Meet Our Speech Language Pathologists

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Meaghan McGann

MS CCC-SLP

Meaghan received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. A major influencer in Meaghan’s personal and professional life is her dearest friend with Down syndrome. It was this friendship that helped develop her dream to work with and advocate for individuals with special needs. Meaghan’s passion for Speech-Language Pathology became even more focused while working at a school in Connecticut for children with a wide range of disabilities.

It was there she developed her passion for working with individuals with complex communication needs and provided her with extensive experience developing and implementing successful programs for her patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Since receiving her degree, Meaghan has had the opportunity to work in both an Early Intervention and clinical setting with children of all ages. She has evaluated and treated children with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Her special interests include implementing/evaluating for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, working with individuals with ASD, and pragmatic language intervention. Meaghan has received advanced training for a variety of AAC devices/programs including LAMP Words for Life, TobiiDynavox, NovaChat/TouchChat, Proloquo2go, and PECS. Meaghan is devoted to ensuring the most holistic approach to therapy for each child while advocating for individuals with special needs and their families.

Outside of the clinic, Meaghan is an active member of two Young Professional Boards-Tall Tales Ranch and IN-Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education- which continue to provide her with the opportunity to focus on her dedication for advocating for the special needs community in Colorado. Meaghan currently lives in Denver where she enjoys all the city has to offer. She is an avid runner and takes full advantage of the Colorado Rockies in the winter, rarely passing on the chance to ski.

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Caroline Mancuso

MA, CCC-SLP, RYT

 

Caroline L Mancuso, MA, CCC-SLP, RYT has been practicing Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis in Early Childhood in the south Denver area since 2004. Her areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental motor planning speech disorders, play-based speech-language intervention, functional language development, and parent training. Her spirited, humorous approach to intervention is balanced with continuing study of neuroscience and related behavioral applications. She is honored to have the opportunity to guide young children and their families on the path to the joys of communication. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family

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Colleen Imerman

M.A., CCC-SLP

Consultant/Mentor

 

Colleen Imerman was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University. Colleen has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and a license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of Colorado.

While earning her Master’s Degree, Colleen was given a unique experience to participate in Central Michigan University’s intensive Summer Speech-Language Pathology Specialty Clinics. This five week, residential therapy program allowed her to challenge her clients and other campers to use their new communication skills both in and outside the clinic. During this program, she developed a passion to help children with communication disorders.

Colleen’s professional experience has focused on the pediatric population, ranging from preschool to high school ages. As a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist, she has been part of a Special Education Team diagnosing and providing services for school-aged children requiring speech/language support services, including articulation, phonology, receptive/expressive language, social skills, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), voice, and fluency. Colleen currently specializes in articulation/phonological disorders serving children through her private practice. Additionally, she is a member of an Early Childhood Screening Team providing speech, language, hearing, and developmental screenings for preschool-aged children. Colleen has not only worked with children, but has worked with the adult neurogenic population in medical settings, including the University of Florida Shands Acute Care and Rehabilitation Hospitals. In 2004, she started a family with her husband and they now have three school-aged children. In her free time she likes to ski, mountain bike, hike, travel, visit family, and sail on Michigan’s Great Lakes.

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Kathryn Buczek

MS-CF-SLP

 

 "Kat" was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kat earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in disability studies from The Ohio State University as well as her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Case Western Reserve University. She was drawn to a career in speech language pathology after witnessing the positive impact speech and language therapy had on her younger cousin, Hannah, diagnosed with down syndrome. She has always had a passion for working with the pediatric population, and has evaluated and treated children of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses. While in Ohio, she gained extensive experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital specializing in neonatal feeding and swallowing. She also has experience as a research assistant facilitating tasks with focuses on the genetic basis of speech sound disorders. Currently, Kat works in early intervention providing speech and language services in the home to children ranging from birth to the age of three with developmental and neurobehavioral differences. Kat believes in a family-centered approach to therapy and strives to establish a strong rapport with all of the families she works with in order to help promote the best healthcare outcomes. In her free time she enjoys staying active, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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Kimberly Lawrence

MS-CF-SLP

 

I was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and grew up in Orange County, California. My husband and I moved to Colorado in early 2015 and we absolutely love exploring whenever we get the chance. We have 2 fur babies; Thumper, our cat, and Maverick, our dog; and a 1 year old daughter, Brooklynn. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary and my masters degree from Idaho State University. I always knew I wanted to work with children in some capacity and it wasn't until I was working at an autism center in Calgary that I considered speech language pathology. I absolutely love speech and language development and helping give voices to those who cannot speak!

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