I’m Deborah Mode M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Director in our Coppell location and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 as a bilingual speech-language pathologist. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University in Worcester, MA and a Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Elms College in Chicopee, MA. I’m certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Texas and Massachusetts as a speech-language pathologist.
I started my career working in the Massachusetts public school system for approximately 7 years prior to expanding my skills in Early Intervention and hospital settings. I then owned my private practice for 9 years before moving to Texas. In my years of experience, I have had the opportunity to work with children with childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, articulation disorders, language disorders, and hearing impairment. Being bilingual in Spanish and English has helped establish an appreciation for other languages and cultures. I have dedicated the majority of my career to enhancing my skills to better serve children with autism and increase my abilities and knowledge by attending conferences, workshops and trainings that address communication disorders in order to provide quality care for my patients.
As a SLP for over 20 years, I have training and specialization in the following:
- Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
- Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell
- Verbal Behavior with Vincent Carbone, BCBA, PhD
- Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)
- Orton-Gillingham reading instruction
- PROMPT Therapy
- Sound Card System
- Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Simon Says: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)