Meet The Staff
Randi Thomas M.S., CCC-SLP has over 11 years of experience working as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Randi began her career with Cook Children's Medical Center where she completed her Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Erin Bernett M.S., CCC-SLP. Randi has expertise in working with children with hearing impairments from Carol Flexer, PhD, using either an auditory-verbal or a total communication approach depending upon the child's specific needs. She has had extended training in developmental apraxia and motor-planning disorders including training with Nancy Kaufman M.S., CCC-SLP and PROMPT therapy. Randi has experience with programming and integrating alternative augmentative communication (AAC) into daily activities using Dynavox/Mayer Johnson, LAMP, and Prentke Romich. Her oral-motor/feeding skills include instruction from Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP, Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP Marsha Dunn Klein Med, OTR, Catherine Shaker M.S., CCC-SLP, and S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program. She has also received training in applied behavior analysis with Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA. Randi's definition of successful treatment is to have the parents involved in therapy so that they feel empowered to work with their child in the home on a regular basis. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.
Alexandra Torget M.Ed., CCC-SLP has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for over 9 years. Alexandra began her career at Children’s Hospital of Richmond Virginia where she provided medically-based diagnostic and treatment services to an outpatient pediatric population. Alexandra has also worked in an adult long-term acute care hospital and is able to apply her adult neurological experience to the pediatric population. Alexandra has received training in PROMPT, the Sound Card System, and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech with Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and has been able to utilize this training in working with children with motor planning disorders, as well as children with low muscle tone. Since joining the Monkey Mouths team, she has completed training with Deborah Beckman, M.S., CCC-SLP, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, and Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP for oral-motor placement and sensory-motor feeding disorders. Alexandra received certification in the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program and NMES training in order to utilize Vital Stim Therapy. Alexandra also enjoys working with children with fluency disorders and has done Preschool Fluency Training by Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP. Alexandra says, “I believe every person (child) deserves to effectively communicate with their environment and it is my job to facilitate that ability.” Alexandra is married with two children.
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!