Momentum Speech Therapy, LLC was founded in 2012 by LeAnn Sipple, M.S. CCC-SLP. LeAnn is a passionate therapist who has specialized in helping children of all ages to learn to communicate for the past 14 years.
LeAnn received her B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and her M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon in 1998. She received her certification from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1999 and went on to work for an agency providing individual and group therapy services to children aged birth-5 in Oregon. She continued to hone her professional skills at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she provided innovative therapy services to children of all ages for six years as part of a multidisciplinary team. From 2006-2008 LeAnn had gained additional experience, while working at the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies in Louisville, KY, providing services to children with significant motor challenges. In 2008 she moved to Fort Collins and worked part-time at the Children’s Speech and Reading Center before starting Momentum Speech Therapy. LeAnn is also a Clinical Supervisor of graduate student clinicians at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
LeAnn has a strong background of collaborating with children and their families to improve speech sound production, language and feeding. She has obtained advanced training in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), a tactile-kinesthetic approach that is highly effective in helping children with childhood apraxia of speech and other motor speech difficulties to improve their ability to produce speech. In addition, she has advanced continuing education in pediatric feeding and swallowing, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders (“R”, “S”, frontal and lateral lisps), language development and early intervention. LeAnn is also one of the co-creators of the social skills group curricula Making Friends and Super Friends.