Speech Therapy

Monkey Mouths was founded to provide families with a unique, supportive environment for their child’s speech therapy needs, and our team of expert therapists is trained to diagnose and treat each individual child.

Our Speech-language pathologists treat expressive and receptive communication challenges in children that cause difficulty in verbal communication. Speech-language pathologists can also evaluate and treat oral motor concerns (chewing and swallowing),voice, fluency, articulation, and social language skills.

Pediatric Speech Therapy in Dallas/Fort Worth
Pediatric Speech Therapy in Dallas
Pediatric Speech Therapy in Fort Worth
Pediatric Speech Therapy Dallas/Fort Worth

For speech therapy, Monkey Mouths currently treats patients in the following areas:

Articulation Disorders: Difficulty producing specific sounds, trouble being understood, fast talker

Bilingual Therapy: Spanish (Coppell and Hurst locations)

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste, and difficulty with the sense of body awareness

Feeding Disorders: Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia, Sensory-Motor Feeding Issues, Picky Eaters/Limited Diet, Oral-Myofunctional Therapy, difficulty with breast or bottle feeding, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Hearing Impairment: Auditory Verbal Therapy (Ft. Worth and Southlake locations), Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Sign Language

Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)

Language Disorders: Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders

Augmentative Communication with low-tech and high-tech systems

Myofunctional Therapy: In conjunction with the medical team for obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, ankyloglossia, tongue thrust and tempomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), tethered oral tissue pre- and post-care exercises

Voice Disorders: Velo-Pharyngeal Incompetence, Hypo/Hyper Nasality, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal Nodules, Continuous Cough

New to Monkey Mouths?

1. Call us at (817) 479-7019 to schedule an evaluation, where a therapist determines whether your child would benefit from therapy.

2. Moving forward, the first therapy appointment is scheduled, and 3- and 6-month goals are set for your child. We discuss progress and goals together, and your family is integrated along every step of the therapy journey.

“Our whole family LOVES Monkey Mouths! We go for therapy twice weekly and are always greeted with happy smiles…I couldn’t recommend this place enough.”

Specialized Speech-Language Treatment Techniques

Apraxia Techniques/Speech Intelligibility Techniques:
Sound Card System (all therapists are trained in SCS)
PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuing Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets; all therapists are PROMPT trained)
Kaufman Apraxia System/Nancy Kaufman (all therapists are trained in the Kaufman Apraxia System)
Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing/Edythe Strand PhD, CCC-SLP
NDT Techniques

Autism Techniques/Social Language Techniques:
Vincent Carbone PhD, ABA
Mark Sundberg PhD, BCBA
Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner M.S., CCC-SLP
The SCERTS Model (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support)
Patrick McGreevy PhD, BCBA
Hanen Programs

Hearing Impairment/Cochlear Implants:
Auditory Verbal Therapy by a Certified AVT (Consults in all clinics, therapy in our Ft. Worth Location)
Sign Language

Fluency Techniques:
Preschool Fluency Training by Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP

Reading Techniques:
Visualizing and Verbalizing by Lindamood-Bell
Literacy Speaks
Seeing Stars by Lindamood-Bell​

Augmenative Communication Techniques:
PECS
Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Books
Comprehensive Augmentative Communication Evaluations for Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Devices

Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT)

Does your child have a hearing impairment? Do you want him/her to learn to listen and talk? If so, then Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) may be the right fit for your family. AVT is a listening and spoken language (LSL) approach that helps newborns, infants, toddlers, and young children develop speech and language skills through listening using their residual hearing in addition to consistent use of hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implant(s). AVT is a parent centered approach in which the parent(s) and AV therapist work together during therapy sessions to develop goals, learn strategies, and ask/answer questions so that, ultimately, the child can develop listening skills and intelligible spoken language similar to typical hearing peers.

Auditory-Verbal Therapy at Monkey Mouths Pediatric Therapy

Our Auditry Verbal Therapy (AVT) Team:
Paige Faulder, MS, CCC-,SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT and Noelle Montague MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert . AVT

Curious if Monkey Mouths is the right fit for your child’s needs?