Healthcare Professionals We Trust

Here is a list of all the healthcare professionals that we trust and highly recommend.


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Dr. Carmen Baez-Franceschi

CEO and Owner of Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment


Dr. Carmen Báez-Fraceschi, MD, MBA, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment (WIN). She possesses over twenty (20) years as a Board Certified Pediatrician and maintains her medical licenses in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. She has spent over a decade specializing in the treatment of children and adolescence with neurodevelopment disorders which inspired the establishment of WIN.


Helping children, youth and adults to become physically and emotionally healthy people, working with a multidisciplinary team of experts integrating traditional medicine with innovative therapies that maximize results from a holistic approach.

  • Wellness Counseling
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Multisensory Therapies
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Executive Skills Training
  • Concierge/International Patients Programs
  • Socioemotional Development Therapies


  • Med Achievement Award The Legacy 2013
  • ACAM Mitochondria in Health and Disease: A Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment – Hollywood, FL, May 2013
  • 2012 Top Management Awards, Health, SME, San Juan, PR Nov 2012
  • Homeopathic Seminar on Metabolic Syndrome/ Autism, Prague, CZ Oct 2012
  • Autism Research Institute Clinical Seminar II New Jersey, April 2012
  • Integrated Listening System International Annual Conference Invited speaker, A DAN Doctor Approach Utilizing Biomedical Treatments and ILS (Case presentations) Denver, CO / 2011
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Advanced Undersea/ Hyperbaric Medical Team Training Key Largo, FL / 2010


Our 3,000 square-foot Therapy Center offering The Franceschi Method TM. Visit our location just west of Downtown Houston and enjoy free on-site parking.

5757 Woodway Drive
Suite 190 E
Houston, TX 77057


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Kristie Gatto



Kristie graduated from the University of Houston with a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders. For approximately the last 20 years, Kristie has had the pleasure of working in multiple facilities in various capacities. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to orofacial myology, pediatric (toddler/child) feeding aversion, apraxia, disorders related to cleft lip and palate, language disorders, aural rehabilitation, dysphasia, and pragmatic language disorders in infants, pre-school children, school-aged children, and adults. For the past fifteen years, Kristie has focused her clinical skills on treating patients of all ages with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, swallowing, and sleep related breathing disorders.


For the past fifteen years, Kristie has focused her clinical skills on treating patients of all ages with issues in:

  • feeding

  • dysphagia

  • deglutition

  • oral sensory aversion

  • orofacial myology

  • swallowing

  • sleep related breathing disorders


  • Kristie was the first Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) in the city of Houston.

  • She is the author of three books Understanding the Orofacial Complex: The Evolution of Dysfunction (Outskirts Press, 2016), Understanding the Orofacial Complex – Muscle Manual (Outskirts Press, 2014), and Sam the Super Chewer, Eats (Mindstir Media, 2016).

  • She is the owner and a treating clinician with The Speech and Language Connection in Houston, as well as

  • an instructor for the International Association of Orofacial Myology 

  • International Lecturer on Orofacial Myology and oral phase swallowing dysfunction.

  • She has been an invited lecturer at the University of Texas-Dental School, Houston Association of Pediatric Dentists, the American Academy of Pulmonary Medicine and Dentistry, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, The Breathe Institute, the American Academy of Private Practitioners in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Talk Tools, Motivations, Inc., and was the invited myofunctional representative on the first American Dental Association’s Children’s Airway Health Conference and Roundtable discussions.


  • She is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and the immediate Past President of the association, is a member at-large of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Private Practitioners in Speech Pathology and Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), is a member of the Texas Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (TSHA).


Kristie currently sees patients at both the Tanglewood and Cinco Ranch offices. 

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