Meet The Staff

  • Blair McClatchy, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Hurst and Southlake
  • 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/Advanced PROMPT Bridging, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, Lori Overland Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, and the Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System. Blair has completed advanced training in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) through Cincinnati Children's hospital and as a member of the Monkey Mouths FEES tearm under the supervision of Mary Brezik M.S., CCC-SLP.  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.

  • Emma Pate, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Southlake
  • Emma Pate M.S., CCC-SLP has over 7 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.  Emma graduated from Texas Tech and moved to California upon graduation.  She worked for private practice and the public schools where she evaluated and treated children with childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, articuklation disordrs, langauge disorders, hearing impariments and dysphagia/feeding disorders.  

    Emma is trained in Nancy Kaufman's aproach to childhood apraxia of speech, Hannen, It Takes Tow to Talk and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

     

     

     

  • Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • 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 and Advanced PROMPT Bridging, 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.

  • Kristi Erhart Rollins, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Hurst and Southlake
  • Kristi Erhart Rollins M.A., CCC-SLP has been empowering families to help their children communicate for over 20 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 17 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 been PROMPT/Advanced PROMPT Bridging trained, completed training with Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP 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.

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    In 3 months, we have seen so much progress.  We are so happy having Robert at Monkey Mouths.  His teachers, friends and relatives have all noticed the improvement.  He can finally say “Milk” when... more

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    "Tyron began showing signs of frustration when people didn't understand him. I wanted to give him the best possible chance as he got ready to start school. Ms. Lindsey has done that for him. He... more

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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.