Our therapists are licensed, experienced, and have additional training in specialty areas such as sensory integration (SIPT certified), PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES or "Vital Stim"), and feeding dysfunction.  Continuing education classes are attended regularly to remain current with new theories and treatment techniques. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

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Keystone Pediatric Therapy offers services to infants, children, and adolescents in McKinney and surrounding areas. We provide speech, language, feeding, and occupational therapies on an outpatient basis.

 

 

Kathy Miller MS, CCC-SLP

KathyKathy is the owner of Keystone Pediatric Therapy.  She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, and received her Master of Science in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.   She has over 10 years of speech pathology experience working in private practice and pediatric outpatient settings. 

 

Prior to opening Keystone Pediatric Therapy, Kathy worked at Our Children's House @ Baylor – Allen where she headed the clinic’s outpatient feeding assessment team. Kathy has had extensive feeding training with Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP, Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, and Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP. She is VitalStim certified and has presented at conferences regarding therapies for pediatric dysphagia.  These skills along with her training in Food Chaining by Cheri Fraker and Laura Walbert, and her behavioral background make her a well-rounded oral-motor/feeding therapist.

 

Kathy also enjoys working on children's language skills, speech intelligibility and motor-planning.  Her use of PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapy is essential in the treatment of motor-planning disorders.  Kathy sees parents as partners in the therapy process, and enjoys giving families simple yet effective ideas for home carry-over.

 

Julie Bayless OTR

JulieJulie earned her B.S. degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX, and received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Julie has over 10 years of O.T. experience working in a variety of settings, including early childhood intervention, rural home care, inpatient orthopedics, adult rehabilitation and pediatric outpatient. Julie always brings a high degree of enthusiasm to her therapy sessions that really motivates the kids. Pediatrics was her reason for becoming an occupational therapist and she enjoys working with infants through adolescents of varying strengths and diagnoses.

 

 

Jaclyn Brede MS, CCC-SLP

JaclynJaclyn earned her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from Biola University in California. She moved to Texas to earn her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Jaclyn has worked as an ABA therapist. Therapy was provided to children in their home and natural environments and promoted functional communication and behavior skills. She recently worked as a Speech Pathologist in Allen ISD serving children between the ages of 3 and 16 with varying needs including articulation, language delay, learning disabilities and autism. She loves to work with children and their families and be a part of the child's success.

 

 

Joscelyn Pohar MS, CCC-SLP

KyleJoscelyn received her B.S. degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Illinois State University and her Master’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. She recently moved from Illinois to the North Dallas area. Joscelyn has a strong passion for working with the pediatric population. She has experience providing speech-language, feeding and oral motor therapy to children ages 0-21 and adults across a variety of environments including: early intervention therapy, private pediatric clinics, Autism programs, a private day school for children diagnosed with severe and profound special needs and inpatient and outpatient hospitals. She strongly believes in a positive therapy environment including a total communication approach to help each individual child become independent communicators of their wants, needs and ideas.

 

 

Heather Mathis MS, CCC-SLP

HeatherHeather attended Oklahoma State University for her B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She took the big leap to Texas and received her Master’s degree from Texas Woman's University in 2002. She worked for six years for the Collin County Special Education Cooperative in various schools with children from preschool to high school age. She also worked for McKinney ISD for 4 years at the elementary level and as a quadrant lead. Currently, she works at Melissa ISD in the PK/elementary level. Previously, she served on the board, including the role of President for 7 years for the Speech Pathologists Association Near Dallas.

 

 

Emily Pennington

EmilyEmily earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from Abiline Christian University. She has several years of experience in customer service and has formal medical billing training. She has written formal psychological research presentations for the South-Western Psychological Association and presented there for two years throughout her college career. Emily has been a bright and positive addition to Keystone and helps keep things flowing so families have a better experience.