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 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 Gertie and Mabel.

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
• Myofascial Release (MFR) for Voice and Swallowing
• Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Tongue Thrust)
• Neuro-Developmental Disorders
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Sensory Integration Disorders
• Adult Rehabilitation (Stroke)
• Accent Reduction
• Professional Speaking

Mallory O’Mahoney, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mallory received a Bachelors Degree from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY, and a Master of Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, 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.

Mallory’s experience prior to joining the Denver Speech and Language team lies heavily in a variety of short and long-term rehabilitation facilities with adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. She is looking forward to returning to working with children and adolescents, and continuing to work with adults with a variety of disorders. Mallory strives to establish strong relationships with her patients and their families in order to create a well rounded plan of care with a functional approach to intervention. She is excited to be a part of Denver Speech and Language and continue to grow as a clinician.

You can find Mallory camping or hiking in her spare time. Anything outdoors, Mallory is there! She enjoys yoga, off-roading, traveling and going kayaking. She loves taking her pup for walks with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.

Ms. O’Mahoney has additional specialized training in the following areas/programs:

• Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
• Adult Rehabilitation
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Apraxia of Speech
• Motor Speech Disorders
• LoveYourBrain Yoga training for TBI
• Dysphagia (Impaired Swallowing) and Feeding Tubes
• VitalStim
• Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Tongue Thrust)
• Vocal Cord Dysfunction
• Voice
• Parkinson’s Disease

Lyndsay Schmitt, M.S.P., CF-SLP

Lyndsay received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina. She is beginning her career with us as a Clinical Fellow.

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!

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

• Early Intervention
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Language Delays and Disorders
• Motor Speech and Articulation Disorders
• Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Tongue Thrust)
• Vocal Cord Dysfunction
• Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

Emily Wyman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduation in August of 2014, she re-located to Charlotte, North Carolina to start her career. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Colorado. Since graduation, Emily has worked with the pediatric population in schools, outpatient facilities, and in the home. Emily’s passion for working with children began at a young age, and is excited to treat clients in Littleton!

Outside of work you will find Emily treasure hunting in thrift stores, tackling DIY projects, and exploring her new home state with fiance and dog! As a Pittsburgh native, she is a big hockey fan, which she likes to work into therapy sessions for fellow sports fans!

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

• Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Language Delays and Disorders
• Motor Speech and Articulation Disorders
• Social Communication Disorders
• PECS Picture Exchange Communication System
• Early Intervention
• Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD
• Reading and Literacy
• Auditory Processing Disorder