Lakewood 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

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Sara Bogart

Practice Manager

Sara Bogart has spent most of her professional career in the dental field as a corporate business team trainer. She brings her knowledge and expertise of front office operations, paired with her enthusiasm for tailoring the best possible patient experience.

Sara is a native Texan who enjoys baking, traveling, and new adventures. She and her husband are pet parents to Taz and Bagels, their senior boxer and sassy tabby cat. They are new to Colorado and are excited to grow their roots in the Denver area.

Melanie Wiseman

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Clinical Director

Speech Language Pathologist CCC  

Northeastern University

Melanie is the Clinical Director for both our Aurora and Lakewood locations. She earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University, and currently holds national certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, state licensure in Colorado, and is a Certified Autism Specialist through the IBCCES. Melanie first came to Therapies of the Rockies with a passion for the birth – 5 year old population and has continued to gain education and experience for helping this growing population!

Melanie has focused her continuing education in the areas of autism, childhood apraxia of speech, auditory processing, articulation/phonological disorders, and developmental delay. With programs and training such as the DIR Floortime model, Kaufman speech-to-language protocol, DTTC, and building language through vocabulary, phonological and morphological skills, she strives to utilize the most relevant and up-to-date research for supporting her work with patients and families. Melanie believes strongly in a family-inclusion approach to therapy, working closely with patients and their families to build a strong connection between therapy and home, to best promote carryover of learned skills to outside the therapy setting. Melanie strives to provide individualized and motivating therapy for achieving the most successful communication possible!

Member:   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association

Sarah Beckman

Sarah Beckman

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

LSVT® Certified Clinician

Eastern Michigan University

Sarah has clinical experience in hospital, private practice, and public school settings. She comes to us from the state of Michigan where she earned a Master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University in Speech-Language Pathology.

Sarah provides individual, group, and teletherapy to adult, young adult, and pediatric patients. Her experience with adults includes evaluating and treating neurogenic, fluency, and voice disorders. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT), which is a specialized intensive voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Her experience with pediatric and school-age students includes evaluating and treating a variety of speech and language disorders including expressive and receptive language, articulation and phonological, and autism spectrum disorders.

Sarah has a passion for working with the birth-5 population as well as adults with neurogenic disorders, specifically aphasia. Providing engaging and functional therapy that can be generalized into the home setting is Sarah’s ultimate goal. She believes family collaboration and support are also a key component to effective and successful therapy.

Member:   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Gabby Posner

Gabby Posner

Speech Language Pathologist CCC

Northern Arizona University

Gabby comes to Therapies of the Rockies with experience with both children and adults. Gabby has implemented therapy in the school setting, home health, skilled nursing and at Therapies of the Rockies as an intern. These settings provided the experience to work with individuals with speech and language delay, neurogenic, and swallowing difficulties. Gabby’s approach to therapy includes providing strong parent/caregiver education and implementing a home program in order to facilitate successful communication. Gabby enjoys working with people of all ages, although she specifically has an interest for treating children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Natalie Bowman

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist CCC

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Natalie completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked with patients across the lifespan in hospital, outpatient, and early childhood education settings. She enjoys treating the full range of disorders, and has significant experience with and interest in the treatment of adults with fluency and neurogenic disorders, and young children with speech and language delays. Natalie works closely with clients and families to develop personal, functional goals that will facilitate the greatest gains in their areas of need. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has a passion for working to meet the unique needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.