Who We Are

Marla MooreMarla Moore, M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and owner of Talking Together, Inc. Marla has worked in Early Intervention over 20 years and has passion for supporting families and meeting them where they are at. With Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, Rocky Mountain Human Services, Developmental Pathways, North Metro Community Services and Imagine! Marla currently supports children as an individual provider and participates in transdisciplinary teaming, multi-disciplinary assessments and in the writing of IFSPs. Marla believes in forming relationships with families, and helping families to be empowered to help their children grow and learn. Marla specializes in treating a variety of disorders including, but not limited to, language delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, oral-motor challenges, feeding difficulties, and sensory-processing disorders. She is PROMPT certified and has training from Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson for oral-placement strategies and is a trained SOS feeding specialist endorsed by Dr. Kay Toomey. In addition, Marla enjoys working with families that are considered high-risk. Marla enjoys visiting area schools as a volunteer with her therapy dog, Chance.



Heidi Burke, M.A., CFY-SLPHeidi Burke, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with her master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Heidi has over seven years working with infants and young children.  She has experience working with a variety of communication disorders and feeding disorders and has worked with a diverse population of children including children with visual impairment, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and cognitive or developmental delay.  Heidi has been trained in oral-placement strategies by Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson and is a trained SOS feeding specialist endorsed by Dr. Kay Toomey.  Heidi has a clear love for children and their families, and believes that young children learn best when engaged in playful and meaningful interactions and routines.  Her approach to therapy is a whole child approach and she tries to integrate goals in other areas such as occupational (including sensory), physical, and behavioral therapies, into her sessions.


Miranda Aragon, M.A., CFY-SLPMiranda Mast, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with her master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She enjoys working closely with families and children through structured play in order to support the child’s language and general development. She believes that a holistic, community and family-centered approach provides the best environment for a child to learn and grow. She has experience working with a wide variety of populations including: culturally diverse, wide range of socio-economic status and diverse family structures. Miranda has worked with a number of disorders and diagnosis including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, cognitive delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, expressive and receptive language delays and feeding difficulties. She has experience with American Sign Language and implementing high and low tech augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC). Miranda is passionate about using play-based therapy along with a family-centered approach to allow children and their families to develop their skills in a caring and supportive environment.

Ally Carrillo, M.A., CFY-SLPAlly Carrillo, M.A., CCC-SLP graduated with her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She believes in giving young children every possible opportunity to grow and succeed. She has worked with a variety of communication challenges, including, but not limited to, Down syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language delay, and articulation disorders. She believes that children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful and playful interactions, that therapy should address the needs of the family and the whole child, and that the family plays a vital role in intervention. Her goal with intervention is to empower and support families as they help their children learn and thrive.



Heather Chrzan, M.A., CCC-SLPHeather Chrzan, M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language therapist specializing in family-centered, early intervention services. Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Gonzaga University and earned her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from University of Colorado, Boulder. Heather completed a two year fellowship at JFK Partners, part of the school of Medicine at the University of Colorado. This fellowship focused on assessment and intervention of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through this position, Heather provided in-home early intervention services and was a member of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Heather has also been a therapist with the Adam’s Camp Early Start Program. These positions have allowed her to collaborate closely with families and a variety of disciplines. Currently, Heather is the speech-language therapist at The Rise School of Denver and is excited to join the Talking Together team. She is certified in PROMPT, trained in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) model and Handwriting Without Tears. Heather enjoys hiking with her husband, Ryan and dog, Torque. In addition, she enjoys skiing and boating with her family and friends.


Lisa Niffenegger, M.A., CCC-SLPLisa Niffenegger, M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist who graduated with her master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lisa has experience providing families with in-home speech and language therapy for children ages 0-16 years. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and/or communication disorders, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, deafness or hearing loss, Cri-du-chat syndrome, muscular dystrophy, chromosomal deletions, cleft palate, language delay, articulation delays, and cognitive or developmental delay. Lisa enjoys working with low and high tech AAC, including preparing families for AAC evaluations and providing therapy for a newly acquired AAC device. She believes strongly in involving families in therapy sessions and in incorporating therapy sessions into families’ daily routines.


