ABOUT US

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OUR STORY

.Jessica Sekhon MS CCC-SLP is the Owner and Founder of Thrive Speech Therapy PLLC. Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from Texas Tech University. While earning her Bachelor's degree, Jessica worked in long-term care at a skilled nursing facility with patients at the end of life. While there, she gained a passion for patients with communication deficits. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Texas Woman's University. While in graduate school, she began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist - Assistant, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech sound disorders, language delays, and fluency difficulties. She worked in the school setting, while developing a family-centered approach to therapy. Jessica has worked with clients from birth to end-of-life, but her passion is empowering her clients to use their unique strengths to expand communication. Every person deserves the tools and opportunities to interact with the people they love, and the world around them. Every person deserves to express him or herself and to THRIVE!

Meet Our Team!

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J'Lisia Burch, B.A.,SLP-A

J'Lisia is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Houston. J'Lisia has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including home health, private practice, and education. While in undergraduate studies, J'Lisia worked as a Special Education Teacher. During her tenure as a teacher, she developed a desire to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs, especially children with communication disorders. J'Lisia specializes in usage of AAC devices, is fluent in ASL, and developing speech exercise programs to reduce communication difficulties with non-verbal children. Her passion and innate ability to work closely with clients and families allows her to analyze the child's communicative needs and provide a positive language enriched environment that cultivates learning and growth for communicative success. J'Lisia believes that communication can be created through meaningful connections and strives to help all her clients reach their highest potential and communicate in the most effective and functional manner possible. 

Jessica Reyes, B.S.,SLP-A

Jessica Reyes graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Assistant with a heart to serve. Her passion to help others with communication differences began when her son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and global developmental delay. Learning to help her son became a major focus of Jessica's life, and now she is devoted to helping others find their voice as well.

Jessica’s professional background includes working as a Path Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor and as an ABA Behavior Therapist. As a riding instructor, Jessica was able to work with individuals diagnosed with varying disabilities and had the opportunity to teach each student how to gain independence, strength, and healing through learning how to care for and ride horses. Working as an ABA Therapist gave Jessica the unique ability to combine her teaching skills with a specialty; teaching children with Autism how to learn and speak in a way that was uniquely tailored to their learning style.

Jessica has a deep understanding of the rehabilitation aspects of teaching those with disabilities of all types and the unique perspective of not only a clinician, but also of a parent of a child with a speech disorder. It is Jessica’s goal to connect with and serve the families of Thrive Speech Therapy in a way that makes them feel heard and included in their individualized therapy program.

Paige Lasater, B.A.,SLP-A

Paige is a graduate of Angelo State University. While there, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She went on to further her education and complete a Communicative Disorders leveling program from Eastern New Mexico University. Paige is experienced in working with children and adults in multiple settings, including home health care and in the school system. At a young age, Paige set her goals to work with children in the education field as a teacher. As she furthered her studies and increased in her experience, she began pursuing different opportunities to work with children. Her passion to assist others in growing in their communication grew as she learned more about Speech Language Pathology. Paige knows the importance of communication and the impact it can have on individuals with communication delay and/or communication disorder. It is her desire to work with clients to help them become more confident in their communication and together help them reach their goals!