles. All are vital to a person with a disability as their exposure to physical exercise is often limited. Communication, therapy and educational benefits along with life skill development are also focused on in addition to learning equestrian skills. A 501(C)(3) Non Profit Organization.

Music Therapy Center of Houston
Kate Harrison, NMT, MT-BC
4820 Caroline Street, Houston, TX. 77004
713-298-1934 / 713-315-0855
Email: kate@musictherapycenter.org
Offsite Therapy Centers in the Houston area where MTCH therapists are currently working:
Learning Rx- 2649 Town Center Blvd. North Sugar Land, TX 77479
Pediatric Plus Therapy Services- 12817 Gulf Freeway Ste. B, Houston, TX 77034
Theraplay Associates- 4545 Bissonnet Street, Ste 295, Bellaire, TX 77401
The Therapy Spot- 8619 W. Broadway, Suite 200 Pearland, TX 77584
The Learning Lane- 25232 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Campbell Learning Center- 1440 Campbell Rd Houston, TX 77055

Neurodevelopmental Therapy Services, Inc. (three locations)
Speech, OT, PT, Aquatic Therapy, Handwriting Without TearsTM Classes, Interactive Metronome, Massage Therapy
Sensory integration,
Therapeutic Listening.
Katy: 1935 Avenue C, Katy, Texas 77493, 281-392-4221, http://ntstherapy.com/tour_w.html
NW Houston: 4423 Shadowdale, Houston, TX 77041, 832-236-8483, http://ntstherapy.com/tour_nw.html
Pearland: 2549 Roy Road, Pearland, Texas 77581, 832-736-9200, http://ntstherapy.com/tour_se.html

Night Owl Quilts

Weighted blankets, located in Tomball

Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, Horses Healing Children
Linda Darnall, Founder
26303 McDonald Rd., The Woodlands, TX 77380
Linda Darnall, Founder
They are a non-profit, minimal fee, equine assisted therapy ranch. We offer exceptional equine programs in a loving Christian environment to children, individuals and families. Using horses to assist people with physical, mental and emotional challenges provides unparalleled therapy results. We offer two areas of targeted programs: Assisted Therapeutic Riding and One-on-One Mental Health Counseling. Our team works together towards helping our clients reach their highest potential.

Pathfinder Pediatric Home Care, Inc.
281-364-9695, (888) 364-9695
318 Briar Rock Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380
They provide in-home OT, PT and speech therapy. They accept Texas Medicaid, as well as many private insurance plans.

Rabon Communications Enhancement, PLLC (speech services only)
Rebecca Rabon
14031 Southwest Frwy, Suite 610
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Richmond State Support Living Center - Therapeutic Riding Center
Jesse Gonzales
2100 Preston Street, Richmond, TX 77469-1499

Ride On, Inc.
Hana May Brown
2221 Winners-Foster Road, Richmond, TX 77469
brownhm@sbcglobal.net or HMBrowntx@yahoo.com, very light weight limit.


RDIconnect (Relationship Developmental Intervention Program - RDI®)

4130 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 210

Houston, Texas 77025


A treatment program for autism spectrum disorders, based on the belief that the development of dynamic intelligence is the key to improving the quality of life for individuals with autism. The program's core philosophy is that individuals with autism can participate in authentic emotional relationships if they are exposed to them in a gradual, systematic way.



RiverKids Pediatric Home Health (OT, PT, speech)
2540 E. Broadway, Suite K
Pearland, TX 77581

Sam Houston Equestrian
13551 Lew Briggs Road
Houston, TX 77047
713-443-PONY, www.LearnHorse.comThe instructors at the Sam Houston Equestrian Center have worked with many riders with special needs–both physical and emotional. Riding is beneficial for those with low tone and muscle development issues. Working with a horse is great for self-esteem and focus.

Sailing Angels Foundation
Captain Dave McCabe, Director
1714 Festival Drive
Houston, TX 77062
Email: http://www.sailingangels.org/

Sailing Angels introduces the joy of sailing to children and adults with special cognitive and physical needs (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Blindness, Deafness, IDD, physical mobility issues, as well as those who have gallantly served and sacrificed so much on our behalf: our Wounded Warriors and their families), as an opportunity for education and recreational therapy. We provide sailing adventures at no cost to the participants.


