Christina Pearson, Feeding Therapy Program Leader
Christina Pearson is the Feeding Therapy Program Leader. She has over 13 years of experience working as a licensed speech language pathologist with children of all ages. Areas of her practice include articulation, phonology, language, and feeding disorders. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Christina has extensive experience working with medically fragile children and the birth through three population. Christina has training in PROMPT and Beckman Oral Motor. She has experience with Assistive Technology.
Ann Dalton, M.A., CCC-SLP, LMNOP Program Leader
Ann Dalton is our (Language Music N’ Our Peeps) also known as LMNOP Program Leader. Ann is a licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologist. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2013. Her undergraduate degree was completed at The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with high honors. Ann is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Houston Association for Communication Disorders (HACD).
Ann has experience with pediatric and adult populations across a verity of clinical settings. Ann currently works with children at RiverKids Pediatric Home Health. Ann’s clinical experience includes work at Bayshore Medial Center, Texas Children’s Specialty Center Cy-Fair, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), and The University of Houston Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. Ann has performed diagnosis and treatment in the areas of receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, articulation, cognitive disorders, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and pediatric and adult swallowing.
Eryn Housinger, Crawlers and Walkers Program Leader
Eryn Housinger is our Program Leader for Crawlers and Walkers. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 from TWU in Houston and has always had a passion for service and assisting in her community. She has worked in pediatrics in a variety of settings and currently is a rehab services team member at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. She has worked with many amazing children with Down Syndrome who have taught her patience, gratitude, and determination. But above all these children have shared their big hearts and open arms with her! She is married to a wonderfully supportive husband and is the mother of a high spirited and sunshine loving daughter, who also loves to volunteer at GiGi’s. She is so excited to be a program lead member as Gigi’s Playhouse Houston grows and cannot wait to get all the hugs!
Veronica Butler, Music Therapy Program Leader
Veronica Butler is our Music Therapy Program Leader. Veronica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and Master’s degree in Education K-12, Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, Veronica is licensed in several other therapeutic modalities and is a Fellow of the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapists (NMT). Over the years Veronica has presented on and worked with a variety of populations and age groups in and around the Houston area. She is currently on several different boards and holds memberships in advocacy groups to help educate and promote music therapy awareness locally, regionally and nationally. Veronica has been the Music Therapist at The Rise School of Houston since 2000 and is the clinical training director for the AMTA internship at Rise. She co-founded The Music Therapy Center of Houston in 2008 to help educate and advocate for music therapy in the Houston and surrounding areas. Veronica helps at both the Sugar land and Houston GiGi’s Playhouse locations and loves being part of the GiGi’s family.
Elizabeth Salinas, GiGi's Kitchen
Elizabeth Salinas is a nutrition educator and trained chef. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University. Realizing she loved the wellness and food aspects of dietetics, she attended culinary school at the Culinary Institute LeNotre to learn proper cooking techniques and translate them to healthy cooking. She has worked as a wellness coordinator, executive chef and private chef. Elizabeth and her husband Alex spent the last few years living abroad and expanding their family. They have two girls, Lily and Rosaleigh. Rosaleigh has Down syndrome and has been the sunshine in the Salinas family since birth. Elizabeth is excited to share her skills and knowledge with GiGi’s Playhouse and looks forward to working within the community!