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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  three clinics in Hurst, Fort Worth 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 SPEECH THERAPY:  Our bilingual therapist will evaluate and provide treatmement to your child in both Engish and Spanish.

CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH:  Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste, and difficulty with the sense of body awareness.

ORAL MOTOR/FEEDING DISORDERS:  Oral and Pharyngeal Dysphagia, Sensory-Motor Feeding Issues, Picky Eaters/Limitd Diet, Tongue Thrust, Oral-Myofunctional Therapy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

HEARING IMPAIRMENT: Auditory Verbal Therapy,  Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids, Sign Language

LANGUAGE DISORDERS: Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Augmentative Communication with low-tech and high-tech systems

PRAGMATIC/SOCIAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS

VOICE DISORDERS: Velo-Pharyngeal Incompetence, Hypo/Hyper Nasaality, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal Nodules, Continuous Cough

FLUENCY  DISORDERS (Stuttering)

 

 

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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I feel that the therapists are very child-centered, caring and great at working with kids.   Jeanne C.; mother to Jackson with Down syndrome
Robyn was not speaking in sentences and saying very few words.  She seemed to come alive once she began hippotherapy.  She loves the horses and it has changed all of our lives.   Debbie... more
The therapists at Monkey Mouths continually educate themselves with the most current and relevant therapeutic techniques.  They relate to children of all abilities in a very personal and... more

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.