Sensory Solutions 4 Kids, Inc. (OT only)
Gayle Evans, MOT, OTR
7002 Riverbrook Drive, #500
Sugar Land, TX 77479


Michelle Steen-Sharp, Board Certified Music Therapist, Specialist in Social Cognition, Autism Specialist. https://www.facebook.com/mssharp1 


SHINE Music and Dance, LLC
Sarah Leifeste, Director
SHINE Music and Dance is a mobile dance and music program that partners with various locations throughout WestHouston to offer:
- On Site, extracurricular activities to fit your program’s needs
- Experienced instructors, certified in CPR and First Aid
- Affordable, weekly classes
- Optional Curriculum Adaptations for Christian and Special Needs classes
- Fun activities at special events, camps, birthday parties, and more!

SIRE, Therapeutic Horseback Riding
(three locations)
Fred Arnold
Hockley: 24161 Spring Drive, Hockley, TX 77447, 281-356-7588
Spring: 4610 Sloangate, Spring, TX 77373, 281-353-6160
Missouri City: Fort Bend – Sienna Stables; 8255 Camp Sienna Trail, Missouri City, TX 77459, 281-778-0202

Soaring Kidz
PO Box 841953
Houston, TX, 77284
Email: soaring.kidz@gmail.com
We are a group of individuals with collective talents who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Soaring Kidz is a non-profit organization that serves children and teens with special needs.  Our players have the desire to participate in age-appropriate recreational and sports activities like their typically developing peers.  Our organization was established to provide sports, recreational, and educational services to these players and their families. 

Social and Academic Solutions for Kids
Terry Ann Felcman, M.S., L.P.C., B.C.P.C., D.A.P.A.

5503 Highway 359, Suite C
Richmond, TX 77406
email: terry@sasforkids.com 
Social skills instruction and special needs tutoring. Responsive solutions to help parents and their children, pre-k to adolescents, with any of the following issues: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Impulse Control, Problem Solving Skills, Anger/Anxiety Management, Peer Expectations, Social Cues/Listening, Conversation Skills. Free initial consultation. Serving West Houston, Katy and Richmond. 

Social Motion Skills
Wendy Dawson
1450 West Sam Houston Parkway, N. Bldg. 2, Suite B
Houston, TX 77043
Social skills classes for children, teens and adults with social integration differences autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, language & learning. Offers parental resource classes/lectures and academic tutoring services.

Social Skills Playhouse
Erin S. Webb, MA, LMFT
Social Skills Classes Tuition (Katy Location): $480 8-weeks 2015 Fall Semester from September 30th through the week of November 21st (prorated for late enrollees)
Crosspoint Community Church 
700 Westgreen Blvd
Katy, TX 77450

4:30-5:20 pm – 5-8 years (Co-ed)
5:30-6:45 pm – 9-13 years (Co-ed)
4:30-5:20 pm – 5-8 years (Co-ed)
5:30-6:45 pm – 10-14 years (Co-ed)
10924 Grand Road, #123
Houston, TX 77070
Problem solving, executive functioning, observation skills, perspective taking, linguistic management, emotion regulation. Social skills classes, summer day camps.

Julia Machuga, Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator
Region: Dallas Metroplex area, including Plano, Richardson, Allen, Frisco, Cedar Hill and all of North Texas
Son-Rise is a home based program for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The program is a parent directed, relationship based parallel play therapy. Parents are trained at a teaching institute how to be aware of their attitudes, a core principle of the therapy for bonding and relationship building, as well as creating a low-stimulus, distraction-free playroom environment so the child can feel secure and in control of the over-stimulation. 

Email: jacheautism@yahoo.com


Southern Breeze Equestrian Center Hippotherapy
Cathy Strobel
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1318
3801 FM 521, Fresno, TX 77545
Physical Address: 3801 FM 521, Fresno, TX 77545
The therapeutic riding program offers physical therapy for disabled individuals.

