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Our Team

Leslie Wegner, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Leslie is a certified Speech Language Pathologist with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed under the Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is also a singing voice teacher and accent modification coach. She has been working with professional voices for over 15 years. Leslie is a member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA), and ASHA’s Special Interest Group 3 (Voice and Voice Disorders).

 

Leslie served in the US Army as a Soldier-Musician from 2006-2012, and has extensive experience in, rock, country, jazz, pop, and musical theatre vocal performance. She also plays the piano, flute, and piccolo. She obtained an Associate of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance under the instruction of David Alexander, then completed her music education at the Armed Forces School of Music in Virginia. 

 

She performed professionally with Army Materiel Command Band in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, The I Corps Band, in Ft. Lewis, WA, and the 323rd Medical Command Band / 5th Army Band in Ft. Sam Houston, Tx. in addition to touring and performing worldwide in musical theatre and concert productions.  

After the Army, Leslie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and with her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Woman's University. 

 

Leslie is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) for voice, trained with the Emory Voice Center and with Dr. Eric Blicker for videostroboscopy and FEES, certified in Vital-Stim and AmpCare treatments for dysphagia, Manual Therapy techniques, Compton PESL for accent modification, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Leslie is certified and trained in:

Videoendoscopy (FEES) and Video Stroboscopy

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

AmpCare

Vital Stim

Certified Dementia Care Practitioner

Foundations in Manual Therapy for Voice and Swallowing

Compton PESL

MBS Imp Trained

Augmentative Alternative Communication

using Touch Chat, Proloquo2Go, Grid 3,

and Prentke Romich, LAMP and Unity

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Debra Kerner, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Debra L. Kerner M.S. CCC-SLP has been working as a speech-language pathologist since 1996.  She worked in the public schools for 16 years working with middle and high schoolers and then transitioned to home health and private practice, where she works with both pediatric and adult clients in a variety of settings, including teletherapy.  Debra is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as well as the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association.  She was previously the Vice President of the Speech-Language Pathologists’ Association Near Dallas.  Debra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Deaf Education and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Woman’s University.  She has presented at ASHA and is also a published author. 

 

You can contact Debra at debrakernerslp@gmail.com and she frequently tweets about speech-language pathology and other musings on Twitter as @dibsondebs. 

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