Reviews From Our Happy Clients
Ms. Kate has been amazing! Our daughter went in with many issues to fix and Ms. Kate has been able to fix most of them in under a year. She is very patient, kind and most important to a 4 year old she is fun! Our daughter really enjoys getting to see Ms. Kate. My experience with Lee Morra was fantastic! He really helped me to correct my accent, very encouraging and understanding throughout the process. I am much more confident right now with my speech. December 2023 will be a year since partnering with District Speech & Language Therapy. Kate, the Speech-Language Pathologist, is my son’s (age 4) rock - supports him beyond the fun in-person sessions and provides guidance to me by sharing various tips to continue the support at home. Initially, I didn't understand her approach and expected microwavable results, but I'm glad I trusted the process. She is very dedicated, observant, knowledgeable, patient, and a great gentle advocate, even towards me when I was pushing my son too hard. Through it all, my son can now communicate his wants, hold basic conversations, ask and answer questions, and apply learnings from his sessions in other environments. There is lots more I can share about Kat and the others who are working behind the scenes. To them all, you've been a God send - thank you for your genuine support! My daughter has been working with Ms.Kate for almost a year now and we are extremely pleased with our daughters progress. Our daughter has more confidence in her speech and others have even noticed how much her speech has evolved. Ms.Kate creates a comfortable and fun environment for our daughter to focus on improving her speech. She really enjoys working with Ms.Kate and looks forward to her visits with her. We recommend Ms. Kate to anyone who’s looking for an amazing speech pathologist! Lee Morra has been a huge help for my stutter issues. He has created a supportive, and a personalized environment. Thanks to Lee's knowledge I have become more comfortable with my stutter and I have felt that my speech has improved immensely since starting with District Speech almost 3 months ago.I'd highly recommend District Speech and Lee Morra to anybody struggling with their speech. My experience at District Speech has been wonderful. My young son (under 2) has made great progress with Lee Morra, and the little guy truly enjoys his speech therapy sessions. It's a tribute to Lee and his kindness, skill set and ability to connect with his clients. I would highly recommend. 5/5 stars. Lee is amazing! We met on a weekly/ bi-weekly basis for over 9 months. He put thought and care in each session, give me the best tips and tricks that has helped heal my voice back to normal. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone. I have participated in 6th sessions with Lee Mora and I am thrilled with the knoledge and understanding that I have received. Lee was able to identify my main issues and deviced an approach tailored to my needs. More importantly, in our interactions, Lee is very engaging, encouraging, and positive. He is structured and follows through on a timely manner. So overall, my experience so far is A+ Dr. Lee is compassionate and enthusiastic about his work. He takes real interest in the well being of our daughter and really cares about her and her progress. It seems crazy to think that one of my child’s favorite activities is seeing a doctor ... but my daughter loves her time with Dr. Lee and looks forward to their weekly sessions. Lee has been a huge help for my speech issues. He is very easy to talk to, very knowledgable about the nuances of stuttering, and very accommodating to adjusting his therapy style to what works best for me (and I assume other patients). Also he's very easy to schedule with and flexible with last minute changes. Highly recommended and he's made a huge difference with my speech and confidence. We love Kate! My son has progressed so much since we started sessions last summer. The best part is that he loves coming in for his sessions which are productive yet fun. Highly recommend!!! I heartily recommend Catherine Earp and District Speech and Language Therapy. It's difficult enough to find a service for adults, so to find one this excellent was most welcome. Catherine gave clear and thorough explanations. She was very professional while also being personable and relatable. By following her instructions I made terrific progress after just a few weeks. Scheduling sessions was fast and easy. I’ve been taking my speech delayed son to Kate at District Speech and Language Therapy for the past year. He has made tremendous progress and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Kate does a great job keeping him engaged and encouraging him to succeed. My son looks forward to going to see “Ms. Kate.”The office manager Katie has also been great to work with for all scheduling and billing needs.I highly recommend District Speech. Cannot say enough good things about Kate, who was my daughter’s speech