"Play is the highest form of research."
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning."
Emily Horn - Director / Head Teacher
Emily has a BS degree in Communication Disorders from the Moody School of Communication at University of Texas at Austin. She has taught children of all abilities for the last 15 years. She excels at finding creative teaching solutions to reach educational goals. Her passion is pushing children to realize their best self.
Tricia Weger - Speech Pathologist
Tricia is a certified Speech Language Pathologist with 19 years of experience with the pediatric population in various settings including: ECI, private care, out-patient care, school based services, and home health services with children birth to 21. She holds a Masters degree in Communication Disorders with specialty certifications for Vital Stimulation, PROMPT, SOS feeding approach, AAC, and general areas of Pediatric Speech/Language development. She has a passion for helping children with disabilities and believes in a family centered and total communication and approach to therapy.
Desiree Fruge-Mataya PT, MS - Physical Therapist
Desiree has been a pediatric physical therapist for 13 years, working in the out-patient, private, hospital and home health settings. She holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and specialty certifications including Interactive Metronome, Kinesiotaping, Youth Fitness Instructor, Halliwick Method of Aquatic Therapy, and Advanced Clinical Specialist from Texas Children’s Hospital. She also served on the Family to Family board for many years and serves on the SummerHouse advisory board. Her background provides a unique base to provide thorough yet family centered care.
Wendy McAnally - Director of Therapies / Occupational Therapist
Wendy holds a degree in Psychology from University of Houston Clear Lake and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch. She obtained her teaching certificate and taught PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities) for 4 years. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist, helping children with various disabilities. Wendy has specific training in the SOS Approach to Feeding and Interactive Metronome. She has a passion for helping children reach their maximum potential.