Chatting Children Speech and Language Center

Chatting Children Speech and Language Center is a pediatric speech-language therapy practice serving children with communication disorders in Loudoun County and surrounding areas.

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06/21/2021

Chatting Children has a new team member, Kristin Lynch! Read all about her below. We are pumped up to have her onboard!!

Kristin is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She is a graduate of Towson University in Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She also received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College. Kristin has worked in the public school setting performing speech and language analysis and treatment for children across the developmental spectrum including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, and articulation disorders. She also has experience treating children via teletherapy.
Kristin moved from New York to Reston, VA and is so excited to be a part of the Chatting Children team!

Chatting Children has a new team member, Kristin Lynch! Read all about her below. We are pumped up to have her onboard!!

Kristin is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She is a graduate of Towson University in Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She also received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College. Kristin has worked in the public school setting performing speech and language analysis and treatment for children across the developmental spectrum including developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, and articulation disorders. She also has experience treating children via teletherapy.
Kristin moved from New York to Reston, VA and is so excited to be a part of the Chatting Children team!

Timeline Photos 05/18/2021

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04/05/2021

We are thrilled to announce our newest team member Maggie Burns! Maggie will be joining Chatting Children this month. Read all about her below.

Maggie is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Maggie graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with her Bachelor of Arts in Speech – Language and Hearing Sciences as well as her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Maggie has experience in both the private and hospital settings, completing evaluations and treating children with a variety of diagnosis including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, phonological and articulation disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders. While in the hospital setting, Maggie specialized in treating children utilizing Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC).

Originally from Colorado, Maggie and her husband enjoy outdoor sports and adventures. They recently welcomed their first child and are enjoying soaking in parenthood. She is excited to be part of the Chatting Children’s team!

We are thrilled to announce our newest team member Maggie Burns! Maggie will be joining Chatting Children this month. Read all about her below.

Maggie is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Maggie graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with her Bachelor of Arts in Speech – Language and Hearing Sciences as well as her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Maggie has experience in both the private and hospital settings, completing evaluations and treating children with a variety of diagnosis including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, phonological and articulation disorders, and receptive and expressive language disorders. While in the hospital setting, Maggie specialized in treating children utilizing Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC).

Originally from Colorado, Maggie and her husband enjoy outdoor sports and adventures. They recently welcomed their first child and are enjoying soaking in parenthood. She is excited to be part of the Chatting Children’s team!

02/12/2021

Another Chatting Children graduate... It’s bitter sweet because I love this kid so much but he’s worked incredibly hard for this huge accomplishment! Congratulations buddy!!!

01/24/2021

One of the many reasons I love my job... everything about these pictures brings me joy. This little love is killing it in speech therapy!

today.com 01/22/2021

Here's what poet Amanda Gorman says about her speech, auditory issues

https://www.today.com/parents/poet-amanda-gorman-has-speech-auditory-processing-issues-t206441?fbclid=IwAR2UF2_kN0OKImUwMeA6QhxdwgxA5HmLYJzh-5JTgvUpQA5YK73S2LpdOe0

today.com "The only thing that can impede me is myself."

10/12/2020

We are so excited to announce that Stephanie Stephens has just joined our team! Stephanie brings tremendous experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to Chatting Children! You can read more about her on our website. https://chattingchildren.com/therapists/

[09/13/20]   We are thrilled to introduce our newest therapist at Chatting Children, Sara Bealko! Sara and Julie have been friends for over 25 years and have always wanted to work together but because of distance, it never worked out. Well now thanks to tele-therapy, Sara is able to join our team and we are elated! Not only is she a phenomenal therapist, she is thoughtful, compassionate and the sweetest soul you'll ever meet! Read more about Sara at https://chattingchildren.com/therapists/

05/26/2020

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03/14/2020

This has been a useful tool in therapy so wanted to share it with all of you!

UPDATE:

In light of the Prime Minister announcing UK school closures because I’d the COVID-19 outbreak from end of this week, If any parents in the Leicestershire area or the East Midlands UK need online or telephone support attending to their children’s therapeutic needs such as

* Anxiety about what is happening now right now
* Ideas to manage behaviours at home
* space to talk through how to manage therapeutic needs with children being at home in the difficult time.
* activity ideas to explain the situation (the resource below from mindheart is useful)

Then please get in touch. I am offering a reduced rate to make it affordable for parents and schools to use me as a service.

Email me at [email protected].

