BHSM Coloring Contest

CTSPS invites you to participate in our annual coloring contest for Better Hearing and Speech Month! ‪#‎bhsm‬ ‪#‎slp‬ ‪#‎atx‬

Gift certificates to Barnes and Noble will be awarded to our winners.

Winners will be chosen at the end of May and will have their artwork posted at each of our offices (with parental permission). Coloring pages can be picked up at the front desk of either office location or here: BHSM-Coloring-Page. Entrants should make the front office aware of the name and age associated with submitted coloring pages. One entry per person please. Entries will be judged according to age, 7 and under and 8+. The contest is open to current patients and siblings only. Colored pages may be submitted in-person, via picture to our office email:, or posted to our FB page.

Good Luck!


Take a look at the winning artwork from 2015: Better Hearing and Speech Month Contest Winner Announced!


Central Texas Speech Pathology and Texas Neuro Rehab Co-Sponsor Austin Dysphagia Forum 2016

Once again, Central Texas Speech and Texas Neuro are co-sponsoring this wonderful event.  Each session is free and is worth 2.0 CE hours.  The schedule follows:


February 25, 2016 (2.0 CE hours)

Topic: Personal Medical Rehab Stories, from diagnosis to functional life.
Speaker: Panel of Speakers with history of TBI, CVA, Dysphagia


March 24, 2016 (2.0 CE hours)

Topic: Laryngectomee: treatment, Communication, Outcomes, Technology
: Panel of Laryngectomee Speakers moderated by Frank Brick,

New Voices Club of Austin


April 28, 2016 (2.0 Ethics CE hours)

Topic: Trauma and the Ethics of Trauma Informed Care.

Speaker: Cynthia Penwell, LCSW. (Works with with children/adolescents/adults)


May 26, 2016 (2.0 CE hours)

Topic: HPV and Laryngeal Papilloma, Throat Cancer
: Dr. Chad Whited. (Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon with specialization in voice, swallowing and airway disorders. The only fellowship trained Otolaryngologist in Austin).


June 23, 2016 (2.0 CE hours)

Topic: Improving Life Satisfaction by Building Executive Functioning Skills
: Kelly Ramsey, Executive Director with Rehab Without Walls


Place: Texas Neuro Rehab Center, 1106 W. Dittmar Road, Austin, TX 78745. (Travel main road into campus thru low water crossing, then follow curve of road to left. Park in parking lot in front of Lone Star Therapy building. Free parking! Walk up walkway between Administration and Lone Star. Enter Lone Star building on left. Look for signs for Austin Dysphagia Forum. We meet in Room 639 Wrangler Conference Room.

Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Cost: FREE !! Sponsored by Texas Neuro Rehab Center and Central Texas Speech Pathology Services.

CEU: TSHA approved. Accepted for: Texas SLP License & meets ASHA CE requirement.

Questions? Contact Christina Portell at (512) 709-9631 (Cell),

Join austindysphagiaforum yahoo group at for updates.

Ready for Some Family Fun?

CTSPS wants to spread the word about a fun family event in our area! The Family Water Festival is a FREE, family friendly event taking place on Sunday, June 28th from 10am-2pm at Fiesta Gardens. This exciting outdoor event will have live music, over 30 educational booths with engaging activities, presentations, arts & crafts, food trailers, door prizes, and more! All geared toward educating about the importance of our Texas Colorado River and being better stewards of our river! For more information, check out the Colorado River Alliance webpage here and the event’s facebook page here.

The Family Water Festival is also looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! There are a variety of 3-4 hours shifts: Full day (9:45am-2pm), AM (9am-12:30pm), PM (12-3:30pm). The volunteers would help with event greeting, activity booths, arts and crafts, and Festival maintenance. Feel free to share this link!


May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month!

One way that CTSPS promotes Better Hearing and Speech Month is with our coloring contest.  Coloring pages can be obtained at either location’s reception desk.  The contest runs May 1-29, 2015.  Judging will be June 1st.  All patients and siblings are invited to participate.  Four winners will be chosen, two at our south location and two at our north location.  The age categories will be seven years and younger and seven and older.  Winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card.  With permission, the winning entries will be posted in the waiting rooms.  We do ask that entries be limited to one per child.

Check out the coloring page below…


Central Texas Speech Will Co-Sponsor Austin Dysphagia Forum 2015

Once again, CTSPS, Inc. will co-sponsor the Austin Dysphagia Forum along with Texas Neuro Rehab Center.  This year, the Forum offers 5 presentations, each worth 2.0 CE hours.  All presentation are free!  All presentations begin at 6:30 pm and run until 8:30 pm.  We hope to see you there.

Lisa Famiglietti, owner and director of CTSPS, Inc. and the president of the Independent Therapy Providers Association will present on Vocal Cord Dysfunction February 26, 2015.  See below for a complete list of topics and dates.


February 26, 2015      Topic: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Lisa Famiglietti, M.S. CCC-SLP/A

March 26, 2015          Topic: Cognitive Rehabilitation, Neuropyschology and Psychotherapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to                                                                                                           Improving Life Success Outcomes with TBI Survivorsk, John Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP, LPC-Intern

April 23, 2015             Topic: Evaluating Driving Potential from the New Driver to the Older Driver, Jennifer Perez, OT

May 28, 2015              Topic: Life, 6 Months-1 Year after/during Rehabilitation, Panel of Speakers with history of TBI, CVA,                                                                                                             Dysphagia

June 25, 2015             Topic: Understanding Addiction as a Disease and Ethical Considerations When Treating Patients with                                                                                                             Chemical Dependency, Dr. William McCreight  (This is an Ethics Course)



Place: Texas Neuro Rehab Center, 1106 W. Dittmar Road, Austin, TX  78745  Room 639

Questions? Contact Christina Portell at (512) 709-9631 or

Join austindysphagiaforum Yahoo group at for updates.


Traditions Continue At Central Texas Speech This Holiday Season

CTSPS employees gathered December 18th after the workday to have some food and walk to the Trail of Lights.  This tradition is one of the most anticipated.  This year, a Ferris wheel was added to the festivities.  The view from the top was breathtaking! (and very cold)!!!!

Central Texas Speech will continue with other traditions in 2015, such as the support of the Austin Dysphagia Forum, the Capitol 10K and later in 2015, the ITPA Private Practice Conference.  Stay tuned for details!  Meanwhile enjoy the pictures.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Staff at Central Texas Speech Pathology Services, Inc.!

ferris wheel


tree 2


tunnel 2