Karen Pieters M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey mouths in 2008 after working at a practice in Irving where she helped start the clinic’s feeding program. She has over 14 years of experience in speech pathology and 4 years of experience in school psychology for a combined total of more than 18 years. She worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Georgia and Texas and has had extensive feeding training with Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC, Lori Overland M.S., CCC-SLP, and Sara R. Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP. These skills along with her training in Sensory Integration with Kathryne Carnissa, OTR make her a well-rounded oral-motor/feeding therapist. She is also trained in myofascial therapy and Vocal Cord Dysfunction to assist with both swallowing and voice disorders as well as posture and positioning. Karen has also completed training with Tamara Kasper, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA in the areas of behavior modification. To add to her expertise developing a child's social language skills she has attended Social Thinking training with Michelle Garcia Winner. Karen has presented “Rapidly Increase Intelligibility in Young Children” at the TSHA convention and enjoys working on children's speech intelligibility and with motor-planning disorders using PROMPT therapy and Advanced PROMPT Bridging, the Sound Card System, and the Kaufman Apraxia System. Her experience in speech and psychology make her a great therapist for children who are experiencing speech/language issues that affect school learning. Karen sees parents as partners in the therapy process and enjoys giving families simple yet effective ideas for home carry-over. Karen is married and has one daughter.
The ability to speak has opened up Jacob's world. Thanks to weekly speech at Monkey Mouths, he continues to strengthen both his language and communication skills. Margaret Y.; mother... more
"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
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
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.