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Helping children and families build their best future

About Austin’s Communication Station

Our History

Following her passion as a Speech Language Pathologist, Amy K. Bartelt, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA established Austin’s Communication Station in 2009.

With over 13 years of experience, Amy has grown Austin’s Communication Station to be an incredible place to help children and their families.  Amy’s passion is to lead a pediatric clinic where children and families are valued as unique people and treatment plans are developed to help them with their individualized needs.   Austin’s Communication Station encourages caregivers to be a part of their child’s treatment and collaborate with therapists to create therapeutic opportunities for their children outside of the therapy sessions.  

Innovative Holistic Therapy

Our Services & Facility

Austin’s Communication Station’s amazing and compassionate therapists offer speech, occupational, feeding, social, and executive functioning therapies in a fun and family friendly environment for children birth to 21 years of age.   With multiple therapy services under one roof, the team is able to easily collaborate to ensure the most comprehensive care and best possible outcomes for families. The clinic is over 6000 sq feet of kid-friendly space including therapy gyms, treatment rooms, rock wall, ball pits, swings, monkey bars, trampoline, and more sensory friendly fun!   

Expertly Trained

Meet the Staff

All Austin’s Communication Station therapists complete an extensive clinical training program consisting of in-depth learning and continuing education in the areas of social communication strategies, emotional regulation, executive functioning, ADHD, attention, self-regulation, parent coaching, and more. Some of the programs included in this training are continuing education on theory and strategies from Social Thinking® (www.socialthinking.com), Zones of Regulation®, and the works of Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP (Cognitive Connections), Russell Barkley, PhD (russellbarkley.org), Seth Perler and Debbie Reber (TiLT Parenting), among many others.

With the therapists extensive training and mentorship in these areas, they are able to use evidence-based therapeutic techniques to address hidden deficits in children with a variety of diagnoses. An emphasis on continuing education, allows therapists at Austin’s Communication Station to provide innovative, holistic therapy. 

Amy K. Bartelt, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, ACAS

Amy K. Bartelt, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, ACAS

Owner, Speech Language Pathologist, Behavior Analyst, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist
Susan Cornett, COTA

Susan Cornett, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Mark Seske, MS, OTR/L

Mark Seske, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Devon Fierro, MA, CCC-SLP

Devon Fierro, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Kelly DeBrabander MS, CCC-SLP

Kelly DeBrabander MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Anna Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP

Anna Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Erin Conroy

Erin Conroy

Front Office
Megan Darville

Megan Darville

Front Office Coordinator
Quin Heston

Quin Heston

Therapy Technician
Sophia Semegran

Sophia Semegran

Therapy Technician

Group eclipse lunch break! Love this team!!

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I can’t believe Austin’s Communication Station is 15 years old! We’ve been through a lot and keep getting stronger every year! I’m so thankful to our amazing team and the families who have trusted us over the years to work with their kiddos. I’m so proud and humbled at our journey!! I’m excited for many more years to come!!

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The ACS staff made some great gingerbread houses this season! Everyone got a premade kit and only had to follow a few rules (ex. nothing edible, include the physical marker in design, use at least one of each part of the kit). They did a great job! Please vote for your favorite by putting the number of your choice in the comments and help us choose a winner to get a gift card! (You can vote once a day all week!!).

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ACS Staff Holiday Party was a great success! Cabo Bobs nacho bar, white elephant gift exchange, and a limo bus for Christmas Light tour around Austin!! Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

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Such a fun Thanksgiving potluck with the ACS team! I’m so thankful for you all!!

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Walmarts nationwide are rolling out Sensory Friendly hours from 8-10am nationwide as a permanent policy! During special hours, TVs are changed to a static image, in-store radio is turned off and lighting is lowered. So cool 😍😍!!

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Wow!!! This is so true! Our kiddos (and adults) with ADHD and other executive functioning challenges need support and help learning to process all of these steps! We can help 🙂

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Planning and prioritization and such important executive functioning skills, yet some of the hardest for those of us with ADHD to grasp!

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