Speech Therapy | The Center for Children and Women

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

The Center for Children and Women provides speech therapy services for active Texas Children’s Health Plan members.

Your child can receive speech therapy services at one of our convenient locations in Houston. The Center for Children and Women – Greenspoint and The Center for Children and Women – Southwest both offer flexible appointment hours to accommodate patient needs.

  • Focused, one-on-one therapy with a highly trained speech language specialist.
  • A structured learning environment free of distractions.
  • Colorful and welcoming therapy rooms filled with educational toys and activities.
  • Direct access to your child’s speech language specialist.
  • Open late to fit your schedule!
  • Any child who is an active Texas Children’s Health Plan member and has a Texas Children’s Pediatrics or The Center primary care provider.
  • Your child must be referred to speech therapy services at The Center by your primary care provider.
  • A hearing screening and a well-child check must be completed by your primary care provider before your child’s first appointment at The Center.
Step 1: First, your child must be referred to speech therapy services at The Center by your primary care provider.
Step 2: First appointment evaluation with the speech language specialist to decide if your child needs speech therapy.
Step 3: 45-minute, one-on-one therapy sessions. After the session, you will receive tips and recommendations to help improve your child’s skills.
Step 4:

3-month re-evaluation by the speech language specialist. Your child will continue therapy if needed.

Use the table below to figure out if your child is meeting age-appropriate speech and language milestones.

Age Milestone

Has at least a 3-word vocabulary, i.e. “mama,” “ball,” “bye"

Makes simple gestures like waving hello/goodbye, clapping, etc.

Says multiple 2-word phrases, i.e. “More juice,” “My toy,” “No Mommy!”

Can follow simple instructions, i.e. “Pick up your shoes” or “Give me the ball”

Say multiple 3-word phrases, i.e. “I want car” or “Where is Mommy?”

Can tell you their first name and age

Has basic grammar skills, such as using “he” and “she” appropriately

Can answer “what” and “where” questions

Has clear speech in conversation

Knows personal information, i.e. first/last name and school, teacher’s name, and grade

What you can do: If you think your child has problems with speech and language, let your doctor know right away. You doctor will discuss ways you can help your child at home. If your doctor feels your child needs an expert, they can help you get an appointment with a speech language specialist.

A speech language specialist can work with your child on how to correctly produce sounds and words, follow instructions, and improve their ability to express their wants and needs. 


Jakaycee Chaney, M.S., CCC-SLP: Jakaycee is a speech pathologist at the Center-Southwest. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University in 2014 and obtained her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020 from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her interests include pre-linguistic language development and pediatric/infant dysphagia. She believes that member care should be individualized and led by evidence-based approaches so that each member can achieve their maximum functional potential and obtain their personal goals.


Stephanie Kirk, CCC-SLP: Stephanie Kirk is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist at The Center for Children and Women. She obtained her degrees from Florida State University and Valdosta State University. Stephanie is a Certified Autism Specialist and has experience working with children of all ages. She has a passion for early intervention and providing children and their families with tools and strategies to improve communication skills.


Harolyn Williams, M.S., CC-SLP: Harolyn has a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master in Science in the area of Speech-Language Pathology form Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA (BS 1999 and 2008).  She obtained her Certificate of Clinical Competency form the American Speech and Hearing Association in February of 2013.  She hold a license from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in the state of Texas.  She has been a member of the TCHP Center Speech team since November of 2015.  Harolyn has 15 years’ experience in the field of Speech/Language Pathology which the majority has been working in the County Public School System.