Colorado Springs Speech Therapy Team

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Amanda King

Amanda King

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

Georgia State University

Amanda King founded Therapies of The Rockies  in 2008 to assist families with obtaining quality speech therapy services without having to go to a hospital setting.  Amanda worked in the Colorado school systems for three years as well as in home health agencies prior to founding Therapies of The Rockies.  She currently focuses on making sure that every client receives the best speech therapy and that Therapies of The Rockies maintains its high standard of excellence.

In working with children,this practice centers therapy on developing functional language skills to ease the frustration in communication for both the child and parents and to give the child skills to communicate effectively with peers.  We utilize current technology in our practice, such as the use of Ipads and Ipad applications, to extend the therapy from the therapy room to real world experiences.   Our philosophy is that family involvement is the key to a child’s success in therapy and we work closely with parents and siblings to  maximize the client’s potential.

Member:   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association

Katie Vaughan

Katie Vaughan

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

Stephen F. Austin State University

Prior to joining the Therapies of the Rockies team in June 2011, Katherine completed her clinical fellowship year in Aurora Public Schools, gaining concentrated experience in the implementation of small-group language skills therapy.  In her graduate training, Katherine completed internships in hospital, clinical, and school settings working with populations from preschool-age to geriatrics. Katherine has experience evaluating and treating a range of disorders including expressive and receptive language, articulation, stuttering, voice, social, and swallowing deficits.

As each child is unique, Katherine aims to conduct therapy sessions in a way that will spark the child’s interest and meet individual learning needs.   Through an emphasis on family inclusion, her ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between the therapy room and the outside world where vital communication occurs.

Member:  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Janelle Baker

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

Central Michigan University

Janelle has clinical experience in hospital, nursing home and school settings. In her internship at Rady Children’s Hospital she was part of a cleft palate team, a multi-disciplinary feeding evaluation team and evaluated and treated pediatric speech, language, swallowing, voice and autism spectrum disorders in individual and group therapy settings.

At Therapies of the Rockies, Janelle has a passion for working with the birth-3 population as well as phonological, fluency and language impairments in school age children. In addition to working with the pediatric population, Janelle has a special interest in working with adults who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Janelle’s aim is to provide functional, individualized therapy to each of her patients and believes that developing relationships with patients and their families is an essential part of therapy.

Member:   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Megan Johnson

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

Bowling Green State University

Megan is new to Colorado and comes with backgrounds in clinical, school and home-health settings.  She has focused her skills in infant/pediatric feeding, hearing impaired, Autism Spectrum Disorders, pediatric speech/language and fluency.

Megan loves the diversity of Therapy of the Rockies as conducting individual and group sessions are important to target different client goals. She enjoys the birth to 5 population, as parent support and education are an area of interest.  Megan’s focus is to provide carefully planned and organized therapy sessions to each of her patients. Experience has taught her that family integration of speech/language skills is key!

Member:   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Elizabeth Charlez

Elizabeth Charlez

Office Manager

Elizabeth comes to Therapies of the Rockies with vast experience in the medical field. She has worked in both Chiropractic and Medical settings. Elizabeth is excited to join Therapies of the Rockies and share her smile and knowledge with our patients.

Elizabeth is new to the Colorado area. She plans to attend school to become a physical therapist assistant. She loves the mountains, bodybuilding, and her two fur babies Perri and Aimé.