Val Hannigan


Amarillo, Texas

4.93 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hello! I'm Val. I am a graduate of Texas Tech University and began practicing in 1996. Prior to that, I worked as a speech-language pathologist assistant for 2 years. After graduation, I moved to the Metro Detroit area of Michigan, where I completed my fellowship year at a hospital, moving on to private practice and long-term care facilities. It was during this time that I found my love for medically complex children, infant feeding/swallowing, and post-stroke rehabilitation in adults. I then worked with both adults and children for 12 years in my own private practice before moving back to Texas. I have since added oral facial myology, neurodiversity, and sensory integrative principles into my daily work. My therapy style is relaxed, infused with humor, and focused on education and treatment to empower clients and caregivers to advocate for and strive toward independent communication in all environments.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice


New Mexico







North Carolina

languages spoken


Education and training

B.S. - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

M.S. - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Aural Rehabilitation

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip


Early Language Development

Executive Functioning



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Dysphagia/Sensory Feeding

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Tongue Thrust

Traumatic Brain Injury


Other interests

When not working, I can be found out and about at area lakes camping with my fiance and wonderful dogs, traveling, or at home catching up on gardening, crafting, and soaking up all the new movies.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

C.J./Oct 17, 2024

E.N./Oct 18, 2023

(My son) is always excited to see Mrs Val each week. His speech has progressed significantly over the course of his sessions. I enjoy seeing the relationship he’s building with his therapist and hearing him talk more and more.

E.N./Oct 18, 2023

The visit was very informative and we covered a lot. And at the same time, I didn’t feel rushed or as if it was information overload. Also having a name for what is going on with my speech and a plan to correct is, is so much more freeing than I ever expected it to be.

T.P./Oct 17, 2023

Val is always informative, interactive and answers all questions or concerns

C.C./Sep 27, 2023

The intake process was smooth and our teacher Val was amazing. (My son) really looked forward to his lessons and loved playing the games. He learned quickly and was sad when he graduated because he loved his “zoom speech lessons”.

F.W./Sep 15, 2023

Val was very helpful and encouraging.

A.S./Aug 31, 2023

Val was great on the phone and explained everything well.

J.A./Aug 29, 2023

Therapist was awesome! We really feel that she was able to hone precisely on what is needed.

C.S./Aug 27, 2023

F.G./Aug 18, 2023

Comprehensive analysis of son's needs

V.A./Aug 17, 2023

Val is always very informative and reassuring when it comes to answering questions and assisting us as [child's] parents with his weekly speech updates

G.C./Aug 1, 2023

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