Parent Articles by Sarah Thomas


Sarah Thomas is a master’s level speech language pathologist with over 15 years experience working with young children to help them meet their fullest potential. She loves to play games, sing songs, do crafts and act silly! Sarah provides individual speech language evaluations and therapy. Feel free to contact her about scheduling at 972-207-7209 or

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Michaela Hamaker

Texas Guide By Your Side Program Coordinator


Texas guide by your side™ (gbys) is a family support program that embodies the mission of hands & voices, which is to provide support in an unbiased manner to parents/guardians with children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth-21. Guide By Your Side (GBYS) does this through specially trained parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. These parents work as “Guides” directly with families who have just learned of their child’s hearing condition, or who have older children and are in need of the unique support that comes from someone else who has walked this path him/herself and can share from direct experience and wisdom. GBYS programs can also include an option for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guides (DHH Guides) who are deaf or hard of hearing adults and specially trained to provide support to families.