OUR SERVICES

CHATTING CHILDREN IS PLEASED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

COMPREHENSIVE SPEECH-LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS

Comprehensive evaluations - recommended for children with for language, reading and/or social difficulties.

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SPEECH LANGUAGE SCREENINGS

Standardized assessments and informal evaluations - recommended for children with articulation difficulties.

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INDIVIDUAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY SESSIONS

50-minute therapy sessions - includes treatment notes, home/school carryover activities and parent discussion.

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GROUP SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY SESSIONS

50-minute therapy sessions - includes treatment notes, home/school carryover activities and parent discussion.

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SCHOOL OR HOME VISITS/OBSERVATIONS

45-minute therapy sessions - includes treatment notes, home/school carryover activities and parent or educator discussion.

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PARENT/TEACHER CONSULTATIONS

Phone, office, or school conferences.

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OUR THERAPISTS

HELPING CHILDREN DEVELOP AND FAMILIES THRIVE

JULIE COTTER
MS, CCC-SLP

Julie is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in VA and DC.

HEATHER SEGERSTEN MS, CCC-SLP

Heather is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in Virginia.

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DEVELOPING THE R SOUND

This is a question that parents frequently ask me. /r/ is one of the most difficult sounds to produce in the English language. It is a sound that requires strength and control of all articulators (e.g., jaw, tongue and lips) ...

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SPEAKING IN SENTENCES

At 24 months of age, children should have a vocabulary of 50-100 words and should be producing two-three word phrases. At this stage, a child’s vocabulary will consist mostly of nouns but ...

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DOES MY CHILD HAVE AUTISM?

Children are who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrate many of the following characteristics. If your child is demonstrating any of these behaviors...

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STUTTERING… SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

Stuttering can be very worrisome for parents, especially when they notice their children becoming frustrated because they can’t “get their words out”. What most parents don’t realize is ...

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IPAD APPS FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

The iPad is a wonderful tool and yes, there are many apps that we use from time to time with our clients. I am a huge advocate for working on language and speech through board games and play but there are certainly times when the iPad has its advantages ...

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BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS

Reading books is a perfect way to work on both receptive and expressive language skills. Although it is very tempting to simply read a book to your child, take an extra few minutes to talk about each picture on the page ...

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LISP OR TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT?

A lisp refers to an inability to place one’s tongue in the correct location for accurate production of speech sounds. The most common type of lisp is a frontal lisp ...

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THAT TRICKY “TH” SOUND!

Speech sound acquisition is different in all children. With that being said, however, at least 50% of typically developing 4 year olds have all but two sounds that they can produce correctly ...

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‘TIS THE SEASON… FOR TOYS AND GAMES

Game night is my favorite night… Playing games is such a wonderful way to improve children’s comprehension of language, verbal language skills, and basic pragmatic skills ...

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SOCIAL SKILLS EXPECTATIONS

Children with strong social skills are able to successfully interact with others. They have the tools needed for effective interpersonal functioning and have learned proper social skills through observation and experience ...

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