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Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP

Hurst Office

Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, D/HH Team Member

Team Member Bio

I’m Karen Pieters M.S., CCC-SLP, I joined Monkey Mouths in 2008 and I am the Clinical Director of the Hurst clinic.  I earned my undergraduate degree at Furman University and my master’s 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 since 2001, 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
  • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
  • Vital Stim


  • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
  • Sound Card System
  • Kaufman Apraxia System
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy by Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP

Sensory Integration:

  • Sensory Integration with Kathryne Carnissa, OTR

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT):

  • Myofascial Release for dysphagia and voice
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) Specialty Training by Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP/OMT
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) Specialty Training by Patricia Gurinsky, M.S., CCC-SLP/OMT
  • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)


  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)


  • Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
  • Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell

Augmentative Communications:

  • Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices
  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP} AAC Training by John D. Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP} Moving Forward with LAMP Training by John D. Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

Reflex Integration:

  • MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration

Hearing Differences:

  • Monkey Mouths Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Team