Welcome to Monkey Mouths!
Speech Therapy/Occupational Therapy Feeding Therapy
My desire in establishing Monkey Mouths in 2004 was to provide families with a unique option for their child’s speech. occupational and feeding therapy needs. Our clinic is founded on the principle that all children are different and require a thoughtful, parent-driven therapy plan. When a family chooses to use Monkey Mouths, they will enter a partnership with an experienced, well-trained therapist who gets to 'know' their child in order to meet their therapy needs in a fun and energetic environment.
Although our clinic has grown from two therapists working out of my home office to three clinics in Hurst, Fort Worth and Coppell, our promise to provide quality-driven therapy services has not waivered. We continue to treat each child as the unique gift that they are to us and to their families that entrust us with their care.
– Erin Bernett M.S., CCC-SLP/Monkey Mouths Director
P.S. And how we got the name.....Monkey Mouths was named after the monkey that my son Carter came home with from the hospital twelve years ago. I love my little monkey and all the others that run around our clinics having fun while working hard at speech and feeding therapy!
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
ARTICULATION DISORDERS: Difficulty producing specific sounds, trouble being understood, fast talker
BILINGUAL THERAPY IN SPANISH (COPPELL AND HURST)
CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH: Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste, and difficulty with the sense of body awareness.
FEEDING DISORDERS: Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia, Sensory-Motor Feeding Issues, Picky Eaters/Limited Diet, Oral-Myofunctional Therapy, difficulty with breast or bottle feeding, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
HEARING IMPAIRMENT: Auditory Verbal Therapy (Ft Worth), Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Sign Language
FLUENCY DISORDERS (Stuttering)
LANGUAGE DISORDERS: Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Augmentative Communication with low-tech and high-tech systems
MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY (COPPELL, HURST AND FT WORTH for ADULTS AND PEDIATRICS): In conjunction with the medical team for obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, ankyloglossia, tongue thrust and tempomandibular joint disorder, tethered oral tissue pre and post exercises
PRAGMATIC/SOCIAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS
VOICE DISORDERS (ADULTS and PEDIATRICS IN FT WORTH AND HURST PEDIATRICS IN COPPELL): Velo-Pharyngeal Incompetence, Hypo/Hyper Nasality, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal Nodules, Continuous Cough
MONKEY U (FT. WORTH ONLY): Our goals is to provide a preschool program rich in functional communication, exploration, and participation with peers in a creative therapy guided environment.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
SELF-CARE SKILLS: Difficulty with feeding, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDERS: Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste, and difficulty with the sense of body awareness.
FINE MOTOR SKILL CHALLENGES: Difficulty with writing skills, buttons/snaps, use of utensils & scissors, and grasping or picking up small objects.
PROBLEMS WITH MOTOR COORDINATION/APRAXIA: May have difficulty getting the body to "do" what the brain tells it. May be awkward, seemingly careless, accident-prone, or “clumsy.” May have difficulties with activities such as standing on one foot, 2 handed activities, or sitting to tie shoelaces. May be hesitant or nervous to try new tasks or activities.
VISUAL PERCEPTUAL/VISUAL MOTOR DYSFUNCTION: Difficulty coordinating their eyes and hands to work together to draw and write. Children may have difficulty with daily tasks like copying shapes, tracing, handwriting, coloring, lining up math problems and catching a ball.