Special Cheers
Fritzi Glover-Stromatt , OTR
Occupational Therapy, Developmental Feeding & Staff Positioning, Beckman Oral Motor, Therapeutic Listening, Therapeutic Riding, CranioSacral I & II, Sensory Processing & Integration, Macaton Communication, Sign Language-Level 1, 2 & 3, SIPT Certified (Certified in Sensory Integration), Wilbarger Protocol Endorsement, Breastfeeding Educator
12570 Clay Road Houston, TX 77041
Email: specialcheers@yahoo.com


Speech Solutions, L.L.P. (speech & OT)
Lisa B. Dunwoody
15200 Southwest Frwy, Suite 130 (might have moved)
Sugar Land, TX 77478


Speech Therapy Plus
(speech, AIT, listening therapy)
Missy McDonald
1421 FM 359, Suite H
Richmond, TX 77406

Speech Therapy Unlimited, PLLC
Dana D. Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLP, Vice President of Operations
Speech Therapy That Works
12808 West Airport Blvd., Suite 332
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-746-3053 phone
877-396-9460 fax
Speech Therapy Unlimited is your source for Speech-Language Pathology Staffing and individual therapy services. We place Speech Language Pathologists and their assistants in area Daycare Centers, Elementary and Secondary Schools, Rehabilitation facilities, Senior Centers, Skilled Nursing facilities, and even your home.

The Speech Dynamic
Brooke Andrews, M.A. CCC-SLP
Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
777 Dunlavy Street
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 659-9346
Brooke has spent 7 years working in preschool and early intervention settings in North Carolina. She is now the owner of The Speech Dynamic, where she provides play based and family centered speech therapy for toddlers and preschoolers. She recently became an independent contractor in the Katy area. She provides in-home and school speech therapy and is trained in “More than Words” from Hanen and DIR Floortime.

Stephanie's Dance Studio One
20829-C Kingsland Blvd. (@ Westgreen)
Katy, TX 77450

Stokan Jaggers and Associates
Dr. Debra Clough Stokan, M.D., Psychiatrist
Karen Jaggers, Ph.D., Mental Health Counseling, LPC. Is a mother to a son with an autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Thomas Merriman, SBEC Professional School Counselor; Board Certified Professional Counselor and Relationship Specialist 
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite G270
Katy, Texas 77494
Phone: 281-394-2005
Fax: 281-394-5581
Website: http://www.stokanjaggers.com/
Email: info@stokanjaggers.com

Sugar Land Speech & Language
114 Guenther Street
Sugar Land, TX  77478
Email: karenliza@gmail.com

Texas Children's Hospital West Campus
Sarah Raye, CCC-SLP
18200 Katy Freeway, 1st floor
Houston, TX 77094

The Autism Place, LLC
Melanie Smith, MA, LPC
PO Box 841034
Pearland, TX 77584
Phone: 281.804.7915
E-mail: Msmith@Theautismplace.com

They seek to provide the highest quality treatment program specialized for the whole family utilizing the Relationship Development Intervention Program (RDI®). The Autism Place specializes in treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders and has treatment packages available.

The Joy Ride Center
Peggy Wagner, Administrative Team Leader
29550 Tudor Way, Magnolia, TX 77355
Karen Abbott, Therapy/Education Co-Team Leader
The Mission of JoyRide Center is to help people with different abilities find more joy in life through equine-assisted activities and therapies.

The Carruth Center at The Parish School
Karen W. Dickerson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Clinic Director
11001 Hammerly Road
Houston, Texas 77043
They are a private clinic offering developmental assessments, speech & language assessments and therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, mental health services, developmental building blocks and language development classes.

The Coffeehouse – MHMRA of Harris County

Roni Jo Frazier, M.Ed., Program Director
3600 South Gessner
Houston, Texas  77063
713-970-8217 or 713-970-8344
The program provides “drop in” social skills and communication training for people with Asperger's Disorder or autism and limited cognitive delays. Services include: skills assessment, individualized treatment planning, small group skills training, and transitional support.

The Piano Spot
Kathleen Daugherty
Instructs students on the spectrum, as well as NT kids
Taught in Ms. Daugherty's studio:
30 minute lessons are $35.00
45 minute lessons are $50.00
60 minute lessons are $65.00

The River Performing and Visual Arts Center/Theatre Under the Stars
Located in the City of Houston’s West Gray Adaptive Recreation Center
1475 West Gray
Houston, TX
Their mission is to provide an accessible, affordable, fine arts education for special needs children, ages 2-19 that have disabilities. The River is about inclusion in the world of dance, music, art and drama.  Students have a broad range of disabilities. Some are mild, some severe.  The River focuses on the ability, never the disability.  Offers summer camps and year-round activities.

