About Small Talk

About Small Talk Pediatric Speech Pathologists

Small Talk, LLC is a pediatric speech-language pathology practice in Reston, Virginia located conveniently across from the Reston Town Center.  Small Talk, LLC was established 10 years ago in order to provide a fun and welcoming environment in which to meet your child’s individual oral-motor, feeding, speech and language needs.  I use play-based therapy to make each session enjoyable and effective and I am committed to helping your child reach their speech and language potential.

Trained & Certified In:

  • PROMPT
  • Beckman Oral-Motor Techniques
  • ABLC
  • RPM (Rapid Prompting Method)
  • NDT Techniques

About Marci

About Marci Britt: Speech Therapist

My name is Marci Nace-Britt and I am a licensed, ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with children in a private practice setting for 17 years. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida and my master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University.

I am trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Beckman oral-motor techniques, the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC) approach, Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) and I utilize neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) techniques. In addition, I have completed many other courses and specialized training in the areas of oral-motor, feeding, speech and language issues.

I am passionate about my work and I feel blessed to do what I love! Helping a child to achieve their potential is the most rewarding career I could imagine. If you would like to schedule an appointment for an evaluation, consultation, or therapy, please fill out the form below or call (703) 909-9338.

Services

Small Talk Speech Therapy Services

At Small Talk Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists, we offer individual or group therapy sessions for your child. Individual therapy sessions are typically scheduled for fifty minutes but may vary based on your child’s needs. Pragmatic (social use of language) groups are available based on interest and compatibility. Evaluations and consultations are available in the following areas:

  • Speech / Oral-Motor-assesses articulation (speech sounds) and oral-motor structure and function
  • Feeding / Oral-Motor-assesses feeding skills and oral-motor structure and function
  • Speech and Language-assesses articulation, oral-motor structure and function, expressive language skills (what your child is able to say/verbalize) and receptive language skills (what your child understands)
  • Language-assesses expressive and receptive language skills

I am trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), Beckman oral-motor techniques, the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC) approach, and I utilize neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) techniques. In addition, I have completed many other courses and specialized training in the areas of oral-motor, feeding, speech and language issues.

Testimonials

Impressed by dedication and patience

My son started seeing Ms. Marci when he was a little over three years old. We wanted to raise him bilingually but found out that he had speech delay. At that time, he hardly put two words together and he was getting more and more frustrated and angry. Ms. Marci put him through weekly sessions, allowed us in to observe their play and communication, and encouraged two languages at home.  During three years, we were impressed by her dedication and amazed by her patience. She was always helpful and provided us with guidance in an area not so many parents are knowledgeable. After three years, lots of sessions and mutual efforts, my son has graduated recently from Small Talk and we are truly delighted to hear him speak two languages fluently!

Itir S.

5.0
2018-03-20T15:06:51+00:00

Itir S.

My son started seeing Ms. Marci when he was a little over three years old. We wanted to raise him bilingually but found out that he had speech delay. At that time, he hardly put two words together and he was getting more and more frustrated and angry. Ms. Marci put him through weekly sessions, allowed us in to observe their play and communication, and encouraged two languages at home.  During three years, we were impressed by her dedication and amazed by her patience. She was always helpful and provided us with guidance in an area not so many parents are knowledgeable. After three years, lots of sessions and mutual efforts, my son has graduated recently from Small Talk and we are truly delighted to hear him speak two languages fluently!

We look forward to it

Marci's approach to children is kind and full of fun. She always had a smile on her face, making the experience stressless and something to look forward to each week. Thank you Marci.

Lisa F.

5.0
2018-03-19T21:11:41+00:00

Lisa F.

Marci's approach to children is kind and full of fun. She always had a smile on her face, making the experience stressless and something to look forward to each week. Thank you Marci.

The absolute best for speech therapy services and more!

The absolute best for speech therapy services and more! Wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly cares for your child with love and compassion. Thank you!

Ifran N.

5.0
2018-03-20T15:07:58+00:00

Ifran N.

The absolute best for speech therapy services and more! Wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly cares for your child with love and compassion. Thank you!

The Right Fit

Marci worked with my son for five years, "graduating" him from her service, and then recommending a specific social skills group as follow up (which he is still attending). His challenge was originally receptive communication skills, but several years later, he was unofficially diagnosed with autism. Marci was the right fit for him -- knowledgable, patient, kind, and always doing what was best for my son and our family. And now, at age 10, my son is doing really well. He enjoys school, has lots of friends, and is starting to play team sports. Those things seemed unattainable when we first started seeing Marci.

Elizabeth R.

5.0
2018-03-19T21:07:44+00:00

Elizabeth R.

Marci worked with my son for five years, "graduating" him from her service, and then recommending a specific social skills group as follow up (which he is still attending). His challenge was originally receptive communication skills, but several years later, he was unofficially diagnosed with autism. Marci was the right fit for him -- knowledgable, patient, kind, and always doing what was best for my son and our family. And now, at age 10, my son is doing really well. He enjoys school, has lots of friends, and is starting to play team sports. Those things seemed unattainable when we first started seeing Marci.

Thank you, Marci

Marci is the best. Joshua still says "Miss Marci" whenever he's encouraged to "take a bite". She has stayed connected with us even though we have moved on from her practice. Thank you, Marci.
5.0
2018-03-20T15:02:54+00:00
Marci is the best. Joshua still says "Miss Marci" whenever he's encouraged to "take a bite". She has stayed connected with us even though we have moved on from her practice. Thank you, Marci.

I would give 10 stars

I would give 10 stars to Marci because she is that awesome. She is amazing with kids and really understands how to help them improve their speech and vocabulary. Unfortunately- she does her job too well because we no longer need her services. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing speech services.

Gloria J.

5.0
2018-03-20T15:03:40+00:00

Gloria J.

I would give 10 stars to Marci because she is that awesome. She is amazing with kids and really understands how to help them improve their speech and vocabulary. Unfortunately- she does her job too well because we no longer need her services. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing speech services.

Marci is terrific

My two sons have both seen Marci and she is terrific! One of my boys needed her help with speech and the other with some sensory issues. I was so appreciative of the advice and professional opinion Marci gave us. It helped ease my anxiety and helped both my boys grow into the fine, strong, confident young men they are today! Thank you, Marci!

Shannon T.

5.0
2018-03-20T15:01:44+00:00

Shannon T.

My two sons have both seen Marci and she is terrific! One of my boys needed her help with speech and the other with some sensory issues. I was so appreciative of the advice and professional opinion Marci gave us. It helped ease my anxiety and helped both my boys grow into the fine, strong, confident young men they are today! Thank you, Marci!

Recommended for speech delay and down syndrome

My daughter has a speech delay and Down syndrome. She has been seeing Marci for many years with great success. Marci makes the sessions fun while working with my daughter on her needs - whether it be articulation or expressive language. Marci is willing to work with our school-based speech therapist and offers support for our annual IEP. She is always on-time, respectful, and welcoming. I highly recommend her business.

Catherine B.

5.0
2018-03-19T21:10:15+00:00

Catherine B.

My daughter has a speech delay and Down syndrome. She has been seeing Marci for many years with great success. Marci makes the sessions fun while working with my daughter on her needs - whether it be articulation or expressive language. Marci is willing to work with our school-based speech therapist and offers support for our annual IEP. She is always on-time, respectful, and welcoming. I highly recommend her business.
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