Meet The Staff

  • Randa Avance, M. S. CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Green Oaks/Southlake
  • I’m Randa Avance, M.S., CCC-SLP, I joined Monkey Mouths in 2012 and I am a Speech Pathology graduate from Texas Women’s University as well as a certified teacher (EC-12).  I have 11 years of experience in pediatric hospitals, private practice and schools.  My hobbies include playing with my boys, music and church.

    As a SLP with over 14 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Sound Card System
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
    • NDT Techniques
    • PROMPT/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Vital Stim
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
    • Myofacial Release for dysphagia and voice 
    • Sign Language
    • Preschool Fluency Training by Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    • Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices
    • DIR Floortime

     

  • Natasha Boylan, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell
  • I’m Natasha Boylan, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2017 where I completed my Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Karen Pieters and Erin Bernett.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin and I earned my masters in Speech Pathology from Texas Woman’s University.  I felt a career in speech-language pathology would provide a way to make a greater impact on the lives of children with disabilities and their families, which is why I pursued a master’s degree.  

    Prior to Monkey Mouths I worked as a special education teacher for 6 years in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD for children with moderate to severe disabilities. In my free time I enjoy yoga, cooking, traveling and spending time with my husband and daughter. Hook ‘em Horns!

    As an SLP with over 2 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Sound Card System
    • PROMPT Therapy
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • Simon Says:  Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
    • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
    • DIR Floortime
  • Marisol Cuencas, OTR
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Coppell/Southlake  
  • I’m Marisol Cuencas, OTR/L and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 as a recent graduate of Texas Woman’s University.  I have prior experience as a preschool teacher and in a pediatric hospital setting.   As a therapist, I strive to empower people and help them live as fully as possible.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, running, cooking, family time and playing with my energetic cat.

    As an OT with almost 2 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Handwriting Without Tears
    • Brain Gym
  • Danielle Darragh, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Fort Worth
  • I’m Dani Darragh, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2019 as a Speech Pathology graduate from the University of North Texas.  Prior to Monkey Mouths I spent 2 years in home health.

     As a speech therapist, I hope to help every child empower themselves to find the words within and to empower every parent to join their child in this goal. There is nothing quite as powerful as speaking and being heard.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, camping, travelling, singing and drinking coffee.

    As an SLP with over 2 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Sound Card System
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • BART Infant Massage
    • Pathways Parent Training Program

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