Meet The Staff
Nancy Lopez M.S., CF-SLP Intern joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 as a bilingual speech-language pathology graduate from the University of North Texas. She is completing her clinical fellowship under the supervision of Deborah Mode M.S., CCC-SLP. Nancy has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with use of the Sound Card System, Kaufman Apraxia System/Nancy Kaufman and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. She is also trained in reading techniques with the use of Visualizing and Verbalizing and Seeing Stars by Lindamood-Bell.
Nancy loves celebrating all the small milestones in therapy. She enjoys providing families with strategies and tools that give them the power to carryover this progress at home. In her spare time Nancy enjoys going on nature walks, reading, thrifting and eating delicious food with friends and family.
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 completed 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.
Karen Pieters M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey mouths in 2008 after working at a practice in Irving where she helped start the clinic’s feeding program. She has over 14 years of experience in speech pathology and 4 years of experience in school psychology for a combined total of more than 18 years. She worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Georgia and Texas and 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. To add to her expertise developing a child's social language skills she has attended Social Thinking training with Michelle Garcia Winner. 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 using PROMPT therapy and Advanced PROMPT Bridging, the Sound Card System, and the Kaufman Apraxia System. 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 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.