Natalie Gonzalez

Speech Language Pathologist, SLP

Natalie Gonzalez graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences Disorders and a minor in Psychology. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a Special Education instructional aide where she developed a passion for pediatrics especially those with Autism. In May of 2018, Natalie earned her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology with a specialty concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder from the University of Houston. After relocating to San Antonio, she worked in a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic for about 2 years to further her training and earn her licensing credentials. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2019 and is a current ASHA member. Natalie gained valuable experience working alongside fellow Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational, Physical and Behavioral therapists.
Some of Natalie’s areas of interest include language development, pediatric feeding, childhood apraxia of speech, social/pragmatic skills, and augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC). She has experience in using low-tech interventions such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Natalie also has experience in using high-tech AAC devices including Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) and Nova Chat. Most of all she enjoys working with her patients and their families to promote their success in and beyond the clinical setting. She is excited to join the team and Cutting Edge Therapy and get to know North Texas!

Favorite Movie

Up, Inside Out, and Lion

Hometown

McAllen, TX

Fun Fact

I enjoy sewing clothes from scratch and up cycling clothes from thrift stores.

Favorite Treat(s)

Dark chocolate, cinnamon rolls and spicy chips