Dedicated to Making a Child's Voice Heard
Here at First Steps, we have three wonderful speech therapists. Their focus is to prevent, evaluate, identify, and treat any speech, communication, language, and/or swallowing disorders a child may possess.
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FIRST STEPS PEDIATRIC THERAPY, INC. is the most trusted Home Care Agency in Colorado — offering home care solutions to patients since 2000. We are a group of qualified practitioners and medical experts with years of experience, and are passionate about what we do. Get in touch today and speak with any one of our staff members.
Speech Language Pathologist and Team Lead
Dalma grew up in Chicago, IL but was born in Szeged, Hungary. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Illinois State University. Dalma has spent her post-collegiate career building her knowledge and skills working in pediatric speech, language, and feeding therapy. She specializes in feeding therapy and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) therapy and is passionate about building her skills daily as a therapist. Her experiences as a therapist have led her to work with a variety of cultural backgrounds, multilingual families, and individuals with varying abilities. Dalma has been blessed with the unique experience to work at a therapeutic clinic for children with high needs and multiple diagnoses which led her to the specific world of AAC devices. She has acquired multiple forms of communication-based technology to help children gain confidence in their language and increase their overall communication skills. She loves to work with children and enjoys providing children with the necessary techniques and habits to grow into intentional communicators. Dalma is highly motivated by children’s ability to adapt and the genuine aspect of their character. She has clinical experience with children of all ages with needs in receptive and expressive language, social language, articulation, fluency, childhood apraxia of speech, AAC, feeding, swallowing, and auditory processing disorder. In her free time, Dalma enjoys hiking, working out, cooking, photography, learning sign language, biking, and meeting new people!
Speech Language Pathologist
Nikki is originally from Littleton, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and her master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University. During both her graduate studies and her time as a speech-language pathologist, she gained clinical experience with both pediatrics and adults in the inpatient hospital, neonatal intensive care unit, private practice, and school settings. She also has experience working with children and adults from multicultural and multilingual backgrounds. Nikki is thankful to work with the pediatric population as they bring energy, positivity, and joy into speech therapy. Additionally, she is passionate about providing the best care for individuals and their families in a naturalistic environment. She finds it rewarding to watch individuals and families grow while their progress in therapy flourishes. She loves to assist both individuals and families reach their goals! She enjoys working with children of all ages with needs in feeding and swallowing, receptive and expressive language, social-language skills, articulation, fluency, and childhood apraxia of speech. In her free time, she enjoys reading new books, hiking with her dogs, and enjoying the best of Colorado!
Speech Language Pathologist
Jana is from Omaha, Nebraska. She first developed a passion for language and communication during foreign language classes in high school. She studied Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Lincoln to earn a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Jana is a dynamic, creative, and relationship-building SLP with experience serving students in the public high school setting. She loves providing meaningful services and collaborating to connect students to communication & strategies that positively impact their lives. In her free time, she listens to audiobooks, plays soccer or volleyball, volunteers in the community, and learns more about being a military spouse.