Meet Our Staff

Monkey Mouths Pediatric Clinic full Texas staff

From Our Founder

I’m Erin Bernett, MS, CCC-SLP, and I founded Monkey Mouths because I wanted to do what I love in a people-centered environment that fosters growth throughout the therapy team in children, parents, therapists, and families. My incredible staff and I are honored to serve families in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area, improving families’ lives through support and collaboration.
Erin Bernett, Founder of Monkey Mouths
Erin Bernett with Alas De Dios
When I left my position in a pediatric hospital setting in 2003, I had a vision — and a desire for big changes in my work life. Monkey Mouths started as a small team of dedicated therapists, and we strive to preserve our ‘families first’ culture as we grow and expand our scope of pediatric care. My “why” behind what I do has always been family and faith: together with my son Carter and my husband Matt, we work with Alas De Dios ~ a non profit 501 C (3) corporation formed to impact the lives of the poorest and most marginalized children in Nicaragua by caring for their physical, spiritual, and educational needs.
As a therapist for over 20 years, I have training and specialization in the following:

Language:

Applied Verbal Behavior Analysis with Vincent Carbone PhD, BCBA
Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking
Visualizing and Verbalizing/Seeing Stars/LIPS by Lindamood Bell
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Tamera Kasper Sign to Talk

Apraxia/Articulation:

Sound Card System: Developer/Presenter
PROMPT therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy
Kaufman Apraxia System
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) with Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP

Feeding/Dysphagia:

Pediatric Vital Stim
Langmore Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Myofascial Release Therapy
S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
Lori Overland Feeding Therapy
Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy
CAN-EAT Approach to feeding

Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT):

Coarsework through: AOMT , IAOM, Simon Says
Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)
Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTS/Talk Tools

Voice:

Presenter for Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
UT Southwestern Singer’s Symposium

If you’ve been to any of our locations, you already know that our therapists are the heartbeat of our practice. Monkey Mouths was created with families in mind, and we strive to create environments and experiences for children that inspire growth and unlock their potential.

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Nikki Rustad, SLP, Monkey Mouths

Nikki Wensel Rustad, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist , Monkey Mouths Asst. Director, Ft. Worth Clinical Director, Monkey U Co-Founder

Location: Fort Worth

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Emma Pate, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist, Southlake Clinical Director

Location: Southlake

Karen-Pieters-SLP-OMT-Hurst

Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist, Hurst Clinical Director

Location: Hurst

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Randi Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist, Coppell Clinical Director

Location: Coppell

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Kristi Erhart Rollins, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist, Southlake Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Southlake

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Alexandra Torget, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Coppell Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Coppell

Tricia Jenson, OT

Tricia Jenson, OT

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist, Director of Occupational Therapy Services

Location: Hurst, Coppell

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Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Lead Feeding Therapist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP

Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist, Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

Anjuli Bala, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

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Natasha Boylan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell

Amber Brobst, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell

Kaja Carpenter, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth

Sarah Casburn, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

Daniela Centeno, M.S., CCC-SLP, C/NDT

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Portuguese and Spanish)

Location: Coppell

Leticia Corral, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

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Marisol Cuencas, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell, Southlake

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Danielle Darragh, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell

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Kim Dillon, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Monkey U Co-founder

Location: Fort Worth

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Paige Faulder, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Brittany Flores, M.S., SLP-Intern

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

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Chelsey Garrett, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell, Southlake

Christin Gagnon, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

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Alicia Hindman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst

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Lindsey Hockel, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst

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Brooke James, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst

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Jamie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Jamie Keeney, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Southlake

Claire Kercher, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

Lindsay Ladd, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Fort Worth

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Nancy Lopez M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish), Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell

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Kelly Lynch, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

Emily Madden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst

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Blair McClatchy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Southlake

Noelle Montague, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Listening & Spoken Language Specialist

Location: Southlake

Margaret Myers, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

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Taylor Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Marybeth Oliva, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell

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Vanessa Parkinson BSc. Hons, CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

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Ashley Partridge, MOTR/L, CNT, NTMTC

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

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Rebecca Lamke Sas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: AAC Specialist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral-Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

Megan-Sordini-SLP-OMT-Fort-Worth

Megan Sordini, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Oral Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Jonathan-Suarez-SLP-Hurst

Jonathan Suarez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst

Kellie-Talbert-OT-Fort-Worth

Kellie Talbert, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Catherine Tanner, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

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Laura Wettig, OTR/L

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

Emily-Woodby-SLP-Intern-Southlake

Emily Woodby, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

Claudia-Wyngaarde-SLP-Hurst

Claudia Wyngaarde, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst