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Valley Speech Language & Learning Center serves communities, teachers, and students as a resource for successful academic language and literacy achievement.


Valley Speech Language and Learning Center was established in 1993 by Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan.

Upcoming Events
Houston ISD

Houston ISD

June 17-18, 2024


Region 13

Region 13

May 2-3, 2024




We provide speech, language, and academic evaluations and therapy.   Please call our offices to schedule an appointment. 


FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS:  We provide Spanish literacy and English transition programs for schools.  Please contact us for professional development opportunities and for more information about our programs. 


Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan can share her knowledge with your district on how these     biliteracy programs can be implemented successfully in your area. If you are interested in a consultation for curriculum design and want guidance on how to structure your bilingual programs please contact us. 


FOR TEACHERS: If you are interested in implementing one of our programs please feel free to browse our online store and contact us if you have any questions.  If you would like to attend a professional development training, please take a look at our Presentation calendar and contact us to inquire about availability. 



Literacy Foundations for English Learners


Brookes Publishing highly recommends

its bestselling book

Literacy Foundations for English Learners:  A Comprehensive Guide to Evidence-Based Instruction

by Dr. Elsa-Cardenas-Hagan.

Several states are now organizing book studies to ensure that educators are prepared to teach literacy to English learners.  

Be sure to read this resource for an understanding of how to teach language and literacy skills to English Learners.
Online Faculty Materials are provided for each chapter with a sample syllabus on  how to use this book in a course for teaching reading.


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Esperanza Extended Reading and Written Language Course 

 Online Training 

When:  May 20-21, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST 

Cost: $300.00 per participant

Registration Close Date: 5/13/24


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Esperanza + Lenguaje y Lectura 

 Virtual Training 

When:  June 6-7, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST 

Cost: $300.00 per participant

Registration Close Date: 5/30/24


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Virtual Training 

When:  June 13-14, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST 

Cost: $300.00 per participant

Registration Close Date: 6/6/24


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