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Meet Cara

Areas of Expertise

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation
  • Autism
  • Early Intervention
  • Executive Function
  • Language Processing
  • "Late Talkers"
  • Narrative Language
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Pragmatic and Social Skills
  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Stuttering
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Cara is the founder and lead therapist at Joyful Noise Speech Therapy, PLLC.  Cara graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas, and she received her master's degree from Texas Christian University.  Cara has dedicated her career to working with the pediatric population.  She has years of experience in the private practice setting and loves the opportunity to work one-on-one with her patients.  Cara values collaboration with other therapists, teachers, and different education professionals in order to help treat the whole child and to help her patients carryover their speech and language skills.  Cara is a great advocate for her patients and is committed to meeting your family's needs and exceeding your expectations.


Cara's training and previous experience covers children of all ages.   Cara is a recognized SLP by Apraxia-Kids, and she has great success treating children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  She has also been recognized as a DFW Mom Approved Speech Therapist.  Cara loves to work with the children in the early years to help set them up for quick progress and long-term success.  She also has tons of experience with building social and pragmatic language skills for children of all ages.  Cara has great success with stuttering therapy for both children and adults.  Cara excels at behavior management and building a strong rapport with both her patients and their families.  You can expect her to use a combination of fun activities, functional tasks, and behavior management strategies to create effective and enjoyable treatment sessions.

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