Meet our Team

Clinical Staff


Christine copy (1)Christine Steiner, M.S., CCC-SLP – Director

Texas Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas

I am thrilled to be a speech language pathologist on the Village Therapy Works team and have the opportunity to work with wonderful and motivated children and their families in a private practice setting. I specialize in preschool language therapy as well as receptive, expressive, and social language therapy for elementary and middle school students. I spend my mornings traveling to private preschools and elementary schools where I observe children in the classroom and work one-on-one through pull-out sessions. I encourage open communication with teachers and parents to achieve the most functional therapy for each child in his or her personal environment. I also work with our director and occupational therapist as a resource and consultation team for preschool teachers to promote a language rich classroom environment. In the afternoon, I head off to the clinic to work with my ‘big kids’ to develop strategies and build confidence for successful carryover into their classroom and social environments. I am inspired everyday by my parents’ involvement and their eagerness to work with me to promote change in their child’s life. Outside of the clinic, you might catch me swimming laps in the pool or honing my baking skills.


kisi finalKisi Rodgers, M.A., CCC-SLP

Texas Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from The University of Houston

My most proud moments are when I know I have been a part of helping individuals meet their fullest potential. I believe my purpose has always been to work with children and I have been fortunate to do just that! I started out as a preschool teacher before deciding to attend the University of Houston to follow my dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist. The level of confidence that they display and the joy that their parents exude are so rewarding. I enjoy collaborating with my fellow speech-language pathologists and I love helping out whenever I can. You may catch me brainstorming ideas with coworkers and assisting them in their treatment sessions to help find the best way to address our client’s needs. I am at my best when I am helping the little ones learn to use words to communicate through play. I also enjoy treating preschoolers and elementary students with apraxia, articulation errors, as well as receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language disorders. I am really happy to be here at Village Therapy Works and am grateful to be able to work with such a positive group of people.


Caroline 3Caroline Schuler, M.S., CCC-SLP

Texas Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas

Ever since I was little, I always knew I wanted to work with kids, which led me to where I am today! I have experience in both a school and clinical setting where I have worked with preschool and school-aged children with articulation, expressive, receptive and pragmatic language disorders. I find true joy in helping the children at Village Therapy Works to learn the strategies and skills they need to succeed both socially and academically. Nothing brightens my day more than seeing the pride and excitement on a child’s face when something finally “clicks.” I feel that every child is unique and special, and treatment should be catered to fit the individual needs of each child. I am so fortunate to work with a team of individuals who all collaborate to ensure the most effective and beneficial therapy for each child.


Molly200Molly Schubert, M.S., CCC-SLP

Texas Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas

After working as a Preschool teacher/Speech Pathologist at a school for children with learning disabilities in Dallas, I was honored to join Village Therapy Works when I moved back home to Houston. I love being able to play a part in helping children communicate. Growing up I always knew that I wanted to work with children but had not heard about speech pathology until college. As I learned about the field of speech pathology, I began to truly appreciate what a gift communication is, especially for children. I enjoy working with kiddos on the autism spectrum, social pragmatic difficulties, and engaging in play therapy for late talkers. I love to work with families, teachers, and my co-workers as a team to help children reach their full potential. It is important to me that the methods we teach the children in their speech sessions enable them to communicate successfully in their unique environments. I am encouraged daily by each child that comes into my room and am grateful to their families for allowing me to play a part in their child’s life. When I am not at the clinic I can be found running, traveling, or spending time with family and friends!


MichelleMichelle Huebner, M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Texas Licensed and Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from Auburn University

As a speech-language pathologist, I enjoy working alongside families to develop a customized plan that assists each child in reaching his or her full potential. My background in both the clinical setting and in-home therapy has prepared me to be flexible and given me the opportunity to work with a variety of children. I enjoy providing therapy for children with language delays, fluency disorders, as well as duel language learners. As a parent of two young children, I can empathize with the difficulties that parents face taking care of their family, and I try to work on functional tasks that directly translate to your child’s daily life. I believe that each child is an important member of our society and deserves every opportunity to succeed! Village Therapy Works fosters a truly special environment that allows for therapist collaboration and creativity, which allows us to provide our very best for your child.


