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Vanessa Armenda, OTR

Hurst Office

Vanessa Armenda, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Team Member Bio

Hi! I’m Vanessa Armenda, OTR and I joined Monkey Mouths in 2021. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2017, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. During my time spent in undergraduate studies, I discovered my passion for working with children and pursued Occupational Therapy, receiving my Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2019. Prior to Monkey Mouths, I gained a year of experience in private practice and outpatient settings.

I am ecstatic to be working alongside children and their families as we address many different skill areas through functional play! As a therapist, my goal is for each child to reach their fullest potential and feel confident in all of their unique skills and abilities.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son, trying new restaurants, and relaxing with our two cats.

As an OTR/L since 2020, I have training and specialization in the following:


Reflex Integration:

  • MNRI® Dynamic & Postural Reflex Pattern Integration


  • Handwriting Without Tears

Sensory Processing:

  • Differentiating Sensory from Behavior
  • Practical and Complementary Integrations for Autism, Sensory, & ADHD in Children and Adolescents


  • NDT techniques