Meet The Staff
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 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 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.
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