Meet The Staff
Megan joined Monkey Mouths, LLC in 2009 as a speech pathology graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas and completed her Clinical Fellowship year under the supervision of Erin Bernett. Upon employment with Monkey Mouths, Megan trained in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with use of the Sound Card System, PROMPT, Kaufman Apraxia System/Nancy Kaufman and Talk Tools Oral Placement therapy. She also has training in Oral Motor/Feeding Techniques with Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, Deborah Beckman, M.S., CCC-SLP, Vital Stim Therapy and S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program. Megan’s autism and social language techniques include training with Dr. Carbone PhD, BCBC and her voice technique training includes Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) with Erin Bernett. She was also able to pursue training with Tamara Kasper M.S., CCC-SLP/BCBA in order to learn new techniques for working with children with apraxia and a duel diagnosis of autism and apraxia. Megan is a member of Junior League of Fort Worth and Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni. In her spare time Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs.
Ashley Stone, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in March 2019 as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has over 6 years of experience in pediatric hospital, home health and school settings. Ashley received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with the use of the Sound Card System. Her training for Oral Motor/Feeding techniques include Vital Stim and she has completed training for augmentative communication techniques with the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Ashely is also trained in the SOFFI Method. Ashley believes play is an integral part of all types of therapy to address goals and create motivation for children. She wants families to be involved in therapy to empower them to carry over the same skills at home.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys traveling, attending Baylor sporting events and Texas Rangers baseball games as well as exploring DFW with her husband and 2 boys.
Kellie Talbert M.S. OTR-L joined Monkey Mouths in 2017 to help establish OT services in our Fort Worth location. Kellie graduated with her Master’s degree in Occupational therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2010. She has worked as a Pediatric Occupational therapist in multiple treatment settings. She has treated patients with Autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, Digeorge Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, ADHD, ODD and Torticollis. Kellie has advanced training in rhythmic movement training (RMT) as well as First Strokes fine motor and handwriting. Prior to Occupational therapy, Kellie worked in the banking industry. She was motivated to change careers due to an exceptional Occupational therapist who worked with her own son, who is on the Autism Spectrum.
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.
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