Meet The Staff
Kim Dillon, M.A., CCC-SLP has over 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. Before joining the Monkey Mouths team, she worked in public schools where she evaluated and treated children ages 3-18 years old with speech and language disorders, along with creating and monitoring Individualized Education Plans for each student. She also served on an interdisciplinary Autism assessment team evaluating and providing recommendations for students. In addition, she has extensive training in behavioral and communication strategies, specifically in Applied Behavior Analysis and holds a certificate of completion for Applied Behavioral Analysis from Trainer of Trainers instructed by Desiree Kesting-Noack, BS Ed., BCABA, Central Texas Autism Center. Kim is certified in PROMPT therapy, along with training in the Kaufman Apraxia System and the Sound Card System to treat patients with motor planning disorders and apraxia of speech. She also has training in Picture Exchange Communication System and Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP. Kim has a passion for giving children a means to communicate. She enjoys creating a plan that is meaningful and specific for each child using the different skills and knowledge she has received over the years. Kim and her husband, Levi, have 3 young boys. In her free time she enjoys exercising, reading, swimming, and spending time with family.
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.