Speech Therapists

Patricia Kowalec M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)

Patricia Kowalec was born and raised in Houston, and graduated from University of Houston in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She received a Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology in 2011.  While a graduate student, she received experience in the public schools at the elementary and preschool level, delivering services in an in-patient and out-patient facility at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, and children through adults at the University of Houston Speech Language and Hearing Clinic.

Tatum Budreau M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)

Tatum Budreau was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in December 1997 from Central Michigan University. After graduation, she worked as an SLPA for 6 years treating both adult and pediatric populations in an inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation hospital specializing in stroke, traumatic brain injury, and feeding disorders. She completed her master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Speech Language Pathology in Dec 2005. Tatum has experience in a variety of clinical settings including early childhood intervention, pediatric home health, public school settings pre-k through 12th grade, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. Tatum has practiced as an SLP in both Arizona and Texas. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Erin Carson M.S., CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist)

Erin Carson was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno in December 2009. She worked as a speech assistant in the elementary school setting for a year and a half after graduation, before starting graduate school and earning her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno in May of 2013. She moved to the Houston area in June of 2013 and worked as an SLP in a pediatric and adult outpatient setting. She has experience working with children who have articulation impairments, language delays and disorders, and hearing impairment, as well as children who have communication impairments relating to Autism and Downs Syndrome. Erin is a licensed therapist in the state of Texas, a member of ASHA, and is also VitalStim certified.

Yadai Avillaneda M.A., SLP-CF (Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow)

Yadai Avillaneda grew up in Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Houston in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received a Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology in 2015. While a graduate student, she received experience in the public schools with Bilingual children at the elementary and preschool level, a private clinic dedicated to children with Autism, delivering services in an in-patient rehabilitation facility at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and children through adults at the University of Houston Speech Language and Hearing Clinic.

Esther Aludogbu, Assistant SLP

From Carson, California, Esther moved to Houston and attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in December 2012. Immediately after graduation, she obtained her SLPA licensure and has worked in the pediatric field since then. She has recieved experience working in the home health settings with children who have articulation impairments, language delays and disorders, and hearing impairment, as well as children who have communication impairments relating to Autism and Down Syndrome.