21703 Kingsland Blvd, Suite 100, Katy, Texas 77450 • 281-769-1015
Katherine Gort – Lead Occupational Therapist
Katie graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2011. While a graduate student, she received clinical experience in the inpatient, outpatient, and pediatric settings. She has a love for children and has focused her career in pediatrics. Katie has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and other genetic and neurological disorders. Katie is trained in Brain Gym 101, aquatic therapy, and NDT facilitation techniques, sensory integration, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, In Time, and Kinesiotaping.
Vickie Liang – OTR
Vickie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University in 2010 and her Master of Science in Family and Child Studies from Texas State University in 2012. She graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society. As a graduate research assistant, Vickie presented a research poster at the 2015 Texas Woman’s University Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium. In collaboration with faculty from the college of nursing and school of occupational therapy at TWU, she led a workshop regarding the application of telehealth in occupational therapy at the 2015 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mountain Central Conference. Vickie is trained in Interactive Metronome. She is excited to be a part of the Cutting Edge team and to have the opportunity to work with families in Houston and Katy.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Ashtyn Antley – Lead Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ashtyn graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2014. She came to Cutting Edge with a passion for pediatrics. She wants to pursue that passion and help each child reach their highest level of independence as they transition throughout life. Ashtyn is a certified InTime provider through Advance Brain Technologies. She plans on excelling as a licensed therapist by enrolling in continuing education courses in order to stay up to date on the latest information and technology. She is proud to dedicate her time to delivering the unique services that Cutting Edge has to offer.
Brittany Duncan – COTA
Brittany graduated from Murray State College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2016. She recently moved from Oklahoma to Texas in search for a job in pediatrics and came across Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy. Her passion is to collaborate with parents and team members to provide a unique therapy treatment that is just right for every child. She looks forward to gaining more knowledge from her fellow teammates and is excited to be part of the team.
Check back at a later date for exciting updates on our Physical Therapy program at our Katy location!
Certified Speech Therapists
Tatum Budreau – Speech Language Pathologist
Tatum Budreau is from Lansing, Michigan. She brings over 15 years’ experience to the Cutting Edge family. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in December 1997 from Central Michigan University. After graduation, she worked as an SLPA for 6 years treating both adult and pediatric populations in an inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation hospital gaining valuable experience working with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and feeding disorders. In 2003, Tatum relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona where she worked for the school district in a variety of settings including pre-k through high school. In December 2005, Tatum completed her master’s degree at Northern Arizona University in Speech Language Pathology and began her clinical fellowship year servicing pediatric home health clients with speech, language and swallowing delays. In 2009 Tatum moved to Katy, Texas and initially serviced the adult population in the skilled nursing and assisted living settings before returning to her love of pediatrics at an outpatient private practice setting. Tatum has been a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence, since 2005. Tatum is very excited to begin her journey with you as the new speech therapy coordinator at Katy CEPT. She brings a strong background in sensory integration and feeding experience to the Katy CEPT team.
Ember Brown – Speech Language Pathologist
Ember Brown is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders and a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Since 2001 Ember has had the opportunity to work in the public school system as well as outpatient rehabilitation, home health and the private sector. In addition to evaluating and treating Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Childhood Apraxia, and Auditory Processing Disorders, Ember also has experience working with Occupational Therapists to treat Sensory Integration Disorders in a co-treatment approach. “I love working in a profession that is both challenging and rewarding…I am so exciting to be returning to the clinic setting and joining Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy!”
Erin Carson – Speech Language Pathologist
Erin was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno in December of 2009. She worked as a speech assistant in the elementary school setting for a year and a half after graduation, before starting graduate school and earning her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno in May of 2013. Erin moved to the Houston area in June of 2013 and worked as a SLP in a pediatric and adult outpatient setting. She has experience working with children who have articulation impairments, language delays and disorders, feeding disorders, and hearing impairment, as well as children who have communication impairments relating to Autism and Downs Syndrome. Erin is a licensed therapist in the state of Texas, a member of ASHA, and is also VitalStim Certified.
Denique Reid – Speech Language Pathologist
Denique is an American Speech and Hearing Association certified Speech Language Pathologist. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Florida in 2012. She worked as Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, serving the elementary school population until 2013. Denique graduated with her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders in 2015 from North Carolina Central University. She has been serving the pediatric and adult population for over two years. Denique has experience evaluating and treating a variety of pediatric speech and language disorders including articulation impairments, receptive and expressive language delays and fluency disorders. She is excited to be a part of the CEPT team.
Ashley Abrams – Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Ashley Abrams graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. As a licensed Speech- Language Pathologist Assistant, Ashley has worked in clinical settings including out patient facilities in central Texas and in Houston. Ashley is passionate about the pediatric population and service to the community through therapy and awareness. She is so excited to be a part of the CEPT team and is ready to make the difference. Ashley plans to further her education and purse a Master’s degree. She lives in Katy, Texas.
Alyssa Carter – Office Manager
Alyssa joined our Houston team in 2016, coming in with an extensive background in the medical field. At a young age she started volunteering with multiple local Special Needs groups and has continued this work into her adult/collegiate career. As a result of her involvement in the special needs community, Alyssa found her true passion of helping children with Special needs and disabilities early on in life. In her free time Alyssa and her family help at the local animal shelter as well as foster animals in need.
Krizia Cruz – Office Coordinator
Krizia joined our Houston team September 2016, she started in the medical field back in 2008. She received her MA in 2008. Which led her to clinical research than moved to oncology throughout the years. She has two beautiful girls that make her love for children stronger. Krizia on her free time likes to enjoy time with her daughters, taking them to fun children places. She is very excited to join the Cutting Edge team and looks forward to connect with the patients and their parents.
Angelica Saiz – Therapy Tech.
Angelica joined our Houston team in 2017, she has vast experience in the medical field. At a very young age she started volunteering to help others in need, such as helping with the disabilities program in school, homeless shelters, retirement homes, along with Alzheimer’s care centers. On her free-time she does a lot of volunteering with her family, it is a big part of who she is because it enriches her life and fulfills that desire she has to always help others. She equally enjoys spending time with her son and family, venturing and exploring new things. She is excited to be joining the Cutting-Edge team and hopes to only make a positive impact.