Theresa M. Snelling, M.A.CCC-SLP

Theresa received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked in the area of pediatric speech-language disorders for 27 years, with emphasis in the areas of cleft palate and related speech disorders, infant-toddler language intervention, and childhood articulation and language disorders. She has maintained a private practice since 1988.


Additional career experience includes public school, child find preschool, and hospital/clinic settings. Theresa is the Clinical Coordinator and team Speech-Language Pathologist at the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center at Rose Medical Center in Denver.


She has been on 6 international medical missions to the Philippines related to cleft palate surgery providing speech/language assessments and treatment for children and adults. Theresa has presented in-services, college courses and continuing education lectures related to cleft palate, resonance disorders, indirect/natural language intervention with infants/toddlers and preschoolers, and pre-verbal language stimulation techniques. Theresa is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), including membership in the Special Interest Group 5 “Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders”; the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association (ACPA); the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC); and, the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA).


Theresa was raised in Chicago and moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She met her husband of 30 years while they were both at UNC and they raised 3 children in Lakewood, Colorado. She sees her roots in Chicago as “great place to visit” but Colorado is HOME. Other interests include travel, reading and exercise (none of which she makes enough time for!) After having raised her children, she is blessed to be able to join the medical mission teams for children and adults with cleft palate- a long anticipated dream which is definitely her “passion”.



Educational Background:

  • B.A (Bachelor of Arts) in Communication Disorders from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. in 1981
  • M.A (Master of Arts) in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO in 1984
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    CERTIFICATION: CCC-SLP:

  • CCC (Certified Clinical Competence) in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)


  • Professional Affiliations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
  • Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
  • National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC)
  • Colorado Association of the Education of the Young Child (CAEYC)

  • Sarah Sogan, M.A.CCC-SLP

    Sarah Sogan, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been with Theresa’s practice since 2003. Three years of work with Birth to 3 Early Intervention services, specializing in the needs of young children and their families, prepared Sarah well for her work at this clinic with a pediatric emphasis. Sarah specializes in cleft palate and related resonance disorders, infant/toddler/preschool speech and language disorders, and school-aged children with a wide variety of diagnoses. She has experience working with a variety of augmentative communication systems.

    Sarah frequently coordinates with school based speech therapists for continuity of care with children she is working with who also receive speech therapy at school. Sarah has presented locally to speech therapists, teachers, and day care providers on cleft palate, resonance disorders, indirect/natural language intervention with infants/toddlers and preschoolers, and pre-verbal language stimulation techniques. She also works part-time as a Speech-Language Pathologist on the in-patient therapy team at Denver Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Denver, treating patients from infancy though adulthood. Sarah is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

    Sarah was raised outside of Cleveland and did her undergraduate study in Springfield Ohio. She moved with her husband to Colorado in 2000 where she enrolled in the Master’s Program at UNC. She is married and busy raising two young children in Evergreen, CO. Sarah and her family enjoy the outdoors, including hiking, skiing and camping. Her “passion” currently is raising her children, but she also hopes to join Theresa on cleft palate medical missions in her ‘future’!



    Educational Background:

  • B.A (Bachelor of Arts) in Biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1998
  • M.A (Master of Arts) in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO in 2003
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    CERTIFICATION: CCC-SLP:

  • CCC (Certified Clinical Competence) in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)


  • Professional Affiliations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)