Colorado Brain Recovery

Cognitive Rehabilitation and Executive Functioning Skills

Colorado Brain Recovery is dedicated to helping people who experience cognitive changes improve their daily functioning.

OUR STAFF

 

Sarah Brittain, Clinician

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Sarah Brittain has a Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an active member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado's (BIAC) board.  Sarah has a broad background in speech and language pathology and has worked in a variety of both private and public settings. Sarah previously worked at an outpatient clinic for patients with acquired traumatic brain injury where she collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists and patients' families, to create a highly personalized program. She performed cognitive and linguistic testing and treatment for patients at this center.  Sarah has also previously worked at a private practice that specialized in speech and language treatment for pediatrics and adolescents.  Here she gained skills in evaluating and treating children with autism, cleft palate, speech disorders, language disorders, reading disorders and pragmatic disorders.  In graduate school Sarah received extensive training in treatment of written and spoken language disorders using structured, systematic, and multi-sensory methods. 

 

 

Hilary Booco, Clinician

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Hilary Booco has a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as Bachelors of Arts degrees in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Georgia. Hilary has worked with a variety of different patient populations, both adult and pediatric, in many different medical settings, including outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing, and long-term care. She has provided evaluation and treatment for both cognitive-linguistic deficits and swallowing disorders for patients with acquired brain injury and progressive neurological diseases.  In graduate school, Hilary focused her studies on traumatic brain injury and stroke, completing an internship at a hospital for neurological rehabilitation where she worked closely with occupational and physical therapists, as well as a neuropsychologists. For her Master's level thesis, she helped to develop and utilize testing to determine the differences of language comprehension in patients with focal damage to the left inferior frontal cortex versus patients with damage elsewhere in the brain. Hilary is able to provide bilingual cognitive-linguistic therapy in English and Spanish.

 

 

Ramya Shyam, Clinician

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Ramya Shyam has a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ramya has worked at the Keatley Clinic since 2010, specializing in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders associated with mild traumatic brain injuries and illnesses, as well as learning disabilities. Prior to working at the Keatley Clinic, she worked as a special education teacher in a therapeutic private school, creating and implementing a curriculum to promote academic achievement, social skills/pragmatics, executive functioning, study skills, coping/regulation skills, and daily living skills for students aged 6-18. In graduate school Ramya received extensive training in treatment of written and spoken language disorders using structured, systematic, and multi-sensory methods. She presented her thesis research on spoken language comprehension at the ASHA Schools Conference in Las Vegas.  Ramya also interned at one of the top hospitals in Boston, where she performed cognitive and swallowing evaluations on patients who suffered strokes and traumatic brain injuries. 

 

 

Amelia Major, Clinician

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Amelia recently moved to Colorado from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Amelia has worked in a broad range of medical settings including outpatient neurological rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health. Through her extensive experience in the field, she has developed a passion for helping people with acquired brain injury and progressive neurological diseases reach their full potential through individualized, functional therapy. Amelia believes in the importance of lifelong learning and holds advanced certifications in treatment of speech and voice disorders in Parkinson’s disease, swallowing disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication.

 

Mari Gottlieb, Clinician

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Mari Gottlieb has a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Finance from the University of Colorado. Mari has worked with a variety of different patient populations, both adult and pediatric, primarily in outpatient settings. While her experience ranges from providing evaluation and treatment for individuals with cognitive, language, articulation, voice, and speech disorders, she has a passion for working with individuals with acquired brain injuries. In graduate school, Mari completed an internship at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, specializing in neurological rehabilitation where she worked alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized care to each patient. She believes in tailoring therapy to make it as salient and functional as possible for each individual.   

 
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Natalie Bradshaw, Clinician

Natalie Bradshaw has pursued a diversified career pathway. As a Broadway performer, she completed over 3000 performances in productions such as Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, and Hair. However, her interests ultimately drew her to clinical science. She completed her graduate training in speech-language pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, where the faculty presented her with the prestigious Emeritus Award for outstanding academic achievement at the time of graduation. Additionally, she has authored multiple research projects in clinical science, culminating in peer-reviewed reviewed publications in academic journals and national conferences including, ASHA, The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium, Fall Voice, and the Journal of Singing. Clinically, she completed specialty training in diverse settings including the UPMC Voice Center, the UPMC Swallowing Center, and multiple acute care hospitals. She also had the privilege of working with our nation’s veterans during her fellowship training at the Portland VA Medical Center and participated in multi-disciplinary teams specializing in treatment for people with polytrauma, neurological conditions, and head and neck cancer. Currently, she specializes in cognitive rehabilitation, dysphagia, and voice (LSVT, electrolarynx, singers, transgender voice feminization/masculinization) - when she’s not shredding it biking, kayaking, or skiing.