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Marc D. Nez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Director & Founder

Marc is the owner and primary speech-language pathologist of Laryngenesis Speech Therapy, LLC. He earned his bachelors in communication sciences at the University of New Mexico. Marc received his Master of Sciences degree with the highest honors in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern New Mexico University. Marc holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the national American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice through New Mexico's Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  

 

Marc has experience working in a variety of settings including the public school system, an outpatient adult and pediatric medical hospital, and an inpatient hospital setting. He has treated individuals with needs in receptive and expressive language, alternative communication (AAC), fluency, swallowing, feeding, social skills, pragmatic language, voice, and articulation. Marc has worked with children with a variety of developmental and medical diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing and Vision impairments, developmental delays in speech and language, stuttering, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment, as well as many others. ​

Marc is a feeding specialist, with training in the SOS approach (Sequential Oral Sensory), as well as extensive experience with swallow dysfunction and oromyofunctional disorders. 

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Lindsay Bounds

Office Manager

 

Lindsay is the office manager for Laryngenesis Speech Therapy, LLC and handles our day to day operations including new client intake, billing, scheduling, and client satisfaction. Lindsay lives in Albuquerque with her husband of 14 years and her four children. She spends her free time watching her kids play endless games of soccer and basketball, walking her dog, and exploring the southwest on weekend road trips (usually for soccer tournaments!). She enjoys trying new restaurants and going to estate sales and thrift stores on the weekends.

Jennifer Garrison, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics in 2008, followed by a research-intensive Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013. She is currently licensed to practice through New Mexico's Board of Regulation and Licensing Dept for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Her previous life was as a Military Intelligence soldier for the US Army, where she met her now husband of 21 years, and as a cognitive trainer. Her fascination for language, culture, healing, and connection has driven her practice since the beginning of her journey. Jennifer has almost a decade of direct experience with autistic clients, nonspeaking communicators, and school-based, home-based, and clinical service models.

 

Jennifer’s “speechie” interests include trauma-informed approaches to therapy, family coaching, learning about and advocating for neurodivergent voices, and the latest brain science. In the “outside world,” she loves learning new things and continuing to challenge herself to grow as a human being (currently on the menu: meditation, genealogy, and martial arts). She currently moonlights as a mom of 4 and homeschool teacher, which has taught her everything about life, including neurodiversity, authenticity, and a presumption of competence.

 

Her promise to her clients and their families is to always see, honor, and hear them for who they are and to be their biggest fan in their respective therapy journeys.

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Courtney Krueger, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Courtney is a speech-language pathologist assistant who graduated in the spring of 2019 from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s in communication in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Courtney is a licensed and ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for the state of New Mexico. She is attending the University of New Mexico for her master’s in science in Speech-Language Pathology. Courtney is currently working on her Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) certification to specialize and with children with Autism and her certificate for LSVT LOUD and BIG specializing in treatments for Parkinson Disease and other neurological conditions. Courtney believes everyone deserves a voice and to be heard. She is passionate about and dedicated to serving those who struggle to communicate.

Victoria Davis, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

 

Victoria is a speech-language pathologist assistant who completed a Bachelor's degree at Florida Atlantic University in Linguistics, while minoring in Spanish. She is currently in the final year of her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of New Mexico. Victoria is a licensed and ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for the state of New Mexico

 

During graduate school Victoria has gained clinical experience working with adults with ASD in improving executive functioning skills, social aspects of communication, receptive and expressive language skills. She has also gained experience working with adult fluency, children ranging from preschool to school age providing expressive, receptive and pragmatic language intervention and articulation in English and Spanish. Victoria's approach to therapy is client-centered, individualized and fun.

 

Victoria was born in Brazil and moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Victoria loves being near the water and in her free time she enjoys paddle boarding and kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her cat, Night Fury and weight lifting.

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Gretel Machado, M.S., CCC-CF

Speech-Language Pathologist - Clinical Fellow

 

Gretel is a speech-language pathologist clinical fellow who received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in Psychology, minoring in Child Education and Child Development. She then went on to pursue a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the national American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice through New Mexico's Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  

 

While in graduate school, Ms. Gretel gained experience working with children in inclusive classrooms, some with ABA therapy, and did multiple rotations in schools and other private practices who worked with children birth to 18. Gretel’s approach to therapy is very child-center and play-based, being able to adapt and be flexible while also maintaining some form of structure.

Gretel loves spending time with her long-time boyfriend, son Mateo (6), and their two puppies, Nala and Lilo. During her free time, Gretel loves to go dancing, reading, and since she and her family are originally from Arizona, they love to go and explore everything Albuquerque.

Cara Heckler, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Cara is a licensed occupational therapist and is certified through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is licensed to practice through New Mexico's Board of Registration for Occupational Therapy. She received her masters from the University of New Mexico in 2017. Cara has been working in pediatrics, outpatient, and early intervention. She has two young boys and two mischievous dogs at home. She enjoys hiking, music, art, and movies when I'm not playing and being a mom.

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Tura "Beth" Hayes, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Beth is a certified occupational therapy assistant and is certified through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is licensed to practice through New Mexico's Board of Registration for Occupational Therapy. Beth has experience with children as a music teacher and uses a calm approach to emphasize self regulation and emotional awareness.

OPENING HOURS
OUR LOCATION
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Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Additional evening/weekend hours available upon request

4141 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

PHONE: 505-459-0888

FAX: 505-421-7709

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