ADULT THERAPY SERVICES
COMPASSIONATE CARE IN LOVELAND, CO & SURROUNDING AREAS
Peak Speech Therapy is a mobile (in-home) adult and geriatric therapy practice specializing in speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing therapy. We take a collaborative approach to therapy, partnering with our clients, caregivers, and other professionals on the team, to address skills that will have a positive impact on quality of life, independence, and safety.
It is our commitment to go above and beyond for our clients by creating home exercise plans, educating family members, making courtesy calls to insurance to check benefits, and connecting clients with community resources and other care providers.
We treat various disorders and conditions including:
Post-chemotherapy and radiation
Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
Feeding and swallowing difficulties
SPEECH ~ DYSARTHRIA
Many adults experience difficulty with their speech due to a stroke or TBI, oral cancer, or progressive neurological disease. Adult speech therapy will focus on retraining the muscles of the mouth, lips, and tongue, as well as addressing breath support. We will also teach compensatory strategies and help obtain and set up augmentative communication devices to optimize communication.
LANGUAGE ~ APHASIA
Adults with aphasia may experience difficulty finding words or forming sentences, speaking in sentences that do not make sense, using unrecognizable words, or understanding words or conversation. Language therapy for adults will support both the retraining of the language centers of the brain as well as the teaching of strategies to aid in the ability to communicate and participate in daily activities.
Cognitive-communication therapy targets cognitive processes such as attention, memory, multi-tasking, managing the tasks of daily living, etc. Adults recovering from a head injury, surgery, or stroke, or who are experiencing challenges related to aging, dementia, or progressive neurological disorders, benefit from cognitive therapy. Through rehabilitation and teaching specific strategies, clients are able to re-engage in their work, social, academic, and everyday activities.
Signs of a voice disorder include a hoarse voice, difficulty increasing volume, feeling out of breath while talking, or voice changes related to progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease. Voice therapy will teach vocal strategies related to the client's specific challenges. Additionally, we are certified in LSVT LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy), an evidence-based treatment for individuals with Parkinson's Disease that uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.
SWALLOWING ~ DYSPHAGIA
Common signs and symptoms associated with swallowing disorders include pain when swallowing, coughing or throat clearing while eating or drinking, hoarse or "wet" vocal quality after eating or drinking, feeling like something is stuck in the throat, difficulty chewing food, and/or avoiding certain foods. Therapy for swallowing includes recommendations for specific types, textures, and thicknesses of foods and liquids, optimum positioning, and teaching safe swallow strategies. We are also trained in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP), an exercise-based dysphagia rehabilitation program.
SPEECH & YOGA CONNECTION WELLNESS OFFERINGS:
These yoga and meditation services are intended for adults with brain injury and neurological diagnoses to improve upon their cognitive-communication challenges, increase connection and shared experiences within the community, and increase self-acceptance of cognitive-communication challenges through classes focused on creative problem-solving, self-compassion, and resilience.
There is research that shows changes in the structures and functions of the brain following yoga and meditation, which can impact cognitive skills, including positive benefits in attention, focus, working memory, mental fatigue, and stress.
Holly completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Flow training with Yoga Farm Ithaca and an additional Yoga and Meditation for Brain Injury training through Yoga International.
We offer online services for clients located outside our coverage area or who prefer the convenience and flexibility of telehealth. We are licensed to serve clients anywhere in the State of Colorado.
We come to you! If you are within our service area, we offer mobile, in-home therapy services. In-person services are available to clients in Fort Collins, Loveland, and surrounding areas. In-person therapy is offered to parts of the Denver metro area on a limited basis.
"I am someone who is passionate about helping people communicate in any situation they need. I am the type of person that goes above and beyond in order to find a creative solution."
HOLLY AMBROZI, M.S., CCC-SLP
OWNER, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Holly is an experienced adult medical speech-language pathologist who is passionate about helping people live their best life. Her professional experience includes serving adults in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, home health, and private practice. Holly has focused her career on treating clients with Parkinson's Disease, language and swallowing issues following a stroke or head injury, and cognitive impairments resulting from a head injury, surgery, or dementia. She founded Peak Speech Therapy in order to increase the accessibility of personalized, outpatient speech, cognitive, and swallowing therapy to adults and geriatrics.
Holly takes a collaborative and client-centered approach to deliver evidence-based therapy that allows people to see what they still CAN do and to find purpose and meaning in their lives. Holly's considerate and positive personality allows her to create a motivating environment for her clients where they learn new skills and strategies.
In her free time, she enjoys watercolor, yoga, listening to podcasts, baking, and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Get in touch! We will begin with a free consultation call to discuss your needs and determine the next steps.
We also accept referrals directly from physicians and once received, we will contact the client directly.
All of our services begin with an in-depth evaluation and patient and caregiver interview. We then partner with our clients and their families to develop a treatment plan with goals focused on what is important and meaningful to the patient.
Once services begin, we will provide direct therapy, caregiver and patient education, and regular progress updates to other professionals on our clients' teams. Services are offered online or in-home.
We are a Medicare Part B provider. We also offer private pay caregiver consulting services and ongoing wellness plans for clients after discharge.
"People will make a life on their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world."
- Oliver Sacks