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.
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.
Alex J. loves having a good time at speech. Whether he’s movin’ or shakin’, there’s always a reason for a good PECS exchange!