Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, D/HH Team Member, Hurst Clinical Director
Location: Hurst

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
  • Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Sensory Integration with Kathryne Carnissa, OTR
  • Myofascial Release for dysphagia and voice 
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
  • Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
  • Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
  • PROMPT Therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
  • Sound Card System
  • Kaufman Apraxia System
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
  • CAN-EAT with Krisi Brackett
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing with Lindamood Bell
  • Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices
  • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)
  • 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
  • Vital Stim
  • MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration
  • 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
  • Monkey Mouths Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Team