Brendan O’Connor Webster, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRSCL founded the Center for Speech and Language Disorders in 1982. Although Mrs. Webster has been recognized by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) as a Specialist in Child Language, she remains dedicated to working also with adults with speech, language, and voice problems. Accented communication remains an interest as well. She holds ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence, and has twice received ASHA’s Continuing Education Award. Mrs. Webster has been trained in PROMPT therapeutic methods for individuals with motor speech and articulation disorders, has taken multiple trainings in the SCERTS Model for children with Autism, and is certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment method for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Mrs. Webster received her license to practice speech pathology from the State of California Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board. She lives in Menlo Park and has three grown children.
Alex Webster Guiney, M.A. has a master’s degree in special education and has worked with teachers and students of all ages. The daughter of Board President, Brendan O’Connor Webster, she first worked Yikes Tikes! as an aide in 2003. Since then, she has worked in New York City public schools as a high school special educator, leading teacher teams, working with parents, and specializing in general education classroom integration for children with special needs. Alex served as the Yikes Tikes! Program Director from 2012 to 2015. At present, she works as a special education specialist at a high school for the Oakland Unified School District. Alex lives in Oakland with her husband and their two young children.
Hillarie Cox, M.A. is a first grade teacher at Bracher Elementary School in Santa Clara. During her sixteen years at Bracher, Hillarie has taught first, second and third grades. Prior to teaching in California, Hillarie taught first grade for three years in Douglasville, Georgia. Hillarie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She received her master’s in educational administration from San Jose State University. Hillarie lives in San Jose and enjoys spending time with her family: husband, Warren Cox, daughter Kennedy and son Griffin. Kennedy and Griffin both attended Yikes Tikes! in San Jose, and Griffin received services at CSLOT from age 21 months to 3 years. In her spare time, Hillarie enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, and remodeling her home with her husband.