Meet The Staff
Randi Thomas M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in 2007 and 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/Advanced PROMPT Bridging. 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 joined Monkey Mouths in 2010 and has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for over 12 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 also worked in an adult long-term acute care hospital and has been able to apply her adult neurological experience to the pediatric population.
Alexandra’s extensive training includes PROMPT/Advanced PROMPT Bridging, the Sound Card System, and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech with Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. She 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, Alexandra 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 also received certification in the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program and NMES training in order to utilize Vital Stim Therapy. Alexandra enjoys working with children with fluency disorders and has completed Preschool Fluency Training by Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP. Alexandra believes successful therapy is achieved by working closely with the patient, their families, and other professionals as well as having an element of fun and laughter during therapy. Alexandra lives in Denton with her husband and two children.
Laura Wettig, OTR/L joined Monkey Mouths in April 2019 as an Occupational Therapist. She attended Texas A&M University and earned her graduate degree at UT Medical Branch. Laura loves working with kids because she knows she’s making an impact during the most vital time in heir development, an impact that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing more fulfilling than that! In her spare time Laura loves going to fun events in Fort Worth, watching Netflix, reading, travelling and hanging out with friends.
Emily Woodby, M.S., CF-SLP-Intern joined Monkey Mouths in 2019 as a speech pathology graduate from Baylor University and is completing her Clinical Fellowship year under the supervision of Emma Pate. She has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with use of the Sound Card System. Emily believes in creating a fun environment in order to motivate each child and help them reach their fullest potential. In her free time Emily enjoys cheering on the Cowboys and playing with her dogs Lucy and Witten.