Meet The Staff

  • Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Hurst
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    I’m Karen Pieters M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2008.  I earned my undergraduate degree at Furman University and my Masters degree in speech therapy at UT Dallas. I also have graduate degree in school psychology from Georgia State University. 

    Before joining Monkey Mouths, I worked at a practice in Irving where I helped start the clinic’s feeding program.  I’ve also worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Georgia and Texas and I presented “Rapidly Increase Intelligibility in Young Children” at the TSHA convention.  My experience in speech and psychology make me a great therapist for children who are experiencing speech/language issues that affect school learning. 

    I see parents as partners in the therapy process and enjoy giving families simple yet effective ideas for home carry-over. I am married and have one daughter.

    As an SLP with over 18 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • Deborah Beckman, M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Sensory Integration with Kathryne Carnissa, OTR
    • Myofacial Release for dysphagia and voice 
    • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
    • Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
    • Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
    • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Sound Card System
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell
    • Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices
    • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)
  • Kristi Erhart Rollins, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist
  • Hurst/Southlake
  • I’m Kristi Erhart Rollins M.A., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths at the very beginning, in January of 2005.  I earned my bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of North Texas.

    Before joining the Monkey Mouths team, I worked for both Cook Children's Medical Center and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).  I also worked in conjunction with Erin Bernett, MS, CCC-SLP for over 17 years on the development and use of the Sound Card System for treatment of children with motor-planning disorders.

    My husband Mike and I have two children and in my spare time I enjoy running cooking with help from Pinterest.

    As an SLP with over 20 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

    • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Deborah Beckman, M.S., CCC-SLP Oral-Motor Therapy
    • Catherine Shaker, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Myofacial Release for dysphagia and voice 
    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    • Verbal Behavior with Vincent Carbone, BCBA, PhD
    • Mark Sundburg PhD, BCBA
    • Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • Sound Card System
    • Vital Stim Therapy
    • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
  • Rebecca Lamke Sas, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • AAC Specialist, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Green Oaks/Hurst/Fort Worth
  • I’m Rebecca Lamke Sas, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2010.  I earned my B.S. and M.S. at the University of Central Oklahoma. 

    Prior to joining the Monkey Mouths team, I worked at the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center as a SLP and Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) specialist. In this position I provided evaluations, classroom consultations, training programs, and information on Assistive Technology (AT) to Oklahoma Public Schools, administrators, educators, service providers, and parents. I also worked in the public school setting as a speech therapist where I served students age 3-21 and provided evaluations and interventions for articulation, fluency, voice, and language disorders.  I’ve served as a member of the school district’s AT team providing evaluations, interventions, and consultations to students, staff, paraprofessionals, and therapists related to AT/AAC.  I also have experience working in a hearing-impaired pre-school and helping families incorporate the use of signs with infants and children. 

    I believe in a child-centered team approach to speech and language therapy using positive feedback while focusing on functional outcomes. 

    I’m married to Ed and in my spare time I enjoy being involved in my church and getting creative with the help of Pinterest.

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

    • Sound Card System
    • Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)
    • Total Communication (TC)
    • Social Stories
    • Applied Behavior Analysis with Vincent Carbone, PhD, ABA
    • SETT Framework with Joy Zabala, Ed.D
    • Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats program from Jane Korsten, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
    • Kaufman Apraxia System
    • Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy
    • Sensory-Motor Feeding with Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
    • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
    • Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
    • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
    • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • D'Anna Sims, M.Ed., LPC
  • Counselor
  • Hurst
  • I’m D’Anna Sims, M.Ed., LPC and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2019.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Howard Payne University and a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University.

    I have over 8 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor, helping people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict and parenting issues, stress and relationship problems. I specialize in grief and I enjoy working with adults, teenagers, and families.  I have a passion to help people that have experienced any type of loss.

    Prior to my job as a counselor, I worked as a therapist in a behavioral health hospital setting and as a teacher in a public school classroom. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and I’m a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

    My husband Troy and I have two children. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, walking and spending time with friends and family.

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