Meet The Staff
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.
Claudia Wyngaarde, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 23 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in private practice, pediatric hospital and school settings. She joined Monkey Mouths, LLC in 2018 and is a graduate of Baylor University. Claudia has training in Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques with the use of Prompt. Her autism and social language techniques include training with Vincent Carbone PhD, ABA; Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP and The SCERTS Model, Patrick McGreevy PhD, BCBA. Claudia uses Sign Language to treat speech and language issues related to hearing impairment and she has training in fluency techniques - Preschool Fluency Training and Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP as well as augmentative communication techniques - PECS and Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices. She is also trained in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).
Claudia believes the success of speech and language therapy includes the active participation and collaboration of parents so that skills learned in therapy can be worked at home and promote the child’s progress outside the therapy room. In her spare time Claudia enjoys music, traveling, crafts, exercise and spending time with her family and friends.
Ethan C. loves therapy because it is fun!