Val Hannigan


Amarillo, Texas

4.89 / 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

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

A.T./Jul 3, 2023

I can't say enough good things about Val she is just wonderful! I've seen progress and have doubled if not tripled in some areas of my goals. Thank you for pairing her with me.

R.M./Jun 29, 2023

*Very informative *Very reassuring *Always implement homework *Engaged *Gives insight on all parent concerns *Listens

C.C./Jun 17, 2023

I was recently placed with a new therapist and was weary of the change as my previous therapist was wonderful. But in changing I was paired with an even better therapist. They made a perfect match for me, Val is great! She changed up my plan to fit me better and explained things very well. I would definitely recommend expressable to anyone and everyone. And again Val is wonderful.

R.M./May 24, 2023


F.G./May 10, 2023

Great service Great ideas Great learning opportunities for my son and parents Great attitude

C.C./Apr 21, 2023

Val is amazing and helped a lot in a short time. and She always accommodate with my schedule.

A.K./Apr 19, 2023

Valerie Hannigan made my son very comfortable, and that made it easier for my son to learn & do his best.

M.D./Apr 18, 2023

Val is a great therapist and very helpful and personable. (My child) really enjoyed the sessions. When (my child) would become frustrated, Val was very patient and understanding.

R.H./Nov 18, 2022

Val is very kind, offered some great ideas to integrate speech therapy with play. She also offered a lot of resources to look into.

M.C./Sep 14, 2022

Ms. Val is very nice with our son, she makes him feel comfortable and confident, also we were able to notice that her strategies were working on him. She really knows what he needs.

C.P./Jul 11, 2022

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