SPEECH AND FEEDING THERAPY IS HERE TO HELP
Speech and Feeding Therapy is here to help. We dedicate our time to making sure you get the most individualized treatment plan. We are constantly learning new techniques to provide the most up to date therapy in the bayou region.
Meet The Team
Holly opened Speech and Feeding Therapy in October of 2017. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. She is certified in ASHA and holds a Louisiana certification. She is the process of completing her Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy certification. She has been in private practice since 2008 serving both Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. Her areas of interest are pediatric feeding and early intervention. She is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Program, various TalkTools Therapy, TOTS (Tethered Oral Tissue Specialty Training), AEIOU feeding approach, tube weaning, suck training, creating sensory diets, and food chaining. Since August of 2021, she has partnered with a local dentist to assist in tongue and lip revisions. Her passion is to help all moms and babies establish a positive feeding relationship. She assesses the whole child by treating the motor, sensory, and behavioral approach to the feeding and speech processes. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.
JENNIFER D. HENRY
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST FEEDING THERAPIST
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and completed her graduate work at Southeastern Louisiana University receiving a Master of Science degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Jennifer holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 15 years. She has worked in a variety of settings treating patients ranging in age from infancy to those in the geriatric population. She takes a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults. She is a certified provider of Vital-Stim therapy for the treatment of swallowing disorders and a SPEAK OUT! provider. Jennifer is soon to be certified in the SOS approach to feeding therapy. Jennifer is a native of Houma but has spent much of her career working in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, exploring local culture, celebrating the Mardi Gras season and volunteering at her childrens’ school. She has been married for twelve years and is a mother to three amazing children.
CLAIRE H. OURSO
Claire Ourso graduated from LSUMC in 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy and from University of New Orleans in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. She has provided occupational therapy services to individuals in the following settings: school system, adult inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facility, acute care, neonatal intensive care, home health, and adult/pediatric outpatient rehab clinic. She has experience in working with individuals with a variety of disorders including autism, ADHD, neurological conditions, sensory processing disorders, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Claire continues to broaden her knowledge on various topics and diagnosis through ongoing continuing education classes. Her primary focus in therapy regardless of the age of the population being treated is to educate the caregiver and clients as well as promote independence and success in functioning in all areas. When not working, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.
Olivia Schouest received her Bachelor's of Science from Nicholls State University in 2018 and completed her graduate coursework at Southeastern Louisiana University in May of 2020. She recently completed her Clinical Fellowship Year as a school based Speech-Language Pathologist in St. John the Baptist Parish. Although Olivia is new to the field, she has a wide variety of clinical experience in the following settings: Early Intervention, Pediatric Private Practice, Skilled Nursing, Outpatient Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, and Acute Care with a variety of patients from birth to geriatrics. Olivia especially enjoys working with patients with intellectual disabilities, cognitive-communication disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and both adult and pediatric language disorders. Olivia is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the MedSLP Collective. In her spare time Olivia enjoys traveling, reading, movies, and the arts.
Janie received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she focused her studies heavily on early childhood speech and language development. She currently holds a Louisiana State Professional SLP License and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification. She has experience working with expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, children with intellectual disabilities, and children on the Autism spectrum. Janie enjoys being a part of a team and collaborating with other service providers and parents to ensure maximum carryover of skills. She has a special interest in early intervention and loves incorporating her clients’ interests into therapy sessions and magnifying their strengths. When Janie isn’t working as an SLP, she owns a local fitness studio, The Barre Room, where she instructs barre classes. In her free time, Janie loves spending time outdoors with her husband and pets and living an active lifestyle.
Liz has an Undergraduate Degree from Nicholls State University and a Masters in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She has 19 years of experience in the public school system working with pre-K and elementary school children. Her favorite things to do are relax with family and friends and watch her four children play sports.
PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Emily received her Bachelor’s of Science from Louisiana State University in 2007. She completed her graduate studies in the Dual Program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine,FL. She received her Master's of Occupational Therapy in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. In the last 10+ years, she has worked in a variety of settings serving patients across the lifespan. Primary areas of interest include: pediatrics, neurological conditions, dizziness and balance, and fall prevention. She is certified in LSVT BIG for patients with Parkinson’s to improve quality of movement and preserve function.
Morgan received her Bachelors degree in Allied Health Sciences from Nicholls State University in 2018. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a therapy tech for two years in an outpatient pediatric clinic. She recently graduated from LSUHSC with a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree in May of 2022. Although Morgan is a new graduate, she has a wide variety of clinical experiences in the following settings: early intervention, outpatient pediatric clinic, school system, inpatient rehab, acute care, and home health with a variety of patients from birth to geriatrics. Morgan has experience in working with children with various diagnoses while focusing on fine motor skills, sensory processing, handwriting, and feeding. She plans to continue expanding her knowledge by attending continuing education courses focused on feeding, oral-motor, and sensory processing. Her primary focus in therapy is to make sessions fun for her patients while assisting them in reaching their goals. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband, family, shopping, and traveling.
Kylie Foret was born and raised in Gray, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Nicholls State University in 2018, and a Master’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University. While studying at Southeastern, she gained clinical experience working with patients and clients ranging from infants to geriatrics. She currently holds a Louisiana
State Professional SP License and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification. She has experience working with aphasia, dysphagia, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, children with intellectual disabilities,
children with cerebral palsy, children on the Autism spectrum, and children with congenital conditions such as Pompe’s disease, and Leigh syndrome. She also has experience working with students who utilize AAC devices to communicate. Her experience with AAC ranges from low tech communication boards, to high tech eye gaze systems. Kylie enjoys collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to ensure that each client receives services catered to their needs, and provides them with an opportunity to meet their goals while having fun! On her free time, Kylie can be found taking Barre classes, doing yoga, crafting, spending time outside, binge watching the latest season of her favorite show, and spending time with friends and family. Kylie is excited to join the Speech and Feeding Therapy team, and work with her new buddies!