Haneen Shakir, M.A., CCC-SLP

Texas Licensed and Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from The University of Houston

My passion for working with children stems from a background in education, working in the classroom in public and charter schools, and as an educational therapist for children with learning differences and special needs. I believe these experiences have allowed me to bring a unique perspective to my practice as a speech-language pathologist, as I apply a holistic, family-centered, child-focused approach to the individualized treatment of every one of my clients. My clinical experience in speech-language pathology includes integrating language and social cognition intervention with a preschool curriculum, providing group therapy to children with social pragmatic communication disorders, and diagnosing and treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, phonological and articulation disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and dysphagia in hospital, clinic, and specialized private school settings. I am also fluent in Urdu and Hindi and enjoy working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Joining the Village Therapy Works team has given me the opportunity to collaborate with a group of talented professionals, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the wonderful families we serve.


shelley copyShelley Berry, OTR/L

Licensed in Texas and Nationally Board Certified
Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

I am so excited to be doing what I love every day! I have wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember and am so glad I was able to find Occupational Therapy as a path to that dream. I enjoy being able to support children in learning how to help themselves; giving each child the tools to be successful in their everyday life both at home, and at school. I want every therapy session to be a fun learning experience that challenges your child in just the right ways. I earned my Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and have been trained in the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum and Evaluation. My interest areas include: self-care skills, fine motor and gross motor development, handwriting, and sensory integration. Sensory integration is how we interpret everyday experiences and the world around us. Working on developing a child’s sensory processing skills is such an integral part of their overall functional and academic development. I consider myself fortunate to be in such a collaborative environment with therapists who work together towards success for each child.


Elizabeth Austin

Reading Tutor

With a background as a classroom teacher and reading interventionist, I provide 30-45 minute lessons designed to raise reading level, enhance comprehension, and increase students’ confidence in themselves as “readers”. Continuous informal assessment throughout sessions allows me to target specific needs and adjust instruction accordingly.  I welcome input from parents and students’ classroom teachers when setting goals for each client.  As a child, my mom nurtured my love of reading from an early age. As an educator since 2008, I seek to do the same for children of all ages and reading abilities. My individualized lessons support developing readers to strengthen literacy skills without losing sight of the most motivating purpose for reading: pleasure!  I divide my personal time between chasing two small kids (and a very large dog) around the house and curling up with a good book!


Office Staff

Laura KLaura Knowles

Office Manager

Welcome! How can I help you? That is what I love to do. I am native Houstonian with a love for helping people and family. I have worked for Village Therapy for 10 years and have seen so many lives changed with the commitment of the great therapists at this clinic. I am married with two grown married sons. One of my sons needed speech therapy when he was a toddler so I understand the frustration and nervousness of parents when you call in for the first time. Scheduling clients and filing insurance claims are my forte. I try hard to help all of our families with whatever their needs are at this time. Give me a call….I would love to talk with you!

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Callina Situka

Office Assistant

I understand that at the core of a strong business is a strong administrative and support staff.  It is my honor to support our clients in this way!  In the clinic, I help build the bridge between your insurance and your weekly therapy sessions.  I am also able to assist you with your payment and scheduling needs.  Or, if your little one wants a coloring page of Pikachu, I’ve got you covered!  Outside of the clinic, you’ll find me on the theater stage!  I’m a Houston-based professional actor with a B.A. in Theater from the University of Houston.  I hope to work with you soon!

 


Judy final 2Judy Davison, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Founder of Village Therapy Works
Texas Licensed and ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Masters in Communication Disorders from Texas State University

The reason I loved going to work everyday had a lot to do with the staff that I employed and the ways we would collaborate to achieve best quality treatment for children with apraxia, autism, articulation issues, and language-learning disorders. I take great pride in mentoring speech pathologists and teaching them the connection between speech, language, and reading disorders. I will definitely miss this very gifted staff of excellent clinicians and know whole heartedly they will carry on my legacy.

I started Village Therapy Works in a preschool setting and it has grown into a wonderful, caring private practice located in the Houston Spring Branch/Memorial area. I enjoyed being a resource for parents pursuing additional advice, such as school placement, for their child who experiences communication and learning difficulties. My greatest moments were helping a child who had unintelligible speech learn to communicate effectively and teaching a struggling student learn how to read!