Rachel Israelson was a contract speech therapist at Meridian starting in September 2018, and she joined the Meridian team full-time in August 2020. Rachel has practiced pediatric speech therapy in clinics, homes and schools within Austin and the surrounding areas since 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (2007) and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2011) from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University (2012). She is licensed to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Texas and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rachel is very excited to work with Meridian students, faculty and families to help facilitate communication and provide a voice for those in need!