Coloadro Center for Pediatric Learning and Development

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Clincians



Occupational Therapists



Corey Bralower MSOTR/L

Corey is a graduate of Columbia University’s Occupational Therapy Master of Science program in New York, NY. She has been working in Colorado as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2010. She shares her time working at CCPLD and Denver University’s Fisher Early Learning Center. She has worked at Adam’s Camp as well as Firefly Autism Center. She has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities, fine motor and handwriting difficulties, and developmental delay. She works with children of all ages and diverse backgrounds, including Spanish-speaking families. Corey is a Handwriting Without Tears certified handwriting therapist. She has a unique therapeutic style and a client-centered approach that promotes a child’s motivation to achieve goals and improve areas of weakness.


Regina Higbie MS, OTR/L

Regina graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 15 years. Regina has gained her experience working at a pediatric clinic and and at Miller Children’s Hospital in California. Her specialty is working with children with feeding issues, including medically complicated children. Regina is certified to provide Vital Stim Therapy, an intervention for swallowing disorders. She has experience working with a wide range of children in order to facilitate their fine motor, sensory processing, and play skills.


Karin Phillips MS OTR/L

Karin graduated with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including home care, outpatient clinics, and school-based interventions. She is passionate about making therapy fun and functional, for both her clients and their families. She loves to learn more about Occupational Therapy, and enjoys various continuing education courses annually as well as partnering with area clinicians to contribute to the clinical knowledge and research base. Some of her trainings include sound-based interventions for improved handwriting skills (Interactive Metronome and Therapeutic Listening) and assessment of movement patterns for improved posture (introduction to NDT). She loves working with preschool/elementary age children, in group and individual treatment.. In her free time, Karin enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, running races with her two dogs, gardening in her backyard, and exploring new travel destinations.


Julie Tourigny OTD, OTR/L

Julie is the founder and director of the Colorado Center for Pediatric Learning and Development. She graduated with her degree in occupational therapy from Boston University in 1997. Since 2003, she has work in Denver with children birth-15 years of age. Her professional areas of expertise include: ASD, working with former preemies and multiples, baby therapy and handwriting.


Danielle McKinney COTA/L

Danielle has almost 20 years of experience working in the field of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She has worked in Preschool, Schools and Pediatric Therapy Clinics. She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from DIT, Denver in 1996. Professionally, her areas of interest and specialization are sensory integration, autism spectrum disorders, Down's syndrome and developmental delays. She also designs sensory spaces, therapy rooms and brain-based classrooms. She is a Letter Leaders (handwriting program) specialist and trains teachers across the metro-area on the proper way to implement this program. In her free time, she enjoys golf, trail running, camping, experiencing new restaurants and adventures in the city with her husband, Ian and their dog, Stella.


Speech Therapists


Krista Gorman M.A. CCC-SLP

Krista has 15 years experience working with children as a speech-language pathologist. She loves their energy and excitement in life. Krista earned her degree at Miami University of Ohio and her Masters in Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently works part-time in a public elementary school, as well as a contract SLP. She has worked in a variety of settings including homes, clinic, special education pre-schools, and school-based. Krista’s clinical background is strong in the evaluation and intervention of students with articulation, phonological, receptive, expressive and pragmatic language delays. She also has worked with many children diagnosed with learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, emotional disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, developmental and global delays. Krista strongly believes in collaboration with parents and teachers to generalize communication skills across daily lives. Outside of work, she loves hiking, skiing, traveling and time with her family and dogs.


Tracy Killian MS CCC SLP

Tracy has over 18 years experience working as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She joined the team at CCPLD in 2013. She received her B.S. and M.S. at Eastern Illinois University. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospital (general peds floor, NICU, outpatient), home health (early intervention), and private schools. Her areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders, communication difficulties related to premature birth, language delays and disorders, and articulation/motor planning disorders. She also has coordinated social communication groups to help improve pragmatic language skills of her clients. Tracy believes in working closely with caregivers, and education teams to maximize a child’s progress. Tracy and her husband have 2 children. Her interests are reading, running, cycling, skiing and traveling with her family.


Barb Peters MS CCC SLP

Barb has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist for 25 years. She is a PROMPT trained speech and language pathologist. Barb specializes in working with children who are experiencing language delays and disorders, articulation and motor speech disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), oral-motor and oral-sensory issues, and feeding. She has intensive training and expertise in the treatment of apraxia (CAS) and communication deficits associated with Down’s syndrome. Barb is also the mother of a child with special needs and learning challenges. In her free time, Barb enjoys gardening, tennis, Zumba, and many other forms of exercise. She is also an avid sports fan.


Physical Therapists


Beth Kalimba MS PT

Beth graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked with CCPLD since 2010. Beth has a passion for pediatrics and has worked in a variety of settings including the schools, clinics and homes. She has experience with a wide range of diagnoses including CP, Down’s Syndrome, ASD, brain injury, gait and coordination issues as well as prematurity and Torticollis. She has taken continuing education classes with an emphasis in premature infant development, spasticity, torticollis, kinesiotaping, and gait disorders. Beth loves working with the child’s family to incorporate therapy activities easily into their daily routines for maximal success and especially enjoys working with the birth to 3 population. When not working she is busy with her two little boys and husband going to their baseball and soccer games and exploring new places in Colorado.