Washington D.C. & Northern VA's specialists in
treating speech and language disorders
for children and adults.
Providing Speech & Language Therapy Solutions For:
If you or your child has a speech difficulty, count on District Speech to help. Our speech therapists work with people of all ages, helping with a variety of different speech difficulties, including:
Do you have a child who is showing signs of speech or developmental difficulties? If so, your pediatrician may suggest you take a “wait and see” approach. However, this approach can end up doing a long-term disservice to your child.
The longer a speech or developmental issue goes on, the more work you’ll need to do to dismantle it. Down the line that may include having to involve an occupational therapist or physical therapist. Bring your child in to District Speech and we’ll help you determine the best course of action.
For many transgender people, the road to transitioning is a long and challenging one. When it comes to modifying your external appearance to match your identity, few things cause as much dysphoria as one’s voice.
Whether you’re a transgender man, woman, or a non-binary identity, District Speech can help. Your speech therapist will work with you to access your different vocal abilities, teaching you to sound more like how you’ve always felt you should
If you have a stutter, you might find it difficult to get your message across when communicating. This can cause setbacks in your career and personal life, influence your self esteem, and make life more frustrating than it should be. If your stuttering is holding you back from doing what you want to do, it can feel hopeless. But it isn’t.
We’ll uncover the root cause of your stutter, and put together a treatment plan designed to address it. The goal is cleaner, clearer speech, and a less frustrating life.
Have you or your child always had difficulty breathing through your nose? Do you have an overbite, underbite, or another dental abnormality? Do you have trouble closing your lips to swallow, or do you have trouble stopping yourself from drooling? If so, you might have an orofacial myofunctional disorder.
That phrase might seem like a mouthful, but it just means you have abnormal movement patterns in your face or mouth. It can cause a number of issues, but there is help. Alongside other health professionals, a speech therapist can teach you to overcome these issues.
If you have a young child who seems like they’re falling behind in developing speech and language abilities, it’s possible they have a learning or reading impairment. And if you’re an adult who’s always struggled with reading or communicating, you yourself may have one that was never diagnosed.
There is a number of different learning impairment, and you might not always recognize what the signs are in yourself. An untreated learning impairment can cause trouble later in life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Book an appointment with District Speech – we can help.
It’s well known that babies have weaker neck muscles than adults do. However, when babies sleep in the same position it can cause an issue with their neck becoming twisted into one position, where their head tilts up and to one side and their chin tilts away.
This is called torticollis, and it can be startling to see as a parent. However, there is help. Pediatric physical therapy treatments at District Speech can help relieve your child’s torticollis and restore freedom of movement. Book an appointment with us today to find out how.
About District Speech & Language Therapy
Do you have a speech difficulty that’s holding you back from what want to do?
Do you find yourself avoiding certain social or professional situations because you’re embarrassed of your stutter?
Have you found people have difficulty understanding what you’re trying to say?
If so, District Speech can help.
Founded in 2015 by clinically certified speech language pathologist Jennifer Branchini, District Speech works with speech issues from all ages.
“I founded District Speech with the goal of helping people of all ages improve their quality of life,”
“Improving your effective communication skills can make an incredible difference.”
A speech difficulty can be frustrating and heartbreaking, but you don’t have to suffer alone.
People who seek speech therapy come from all walks of life.
Maybe you’re a recent immigrant struggling to be understood by the people in your new home.
Maybe you have an issue with stuttering. Whether it’s a new development or you’ve faced it your entire life, it makes it more difficult to get your ideas across.
Maybe you’re a parent whose child isn’t using words yet, has a cleft palate, a lisp secondary to tongue thrust, reading difficulties or another speech concern.
Or maybe you’re transgender, and feel the sour pinch of gender dysphoria every time you speak.
Whatever it is that’s holding you back, District Speech can help.
We strive to provide the best in evidence-based speech and language therapy services in Washington DC and Arlington VA.
Contact us today to find out how.
Our Speech & Language Therapy Services
District Speech offers a number of different speech therapy solutions depending on your unique needs.
There are a wide range of different speech concerns adults may face. You may have developed them early in life, or much later. They may manifest themselves in many different ways, but one of the most consistent issues is that of communication and self esteem.
Speech concerns can hold you back from achieving your full potential in your professional and personal life, but there is hope. Contact District Speech to find out more.
Naturally, every child communicates a little awkwardly at first. It’s part of the process of learning a language. If your child isn’t growing out of it, though, or your doctor has expressed concerns with your child’s speech and language, we can help.
From cleft palate to tongue thrust, dyslexia to auditory processing concerns, speech deficits can impact your child’s self esteem and social development. The speech therapists at District Speech can help.
Does your child seem disconnected from the people around them? Do they have difficulty picking up on non-verbal cues from others, or struggle with empathy? Do they have trouble speaking, or don’t speak at all? If so, your child may have an autism spectrum disorder.
Using the DAYC-2 standard, District Speech can help. We’ll help you understand how your child’s autism manifests itself, and what you can do to help support their continued development.
Does your baby have a stiff neck that seems to cause them trouble with moving? Is their head beginning to take a strange shape, either flattening or stretching out? Did you give birth to a premature baby and are concerned about the health repercussions they may face?
For these, and many more issues, pediatric physical therapy can help. The pediatric physical therapy treatments offered at District Speech are geared toward addressing the most common pediatric and developmental issues, with the goal of giving your baby the best shot at life.
Our Clinic Locations
Come visit our flagship clinic on H Street in historic downtown Washington DC, minutes from the White House and the National Mall. Our brand new second clinic location is now open in Arlington, VA on Fort Myer Dr, next to the US Department Of State.
Our office hours for each location is Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and all national holidays.
Contact District Speech today.
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Questions About Speech & Language Therapy?
Curious about speech & language therapy? Wondering if it’s right for you? If so, you probably have some questions.
Below, you’ll find some of the more common ones we here. If you don’t find yours below, feel free to reach out and we can help.
For adults, a speech concern can cause issues with self-esteem and social isolation. These are their own problems, but for children it’s even more critical. When a child has a speech condition, it can be difficult for them to make friends in school or develop socially. This can end up with lifelong repercussions. Either way, whether you’re an adult with a speech concern or the parent of a child with one, it can lead to significant struggles in one’s personal and professional life.
Possibly. Most children have some sort of speech difficulty when first developing their language skills. However, the “wait and see” approach is not a good idea. Research is showing more and more that early intervention in speech and language disorders is critical. To give your child the best chance at a happy, healthy social life, it’s a good idea to enroll them in speech therapy for their speech disorder.
In order to practice as a speech therapist, an individual needs to hold at least a master’s degree in their chosen field. District Speech founder Jennifer Branchini holds a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Florida.
No you don’t, but your insurance company may require you to have one in order for them to cover your appointment. Consult with your insurer to find out more.
Most pediatricians don’t have the training or resources to know when to accurately refer to a speech language pathologist. They often recommend that parents “wait and see” until the child grows older. This is where the problem lies. The most crucial time to begin treating a child with speech delays is birth to age 3. If you have concerns but your pediatrician recommends that you wait, call us to get a free phone consultation. We will be able to recommend the best course of action for your child.
Contact us today to find out how.