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April Wood, CCC/SLP

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April Wood, CCC/SLP

April lives in Austin, TX, and is a UT graduate. She grew up in southern New Mexico and received her bachelor's degree in journalism before moving to Austin and making a change in professions. She has worked as a speech pathologist in hospital settings with both adults and children since 1992.

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  • Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Outpatient Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

My Passion for Healthcare

I didn't know much about speech therapy until I got a tour of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at UT Austin, and I was hooked. I enjoyed watching the student clinicians work with children with speech and language deficits, using play and toys and fun activities to improve their communication skills. It was also rewarding to watch the clinicians work with their adult clients to regain their speech after having had strokes or other medical issues. It's been very fulfilling to help children produce their first words, whether they are talking or using a communication device.

Services I Provide

  1. Hanen Program for Speech Delay
  2. Hanen Program for Children with Autism
  3. VitalStim Certification
  4. Speech and Language Disorders
  5. Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  6. Speech Production/Articulation Disorders
  7. MBS Studies

My Clinical Focus

I love working with toddlers who just need some help getting caught up with their speaking abilities. I also enjoy working with children on the autism spectrum, helping them interact and connect with other people by improving their communication and play skills. I've recently become certified in using VitalStim, (neuromuscular electrical stimulation) to help people with swallowing problems improve their ability to swallow safely, and I'm excited about using this new tool in my therapeutic toolbox to help my patients with swallowing issues.


  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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