Therapy Connections, P.C. was established in the heart of Bellaire, Texas in 2002 as a speech therapy provider for families throughout the Greater Houston area. Because we understand the importance of a multidisciplinary environment, in 2006 we expanded to include speech, occupational, and physical therapy. We have gained the reputation for offering children a fun and stimulating learning environment, and our comprehensive therapeutic approach taps a child’s creativity, proven to boost children towards their highest potential. The therapists at Therapy Connections are CPR and First Aid certified and recognized by the highest level of competence nationwide. Therapy Connections operates with the philosophy that sharing treatment strategies with parents, teachers and medical professionals is an essential ingredient for ongoing progress and continued success. In 2009 Therapy Connections opened a Spring Branch location that offers speech therapy services.
About The Founder: Leila Ramirez Salmons – MA, CCC/SLP
Leila Ramirez Salmons is the founder and owner of Therapy Connections. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Leila is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology. She has over six years of experience in the public school system and over ten years in private practice. Along with specializations in treating apraxia, dysarthria, language and articulation disorders, autism, and orofacial myofunctional disorders, Leila also has extensive training and expertise providing pediatric assessments and therapy in both English and Spanish. In August 2008, Leila received a five year term Gubernatorial Appointment to the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Leila has a strong belief in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In 2010 she developed a program called Tiny Pretzels, which has been an ongoing program offered at Therapy Connections. She has completed the following trainings: “Yoga for Kids and Families” teacher training by Kids Yoga, “National Teachers Certification” at the Yoga Institute and “Basic Teacher Training” by Yoga 4 Kids.
By continually updating her skills as a speech-language pathologist through educational seminars and professional development, Leila delivers the most innovative approaches available in the therapy rehabilitation industry.