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

Bellflower United 

May 10-11, 2021 

WELLS 2 Training


Progreso ISD

May 12-13, 2021 

Esperanza Training



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. 






Valley Speech hopes that you are keeping safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.  In order to support you  we have 11 weeks of Esperanza extension lessons, including Lenguaje y Lectura, to share with you and your students.

Lessons are available for download below to help provide additional resources for your students.

Wishing you good health,

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas Hagan




Lenguaje y Lectura 



Práctica de Escritura Session  

The seminar will address the key components of effective writing instruction for Spanish-speaking students.  Explicit instruction for writing narrative, expository, descriptive, compare and contrast, and persuasive paragraphs will be modeled and practiced.  

  • WHEN: April 26th, 2021

  • TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST 

  • Cost: $75.00

Click link below to fill out the registration form and send via email to valleyspeechllc@att.net.  

Esperanza Virtual Training 

The seminar will address the key components of effective literacy instruction for Spanish-Speaking students.  These components include alphabetic principle, early writing skills, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.  

  • WHEN: July 8-9, 2021

  • TIME: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CST 

  • Cost: $300.00

Click link below to fill out the registration form and send via email to valleyspeechllc@att.net.  


Featuring Dr. Cardenas Hagan's new book called Literacy Foundations for English Learners: A Comprehensive Guide to Evidence-Based Instruction.  

This course describes the research for teaching literacy to English learners. The National Literacy Panel Report of Language-Minority Children and Youth’s five components of literacy will be introduced along with the special considerations necessary for designing effective lessons. The implementation of evidence-based practices will be explored, and examples of effective language and literacy will be modeled. Checklists and rubrics for monitoring student progress will also be included in this course.

Sessions occur every Thursday starting January 14th - March 25th. Click here for more information on how to register.

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Valley Speech Language and Learning Center

535 Stovall Road, Brownsville, TX 78520

Tel: (956) 504-2200   Fax: (956) 504-2231

Email : valleyspeechllc@att.net


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