Meet The Staff

  • Blair McClatchy, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Southlake
  • I’m Blair McClatchy, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in July 2016.  I earned my undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and my Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. I completed my Clinical Fellowship Year under the supervision of Erin Bernett, MS, CCC-SLP and Kristi Rollins, M.A. CCC-SLP.  I am also a member of the Monkey Mouths FEES team under the supervision of Mary Brezik M.S., CCC-SLP.

    I believe parent involvement is essential for generalization of the child’s skills and crucial for their success.

    In my spare time I enjoy traveling, arts and crafts, and spending time with my husband and son.

    As an SLP with over 3 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Sound Card System
    • PROMPT therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital FEES Course
    • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
    • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)
    • Vital Stim Therapy
    • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
  • Taylor Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell
  • I’m Taylor Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in May of 2018.  I earned my undergraduate degree at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR (WOO PIG!) and my master’s degree at University of North Texas in Denton.  I have experience in home health and private practice settings.

    I believe meeting each child at their level building a personal relationship with them can go a long way in fostering confidence in themselves and with me as 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 I adapt my approach and style of therapy from child to child and even session to session in order to create the best therapeutic environment for my kiddos to reach their maximal potential.

    In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.

    As an SLP with over 2 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Sound Card System
    • PROMPT Therapy
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Vital Stim Therapy
    • FEES Training: A Procedure for Evaluating Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

     

  • Vanessa Parkinson BSc. Hons, CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst/Southlake
  • I’m Vanessa Parkinson BSc. Hons, CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2019.   I am originally from England, UK, but have lived in the US for the past 17 years.  I began my career in England after graduating from The City University, London. Whilst in England I worked in acute and rehabilitation hospitals and in pediatric outpatient clinics, as well as in preschools and elementary schools for children with severe specific speech and language disorders and schools for children with various special needs, including autism.  Prior to working for Monkey Mouths, I worked for 2 years in the Texas school system, 9 years in the Georgia School System and 3 years for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

    I believe in working closely with parents to explore different therapeutic approaches and use them eclectically to address their child’s communication needs.

    I am married to Simon and have two college age children, Alex and Imogen. My husband and I attend North Tarrant Church (a network church of Andy Stanley’s North Point Church, Atlanta) and host a community/bible study couple’s group. When I am not at work and not reading something about speech and language therapy, I enjoy Pilates, walking my two dogs, wake surfing, Jeepin’, cooking, traveling, tennis and dirt biking if my family makes me!

    As an SLP with over 28 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Derbyshire Language Scheme
    • Developmental Cognitive Neuro-Psychology (in relation to speech and language skills)
    • The Hanen Program It Takes Two to Talk
    • SCERTSTM with Emily Rubin MS, CCC-SLP
    • DIR Floortime
    • Deborah Beckman, M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
    • LAMP
    • Core Vocabulary with Gail Van Tatenhove, MS, CCC-SLP
    • Cued Articulation
    • Central Auditory Processing Disorder trainings
    • Theory of Mind trainings as it relates to play, Autism and Social Cognitive development by Carol Westby PH.D., CCC-SLP
  • Ashley Partridge, MOTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Hurst
  • I’m Ashley Partridge, MOTR/L, CNT, NTMTC and I joined Monkey Mouths in May of 2019.  I earned my undergraduate degree at The University of Southern Mississippi and my Master of Occupational Therapy at The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  My prior experience includes pediatric hospital, home health and private practice settings.

    I have a servant's heart and have always had a passion for people, especially children.  I chose to be an OT because I love the endless possibilities to explore and create while helping people do what they love. I love watching children grow and learn in an environment that feels like play versus work.  The moments are so much more rewarding than the milestones.

    I am married with 3 children so spare time is rare but when I do have some I enjoy shopping, reading and travelling.

    As an OT with over 13 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Certified Neonatal Therapist
    • Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist
    • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
    • Basic Life Support CPR
    • Interactive Metronome
    • Level 1 Hippotherapy
    • Handwriting without Tears
    • Print Tool
    • Car Passenger Safety Technician

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