Meet The Staff
Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths, LLC in August 2012 as a speech pathology graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas. Upon employment with Monkey Mouths, Mary obtained her PROMPT certification and was trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing System through Lindamood Bell, Sound Card System, Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System, Lori Overland Feeding Therapy, and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. She uses American Sign Language (ASL) and some Spanish to supplement therapy sessions as needed. Mary is a classically trained soprano and pianist and treats a variety of voice disorders including Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), vocal nodules, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. She pursued clinical voice training with Dr. Shaheen N. Awan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Janis Deane, M.Ed, CCC-SLP and attended the UT Southwestern Otolaryngology Department’s Singer’s Symposium. Her most recent performance was Beethoven’s 9th Symphony "Ode to Joy" at Bass Performance Hall with the TCU Concert Chorale and Orchestra. Mary treats a variety of feeding disorders and has pursued feeding training in Infant Feeding at Cook Children’s Hospital, is certified in the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program, Pediatric MBS: The Clear Picture, and Adult/Pediatric VitalStim Therapy. She was clinically trained in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) by Susan E. Langmore, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BRS-S at Boston Medical Center. Mary led the Monkey Mouths team in becoming the first pediatric private practice to utilize FEES in Texas. Mary performs FEES studies and voice evaluations for velopharyngeal incompetency via nasoendoscopy in the Fort Worth clinic. Mary enjoys volunteering, traveling, and supporting local organizations with her husband and daughter.
Natalie Alvarez, OTR joined the Monkey Mouths team in 2018. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2014. Before joining Monkey Mouths, Natalie worked in pediatric outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings with a wide range of diagnoses including Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Turner Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Arthrogryposis, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Visual Motor Delays. Natalie grew up as the sibling of a brother with Down Syndrome and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, which inspired her to pursue a career working with children as an occupational therapist. Her initial position as a pediatric occupational therapist at Shriner’s Hospital for Children further developed her skills and prepared her to provide evidence-based treatment with a focus on function and meeting the needs of the child and family. With a love for reading and learning, Natalie is always pursuing further education and knowledge to offer the best treatment possible with the greatest results in a fun, child-centered manner. When she is not providing therapy, you will find Natalie spending time playing with her little one, cooking with her husband, or meeting up with friends and family.
Natasha Boylan, M.S., CF-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in 2017 as a speech pathology graduate from Texas Woman’s University. She is completing her Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Karen Pieters and Erin Bernett. Natasha holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as a special education teacher for 6 years in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD for children with moderate to severe disabilities. Natasha felt a career in speech-language pathology would provide a way in which to make a greater impact in the lives of children with disabilities and their families and is the reason she pursued a master’s degree. Upon employment at Monkey Mouths, Natasha received training in the Sound Card System, PROMPT Therapy, Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, and Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System. In her free time she enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, Chris. Hook ‘em Horns!