Welcome to Monkey Mouths!

Speech Therapy/Occupational Therapy Feeding Therapy/Counseling

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 four clinics in Hurst, Fort Worth, Southlake 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!



ARTICULATION DISORDERS: Difficulty producing specific sounds, trouble being understood, fast talker


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


LANGUAGE DISORDERS: Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Augmentative Communication with low-tech and high-tech systems

MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY (ALL LOCATIONS 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


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.





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.




(Ages 10 and older; Hurst only)  Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Parenting Support, Relationship Issuues, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma





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