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VA School’s Cancelled

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The news is heartbreaking.  So many of my kids need the structure and routine that their school day provides.  I am learning about teletherapy today and tomorrow in the hopes that I will still be able to provide therapy to some of my clients.  Here is a helpful resource for today. https://www.mkewithkids.com/post/overwhelmed-by-all-the-ideas-we-put-them-in-one-place-for-you-by-subject

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Coronavirus/COVID-19

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As a pediatric practice, we already take measures to disinfect all common areas as well as our therapy rooms, toys, and activities.  In light of the current situation, we have accelerated our cleaning efforts and increased our cleaning schedule of the common areas.  We are closely monitoring the situation and are following guidelines set forth…

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Speech & Language Milestones: Ages 1-5

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1-2 years Speech sounds: p b m h w Receptive Language (Hearing and Understanding): Points to a few body parts when you ask. Follows 1-part directions, like “Roll the ball” or “Kiss the baby.” Responds to simple questions, like “Who’s that?” or “Where’s your shoe?” Listens to simple stories, songs, and rhymes. Points to pictures…

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Meet Ali

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Meet Ali an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist. I earned both my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and my master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Central Michigan University. Over the course of her career she has worked in a variety of settings, including: public schools, pediatric outpatient hospital clinics, and private practice. Experience in…

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Small Talk is Expanding

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Small talk is getting bigger! Please join us in welcoming Ali to our Northern Virginia Small Talk team. Ali Pettit is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist. She has experience working in a variety of settings, including: public schools, pediatric outpatient hospital clinics, and private practice. Learn more about Ali