Who is Speech Language Pal?                            

Ali Mayne VanLeeuwen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A

Ali is the owner and service provider for Speech Language Pal.  She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and received her doctorate in Communication Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s degree from the University at Buffalo. 

She has been working with children with communication challenges and their families for more than twenty years.  She specializes in early childhood and taught college students at Metro State University of Denver for eight years.

Her experiences have taught her how to help children improve their ability to express themselves and understand language.  She enjoys supporting children’s social and emotional growth through play and interaction.  She is also skilled at teaching parents how to facilitate speech and language development in their young children.  She believes that predictable routines and rich interactions help to build a natural environment for communication development.

Ali has had specific training in the areas of language facilitation strategies, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, and the use of visual supports.  She is married and the mother of two children.

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