Erin Bernett, M.S., CCC-SLP

I’m Erin Bernett, MS, CCC-SLP, and I founded Monkey Mouths because I wanted to do what I love in a people-centered environment that fosters growth throughout the therapy team in children, parents, therapists and families.  My incredible staff and I are honored to serve families in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, improving families’ lives through support and collaboration.

When I left my position in a pediatric hospital setting in 2003, I had a vision and a desire for big changes in my work life.  Monkey Mouths started as a small team of dedicated therapists and we strive to preserve our ‘families first’ culture as we grow and expand the scope of our pediatric care.  My “why” behind what I do has always been family and faith; together with my son Carter and my husband Matt.  We work with In My Image Ministry, a faith-based organization dedicated to special needs children and their families.  We also partner with Alas De Dios – a non profit 501 C (3) corporation formed to impact the lives of the poorest and most marginalized children in Nicaragua by caring for their physical, spiritual and educational needs.

As a therapist for over 20 years, I have training and specialization in the following:


Applied Verbal Behavior Analysis with Vincent Carbone PhD, BCBA

Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking 

Visualizing and Verbalizing/Seeing Stars/LIPS by Lindamood Bell

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Tamera Kasper Sign to Talk


Sound Card System:  Developer/Presenter

 PROMPT therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging

Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy

Kaufman Apraxia System

Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) with Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP


Pediatric Vital Stim

Langmore Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Myofascial Release Therapy

S.O.S. Feeding Therapy

Lori Overland Feeding Therapy

Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy

CAN-EAT Approach to feeding

Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT):

Coarsework through:  AOMT , IAOM, Simon Says

Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)

Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTS/Talk Tools


Presenter for Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)

UT Southwestern Singer’s Symposium







Speech-Language Pathologist
Oral Myofunctional Therapist
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I feel that the therapists are very child-centered, caring and great at working with kids.   Jeanne C.; mother to Jackson with Down syndrome

Alex J. loves having a good time at speech.  Whether he’s movin’ or shakin’, there’s always a reason for a good PECS exchange!

The therapists at Monkey Mouths continually educate themselves with the most current and relevant therapeutic techniques.  They relate to children of all abilities in a very personal and... more


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