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Owner & Director
Southern Star Speech & Language

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

Rachael Harrelson, M.S. CCC-SLP is the sole owner, director, and therapist of Southern Star Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is a believer in Christ and has strong Christian values.  She is a Texas State licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  Prior to starting her practice, Rachael has worked in various settings including in-patient rehabilitation, home health, and public schools.

Rachael received a Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in Psychology at Baylor University, and a Master’s Degree in Communication Science and Disorders also from, Baylor University. She maintains certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed in Texas and Washington.  Rachael is also a highly decorated veteran of the United States Navy, where she served 8-years as a Hospital Corpsman in the medical field.

Rachael has had extensive experience assessing and treating clients with autism, articulation, phonological and fluency disorders and receptive/expressive language impairments. She also has extensive experience in literacy, as literacy skills go hand-in-hand with language development. Rachael has also worked with clients diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Emotionally Disturbed and Selective Mutism.

Rachael enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, four dogs, and cat. She especially loves training her husky/lab, Baylor, to talk using push buttons. Outdoor activities such as golfing, camping, and hiking are some of her favorite things to do with her family. She loves to paint, draw, and binge on medical shows.  

As a parent of a child with Autism & ADHD, Rachael understands and believes in a team approach to therapy and therefore encourages collaboration with parents, teachers and other therapists, when applicable, to provide the most encouraging and successful environment for her clients. Her practice is based on providing the highest quality of service to her clients and their families while working to achieve their speech and language goals.

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