We provide comprehensive evaluations to assess all areas of your child’s communication skills. Evaluations are centered around the specific needs of your child to identify their strengths and areas of need. Depending on the needs of your child, assessments will include a thorough evaluation of receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, voice, oral motor skills, pragmatic/social language functioning, and feeding skills. Depending on the results of the evaluation, therapy may be recommended on a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.
Treatment sessions are individualized, often play-based, and driven based on goals written through the identified areas of need. Parent involvement is encouraged and home programs and education is provided in order to ensure carry-over into your child’s natural environments.
Children Speech Therapy
- Articulation and phonological disorders including difficulty understanding, following directions and/or speaking
- Cognitive skills such as problem solving and reasoning
- Delayed or minimal talking compared to other children
- Feeding, swallowing and oral-motor skills
- Modified barium swallow studies
- Play and social skills
- Pragmatic/social language deficits
- Receptive and/or expressive language disorders including difficulty understanding, following directions and/or speaking
Meet Our Speech Therapists
Michelle Martin, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience working in a variety of settings including: pediatric and adult inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, public school settings, therapy based intensive summer programs, and private home settings. Currently, Michelle provides outpatient pediatric services and conducts developmental evaluations for at-risk children ages 0 to 24 months in Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s Developmental Follow-Up Clinic. Michelle enjoys working with children and their families to improve speech and language skills through fun, engaging, goal directed therapy. She believes child-centered therapy, inclusion of family in services, and support within the child’s natural environment are necessary for the improvement of functional communication skills in children. Michelle is a certified SLP for the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being active in the Colorado sun, playing soccer, baking, and spending time with friends and family over delicious food.
Lea Romani, MA, CCC-SLP
Lea is a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist that moved to Denver in August of 2015. She has been providing pediatric speech, language, and feeding services since 2010. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Since receiving her degrees she has worked in a variety of settings including pediatric outpatient and acute care. Lea currently provides feeding and speech language services for Rocky Mountain Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric floor, and outpatient center. She completes several modified barium swallow studies in radiology each day. She also works with a multi-disciplinary care team in RMHC’s feeding clinic, which addresses GI, feeding, and nutrition concerns. Lea is passionate about working with families who have infants and children with feeding challenges. She uses a variety of evidenced based practices to address feeding and speech concerns. She has experience working with a variety of feeding and speech disorders including dysphagia, oral motor and speech/language delays, as well as limited diets. She is trained in a variety of well-known approaches including Beckman Oral Motor, SOS, and TalkTools.