Meet Our Speech Language Pathologists

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Kathryn Buczek

Speech Lead

MS-CCC-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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Grace Anderson

CF-SLP

I am originally from Lakewood, Colorado. I earned my undergraduate degree from CU Boulder in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, and my graduate degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. I became interested in the field of Speech Language Pathology when I worked alongside other SLPs for a non-profit organization in Denver where we serviced refugee and immigrant children and helped prepare them for their upcoming school year. Since then, I have gained experience in the evaluation and treatment of children ranging from the early intervention age to high school students in both clinic and school-based settings. As a therapist I believe in individualized services for every child, and making therapy both functional and fun! In my free time I love being active, staying creative by dancing, painting, crafting, and cooking, and spending time with family and friends!

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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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Aly Backhaus

M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Aly is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and recently moved to Denver, Colorado in August 2019.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology in 2016 and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017 through an accelerated degree program at Marquette University.  After graduating, she began her career working with both pediatric and adult populations.  Aly most recently worked at a pediatric outpatient clinic where she gained experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of diagnoses and disorders in the areas of articulation/phonology, receptive/expressive language, social/pragmatic language, cognitive-communication, AAC, and feeding/swallowing. Aly administers diagnostic reading evaluations for struggling readers and also provides reading intervention services. She has completed the 40 hour Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham Approach to teaching reading and spelling.

In addition to developing her clinical skills, Aly has a passion for leadership and community development.  She recently assisted in planning an adaptive triathlon for children of all abilities and headed a continuing education course for SLPs in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She looks forward to continuously meeting professionals and families throughout the Denver area as she joins the Milestone team!

Aly is excited to explore her beautiful new city!  She loves to be outdoors (running, hiking, skiing) and enjoys traveling with friends and family.

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