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Our Approach

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with families to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. West Side Speech Academy believes that effective communication is fundamental to all aspects of human functioning.

Our Story

West Side Speech Academy has over 30 years of experience with providing support and family services in the areas of Speech Language Pathology. We are skilled and knowledgeable. Our focus is on identification and treatment of individuals of all ages. Our services are family centered and culturally and linguistically responsive. Services are comprehensive; coordinated and team based. All services are based on the highest quality evidence that is available.

Meet the Team

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Robin Billmaier MA,CCC-SLP

Robin is the owner of West Side Speech Academy, LLC.  Robin has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1996. Her clinical experience includes: Pediatric, School based, Home Health, Skilled Nursing and Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics. She works with both children and adults. Robin’s areas of expertise include: Articulation, Language Disorders,Voice, Fluency, Cognition, Dysphagia/Feeding, The SOS Feeding Program and Stroke Rehabilitation. Robin holds
a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has served as a board member of the New Mexico Chapter. She received the Honors of the Association for her work with the New Mexico Speech Language Hearing Association. Robin is enthusiastic, committed and sensitive to the needs of her clients and their families. She regularly attends continuing education to provide the most current approaches and serves as a facilitator to community providers.

Lindsey Newman MS, SLP-CF

Lindsey recently graduated Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, OR with her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in June of 2019. Her clinical experiences include: Early Intervention, Pediatric Outpatient, Fluency, Voice, Cognitive Rehabilitation, AAC, and Preschool to School-Age children. She has worked with both children and adults with a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds. Lindsey's areas of expertise include: Speech Sound Disorders, Language Disorders, Voice, Fluency, Cognition, Dysphagia/Feeding, Telepractice, Bilingualism, and Transgender Voice Therapy. Lindsey is a Clinical Fellow through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is a member of the New Mexico chapter. She has presented grant-funded research at the OSHA convention (the Oregon chapter of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association), has served as a clinician/lab assistant for the PSU Stuttering Lab and Gender Communication Lab, and was the recipient of the Sandy Jo Edlefsen Scholarship and the PSU Graduate-Research Travel Scholarship. Lindsey is thrilled to be living in Albuquerque, NM and looks forward to her new clinician position at Westside Speech Academy!

Therese Lopez, MA,CCC-SLP

Therese is a Speech Language Pathologist with West Side Speech Academy, LLC and at Rio Rancho Schools.  She is a native of NM and graduated with her Masters degree from New Mexico State University. Therese holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language & Hearing Association the New Mexico Speech Language & Hearing Association, She has worked with adults, school age, and pediatrics. Her clinical experience includes working in long term care, public schools, outpatient setting, and rehab settings. Therese is an advocate for children and adults. Areas of expertise include Speech Sound Disorders, Language Disorders, Feeding/Swallowing Deficits, AAC, Voice and supervision. She is able to implement individual treatment plans based on skilled evaluations. She actively participates in continuing education courses.

Amber Jones

Amber is the Business Coordinator for West Side Speech Academy, LLC. She has 20 years of experience in Sales, Bookkeeping, Clerical, Organization, and Documentation of Records.  Amber’s strengths include outstanding Customer Service; this includes working with family schedules so that clinical needs are met. Amber volunteers throughout the community on a weekly basis. She keeps up to date on technical applications and has a strong background in computer operations. Amber goes the extra mile for clients and clinicians at West Side Speech Academy, LLC.