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Meet Our Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Nicole Everhart, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
  • Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in 2007 and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2009. Nicole has been a certified member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 2009.

    Upon graduation, Nicole worked with preschool and elementary aged children in the Kansas City area public schools. Following completion of her clinical fellowship in Kansas City, Nicole moved to Colorado to continue her career in pediatrics. Since 2009, Nicole has worked as a speech language pathologist in the schools, in the outpatient clinic setting, home based therapy, and with adults in skilled nursing facilities.

    Nicole has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with experiencing a variety of communication difficulties. She has worked with a variety of children including those who have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cleft palate, autism, multiple needs, hearing impairment, speech/language impairment, and learning disabilities. Nicole is trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling and also completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia. Nicole’s areas of specialty include: receptive and/or expressive language delays, augmentative and alternative communication, reading disabilities, and articulation.

    Nicole has taken continuing education courses to expand her knowledge in early intervention, speech fluency, autism, and school based intervention practices. In 2012, Nicole received certification in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program which focuses on family involvement in language development in children from birth to five years of age.

    In her spare time, Nicole enjoys taking full advantage of the Colorado outdoors. You can find her hiking, camping, practicing yoga, snowboarding, reading, traveling, and exploring new areas of Colorado.

    nicole@lowrystot.com

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Meghan Welsh, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
  • Meghan received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa in 2013 and her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013. Meghan has been a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 2015.

    Upon graduation, Meghan completed her clinical fellowship with one of the few specialty schools in Chicago Public Schools, providing her with extensive experience and appreciation for working with children with autism, developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, and emotional-behavioral difficulties. Since 2016, Meghan has worked in the clinic setting as well as providing home based services. She has experience working with a multidisciplinary team and strongly believes in the power of collaboration. 

     

    Meghan’s professional career has been centered around the pediatric population. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with a variety of speech and language difficulties. Meghan has worked with children from diverse backgrounds ages birth to 16 in the clinic, home, and school setting. Meghan is skilled in the assessment and treatment of expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic language concerns, reading comprehension, written expression, word retrieval, fluency, articulation, and phonology. She has a special interest in working with children with language based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Meghan is trained in the Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling and also completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia.

    As a Colorado transplant from the Midwest, Meghan can almost always be found outside when not working. She loves exploring all that the beautiful outdoors of Colorado has to offer with her dog, Scout. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, and running.

     

    meghan@lowrystot.com

Speech-Language Pathologists

Christina McCall, B.A. SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant
  • Christina was born and raised as an Indiana Hoosier. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in May of 2011. She is an Associate Member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Christina has worked as an SLP-Assistant in multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinics as well as in school-based settings for the past five years. She has been a valued member of our therapy team since 2013.

    Christina is skilled in working with children with a variety of communication difficulties including articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Christina has been trained in the 40 hour Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling and provides reading intervention services in our clinic at a discounted rate.

    Christina loves working with children every day and is always eager to learn new skills and techniques to become a better therapist.  Her warm personality and playful approach to therapy makes her a favorite among clients. Christina plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in the near future.

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active outside, snowboarding, cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling, and cooking.

    Click here to learn more about an SLPA.

    christina@lowrystot.com

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Gabby Harrison, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
  • Gabby is originally from Kansas and moved to Colorado in 2015.  Gabby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology in 2015, both from the University of Kansas.  She is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

    After graduation, Gabby moved from Kansas to Denver to work in the Aurora Public School District (APS).  During her time in APS, she has provided speech and language services to students in the preschool, elementary and middle school settings, and primarily works with students in center-based programming.  She has experience working with students with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and multiple disabilities.  Her passion is working to find, implement and support individuals with the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  She is trained in the use and implementation of a form of AAC called picture exchange communication system (PECS). 

    During the summer of 2016, Gabby worked with Adam’s Camp, which is an intensive and integrated therapy camp for student with special needs.  She worked on a multi-disciplinary team both in the mountains during the autism spectrum disorder week and during their Early Start Model in Greenwood Village.  

    In her free time, Gabby enjoys cooking for her family and friends, hiking in the mountains and reading nonfiction books.  During the winter, her favorite thing to watch is KU basketball. Go Jayhawks!

     

    gabby@lowrystot.com

Speech-Language Pathologists

Tricia Maher MSLP, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist 
  • Tricia is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Colorado State Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) and former Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). Her pediatric experience includes working with children, from diverse backgrounds, aged three through adolescents and across a variety of environments. Tricia is skilled in the assessment and treatment of early language acquisition, language learning difficulties, articulation difficulties, phonological awareness difficulties and stuttering. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism and social/pragmatic language learning difficulties.

    Tricia is a trained practitioner of the Secret Agent Society – Social Skills Program improving the social skills and emotional understanding of eight to twelve year olds. She has experience running social skills groups for children of all ages and levels of language. She enjoys working closely and collaborating with other speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, parents and teachers in order to set up her clients for success beyond the therapy session. Tricia is an advocate for school-aged children to have equal opportunity to achieve success in the classroom along with his or her peers.

    Tricia received her Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2007 and her Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in 2010.

    In her additional time Tricia enjoys spending time with her husband Sam and their dog Mack making the most of Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Together they enjoy snowboarding, running and flying trapeze.

    tricia@lowrystot.com

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Anna D. M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
  • Anna has been a member of ASHA since 2008.  Anna has worked in a variety of settings including: schools, home-based early intervention programs, skilled nursing facilities, and educational/training facilities.

    A sense of adventure led Anna to employment overseas in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan where she trained parents and professionals on child development, diagnostic, and treatment topics. For the past 3 years, she has been working in Germany with military and international families in both an early intervention and private practice setting.

    Anna’s special interests include articulation delays, receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language impairments, sensory integration, fluency disorders and feeding issues. Anna has received specialized training in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” and the DIR Floortime Model, and places an emphasis on parent and caregiver education and child-led intervention.

    Life has brought Anna to relocate to beautiful Colorado, where she plans to continue satisfying her love of adventure, sunshine, and the outdoors. In her spare time, you’ll find her either in her kitchen, in a bookstore, in the forest, at an improv acting class, in a wood-working shop, or on an airplane to her next travel destination.

     

    anna@lowrystot.com

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Erin Heighway, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Director (ext. 109)
  • Erin Heighway, M.A., CCC-SLP

    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

     

    erin@lowrystot.com

Speech-Language Pathologists

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.

    deb@lowrystot.com

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