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We found 4 speech therapists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Denver, CO.

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

Ms. Teresa Charlifue-Smith works as a speech therapist. Her clinical interests encompass speech therapy treatment. Ms. Charlifue-Smith is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Speech Therapy Treatment

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

Ms. Christina Perkins practices speech therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Perkins include speech therapy treatment. Ms. Perkins accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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

Ms. Aleaza Goldberg works as a speech therapist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Ms. Goldberg has a special interest in speech therapy treatment. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional 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' area of specialization is speech therapy. In her practice, she is particularly interested in speech therapy treatment. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Melonis's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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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.