The Speech Clinic
Kausar H. Zafar, M.A., CCC-SLP
Dee Bartolini, Office Manager
430 Park Grove Drive
Katy, TX 77450
Tel 281-579-1515
Email: thespeechclinic@hotmail.com
They work with children who present speech and language delay, oral-motor problems, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, and voice problems associated with vocal nodules, etc. They are also experienced in working with language and learning deficits associated with attention deficit, auditory processing, and reading disorders, as well as pediatric and adolescent with cognitive disorders resulting from head trauma or neurogenic disorders.

The Speech Enrichment Center

Stephanie J. White, MA, CCC/SLP, Executive Clinical Director/Owner 
3424 FM 1092 Road, Suite 200
Missouri City, Texas 77459
281-403-KIDS / 281-403-5437
Email: info@speechenrichment.com http://www.speechenrichmentcenter.com/

The Speech and Language Connection
5757 Woodway, Suite 125
Houston, TX 77057
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd. Suite 120
Katy, TX 77494
Areas of expertise: Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Autism/PDD-NOS, Fluency Disorders, Language Acquisition, Phonology and Phonological Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficits, Receptive/Expressive Language, Social/Pragmatic Language, Metacognition/Metalinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Decoding, Phonological Awareness, Written Language, Math Language, Spelling, Study Skills. Parents have recommended Caroline Serrett, M.S., CCC-SLP, Tonya Milton, M.A., CF-SLP and Shelly

Therapy 2000
Houston Division
1250 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., Suite 180
Houston, Texas, 77042
They offer in-home care or in your child’s daycare; pediatric occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology from infancy to adolescence (0-21 years of age) in Texas. We offer a variety of pediatric therapy services to the children of Texas with developmental disabilities and delay. This is a very common diagnosis these days with 1 in 6 children, 15%, currently being diagnosed with a developmental disability or delay. Developmental disabilities occur among all socioeconomic groups and races. Services for every child we treat are determined on an individual basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about in-home therapy for your child and the types of pediatric therapy we provide.

The Tarnow Center for Self Management
Galleria Area
Jay Tarnow, MD
Linda Narun, M.A., CCC-SLP is a Speech/Language Pathologist
1001 W. Loop South, Suite 215
Houston, Texas 77027
An inter-disciplinary practice incorporating the fields of psychiatry, psychology, speech and language, education, vocational work and counseling (offers qEEG Neurofeedback therapy).

The T.E.A.M. Approach & The Feeding Team, A Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic
Sara McMahan
13150 FM 529, Suite 114     
Houston, TX 77041
Provides traditional Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy and Aquatic services including Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration as well as Adolescent Sports Medicine and Youth Fitness. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Handwriting Without Tears™, Teen Social Group, Therapeutic Listening™, TheraTogs™, Vital Stim®.  Each child is evaluated to assess for the physical and/or sensory issues that may contribute to feeding difficulties. Each treatment plan is individualized to your child’s specific needs to facilitate positive eating experiences and behaviors. 

TRUTH (Training and Riding Under Therapeutic Horsemanship)
Location: Cowboy City Texas
19327 Belleau Woods Drive, Humble, TX 77338
Mailing Address: TRUTH, 19407 Atasca Oaks Dr., Humble, TX 77346
Contact: Shelley Wall, 281-541-3222
TRUTH was created after a short encounter with a small child who had no legs.  Her first lesson with me actually changed my life and taught me more than I could imagine.  She was lifted onto a horse with a bareback pad.  Holding onto a single handle, she became FREE, with 4 legs and riding all over the arena with great joy. 

