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.
McKayla Morton, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey mouths in May 2019 as a Speech Language Pathologist with over 4 years of experience in outpatient pediatric rehab and skilled nursing facility settings. McKayla earned her undergraduate and Masters degrees from West Texas A&M University.
McKayla is trained in speech intelligibility techniques with the use of the Sound Card System. Her Autism and social language techniques include instruction in Hanen Programs and she is oral motor/feeding trained with the use of Ampcare.
McKayla believes in tailoring every session to the child’s needs. Her session is centered around child play to create a fun and motivating environment for each child to succeed. She also believes family involvement is key in the child succeeding to make gains towards their development. She strives to give her patient’s parents specific home plans to implement in the home that are very easy yet make a huge impact on the child’s development.
In her spare time McKayla enjoys cooking, working out and walking her dog.
Taylor Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in May of 2018 as a Speech Language Pathologist with experience in home health and private practice settings. Taylor earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and attended graduate school at the University of North Texas.
Taylor has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with the use of the Sound Card System, PROMPT and Kaufman Apraxia System/Nancy Kaufman. Her Oral Motor/Feeding techniques include training in Vital Stim.
Taylor believes meeting the child at their level and first building a personal relationship with them can go a long way in order to foster confidence in themselves and with their therapist while also providing the structure and support they need. Having a little confidence lets those “hard” moments or activities, not seem as impossible. Every child is different and has different needs, therefore she adapts her approach and style of therapy from child to child and even session to session in order to create the best therapeutic environment for her kiddos to reach their maximal potential.
In her spare time Taylor enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Alex J. loves having a good time at speech. Whether he’s movin’ or shakin’, there’s always a reason for a good PECS exchange!