Meet The Staff

  • Tricia Jenson, OT
  • Lead Occupational Therapist
  • Coppell/Hurst
  • I’m Tricia Jenson, OT and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2017 as the Lead Occupational Therapist.  I graduated from Texas Woman’s University and prior to Monkey Mouths I worked as a pediatric Occupational Therapist in a home health setting for 19 years.  My years of experience working with children of all ages and diagnoses have made me a well-rounded therapist with an extensive knowledge base. I provide independent evaluation and treatment of my patients with varying diagnoses to include: Chromosome Disorders (Down Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome, Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome) Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Delays, Visual Motor Delays and Handwriting Dysfunction. I have a passion for working with children and have dedicated my years of being in this profession to helping children and families that have had a disruption in their life. You will be greeted with a fun and loving therapist that desires to see your child reach their greatest potential - I will settle for nothing less!

    As an OT for over 21 years, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Theramoves
    • Brain Gym
    • DIR Floortime
    • Handwriting without Tears
    • First Strokes
    • Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)
  • Emma Pate, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Southlake Clinical Director
  • I’m Emma Pate, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 as the Clinical Director of the Southlake office.  I earned my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Tech University.  Upon graduation, I moved to California where I worked in private practice and the public schools.  During my time there, I evaluated and treated children with childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, articulation disorders, language disorders, hearing impairments and dysphagia/feeding disorders. 

    As an SLP with over 8 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • The Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk
    • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
    • Sound Card System
    • PROMPT therapy
    • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Preschool Fluency Training by Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow

     

     

  • Randi Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Hurst Clinical Director
  • I’m Randi Thomas M.S., CCC-SLP, I joined Monkey Mouths in 2007 and I am the Clinical Director of the Hurst clinic.  I completed my undergraduate degree in communication disorders at Harding University and my master's degree in communication disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.  I began my career at Cook Children's Medical Center where I completed my Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Erin Bernett, M.S., CCC-SLP.

    My definition of successful treatment is to have the parents involved in therapy so that they feel empowered to work with their child in the home on a regular basis. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brandon, and our two children.

    As an SLP with over 15 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Carol Flexer, PhD 
    • Kaufman Apraxia System 
    • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Dynavox/Mayer Johnson/LAMP/Prentke Romich
    • Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
    • Marsha Dunn Klein Med, OTR
    • Catherine Shaker M.S., CCC-SLP
    • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
    • Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCB
    • Sound Card System
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
    • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/ Edith Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
  • Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Lead FEES Therapist/Fort Worth
  • I’m Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in August 2012.  I graduated from Baylor University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, then received my Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas.  I have over 7 years of clinical experience and have pursued additional specialization training in feeding and swallowing disorders. I led the Monkey Mouths team in becoming the first pediatric practice to utilize FEES in Texas. At the Fort Worth clinic, I serve as the lead FEES therapist to evaluate and treat a variety of pediatric speech and feeding disorders.

    I also provide continuing education to universities and professional organizations on a variety of topics regarding pediatric feeding disorders. I especially enjoy collaborating with patient families, colleagues, and medical professionals to provide the best individualized care for each patient.

    I am a classically trained soprano and pianist and feel speech pathology is a perfect combination of my love of medicine, voice, and working with children. My hobbies include traveling, volunteering, and spending time with my husband and two young children.

    As a SLP with over 7 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) by Susan E. Langmore, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
    • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital FEES Course
    • PROMPT Therapy
    • Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell
    • Sound Card System
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
    • Infant Feeding Training at Cook Children’s Hospital
    • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
    • Simon Says:  Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
    • Pediatric MBS: The Clear Picture
    • Adult/Pediatric VitalStim Therapy
    • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
    • Tongue Tips Program
    • VPD and Nasoendoscopy by Dianne Altuna, MS, CCC-SLP
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • UT Southwestern Singer’s Symposium

    I have presented the following continuing education courses to universities, medical professionals, and parent groups:

    • Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
    • Feeding Skills in Children with Down Syndrome
    • Instrumental Swallow Assessments: FEES vs MBSS
    • FEES Assessment and Specialized Therapy
    • Intermediate Feeding Course
    • Pediatric FEES and Nasoendoscopy
    • Pediatric Feeding
    • Tongue Thrust
    • Speech Pathology and Dentistry: A Collaborative Approach

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