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Bobcat Babies

Bobcat Babies is a comprehensive developmental assessment clinic for infants and children (0-3 years of age) with suspected developmental delays.

Our mission at Bobcat Babies is to provide pro bono developmental evaluations to address the unmet needs of the community. This clinic will strive to meet the challenge of reaching those underserved in the Central Texas area.

 

Location:

Bobcat Babies

St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University

Room 235

1555 University Boulevard

Round Rock, Texas 78665

Phone (512) 716-2994

Fax (512) 716-2611

Email: bobcatbabies@txstate.edu

 

 

Staff:

Jessica Bowers, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jessica earned both her bachelor and master of science degrees in communication disorders from Texas State University. She is a Lecturer and Co-Clinic Director in the Department of Communication Disorders and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Texas State University. She has over 10 years experience as a speech-language pathologist, and in 2015 began the Summer Intensive Feeding Program. She has worked primarily with families of children with severe developmental delays and feeding disorders (including dysphagia) through early childhood intervention and home health services. She has also provided assessment and intervention for adults with neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia in long-term acute care hospitals.

 

Debbie Baylor P.T., M.Ed.

Debbie has worked with children of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings during her 35 years of physical therapy practice. Her experience includes inpatient hospital and neonatal units, early childhood intervention services, public school special education systems, private outpatient practices, and family advocacy in special education. She has been a part-time faculty member in the Texas State University Physical Therapy Department since 2000. With a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin she is passionate about the importance of all areas of development in relationship to growth and learning. As a parent who interfaced with systems supporting children with special needs, she embraces a family-centered model which acknowledges the uniqueness of the individual family and the importance of empowering parents to meet the needs of their child.

 

Mary Elizabeth Parker, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS

Dr. Parker is a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Texas State University. She has practiced physical therapy for over 20 years and specializes in individuals with undiagnosed and rare disorders. She is a board certified clinical specialist in both neurologic and pediatric physical therapy which is unique in the profession. Dr. Parker notes as a disclaimer that she is a contract physical therapist for two local practices, Growing Places Therapy Services, LLC, and Creative Therapy Solutions, LLC. She also serves on the Board of Directors at U.R. Our Hope as their Medical Liaison.

 

 

The Process:

 

  1. Contact us at bobcatbabies@txstate.edu and request a call to schedule the assessment; or you may call us at 512 716-2994 and leave a voicemail message (note we staff this office 2 days a week).

  2. Provide a prescription/physician order which can be sent to us from a pediatrician or other physician familiar with your child. These can be mailed or faxed to us (note information at the top of this flyer).

  3. At the assessment we will look at all domains of development, and provide a list of resources that are applicable to your child. We will follow up with a written report to you and the prescribing physician.

     

Note there is no cost for this comprehensive developmental assessment, and we will be referring you to local home based and clinic therapy providers. Once the Department of Communication Disorders opens their clinic onsite there may be some opportunities for speech language services.