About Us

Having the courage to journey down your child's unique road (yellow-tinged if you will) can be a lonely and daunting task. Meet our highly qualified team that will assist you in identifying the unique needs of your child.
About Us - Emerald City Therapies

Since we got started in..., Emerald City Therapies has had one goal: to provide exceptional speech and language therapy to exceptional young children.

Our staff includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and reading specialists with decades of experience helping children learn, grow, and thrive. We have particular expertise in social communication therapy, speech tutoring, cognitive-communication, AAC technology, and more.

Meet Our Team

Our pediatric speech therapy services put play front and center. We believe that children learn best when they are allowed to explore the world around them, on their own terms. Our play-based therapeutic approaches empower children to learn, grow, gain confidence, develop social skills, and adapt to dynamic environments.

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At Emerald City, all healthy communication begins with strong family relationships. You know your child best. Our job is simply to enable you and your child to succeed.

We are based in Waxahachie, TX, and love working with children and families both in Waxahachie and from all around Ellis County.

Think big. Have heart. Be brave.

Our Speech Therapists and Team

¨Our services are more than assessment and evidence based practices. We provide compassion, encouragement, advocacy and education to each person and caregiver that walks through our doors.¨

- Melanie Reynolds, Founder
Melanie Reynolds, M.S., SLP-CCC - Emerald City Therapies

Melanie Reynolds, M.S., SLP-CCC

​Speech-Language Pathologist

Melanie is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist. She has spent the last 12 years in the field treating clients from early childhood to adulthood. She has particular experience with autism, developmental disorders, apraxia, dysphagia, augmentative communication, social language differences, and more. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys reading, theatre, and spending time with her family and goldendoodles.

Abby Kelso, M.S., SLP-CCC - Emerald City Therapies

Abby Kelso, M.S., SLP-CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Heather Cooper, B.S. - Emerald City Therapies

Heather Cooper, B.S.

Reading Specialist

Heather is a certified Dyslexia teacher with over 16 years of experience in the classroom. She has over 16 years of experience teaching 1st and 2nd grade, and has also been a Dyslexia Specialist and ESL teacher.  She has done private tutoring for over 11 years helping a range of student ages, and their specific needs. Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, coffee, and supporting small businesses!

Erika Allen, B.A., SLP-A - Emerald City Therapies

Erika Allen, B.A.,
SLP-A

Assistive Technology Specialist

Erika Allen is a licensed assistant in Speech/Language Pathology with over 10 years of experience in the field. She has provided speech therapy services to children ages 1-21 in a variety of settings. She is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the school setting and experience in alternative and augmentative communication including; Pecs, core boards, and various voice output devices. Erika enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, traveling, baking, and being outdoors with her family and golden doodle.

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