Erin Bernett M.S., CCC-SLP has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for over 21 years. Before opening Monkey Mouths in 2003, Erin worked in the pediatric hospital setting. Erin has formal training in: Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), PROMPT therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging, Vital Stim Therapy for swallowing, Langmore Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), myofascial release therapy, S.O.S. Feeding therapy, Lori Overland Feeding Therapy, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy and Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy, Visualizing and Verbalizing/Seeing Stars/LIPS by Lindamood Bell, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking. She has also completed advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis--both through continuing education and the University of North Texas. She has trained in Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) with both the IAOM and the AOMT is currently working on OMT certification.
Erin has presented to both SLPs and parents in the areas of Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Oral-Motor/Feeding Therapy, the Sound Card System and Teaching Children with Down Syndrome through Visual Cues. She has served on the Board of Directors at the Green Oaks School of Arlington for 10 years. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Therapy Providers Association of Texas (ITPA).
Erin and her husband Matt are co-owners of Monkey Mouths. Erin has a passion for issues of injustice--both in the United States and abroad. She spends her free time advocating for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Green Oaks School of Arlington and the Texas Independent Therapy Providers Association. Matt, Erin and their 14-year-old son Carter attend 121 Community Church where Matt teaches a 4th grade Lifegroup, Erin helped start In My Image--a ministry for families and children with special needs and Carter serves alongside Erin in the iMi Ministry. Above all, the Bernett family wants others to know the love that Jesus has for all people and to experience the same hope they have in Jesus Christ.