Meet The Staff

  • Brooke James, M.S., SLP-Intern
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Brooke James, M.S., SLP-Intern joined Monkey Mouths in May 2019 as a SLP-Intern under the supervision of Randi Thomas.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and her Masters degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

    Brooke believes that play can be purposeful! Integrating therapy into play can support and refine the child’s skills while making speech therapy fun!  She strives to create an environment where children feel comfortable and encouraged to be their best, regardless of difficulty or diagnosis. Any child is capable of greatness given the tools to be successful and Brooke loves serving families to find what works best for their individual child.

    In her spare time Brooke enjoys traveling, listening to live music and taking her dog Tux to the park.

  • Jamie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Coppell
  • Jamie Jenkins, M.A., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouth, LLC in 2011.  She began her career in the school system with Lewisville Independent School District, after which she  worked at a private practice in the Dallas area focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism. Jamie has training in Apraxia techniques with the use of the Sound Card System, PROMPT/Advanced PROMPT Bridging and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. She has received extensive training in autism and social language techniques with the Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support model (SCERTS).  Jamie also has training in augmentative communication techniques with the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS),  and in voice techniques with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) training. She believes successful speech and language therapy includes effective collaboration among the SLP, the family, and all other service professionals. Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Lyndon, their two sons, new baby girl and their dog. 

  • Jenny Katz, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Jenny Katz, M.S., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in March 2018 and has over 22 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist.  Jenny’s prior experience includes home health and school settings as well as serving as a consultant for Speech Language Pathology at ESC Region XI.  She earned her undergraduate degree at University of Manitoba, Canada and her M.S. in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. 

    Jenny’s Apraxia and speech intelligibility techniques and certifications include the Sound Card SystemNancy Kaufman Apraxia System, and Edythe Strand's Apraxia Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing.  Her oral motor/feeding skills include instruction from Deborah Beckman M.S.  Autism and social language techniques include instruction from Vincent Carbone PhD, ABA;  The SCERTS Model, Patrick McGreevy PhD, BCBA and Hanen Programs.  Jenny’s fluency techniques include instruction from Nina Reardon-Reeves M.S., CCC-SLP and she is PECS trained in Augmentative Communication Techniques.  She is also CPR and LAMP certified and completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP).

    Jenny loves the joy on the faces of the kids and the families when a child communicates or does something new for the first time.  

  • Lindsay Klotz, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hurst
  • Lindsay Klotz, M.S. CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths in 2018 and has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 11 years. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Audiology from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, as well as a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Prior to joining Monkey Mouths, Lindsay provided the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to people with Parkinson’s disease among other medical diagnoses, was a SLP and supervisor for a local school district, and worked at a home health agency and clinic where she primarily provided feeding and swallowing therapy for medically fragile children. Lindsay received certification in NMES training in order to utilize Vital Stim Therapy.  During her time with the home health agency and clinic, Lindsay also collaborated with occupational therapists, case managers, physical therapists, referring pediatricians, specialty physicians (ENTs, GI, pulmonologists, neurologists, dietitians, etc.) and social workers.  These collaberations were so the child could be treated as a ‘whole’ and provided the specialized treatment and plan of care the child deserved. Lindsay is also American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 Certified and enjoys working with children with hearing impairments, Apraxia, fluency disorders, and language disorders.  She was also recently trained in LAMP Words for Life augmentative communication devices. 

    Lindsay truly enjoys family/caregiver involvement and support for the child in order for functional communication and feeding skills to carryover from clinic to home, school, and other settings. She believes every child should be given the opportunity to make progress and provided the tools they need to improve in areas that may be difficult for them.

    Lindsay has had a love for baseball since she was very young, in her spare time enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and visiting family and friends on the East Coast when she can. Lindsay was recently married and enjoys spending time with her husband and young son Landon, she also enjoys having family meals and get-togethers 

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