Meet The Staff
Jennifer Donlon, M.A., CCC-SLP has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist for over 17 years. Prior to joining Monkey Mouths, she worked in both public schools, and the private sector. Jennifer gained public school experience in the Houston area working with preschool, elementary, and middle school students. There she served on the district’s multidisciplinary assistive technology team, and serviced children with various speech, language, and learning disabilities. In the private sector, Jennifer became certified in Interactive Metronome, and has worked with children with various communication disorders including apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, central auditory processing disorder, and feeding issues. The extended training Jennifer received from Athena Oden, P.T. of Ready Bodies Learning Minds, enhances her skills at recognizing the role of sensory integration in learning. She also has completed training with TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy as well as Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP for feeding therapy. She has trained with Nancy Kaufman M.S., CCC-SLP/Tamera Kasper M.S., CCC-SLP/BCBA in working with children with apraxia and autism. In addition, she is certified in PROMPT and Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD). Jennifer is trained in the administration of The Listening Program and in Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner. Jennifer is married and has 2 children. In her spare time, she loves to read, create arts and crafts projects, and exercise.
Shelley Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 5 years. She began her career as speech language pathologist assistant working in a private practice setting with pediatric patients as well as adults within the Denton County MHMR system. Shelley transferred to skilled nursing facilities, then Children's Health Home Care. Shelley has received training in Sound Card System, Vital Stim by Ciao, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention by Debra Beckman, Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: The Essentials by Catherine Shaker, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: A Medical, Motor, and Behavioral Approach by Kristi Brackett, Dysphagia in Older Adults by ASHA, A Multidimensional Approach: Assessment and Treatment of Stuttering by National Stuttering Association, and Treatment Tools for Pediatric Tracheostomy: An Interactive Workshop by Passy Muir. Shelley believes in being a life long learner and loves completing continuing education courses. She also believes successful speech and language therapy includes effective collaboration among the SLP, the family, and all other service professionals. Outside of being an SLP, Shelley enjoys crafting and spending time with her husband, Bryse, as well as her nieces and nephews.
Kristi Erhart Rollins M.A., CCC-SLP has been empowering families to help their children communicate for over 15 years. Before joining the Monkey Mouths team, Kristi worked for both Cook Children's Medical Center and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). Kristi has worked in conjunction with Erin Bernett for over 12 years in the development and use of the Sound Card System in the treatment of children with motor-planning disorders. In addition to SCS, Kristi has also been PROMPT trained and trained in the Kaufman Apraxia System. Kristi is experienced with using numerous oral-motor/feeding techniques such as Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP, Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP, and Catherine Shaker, M.S., CCC-SLP. Kristi has completed training as a myofascial therapist. Kristi has also completed training in the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She has combined this experience with her knowledge of language development and her education from Vincent Carbone PhD, ABA, Mark Sundburg PhD, BCBA, and Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA in controlling negative behaviors that many times accompany a language disorder to establish well-rounded, success based treatment plans for her patients. Kristi and her husband Mike have two children. She is a runner and enjoys cooking with help from Pinterest.
Lindsey Ethington, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in January 2016, where she completed her Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of Megan Sordini and Patricia Gurinsky. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University, as well as a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Lindsey is trained in the Sound Card System, PROMPT Therapy, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System, Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, and CPR. She has also pursued training in feeding dynamics with Ellyn Satter and Neuro Dynamic Therapies with Patsy Tate.
Lindsey loves connecting with the families she serves and believes that effective communication is power- with it comes increased self esteem and improved quality of life for the whole family. In her spare time, she enjoys staying organized, being creative, and cheering for the TCU horned frogs.
"Tyron began showing signs of frustration when people didn't understand him. I wanted to give him the best possible chance as he got ready to start school. Ms. Lindsey has done that for him. He... more