Welcome to The Speech Space!
1833 Irving St NW, Lower Unit, WDC 20010
The Speech Space is a pediatric speech therapy practice that provides individually tailored services to the early childhood population. Our office location in Mt. Pleasant DC (look for our bright teal door!) is specifically designed for the children we work with and was recently renovated. The office is filled with a vast variety of toys and games which have been specially curated over our combined 20+ years of experience to motivate, engage and grow your child's communication skills. Additionally, we also have therapists who go to your child's school, preschool, daycare or your home in order to collaborate with the people in their daily life and help support them most in their environment. We specialize in helping families and their children with speech, language and social needs in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.
Our practice focuses on helping your child explore their speech and language potential through play-based therapy in a fun and supportive environment. We believe children learn best when they are engaged and excited. Through a balance of child and adult directed activities, we seek to maximize a child's experience and growth in each session. Additionally, we recognize each child is unique and we are flexible in designing our sessions and treatment plans specifically for each individual child!
We specialize in working with children exhibiting: receptive and expressive language delays, articulation delays, oral motor weakness, feeding difficulties, dysfluencies, and social skill weaknesses. Based on the results of your child's speech and language evaluation, we offer individual and/or group therapy sessions to maximize growth.
Our therapists are certified by The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and hold licenses to practice in Washington, DC through the DC Department of Health. We have a combined 16 years of experience in the speech and language therapy field.
Our team is trained in:
Oral motor strengthening (Debra Beckman & Sara Rosenfeld Johnson)
Apraxia (Pamela Marshalla & Nancy Kaufman)
Oral-motor/sensory feeding programs (Lori Overland)
Recommended Providers for CASANA (www.apraxia-kids.org)
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Through clinical experience and collaborating with occupational therapists through the years, we also are familiar with sensory integration techniques and strategies to use with children who have attention and regulation difficulties.