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Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP

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

Location: Fort Worth

I’m Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP and I joined Monkey Mouths in August 2012.  I graduated from Baylor University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, then received my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas.  I have over 7 years of clinical experience and have pursued additional specialization training in feeding and swallowing disorders. I led the Monkey Mouths team in becoming the first pediatric practice to utilize FEES in Texas. At the Fort Worth clinic, I serve as the lead FEES therapist to evaluate and treat a variety of pediatric speech and feeding disorders.

I also provide continuing education to universities and professional organizations on a variety of topics regarding pediatric feeding disorders. I especially enjoy collaborating with patient families, colleagues, and medical professionals to provide the best individualized care for each patient.

I am a classically trained soprano and pianist and feel speech pathology is a perfect combination of my love of medicine, voice, and working with children. My hobbies include traveling, volunteering, and spending time with my husband and two young children.

As a SLP with over 7 years of experience, I have training and specialization in the following:

  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) by Susan E. Langmore, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital FEES Course
  • PROMPT Therapy
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell
  • Sound Card System
  • Kaufman Apraxia System
  • Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Infant Feeding Training at Cook Children’s Hospital
  • S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
  • Simon Says:  Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
  • Pediatric MBS: The Clear Picture
  • Adult/Pediatric VitalStim Therapy
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing with Joan Arverdson Ph,D, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
  • Tongue Tips Program
  • VPD and Nasoendoscopy by Dianne Altuna, MS, CCC-SLP
  • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
  • UT Southwestern Singer’s Symposium

I have presented the following continuing education courses to universities, medical professionals, and parent groups:

  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
  • Feeding Skills in Children with Down Syndrome
  • Instrumental Swallow Assessments: FEES vs MBSS
  • FEES Assessment and Specialized Therapy
  • Intermediate Feeding Course
  • Pediatric FEES and Nasoendoscopy
  • Pediatric Feeding
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Speech Pathology and Dentistry: A Collaborative Approach