Brittney Goodman Pettis


Cypress, Texas

Brittney Goodman Pettis | Cypress, Texas | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

Howard University—Masters Program, Prairie View A&M University—Ph.D

Therapeutic Focus

School; Pediatric research; Cultural linguistic diversity

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • Two time ACE award recipient from ASHA
  • Participated in articles written by the CLD committee for the Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association from 2012–2016

Favorite Quote

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.” —Dorothy Height

Brittney Goodman Pettis


Cypress, Texas

“It was always my dream to make a difference in this world, and communication impacts everyone in all cultures.”


Brittney Goodman Pettis Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist for Houston I.S.D. in Houston, Texas. Brittney’s experience includes working in public schools, Charter schools, schools in Ghana, Africa, schools in Belize, and home health rehabilitation services in pediatrics. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of receptive language, expressive language, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor functioning, voice, fluency, dysphagia, cleft-palate and pragmatic language disorders in toddlers, preschool and school-aged children. She has experience with individual and group therapy, augmentative communication (including pictures and device based communication), social stories, play-based therapy, LINC (language intervention in the classroom setting), and the Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Approach. Brittney is PROMPT trained. Brittney has experience working with children with developmental delays, various syndromes and autism.

Brittney currently serves as a clinical educator at the University of Houston, where she supervises and mentors graduate students in the University Clinic. Brittney is also a two time ACE Award recipient of ASHA. She is past Co-Chair for the Cultural Linguistic Diversity Committee for the Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is in the process of starting the first affiliate of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing in the state of Texas.

Brittney Goodman Pettis graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to attend graduate school specializing in multiculturalism while attending Howard University. She graduated from Howard University with a Master of Science in Communication Science Disorders. She graduated from Prairie View A&M university with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M, her research topic examined the teachers’ level of efficacy in diverse classrooms and the impact on referring culturally and linguistically diverse students to special education programs.