Meet The Staff
Brooke James, M.S., SLP-Intern joined Monkey Mouths in May 2019 as a SLP-Intern under the supervision of Randi Thomas. She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and her Masters degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Brooke believes that play can be purposeful! Integrating therapy into play can support and refine the child’s skills while making speech therapy fun! She strives to create an environment where children feel comfortable and encouraged to be their best, regardless of difficulty or diagnosis. Any child is capable of greatness given the tools to be successful and Brooke loves serving families to find what works best for their individual child.
In her spare time Brooke enjoys traveling, listening to live music and taking her dog Tux to the park.
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.
Jenny Katz, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in March 2018 and has over 22 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist. Jenny’s prior experience includes home health and school settings as well as serving as a consultant for Speech Language Pathology at ESC Region XI. She earned her undergraduate degree at University of Manitoba, Canada and her M.S. in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota.
Jenny’s Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques and certifications include the Sound Card System, Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System, and Edythe Strand's Apraxia Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing. Her oral motor/feeding skills include instruction from Deborah Beckman M.S. Autism and social language techniques include instruction from Vincent Carbone PhD, ABA; The SCERTS Model, Patrick McGreevy PhD, BCBA and Hanen Programs. Jenny’s fluency techniques include instruction from Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP and she is PECS trained in Augmentative Communication Techniques. She is also CPR and LAMP certified and completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP).
Jenny loves the joy on the faces of the kids and the families when a child communicates or does something new for the first time.