Meet The Staff

  • Randa Avance, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Randa has over eight years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.  Before becoming a speech pathologist, Randa was a teacher for six years.  She is certified to teach Early Childhood through twelfth grade. Randa worked in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities through transition classrooms.  She has her minor in American Sign Language and worked with the deaf education population at Grapevine High School.  Prior to joining the Monkey Mouths team, she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Plano Medical Center and at Our Children’s House at Baylor-Dallas.  Randa has had extensive training in oral motor and feeding therapy with such experts as Deborah Beckman M.S., CCC-SLP, Lori Overland M.S., CCC and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy.  She is certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation therapy and provides Vital Stim Therapy.   She is trained in PROMPT and Picture Exchange Communication System.  Randa has received core vocabulary training through Gail Van Tatenhove M.S, CCC-SLP and fluency training though Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP.  Randa enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling.  They attend 121 Community Church in Grapevine and lead a Kindergarten Lifegroup.

  • Lacey Blair M.A, CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst/Green Oaks
  • Lacey Blair, M.S., CCC-SLP. She has 5 years of experience as a speech therapy assistant in public schools prior to obtaining her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Lacey is trained in the Sound Card System, PROMPT therapy, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, Sensory-Motor Feeding by Lori Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP and the Kaufman Apraxia System.

    Lacey makes therapy fun for kids while building a relationship with the entire family. When not at work, Lacey enjoys spending time with her friends and baking.

  • Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst/Fort Worth
  • Mary Jensen M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in August 2012 as a speech pathology graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year under the direct supervision of Erin Bernett and Megan Cord Sordini. Upon employment with Monkey Mouths, Mary obtained her PROMPT certification, and was also able to pursue clinical voice training with Dr. Shaheen N. Awan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Janis Deane, M.Ed, CCC-SLP. Mary has been trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing System through Lindamood Bell.  She has also been trained with the Sound Card System, Nancy Kaufman Apraxia System, Lori Overland Feeding Therapy and the Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. Mary recently received certification in the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy program. Mary is recently married and is a member of Cowtown TriDelta alumni group.  She especially enjoys traveling and volunteering.

  • Kim Dillon M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Fort Worth
  • Kim Dillon, M.A., CCC-SLP has over 9 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. Before joining the Monkey Mouths team, she worked in public schools where she evaluated and treated children ages 3-18 years old with speech and language disorders, along with creating and monitoring Individualized Education Plans for each student.  She also served on an interdisciplinary Autism assessment team evaluating and providing recommendations for students. In addition, she has extensive training in behavioral and communication strategies, specifically in Applied Behavior Analysis and holds a certificate of completion for Applied Behavioral Analysis from Trainer of Trainers instructed by Desiree Kesting-Noack, BS Ed., BCABA, Central Texas Autism Center. Kim is certified in PROMPT therapy and has also received the Sound Card System Training. Kim has a passion for giving children a means to communicate.  She enjoys creating a plan that is meaningful and specific for each child using the different skills and knowledge she have received over the years.  Kim and her husband, Levi, have 3 young boys.  In her free time she enjoys exercising, reading, swimming, and spending time with family.  

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    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.