The Therapy Village (two locations)
14815 Cypress North Houston Rd, Suite A
Cypress, TX 77429
Phone: 281-477-9500
Fax: 281-477-9563
1354 W 43rd Street
Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-680-3400
Fax: 713-680-3403
Services include; Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy. In-network with; Aetna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, PHCS (Only ST/OT), CHIPS, Molina, Superior Health Plan, Texas Star Program, TMHP (Traditional), United Healthcare and accepts Medicaid
. http://thetherapyvillage.com/

Wyatt's Weighted Wonderland

Tiffany Nachefski
Katy, Texas 
At Wyatt's Weighted Wonderland, we specialize in quality custom weighted products. Each person is unique and they approach each customer with that in mind. What sets them apart from other weighted product suppliers:

- Excellent Quality. Professional craftsmanship on commercial equipment. Small 3"x3" squares for even distribution. Non-toxic Polypropylene pellets made in the U.S.A.
- Great Value. Generous sized products made from 100% unbleached cotton muslin at competitive price.
- Washable Duvet Covers available! Fabric type and pattern chosen by customer. Duvet attached to blanket with snaps to avoid shifting. 
- Customizable. Customer selects Polypropylene pellet weight (~10% body weight) and product size.
- Available Aromatherapy. Crushed Chamomile, Eucalyptus, and Lavender to choose from.
At Wyatt's Weighted Wonderland, they listen to their customers and help solve problems.

Westwood Gymnastics
Edna Pollock
23333 Taswell Drive
Katy, TX 77450
Physical fitness is a critical part of a child's overall development. It goes hand in hand with social, psychological, and emotional growth. Enrolls special needs children. 

Winter Pediatrics Therapy
Elda Armenta
1260 Pin Oak Road, #108
Katy, TX 77494
Speech, Occupational and Physical therapy for children.

Village Therapy Works

Christine Steiner, CCC-SLP
1240 Blalock, Suite 170
Houston, TX 77055
Speech, Occupational Therapy, Fast-ForWard, Social Skills, Handwriting Without TearsTM

Swim Lessons:

Bolanos Swim School offers private to group class swim instruction. They are American Red Cross certified and trained under Canadian Red Cross and Royal Lifesaving. The director of the program has been trained in Canada, The United States and Australia. Their main pool location is in Fulshear, southwest of Katy. Janice Bolanos,janicebolanos@yahoo.com, website: www.jbswim.com

Houston Swim Club
Year-round children’s indoor swim lessons
Tracy Laman, owner
1711 N. Fry Road
Katy, TX 77449
Year-round children’s indoor swim lessons. Has enrolled and worked with special needs children, but classes are not specific to autism.

Houston Private Swim Lessons
Maureen Burch
They travel to your home pool to teach your children swimming lessons, offering a familiar environment for your children to help accelerate their progression! 

KATY Aquatics SwimAmerica
5506 1st Street
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-7200


For more information about Katy Aquatics Programs, send email to info@katyaquatics.org. To contact the Program Director, Cynthia Stubbins; SwimAmerica@katyaquatics.org. SwimAmerica has private lessons available for children ages 2 & up, adults, and special needs. Pool locations: Cinco Ranch High School, Seven Lakes High School and Taylor High School.  All High School Pools are indoor and kept at competition temperature around 82 degrees. They recommend purchasing wet suits or rash guard shirts and swim caps to help maintain body temperature. The High School Pools are maintained by Katy ISD.

Texas Swim Academy
Janin Huerter
Adaptive Aquatics Program
3514 Greenbusch
Katy, TX 77494
Email: info@texasswimacademy.com

Potty Training Links:





Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders:


Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior (Topics in Autism) http://www.amazon.com/Activity-Schedules-Children-Autism-Edition/dp/160613003X/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

Toilet Training Persons With Developmental Disabilities: A Rapid Program for Day and Nighttime Independent Toileting, by Richard Foxx, Ph.D. & Nathan Azrin, Ph.D. http://www.amazon.com/Toilet-Training-Persons-Developmental-Disabilities/dp/0878220259, published in 1973 so beware the language is dated and obsolete for the 21st century but the technique is still valid.


Telephone coaching/consulting program for achieving toilet training with the help of medical expert Dr. Fredric Daum. http://doctordaum.com/children-with-special-needs/

"I Can't, I Won't, No Way!" A Book For Children Who Refuse To Poop. By Tracey J. Vessillo, it’s a very cute and colorful book about going potty. http://www.amazon.com/Cant-Wont-No-Way-Children/dp/1466453737

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