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Shyanne Heise, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech therapist in Colorado Springs

Hi! I'm Shyanne Heise, MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

I'm a licensed and certified speech therapist in Colorado Springs, CO. I lead a small but mighty team of speech therapists who love to enter each child's world and build authentic communication during play!

I graduated with my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2019. Since then, I have been working in private practice, instructing a senior-level course on organic and neurogenic communication disorders, learning from autistic self-advocates, and taking professional development courses to make a bigger impact on the kids I serve.     

Here are some things you should know about me and my team:

  • We see parents as the key. We know a lot about communication, but YOU know the most about your child. We'll educate you on everything we're doing, provide you with tips you can use in everyday life, and listen to how it's going for you at home. Kids grow so quickly when caregivers and therapists work together!

  • We know kids aren't test scores. We'll build on your child's strengths and teach skills that will improve their quality of life. Our therapy goals will never work toward higher standardized scores, and we don’t spend time teaching to the test. 

  • We make learning fun! Kids learn best during play. You'll often find us on the floor, following your child's lead, engaging in their special interests, laughing a lot, and creating a safe space to try new, hard things. 

  • We think all brains are good brains. We are progressive, neurodiversity-affirming therapists who are always learning (and un-learning). We know that autism and ADHD are neurotypes, not diseases that should be 'cured.' We listen to neurodivergent voices and empower our clients to authentically communicate, connect with others, and advocate for themselves.

  • We are trained in Gestalt Language Processing. We love working with children who use echolalia, scripts, and movie lines to communicate. Gestalt language learners need a very different type of therapy to begin using original language, so we teach them in the way that they learn best rather than asking them to conform to analytic language learning. We can't wait to show you the power of Natural Language Acquisition (NLA)!

  • We know regulation comes before learning. Our therapists integrate sensory supports and motor activities into speech therapy sessions. We think about development as a whole, and make sure that your child feels safe, regulated, and ready to learn in our space.

  • We always presume competence. We'll always assume your child can do anything and work hard to give them whatever support they need to demonstrate their competence. We'll talk to them, not about them, and give them a way to express themselves... even if it’s not through oral speech. 

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