Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP

I’m Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP.  I joined Monkey Mouths in 2015 as the Clinical Director of the Fort Worth clinic and have been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 12 years.  I attended TCU for undergrad and University of Northern Colorado for grad school.  Prior to Monkey Mouths I worked at Therapy 2000 home health agency, serving as a Team Manager II and supervising a team of speech therapists and mentoring other team managers.  In addition to management duties, I provided mentoring for therapists in feeding and hearing disorders in addition to serving my own patients.  I also worked at Arlington Memorial Hospital as the primary pediatric outpatient therapist with cross-training in adult acute care.  I collaborated with occupational therapists, case managers, physical therapists, referring pediatricians, specialty physicians, dieticians and social workers in both settings to provide the best services for each of the patients I served. 

I have provided patient/family training on Passy Muir Valve to produce voice and support safe swallowing for patients with a tracheostomy and/or ventilator dependence assisted in successful carryover of home programs.

I encourage interactive, positive therapy with patients that involves parents/family for meaningful experiences that can be carried into the home and community.In my spare time I love watching hockey, attending TCU football games, traveling, singing, and spending time with my husband David and my son.

As a SLP for over 12 years, I have training and specialization in the following:

Autism:

  • SCERTS model by Barry Prizant
  • The Hanen Program More Than Words

Apraxia/Articulation:

  • Kaufman Apraxia System
  • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
  • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
  • Sound Card System
  • Hodson Approach to Phonological Disorders

Language:

  • Tamara Kaspar Sign to Talk
  • The Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk

Augmentative Communication:

  • High Tech:  Dynavox/Mayer Johnson, Tobii, IPAD/My Talk/ProLoQuo2Go/CommLink 3G/PRC/LAMP/Tango
  • Low Tech:  Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)

Oral-Motor/Feeding:

  • Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
  • Advanced Vital Stim, MBSS (Jeri Logeman)
  • G-tube weaning and transitioning to oral feedings (Marsha Dunn Klein)
  • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
  • CAN-EAT
  • Special Populations in Feeding: Extreme Food Hyperselectivity
  • Frasier Water Protocol
  • Get Permission Approach to Feeding, Breathing, Digestion, and Swallowing in High Risk Infants
  • AOMT; Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow

Hearing Differences:

  • AVT techniques for hearing impairment (attended TCU Listening and Spoken Language Summer Institute)
  • Use of amplification (BAHA, FM systems)
  • Sign language
Position: 
Speech-Language Pathologist
Oral Myofunctional Therapist
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