Val Hannigan


Amarillo, Texas

4.96 / 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

Val Hannigan is top notch! We love her and our son enjoys his time with her on each visit.

H.C./Jun 6, 2024

Valerie is so patient even when my son is being silly or not as cooperative as I’d like. She never seems annoyed or angry. Lots of praise and errorless teaching. Love Valerie!

C.J./Jun 4, 2024

A.K./Jun 4, 2024

I wish I could give Val the biggest hug! What a blessing!!

V.B./Apr 30, 2024

Val is very patient with (my daughter) realizing (my daughter) has some motor skills challenges.

A.S./Apr 29, 2024

It works for our family

W.S./Apr 19, 2024

Val was very informative and kind. She worked well with my 4.5 year old who was very excited to be on a zoom call and somewhat hard to keep focused.

D.L./Apr 17, 2024

Valerie is just awesome

V.V./Apr 16, 2024

Val works with [my son] closely and always has homework for us to continue implementing with him at home. He has been doing better since the start of working with Val and I cannot wait to see further improvements.

C.C./Apr 15, 2024

F.G./Apr 4, 2024

Valerie understands all of my speech issues and is very professional in meeting my needs to bring my speech ability to near normal. She is very kind and patient. I am very comfortable with her and thankful for her help.

S.L./Mar 14, 2024

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