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Isabel Pelaez, M.S. CCC-SLP

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist (English/Spanish)/Clinical Director

Isabel holds a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University since 2014. After receiving her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), she went on to work with children ages 0-21 in the Houston area in private practices, and home health settings, where she has also served as supervisor to Speech Language Pathologist Assistants and Speech Language Pathologist-Interns. Her specialties and areas of interest include: A sensory approach to language development, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and language development in children within the spectrum. Isabel has experience providing evaluation and treatment of speech, receptive/expressive and pragmatic language, cognition and swallowing in children and adults in English and Spanish.

Isabel is frequently attending educational seminars and trainings to stay current with the latest research in order to expand her skills as a Speech-Language Pathologist, and provide the most innovative and effective therapy to her patients. She has most recently completed post-graduate training in Lymphedema therapy for head and neck cancer, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and the Sensory Integration certificate program from The University of Southern California

Cristina Gill, MS, CCC-SLP

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist (English/Spanish)/Clinical Director

Cristina holds a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Lamar University since 2011.  After receiving her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) she has worked in skilled nursing facilities, public schools, private practices and acute care hospitals in the Houston area.  Her specialty area/areas of interest include feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults and Orofacial Myofuntional Therapy.  Cristina has experience providing evaluation and remediation of speech, receptive/expressive language, cognition and swallowing in children and adults in English and Spanish.

Cristina is constantly updating her skills as a Speech-Language Pathologist through education seminars, and professional development to provide the most innovative and effective therapy. She has most recently completed post graduate training in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders from the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders focusing on a sensory motor approach.

Ashley Figueroa

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (English/Spanish)

Ashley received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2013, with a concentration in Linguistics and Spanish. Upon completing her degree, she went on to work in private practices, clinics, and in the home health setting. Ashley has gained experience in the field of speech language pathology by providing treatment for speech, receptive, expressive and pragmatic language disorders to pediatric patients with an array of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia and hearing loss.

Ashley continues to further her career by continuously updating her skills as a speech-language pathologist assistant through educational seminars and professional development. She is passionate and enthusiastic about working with the pediatric population and is deeply committed to providing the highest standard of service to all patients and their families.

Jeremy Gardner

OTR/L, LAc. Is a licensed Occupational Therapist and is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Jeremy is also certified in aquatic therapy. He earned his master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Mercy college in Dobbs Ferry N.Y in 2004. IN 2008, he completed a Master of Occupational Therapy, with a specialty in pediatrics, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He is an inventor of 2 sensory integration swings now produced by Southpaw Enterprises. Jeremy integrates Chinese Medicine into practice of occupational therapy. Jeremy has worked in various adult and pediatric settings.

Jacob Boudreaux

Working as an occupational therapist assistant (COTA) for over 6 years in various roles throughout his career. Jacob has a natural passion for working with diverse groups, communities, and individuals. He specializes in neurological disorders, modalities for pain management, muscle manipulation, stretches, and creative therapeutic approaches. His experience is focused on inpatient treatment, serving the geriatric, pediatric, and bariatric population and he is specialized in stroke rehabilitation with NEURO-INFRAH training. His most recent focus consists of an independent mobile massage business, as well as the pediatric population, specializing in kids with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, and down syndrome. He works diligently to assist the supervising Occupational Therapist while maintaining a level of creativity and innovation to each treatment session.

Misty Edwards

Misty joined Momentum Therapy Center in January 2019 as Bilingual Front Desk Receptionist. Attending the American Academy and received her Diploma in 1997. After receiving her High School Diploma, she went into the Customer Service and Relations Department as Property Manager for over 8 years. She then decided to explore into my career and join the medical field where she attended Texas School of Business and completed the Medical Assistant Program (AAMA) where Misty received my Medical Assistant Certificate in 2008.  Misty has a a great interest in helping and working with both adults and children of all ages.

Dora McBride

Has been an HR Generalist for over 10 years and an Executive Assistant for 8 years. She retired from the Oil & Gas Industry working mainly in a manufacturing facility, recruiting, onboarding, training and handling of all employee confidential records. As Executive Assistant she supported business directors with schedules, travel and special projects. Her new endeavor is learning a new process of billing in the Speech Therapy field. She has a passion for handling the prompt resolution to all inquiries from management, employees and patients in a professional yet friendly manner.

 

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Testimonials


  • 5 star ratingThank you Isabel and Ashley for having such a positive impact on our son's life! Although we lived about 30 mins away from the office, it has always been well worth the drive. A year ago, our 3 year old... read more

    Maria M. Avatar Maria M.
    6/26/2019

    5 star ratingMy family has been taking our son to Momentum Therapy Center for the past year and we cannot thank Isabel enough for his growth. We are amazed every week at his improvement and we are so thankful that we have... read more

    Megan C. Avatar Megan C.
    12/14/2017
  • My family has been taking our son to Momentum Therapy Center for the past year and we cannot thank Isabel enough for his growth. We are amazed every week at his improvement and we are so thankful that we have... read more

    megan cushing Avatar megan cushing
    12/14/2017

    Would highly recommend. Isabel, our therapist, is so caring and patient with our child. He has made great strides in the time he has been working with Isabel. We feel so lucky to have found them!!!

    Adan Muniz Avatar Adan Muniz
    1/26/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe therapists are patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. English and Spanish therapy available. Great resources including gym, sensory tools, and private rooms. I am so happy with my son's progress to date.

    Recommend to double check insurance benefits before starting. I... read more

    R M. Avatar R M.
    3/21/2019

    Momentum Therapy is great! Both Isabel and Cristina are very knowledgeable and caring. Our daughter has improved a lot since she started going, and she's always happy to be there. They also make sure that they have all the resources... read more

    Tamara Villalva Avatar Tamara Villalva
    3/22/2018
  • 5 star ratingBoth Isabel and Cristina are great! I couldn't say enough about them. Our daughter has improved a lot since she started going there. Not only her speech, but also thanks to the sensory approach they took with her, she's overall... read more

    Tamara V. Avatar Tamara V.
    3/22/2018

    5 star ratingMy son has struggled with hyperactivity and pragmatic speech.  Since starting therapy with Isabel we have seen such a huge change. His conversation skills have drastically improved.  He is doing better in school.  And we only see more and more... read more

    Jo F. Avatar Jo F.
    3/15/2018
  • Great therapy services!!! Awesome staff

    Cara Bond Avatar Cara Bond
    6/16/2017

Our team is dedicated to providing quality patient-centered care, and promote family involvement every step of the way to individuals of all ages with speech/language delays, feeding and swallowing disorders, and orofacial myofunctional disorders.Occupational Therapy services have been included at Momentum Therapy Center, offering skilled rehabilitation to address daily functional task such as dressing, coordination, and sensory related delays.

Provide patient-centered care to improve the quality of life of our clients while building strong relationships with families, caregivers and peers in our community

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