Brianne Lay, MA, CCC-SLP

Brianne (Bri) founded Denver Speech and Language in 2010. She spent five years with D.L. Teter and Associates, a private practice specializing in hearing and speech, and was excited for the opportunity to focus solely on her passion for speech and language therapy. She received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Colorado, and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Lay maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and a license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Colorado. She is an active member, and previously served on the board of directors, for the Colorado Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CSHA). Prior to working in private practice, Ms. Lay worked in a severe needs pre-school classroom treating children with impairments such as Autism and Fragile X Syndrome. She also spent time working in a rehabilitation center focusing on adult cognitive therapy. In 2009, Ms. Lay became a certified Pet Partner with The Delta Society and is trained to use a therapy dog to assist with meeting therapy goals. Ms. Lay’s professional areas of specialty include neurologically based speech disorders with patients of all ages, tongue thrust, vocal cord dysfunction, and pediatric speech and language impairments.

In her free time she enjoys golfing, skiing, hiking, traveling, photography, and spending time with her friends, family and her dogs Vera and Gertie.

Ms. Lay has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:

• Kaufman Early Intervention Program: Children with Apraxia of Speech
• Voice Disorders
• Vocal Cord Dysfunction
• Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Tongue Thrust)
• Neuro-Developmental Disorders
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Sensory Integration Disorders
• Adult Rehabilitation (Stroke)
• Accent Reduction

Talia Manahan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Talia came to work with Denver Speech and Language in January 2014 after previous work in the schools and adult rehabilitation. She is excited for the opportunity to join Denver Speech and Language and expand her reach to a variety of both adult and child clients. Mrs. Manahan received a Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and holds a license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Colorado. Prior to joining Denver Speech and Language, Mrs. Manahan worked for Douglas County School District in their dual diagnosis and BRIDGE programs targeting students’ needs to prepare them for adult living and work experiences. After her time in the schools, she began working in a skilled nursing facility focusing on cognitive therapy, aphasia, dysarthria, and dysphagia. In addition to providing direct treatment, Mrs. Manahan is a sponsored presenter who trains other Speech Language Pathologists on the most current cognitive treatments and interventions. Mrs. Manahan’s professional areas of specialty include dysphagia, cognition, tongue thrust, vocal cord dysfunction, and pediatric speech and language impairments.

In her free time she enjoys skiing, reading, good food, routing for OSU, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her husband.

Ms. Manahan has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:

• Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
• Passy-Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valves
• Tracheostomy Procedures
• Dysphagia and Impaired Swallowing
• VitalStim
• Myofascial Release
• Childhood Apraxia of Speech
• Vocal Cord Dysfunction
• Accent Reduction
• Public/Professional Speaking

 

 

Colleen Krummenacker, M.A., CCC-SLP

Colleen joined Denver Speech and Language in July 2017 after relocating to Colorado from the New York City area. Colleen gained experience privately in schools and homes, and through working with children and families in Early Intervention. She is excited for the opportunity to join Denver Speech and Language to expand on her knowledge base.  Mrs. Krummenacker  graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences in 2009, and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and holds a license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Colorado.

Colleen’s passions include apraxia of speech, ASD, articulation delay, and sensory feeding issues. She also loves educating teachers and other professionals about speech and language disorders. Regardless of a patient’s needs, Colleen uses a holistic and patient-centered approach to build a dynamic therapeutic relationship. She strives to maintain a positive and effective treatment plan for each individual.

During her free time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy, Thurman. Colleen loves a good farmer’s market, hiking, yoga, and learning how to ski and golf.

Ms. Krummenacker has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:

• PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (P.R.O.M.P.T.)
• Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding
• DIR/Floortime for Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Early Language Disorders
• Childhood Apraxia of Speech
• Sensory Integration Disorders
• American Sign Language
• Institute for Multisensory Disorders: Orton Gillingham