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 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 and language disorders with patients of all ages, tongue thrust, vocal cord dysfunction, and voice disorders.
In her free time she enjoys golfing, skiing, hiking, traveling, photography, and spending time with her friends, family and her dogs Mabel and Edie.
Ms. Lay has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:
Krysta received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Abilene Christian University in Texas, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University. Krysta maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.
Krysta has experience providing therapy in the areas of pediatric speech, language, feeding, oral-motor skills, cognitive skills, apraxia, and literacy in the home and school environment. She loves working with all ages, and works hard to make therapy family-oriented, uniquely effective for each individual, and most importantly, fun.
In her free time, you can find Krysta rooting loudly for the Colorado Avalanche, playing soccer, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, and enjoying all of the above with her dog and everyone she loves.
Ms. Grimm has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:
Jenna Hart, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jenna received a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, NY. She maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech language pathology in both New York and Colorado.
Jenna’s experience prior to joining the Denver Speech and Language team was primarily in pediatric settings. She worked in the Early Intervention program in New York City and then at a pediatric sensory gym. Her professional interests include working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, and language delays. She has training in PROMPT therapy, as well as Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding techniques, which inform her treatment for children with articulation, oral motor, and feeding disorders. Jenna is excited about returning to work with adults with a variety of disorders. She opts to establish strong relationships with not only her patients, but their families as well, to ensure optimal carryover with speech therapy at home. Jenna is thrilled to be joining the Denver Speech and Language team and further hone her skills as a speech language pathologist.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys cooking, exploring the Denver food scene, hiking, traveling, and getting to know Denver with her husband and new puppy.
Ms. Hart has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:
Lyndsay received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina. She began her career with us as a Clinical Fellow and is now fully certified. Lyndsay moved out of state in 2022, but we are lucky enough to keep her around for limited telehealth sessions.
In her graduate school practicum, Lyndsay found particular interest in working with children with autism spectrum disorder, tongue thrust, vocal cord dysfunction/inducible laryngeal obstruction, and feeding/swallowing difficulties. She also previously worked in two research labs focused on family outcomes of individuals with Fragile X Syndrome and autism spectrum disorder.
In her free time, Lyndsay enjoys traveling, hiking, and finding the best new food place in town. She is always looking for suggestions of new travel destinations, too!