Leila Ramirez Salmons MS, SLP
is the founder and owner of Therapy Connections. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Leila is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology. She has over six years of experience in the public school system and over twenty years in private practice. Along with specializations in treating apraxia, dysarthria, language and articulation disorders, autism, and orofacial myofunctional disorders, Leila also has extensive training and expertise providing pediatric assessments and therapy in both English and Spanish. In August 2008, Leila received a five year term Gubernatorial Appointment to the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Leila Salmons has a strong belief in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In 2010 she developed a program called Tiny Pretzels, which has been an ongoing program offered at Therapy Connections. She has completed the following training: “Yoga for Kids and Families” teacher training by Kids Yoga, “National Teachers Certification” at the Yoga Institute and “Basic Teacher Training” by Yoga 4 Kids.
Leila has always been interested in applying more than speech and physical therapy to help those better their health both physically and mentally. She watered her passion for mental health by enrolling in a course that focused on applying mindset practices into difficult settings. After one month of dedication and time spent with CEO, Tracy Litt, Leila received her certification in becoming a “Master Mind Magic Practitioner”. Now with more experience, Leila has been working with a more diverse audience in helping them conquer their fears and shaping their mindset to be the person they have always wanted to be.
By continually updating her skills as a speech-language pathologist through educational seminars and professional development, Leila delivers the most innovative approaches available in the therapy rehabilitation industry. She understands the importance of a growth mindset and offers continuing education courses and workshops for therapists and parents in this area. Leila Salmons MA, CCC/SLP incorporates mindset techniques and tools when necessary in therapy to improve therapy outcomes.