Meet The Staff

  • Alicia Hindman, M.S., SLP-Intern
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Fort Worth/Hurst
  • Alicia Hindman, M.A.,SLP-Intern joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 as a speech pathology graduate from the University of Kansas.  Alicia is completing her Clinical Fellowship year under the supervision of Mary Brezik and Lindsey Hockel.  Alicia has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with use of the Sound Card System and the Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System.  She is also trained in Oral-Myofunctional Techniques with use of OMT Specialty Training by Patricia Gurinskey, M.S., CCC-SLP/OMT.  Alicia enjoys providing children with the tools they need to be successful with communication and feeding in order to improve their overall quality of life.  Therapy should be fun, engaging and focused on making functional change in the child’s life.  In her free time Alicia enjoys travelling, going to the movies, watching Baylor football and KU basketball and spending time with her family, friends and dog.

  • Lindsey Hockel, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Lindsey Hockel, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in 2016 and holds a B.S. in Psychology from TCU and a Masters in Communication Disorders from UT Dallas. Lindsey has also been nominated as a "Mom-Approved Therapist" by DFW Child Magazine. 

    Lindsey is a PROMPT Bridging trained therapist and enjoys treating a variety of speech sound disorders. She uses a range of techniques to help children with articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and apraxia of speech achieve improved intelligibility and communication.  These techniques include the Sound Card SystemNancy Kaufman Apraxia System, and Edythe Strand's Apraxia Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing.  A passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and firm belief that everyone deserves a voice, has led Lindsey to become PECS Level 1 trained. She also regularly teaches both PRC (LAMP Words for Life) and AssistiveWare (ProLoQuo2Go) communication systems. Lindsey loves working on language with all children whether they are verbal or non-verbal. She finds joy in helping her patients understand the world around them, as well as communicate their wants, needs, feelings, and ideas. 

    Lindsey is also a feeding therapist who combines her knowledge of sensory, oral-motor, behavioral, and medical factors to effectively treat children who have restricted diets or who cannot safely consume a healthy variety of foods. She is trained in the SOS Approach to FeedingKrisi Brackett's CAN-EAT Approach, as well as Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy techniques. Lindsey is a big believer in reducing stress at meal times as quickly as possible.

    Lindsey's therapy style is fun and energetic as she is a big believer in the power of play. There is no single therapy approach that works for every patient, however, so Lindsey adapts her style to the individual child. Some sessions are extremely structured, and others follow the child's lead. One aspect of Lindsey's therapy style is consistent, however- family involvement. Lindsey has seen time and time again that a child's family is instrumental to their progress. In fact, one of Lindsey's favorite parts of being a Speech Language Pathologist is connecting with families.

    Over the years Lindsey has enjoyed working closely with late talkers, picky eaters, children who stutter, children with Down syndrome, children on the Autism spectrum, as well as children with a variety of speech and language disorders. No matter the diagnosis - progress can be made and Lindsey is happy to guide families and children step-by-step to success through an individualized approach. She is a big believer in "progress, not perfection" and has seen firsthand that effective communication is power - with it comes increased self-esteem and improved quality of life for the whole family. 

    In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys traveling, attending comedy shows, and spending time with her friends and family. Lindsey and her husband, Eric, also spend a lot of time keeping the peace between their grumpy cat, LuLu, and energetic puppy, Kaiser.

     

  • Jamie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell
  • Jamie Jenkins, M.A., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouth, LLC in 2011.  She began her career in the school system with Lewisville Independent School District, after which she  worked at a private practice in the Dallas area focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism. Jamie has training in Apraxia techniques with the use of the Sound Card System, PROMPT/Advanced PROMPT Bridging and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. She has received extensive training in autism and social language techniques with the Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support model (SCERTS).  Jamie also has training in augmentative communication techniques with the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS),  and in voice techniques with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) training. She believes successful speech and language therapy includes effective collaboration among the SLP, the family, and all other service professionals. Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Lyndon, their two sons, new baby girl and their dog. 

  • Lindsay Klotz, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Lindsay Klotz, M.S. CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 and has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 11 years. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Audiology from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, as well as a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Prior to joining Monkey Mouths, Lindsay provided the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to people with Parkinson’s disease among other medical diagnoses, was a SLP and supervisor for a local school district, and worked at a home health agency and clinic where she primarily provided feeding and swallowing therapy for medically fragile children. Lindsay received certification in NMES training in order to utilize Vital Stim Therapy.  During her time with the home health agency and clinic, Lindsay also collaborated with occupational therapists, case managers, physical therapists, referring pediatricians, specialty physicians (ENTs, GI, pulmonologists, neurologists, dietitians, etc.) and social workers.  These collaberations were so the child could be treated as a ‘whole’ and provided the specialized treatment and plan of care the child deserved. Lindsay is also American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 Certified and enjoys working with children with hearing impairments, Apraxia, fluency disorders, and language disorders.  She was also recently trained in LAMP Words for Life augmentative communication devices. 

    Lindsay truly enjoys family/caregiver involvement and support for the child in order for functional communication and feeding skills to carryover from clinic to home, school, and other settings. She believes every child should be given the opportunity to make progress and provided the tools they need to improve in areas that may be difficult for them.

    Lindsay has had a love for baseball since she was very young, in her spare time enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and visiting family and friends on the East Coast when she can. Lindsay was recently married and enjoys spending time with her husband and young son Landon, she also enjoys having family meals and get-togethers 

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    Monkey Mouths is dedicated to alleviating injustice at the local, national and international levels. In addition to regular support of many local charities, beginning May 1, 2011, Monkey Mouths will donate a portion of all income to the International Justice Mission (IJM) IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for children who are victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.