We are a team of highly qualified speech language pathologists with a shared special interest in working with children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
In addition to graduate degrees in speech language pathology, we all have extensive experience and additional training in diagnosis and treatment of reading disabilities. We offer a holistic approach with emphasis on skill acquisition, parent and student education and support, self-advocacy, and use of technology to support each student’s unique learning needs. We work collaboratively with students, parents, and schools to optimize your student’s potential. We provide an individualized and collaborative approach at affordable rates which is often absent from larger, franchised tutoring and learning centers.
When you work with one of our professionals, you know you are working with an expert who is passionate about teaching children to read at a fraction of the cost of a nationally franchised program that often hires individuals with little or no training beyond the corporate program. Unlike commercialized programs, we have the expertise to continually assess progress and make alterations to a student’s program to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.
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Meet Our Directors
Deb Fenton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Executive Director / Owner (ext. 101)
Deb is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Colorado State Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). She previously served on the board for the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Her pediatric experience includes working in a variety of settings including pediatric outpatient clinics, brain injury rehabilitation hospitals, public school settings, and private practice. She has extensive training relating to early literacy, learning disabilities, and motor speech disorders (apraxia). She is skilled in both the diagnostic assessment and treatment of language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She is trained in PROMPT and the Kaufman Program for treatment of apraxia and has advanced training in the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading. She is a recipient of the ASHA “ACE” Award for her commitment to Continuing Education. Debra is not accepting new clients at this time.
Debra Received her B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1991. She completed her Master’s of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Minot State University, North Dakota in 1993.
During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and labrador retrievers Buster and Annie. She enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking, reading, and volunteering.
Erin Heighway, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director (ext. 109)
Erin is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated from Indiana University with her Masters in 2008 and relocated to Denver in 2010 with her husband, who is a physical therapist. Erin has worked with Lowry Speech and Occupational Therapy since September 2012 and is our Clinical Director. She enjoys treating children with expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic language and social interaction concerns, stuttering, articulation and apraxia of speech. Erin completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia, provides Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention, and helps students learn strategies for reading comprehension and written expression so they can best demonstrate their knowledge in their academic environments. She is a strong believer that all intervention should focus on not only developing skills but also supporting improved self-confidence and a child’s ability to self-advocate for increased success. She also works closely with the Occupational Therapy department to support children with sensory processing, attention, and handwriting needs.
On the weekends she can be found spending time with her son, daughter and husband in the mountains.