Dr. Wickesberg is an audiologist and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Oklahoma State University, her Master's of Science in Audiology from the University of North Texas and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Wickesberg currently serves as the Director of Audiology at The Center for Hearing and Speech. As one of only 56 audiologists certified in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, Dr. Wickesberg continues to specialize in both fields with a pediatric population. In addition to her clinical work, she conducts research with a cochlear implant focus, shares her clinical expertise nationally, and trains fourth-year Au.D. externs, as well as mentors other aspiring listening and spoken language professionals.
Dr. Wickesberg is one of 14 Core Faculty on the LoneStar LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program, funded through a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is the first program of its kind in Texas and one of only 43 LEND programs located at universities or major children’s hospitals across the United States. Its mission is to prepare future leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities (ASD/ND), increase the rate of accurate diagnosis of ASD/NDs in Texas, empower families to be an active participant in their child’s treatment plan and improve ASD/ND service delivery and systems.
She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for the University of Houston’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Houston’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.