Emily Mariani, M.A., CF-SLPEmily Mariani, M.A., CCC-SLP earned her degree in speech-language pathology from Temple University in Philadelphia, and is ecstatic to be back home in Colorado to join the Talking Together family. Emily has a background in elementary education and experience teaching children of all ages. She believes that respect, adaptability, and presence are essential when working with people, and especially when working with children. Emily approaches life with a holistic perspective which she began to develop as she became a teacher and student of yoga. She strives to see and appreciate the unique qualities in each and every person she meets, and is looking forward to building special relationships with families and children. In graduate school, she had many clinical experiences working with individuals with communication disorders including fluency, articulation and phonological processing, language impairments, and dysphagia. Emily enjoys being in the mountains, cooking (and eating), yoga, photography, learning guitar, and spending time with her friends, family, husband and dog.



Deborah Lagerborg, M.A., CCC-SLPDeborah Lagerborg, M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who has specialized in pediatrics for 10 years. She has experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders and feeding disorders. Deborah has specialized in feeding disorders and has experience working with premature infants, the very young child (bottle feedings, breast feeding, and transitioning to solids), the medically complex child, children with feeding tubes, children with food allergies, autism spectrum disorder, visual impairment, and developmental delay. Deborah is certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding and is a certified lactation counselor. In addition, she is certified in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More than Words” programs. Deborah is passionate about empowering parents to help their child succeed.



Katie McClelland, M.A., CF-SLPKatie McClelland, M.A., CF-SLP is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Communications and Culture. She worked in the non-profit field with at-risk youth for five years before returning to graduate school. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Katie completed two internships while earning her graduate degree. She was an intern with Boulder Valley School District and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Katie enjoys working with children with a variety of different needs, including speech and language delays and disorders, Cleft Lip and Palate, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and more. Katie can provide treatment to both English- and Spanish-speaking populations. During her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, taking long walks with her dog, traveling, reading, and cooking.


Anne Westmeier, M.A., CCC-SLPAnne Westmeier, M.A., CCC-SLP is a Spanish speaking Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University and has been living and working in Denver for the past 12 years. She believes in play-based therapy, following the child’s lead to meet their needs, and building relationships with families to help develop a child’s potential. She enjoys thrifting, nature walks, and playing with her daughter, Eloisa.






Lily Morales, M.A., CF-SLPLily Morales, DPT is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who graduated from the University of Colorado. She has experience in both adult and pediatric, inpatient and outpatient settings including hospital based clinics but has been specialized in Early Intervention for 4 years. Lily is bilingual and enjoys providing services to families in Spanish. She strives to build trusting relationships with the children she treats as well as their families as she believes that therapy should be a family-oriented activity. She likes to work with children with Down syndrome, genetic disorders, and prematurity. Lily is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Colorado Chapter, and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Outside of work, Lily enjoys being in nature, exploring the city, traveling to new destinations, gardening, and cuddling up with her cats.



Daniela Pallares-Hopkins PT, DPTDaniela Pallares-Hopkins PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist specializing in pediatrics. Daniela earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. She has experience working with children in various settings including the NICU, Early Intervention, and school-based physical therapy. Daniela is a native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Ecuador, and is available to provide services in both English and Spanish. When working with families, Daniela strives to build trusting relationships, promoting family-centered care, and encouraging caregivers to be involved in treatment and decision-making. Daniela is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.



Mim Bartos, OTR/LMim Bartos, OTR/L completed her occupational therapy program at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001. She enjoys working closely with her clients and their families, empowering them through education, and supporting family relationships. She’s served the pediatric population throughout her career in the home, community, school, private clinics, and in-patient and out-patient hospital settings. She holds certifications in DIR/Floortime, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Interpersonal Neurobiology and Mindsight. She’s trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and has advanced training and experience treating disorders of regulation, modulation, postural control, and praxis. Mim values each member of the team and enjoys exchanging knowledge with others. In her free time, Mim enjoys yoga, theatre, painting, and time with friends.



Nicolette Langer, M.A., CF-SLPNicolette Langer, M.A., CF-SLP is a speech language pathologist living in Denver, CO. Originally from the Bay Area, Nicolette transplanted for the graduate program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nicolette had two children in the middle of graduate school because it’s not like parenthood is difficult or anything. Just kidding — it can be difficult and those hardships have equipped her to share strategies from a parent standpoint as well as from a provider’s. Her favorite part of the job is empowering parents to help their children learn and grow. Nicolette has particular experience in language expansion, aural (re)habilitation, and feeding/swallowing. She loves seeing children make progress, both the big milestones and the small steps. Outside of work, Nicolette enjoys baking, barre, and event management.