Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Houston Association for Communication Disorders Houston Association forCommunication Disorders


All are Invited
to the
HACD Networking Happy Hour
Union Kitchen
Thursday, October 23rd 
5 to 8 pm
4057 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77025
Special Guests: UH ComD Alunmi

HACD Doug Brooks Pediatric Workshop

Saturday, November 1, 2014



Help, I Have A Fluency Case: Hands On Ways to Treat Fluency in the School Setting

This Evidence Based Approach will benefit anyone who works, or may work, with pediatric fluency clients!


Melissa Bruce, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F


Patti Reed, M.A., CCC-SLP


Houston Methodist West Hospital

                     18500 Katy Freeway

                                      Houston, Texas 77094

                   Mahogany Room 3270



Registration 8:00-8:25am

Workshop 8:30am - 4:00pm

Lunch included

Free Parking


Click on Professional Education for details



Melissa Bruce, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F,

is the Clinic Director of the University Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, the training facility of the University of Houston Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She is an ASHA Fellow, Board Certified Specialist and Mentor in Fluency Disorders and Charter Member of the International Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium.  She coordinates the UH Fluency Specialty Clinic, provides clinical training in fluency disorders, and teaches the UH ComD graduate course in fluency disorders.

Patti Reed, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Educator at the University of Houston Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic.  The majority of her experience is in the public schools working with all ages, 3 - 21.  She has 30 years of school-based experience and served as Lead Speech-Language Pathologist in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.  Areas of interest include fluency, language disorders and autism/social communication.  In her clinical educator role at UH ComD, Patti specializes in training graduate clinicians to work with fluency clients both individually and in groups.



About Doug Brooks:

Douglas Paul Brooks passed away on December 1, 2004.  At that time his family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Doug's memory to the Houston Association for Communication Disorders (scholarship fund).  Douglas was born December 22, 1963 in Lubbock, Texas.  As a child he also lived in the Texas towns of Commerce, Brownwood, and Houston.  Douglas studied classical music and was an accomplished pianist.  He was in the first graduating class of James E. Taylor High School in Katy, TX.  Doug received both his BS and MS degrees in communication disorders from Baylor University.  He was employed in the Katy ISD for 6 years.  His joyful, loving personality touched the hearts of all who knew him.

Jenny Matt, M.S., CCC-SLP: Communication is Possible with AAC!
Handouts from 9/13/14 workshop.
AAC Presentation for HACD9.13.14.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [5.4 MB]

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HAPPY HOUR October 23rd

Union Kitchen

5-8 pm

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