Meet The Staff

  • Jamie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell
  • Jamie Jenkins, M.A., CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 6 years. She began her career in the school system with Lewisville Independent School District. Jamie worked at a private practice in the Dallas area focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism before joining Monkey Mouths. Jamie has received training in Sound Card System, Picture Exchange Communication System, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, PROMPT, and Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD). Jamie has received extensive training in autism with the Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support model (SCERTS). 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, two sons, and their dog. 

  • Blair McClatchy M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Blair McClatchy, M.S., CF-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in July 2016 as a speech pathology graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas. Blair is completing her Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Erin Bernett and Kristi Rollins. Upon employment at Monkey Mouths, Blair received training in the Sound Card System, PROMPT therapy, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, and the Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System. Blair believes parent involvement is essential for generalization of the child’s skills and crucial for their success. Blair enjoys traveling, arts and crafts, and spending time with her husband.

  • Deborah Mode M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell/Hurst
  • Deborah Mode M.S., CCC-SLP  is a bilingual speech-language pathologist with 20 years of experience..  She also has a 2nd master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Deborah has recently moved to Texas after owning her own private practice in Massachusetts.   She has dedicated the majority of her career to learning how to serve children with autism.  In addition to her master’s in autism, she has trained in Social Thinking, Visualizing and Verbalizing, with Vincent Carbone, BCBA, PhD, in PECS, in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction and more.  Deborah is originally from the Dominican Republic, so Spanish is her first language and she enjoys helping Spanish speaking families. Deborah is married and has 2 children.  
  • Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Karen Pieters M.S., CCC-SLP has 14 years of experience in speech speech pathology and 4 years of experience in school psychology for a combined total of 18 years. Karen joined Monkey Mouths from a practice in Irving where she helped to start the clinic’s feeding program. She has worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Georgia and Texas. Karen has had extensive feeding training with Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC, Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, and Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP. These skills along with her training in Sensory Integration with Kathryne Carnissa, OTR make her a well-rounded oral-motor/feeding therapist. She is also trained in myofascial therapy and Vocal Cord Dysfunction to assist with both swallowing and voice disorders as well as posture and positioning.  Karen has also completed training with Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA in the areas of behavior modification, and is certified in the use of Interactive Metronome. She has attended Social Thinking training with Michelle Garcia Winner in order to add to her expertize developing a child's social language skills.  Karen has presented “Rapidly Increase Intelligibility in Young Children” at the TSHA convention and enjoys working on children's speech intelligibility and with motor-planning disorders; her use of PROMPT therapy, the Sound Card System, and the Kaufman Apraxia System is essential in the treatment of motor-planning disorders. Her experience in speech and psychology make her a great therapist for children who are experiencing speech/language issues that affect school learning. Karen sees parents as partners in the therapy process, and enjoys giving families simple yet effective ideas for home carry-over. Karen is married and has one daughter.

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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.