Shannon Butkus, M.S., CCC-SLP | Executive Director

Shannon Butkus

Shannon graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1997. She completed her Master of Science at Baylor University in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1999 and currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is also licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and is an active member of the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association. Shannon’s experience includes work in private practice, home care settings, and the public schools. She has a particular interest in working with adolescents with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome as well as with children with complex oral motor and feeding needs.

When not working with patients, Shannon actively advocates for patient benefits and provider reimbursement rates at the state and national level. Shannon is currently the Texas State Reimbursement Advocate for the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is also the Vice President for Social and Governmental Policy for the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association. She presents frequently about healthcare related topics including the Affordable Care Act, and was recently selected to participate in the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Emerging Leaders Program. Although a Baylor Bear at heart, Shannon recently moved to College Station and loves attending Aggie football games with her husband. Gig’em Aggies!

Beverly Carroll, M.A., CCC-SLP | Speech Language Pathologist

Beverly graduated from the University of Houston, completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1993 and her Master of Arts degree in 1995. While enrolled at the University of Houston, Beverly pursued specialty training in working with children from Birth to 3 years of age. Beverly earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 1996 and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Beverly is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA). She has worked in the medical setting, Early Childhood Intervention, Clinic and Home Health settings. Beverly’s areas of expertise includes the very young children, oral motor and feeding disorders and suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has participated in many continuing education opportunities and is certified in Vital Stim and Beckman Oral Motor Treatment and Assessment. During her spare time, Beverly enjoys cooking, reading, pursuing advanced training, and visiting with family and friends.

Lauren Erdelt, M.S., CCC-SLP | Speech Language Pathologist

Lauren ErdeltLauren graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009. She completed her Master of Science at the University of North Texas in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2012. She is currently working towards her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association as a Clinical Fellow. She is also licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow. Lauren has received extensive training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication through the University of North Texas. She has a particular interest in working with language development in pre-school age children. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband at the ranch.

Carrie Foley, M.A., CCC-SLP | Speech Language Pathologist

Carrie FoleyCarrie graduated from the University of Houston in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Carrie completed her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston in 2010. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA). Carrie has experience working in hospitals and private practice settings. Her work has included the evaluation and treatment of both children and adults with communication disorders in the areas of expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language disorders, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor functioning, voice, fluency, and dysphagia. Carrie has worked with patients with developmental delays, Autism, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment, craniofacial anomalies, cerebral palsy, aphasia, and cognitive communication disorders. Carrie’s special interests include providing intervention for velopharyngeal insufficiency and cleft lip/palate. She has worked in individual, group, and play-based therapy settings with preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school aged children. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys being outdoors, exercising, reading, volunteering at her boys’ school, and spending time with friends and family.