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Speech Therapy/Occupational Therapy Feeding Therapy

My desire in establishing Monkey Mouths in 2004 was to provide families with a unique option for their child’s speech, occupational and feeding therapy needs. Our clinic is founded on the principle that all children are different and require a thoughtful, parent-driven therapy plan. When a family chooses to use Monkey Mouths, they will enter a partnership with an experienced, well-trained therapist who gets to 'know' their child in order to meet their therapy needs in a fun and energetic environment.  

Although our clinic has grown from two therapists working out of my home office to four clinics in Hurst, Fort Worth, Southlake and Coppell, our promise to provide quality-driven therapy services has not waivered.  We continue to treat each child as the unique gift that they are to us and to their families that entrust us with their care. 

– Erin Bernett M.S., CCC-SLP/Monkey Mouths Director

P.S. And how we got the name.....Monkey Mouths was named after the monkey that my son Carter came home with from the hospital twelve years ago.  I love my little monkey and all the others that run around our clinics having fun while working hard at speech and feeding therapy!

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

ARTICULATION DISORDERS: Difficulty producing specific sounds, trouble being understood, fast talker

BILINGUAL THERAPY IN SPANISH (COPPELL AND HURST)

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),  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 (COPPELL, HURST AND FT WORTH for ADULTS AND PEDIATRICS):  In conjunction with the medical team for obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, ankyloglossia, tongue thrust and tempomandibular joint disorder, tethered oral tissue pre and post exercises

PRAGMATIC/SOCIAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS

VOICE DISORDERS (ADULTS and PEDIATRICS IN FT WORTH AND HURST PEDIATRICS IN COPPELL): Velo-Pharyngeal Incompetence, Hypo/Hyper Nasality, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal Nodules, Continuous Cough

MONKEY U (FT. WORTH ONLY):  Our goals is to provide a preschool program rich in functional communication, exploration, and participation with peers in a creative therapy guided environment.

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

SELF-CARE SKILLS: Difficulty with feeding, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDERS:  Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste, and difficulty with the sense of body awareness.

FINE MOTOR SKILL CHALLENGES: Difficulty with writing skills, buttons/snaps, use of utensils & scissors, and grasping or picking up small objects.

PROBLEMS WITH MOTOR COORDINATION/APRAXIA: May have difficulty getting the body to "do" what the brain tells it. May be awkward, seemingly careless, accident-prone, or “clumsy.”  May have difficulties with activities such as standing on one foot, 2 handed activities, or sitting to tie shoelaces. May be hesitant or nervous to try new tasks or activities.

VISUAL PERCEPTUAL/VISUAL MOTOR DYSFUNCTION: Difficulty coordinating  their eyes and hands to  work together to draw and write. Children may have difficulty with daily tasks like copying shapes, tracing, handwriting, coloring,  lining up math problems and catching a ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Tyron began showing signs of frustration when people didn't understand him. I wanted to give him the best possible chance as he got ready to start school. Ms. Lindsey has done that for him. He... more

Ethan C. loves therapy because it is fun!

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Ministry

Monkey Mouths is dedicated to alleviating injustice at the local, national and international levels. In addition to regular support of many local charities, beginning May 1, 2011, Monkey Mouths will donate a portion of all income to the International Justice Mission (IJM) IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for children who are victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.