One of Kaytes House Parents shared this today. Some of it is really well explained. Show a child as much or as little as you feel is appropriate or use it in conjunction with other resources.

I think it’s important for children to understand that everyone gets poorly at some point or another no matter how much you try not to be but there are things that you can do to help yourself to stay as well as you can.

healthy-holistic-living.com 03/02/2020

Screen Dependency Disorder Is Real, and It Damages Your Child's Brain

https://www.facebook.com/603431551/posts/10158055096361552/?d=n

healthy-holistic-living.com Screen dependency disorder is plaguing today's youth. Too much screen time is ruining not only their physical health but their emotional health, too.

10/29/2019

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08/17/2019

WTOP News

Proud of one of our former clients who is on the Loudoun South team!! He was interviewed on ESPN and his speech was crystal clear thanks to his hard work and dedication while working with me. Chatting Children is cheering on Loudoun South!! ⚾️ 🤞🏻⚾️🤞🏻⚾️

JUST IN: Loudoun South beats Rhode Island 3-0, winning its opening round game at the Little League World Series!

04/24/2019

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Friendly reminder...

Not that this is news to ASHA members, but it's always nice when the World Health Organization says it, too. Babies do not need screens.* According to the report, babies should not be exposed to screens at all and instead engage in interactive floor-based play. It also recommended that kids 1 to 4 years old have at least three hours of physical activity daily. (*AAC devices excluded)

In sum: ditch the screens and swap in reading, storytelling, singing and puzzles.

To learn more about how to foster healthy communication habits in a technology driven world, visit ASHA's Health Communication & Popular Technology Initiative: http://www.communicationandtech.org/.

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11/20/2018

Heads Up Therapy

Speech-language pathologists (or SLPs) work with many children with sensory processing disorder. We also consult with occupational therapists (or OTs) regularly to give us tips on how to improve a child’s focus in speech therapy. We oftentimes start our therapy sessions jumping on a trampoline and crashing into a crash pillow or spinning on a spin disk. This calms many children and gets them “ready for speech”. This article provides great insight into early signs of sensory issues. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

https://www.facebook.com/289956924406017/posts/1863231640411863/

Loving this article from Your Kid's Table about sensory signs a parent should be on the lookout for. Sensory integration can be a really tricky thing for parents to figure out and this can be a useful guide to help you determine if your child has sensory processing difficulties that may need further assessment from a therapist.

11/15/2018
11/09/2018

We had the pleasure of speaking at Winwood Children's Center in Brambleton for Community Helpers week. The children had so much fun and particularly loved making their mouth muscles strong!

handsonotrehab.com 11/09/2018

What Screen Time Does to Babies' and Children's Brains and Sensory Processing Abilities

ALL parents should read this article... it makes so much sense!

https://handsonotrehab.com/screen-time-brain-sensory-processing/?fbclid=IwAR3VJ62N32b0Pbk42E8GXvMm4Dt6sGdbxBSrl85ndsq4tLSgXvJ7tYl3WxQ

handsonotrehab.com Two expert occupational therapists explain the functional and sensory processing issues they see in children exposed to screen time - and why it happens.

11/07/2018
10/31/2018

We are ready for you! Nut-free treats at Chatting Children today! 🎃 👻 🚫 🥜

10/31/2018
10/23/2018

Pancake Pile-Up is a great game to work on sequencing, following directions, and asking/answering questions. Most importantly, the kids have fun while working on all of these great language skills!

10/16/2018

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rockridgeperformingarts.org 04/19/2018

RELAXED PERFORMANCE

This makes me so happy! If you haven’t seen a performance at Rock Ridge, I highly recommend it. And for those children with sensory sensitivities, check this out... simply awesome!!
https://www.rockridgeperformingarts.org/relaxed-performance.html

rockridgeperformingarts.org Relaxed performances are specially adjusted sensory-friendly shows, designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming, judgment-free, and inclusive of children and families with a wide range...

03/26/2018

We are Rocking it today at We Rock the Spectrum... a great place to visit if you’re having a staycation in Loudoun County this Spring break!

03/20/2018

We had the pleasure of meeting Anjali Gulati, the owner of We Rock the Spectrum in Loudoun County. This sensory-based gym was developed for ALL children but specifically for children with special needs. The space is large, bright, clean and cheerful! It has several different types of swings, a zip line, trampoline, rock climbing wall, quiet room, among many other items. I am excited to work with Anjali and also excited to take my child there to play. I encourage you all to check it out!

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