Martie Krol is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), published author of children’s book Taylor Tate and the Great Escape, and co-founder of OutGrow Therapeutics. Martie has been working with children and their families for over twelve years in a variety of settings and in collaboration with diverse professionals. Her mission is to merge her knowledge of language development, principles of behavior, and sensory and emotional regulation, to educate and empower parents and/or caregivers to identify learning differences, encourage language development, and provide behavior intervention solutions.
Martie was born in Rockland County, NY and has been living in Houston, TX since 2017. While in New York, Martie worked in public school systems, special education preschools, and in home-care. After her move to Texas, Martie worked in a private setting in the greater Houston area, providing direct speech services, supervising Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, and providing behavior consultations to parents. Martie’s educational background makes her an ideal match for children with communication needs, learning differences due to sensory processing difficulties, and challenging behaviors.
Martie was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in August 2021, which propelled her into a period of self-exploration. She values meditation and self-regulation and loves to spend time with friends and family. She loves yoga and Orange Theory. The beach is her favorite place to be; she enjoys reading and listening to music every chance she gets. Her recent life events have taught her that each day is a new opportunity to find what brings you joy.
Receptive Language Disorder
Expressive Language Disorders
Phonological and Articulation Disorders
I always loved working with children and knew I didn't want to be a classroom teacher. Speech therapy allows me the opportunity to work with children and their families and there are so many different avenues in the field, that It's impossible to get bored!
Everyone has strengths. It's about helping a child recognize their strengths and use them during times of difficulty. Educating a child on the fact that everyone has a different learning style empowers them and helps them to feel confident. This impacts a child's life significantly and contributes toward the adult they become - it's so powerful!
How can it hurt? If your child is identified as having a need, your input matters and the areas targeted should help your family better function as a unit. If you start services and you don't feel it's working, then you can stop at any point! Also, be sure to find a provider that connects with your child - therapeutic services should support your child and build their confidence. Ask for a different provider if necessary, after all, we all connect with different people.
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