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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1056 E 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Teresa Charlifue-Smith works as a speech therapist. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Charlifue-Smith include speech therapy treatment. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Charlifue-Smith accepts. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Speech Therapy Treatment

Aleaza S Goldberg, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
601 East 18th Avenue; Suite 130
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Aleaza Goldberg's area of specialization is speech therapy. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Goldberg include speech therapy treatment. Ms. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Goldberg honors.

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Christina Perkins, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
601 E 18th Avenue; Suite 130
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Christina Perkins' area of specialization is speech therapy. In her practice, she is particularly interested in speech therapy treatment. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Ms. Perkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Maureen Melonis, Speech-Language Pathologist, MS
Specializes in Speech Therapy
601 East 18th Avenue; Suite 130
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Maureen Melonis works as a speech therapist. In Ms. Melonis's practice, she is particularly interested in speech therapy treatment. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Speech Therapy Treatment

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps people of all ages who have problems speaking and using language. The professionals who provide speech therapy are called speech and language pathologists, or sometimes just speech therapists. Speech therapy is often associated with children, and many kids do need extra help overcoming speech disorders such as a lisp or a stutter. However, older patients also often rely on speech services, for instance after a stroke.

The issues that are treated in speech therapy can be broadly broken down into three main categories. They are:
  • Speech disorders, which affect the voice and the ability to form sounds properly or speak fluently. Examples include dysarthria, stuttering, and vocal cord polyps.
  • Language disorders, which are problems with either saying or understanding spoken words. Examples include autism and pragmatic (social) language disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders, including drooling and difficulty swallowing. Since speech therapy involves treatment for the muscles of the mouth and throat, some swallowing disorders can be treated by speech therapists.

The way speech therapy is conducted depends greatly on the age and needs of the patient being served. Therapy may be conducted one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom. Standardized testing is often used to evaluate speech. Depending on the patient, therapy may include games, conversation, role playing and storytelling, flash cards, or singing. The speech therapist sometimes assigns exercises for the patient to practice at home.

There are many causes for speech disorders, and they are surprisingly common. Speech therapy is an effective treatment that helps these patients communicate their thoughts and feelings with others.