therapist for 9 months. She started her therapy with Kate at the age of 2 with only a few words (expressive speech delay), and was a pandemic tot with little social interaction. Within only a few months, she was speaking in 2-3 word sentences and was a completely different child because she was no longer frustrated about her inability to communicate effectively. Kate truly loves her job and goes above and beyond for the families she works with. We looked forward to our sessions with her and it was bittersweet when it was time for her to "graduate" from speech therapy. Cannot say enough good things about Ms. Cat (Catherine Earl) who is my daughter Lincoln’s Speech therapist for the past 19 months. Lincoln started her therapy with Ms. Cat when she was 4 years old with a lot of limitations in expressing herself effectively (expressive speech delay), understanding social cues amongst her peers, sitting through a book or “ game” and/or paying attention. We have seen a great deal of improvement since her therapy started. Lincoln is now taking in full sentences, asking questions and using less scripted language in her daily speech. We are so thankful for her.Ms. Cat has help us teach and encourage Lincoln throughout our this journey. Ms. Cat is firm and kind. She has a lot of patients and is amazing at keeping Lincoln engage throughout their virtual sessions. In their sessions with she is respectful, consistent, and patient. Lincoln is alway looking forward to her therapy sessions with Ms. Cat! My 4 year old son has been going to District Speech for a year now, receiving services from Rachel. We knew early on that that he had a speech delay, but because it was pandemic and we did not want to do an in-person session, we delayed his diagnosis and therapy which made it even worse. By worse I mean, by the time he turned 3, he only said two words and mostly communicated by babbling and making sounds. We started seeing Rachel in February 2022 and I was not prepared for the magic Rachel was going to do with his speech. He started saying his brother’s name within a week. This is important to note, because I have tried to help say his brother’s name for like a year. A few months later, with just twice a week therapy, he started to speak in short sentences, and now a year later he speaks very well. Hard to imagine where we were a year ago.In addition, this year, my older son (nine years old), was also diagnosed with speech issue that had affected his reading and comprehension skills. The issue had stayed under the radar until his new school detected and recommended, he gets evaluated. My first thought was to seek another therapist because I was not sure if Rachel was also equipped to work with school aged kids. But because she has done such a good job with my younger son, I decided to give it a try. When I read the evaluation report she prepared, I knew I made the right choice again. Everything she identified was spot on with my child’s phonemic awareness. The report included many words and how he sounds them (incorrect), and I kept agreeing with the whole list and couldn’t believe that I never really paid attention or recognize those as something much deeper. I just thought that is how he pronounces them and sometimes correct him and move on. Nonetheless, he has been seeing Rachel for over a month now, and really enjoys the session.Please do not hesitate to give District’s Speech a try whether it is Rachel or other therapist you get assigned to, as I have heard great reviews from other parents I came across to while visiting the office. My daughter has been working with Miss Rachel for the past 6 weeks and we have found the process to be very empowering. The initial evaluation session determined that our daughter's clarity of articulation and voicing was delayed. This calmed our concerns but beyond that, the one-on-one sessions with Rachel have encouraged our 3.5 year old to be more focused on her clarity. I feel like much of the work, quite rightly has been on educating myself on how to properly model, but also the attention my daughter receives in these sessions have positively enforced the importance of clear speech to her without any shamming. While her speech development likely would have righted itself over time, we are set to move overseas where she would not be amongst English native speakers, so we felt time was of the essence to establish clear speech before any confusion might set it. I should also say that the Admin at District Speech is top notch and with our insurance, the 25 dollars a week we pay for a weekly session is a solid investment. Much obliged. Our son has an autism diagnosis and has been working with Rachel for almost a year. He gets excited when we say we're going to see Rachel and always has a good time during his sessions. Recently, we switched insurance and she is working with us through the appeals process to continue coverage for his services. When she described to me the appeals letter she was planning to write it became clear she's not only a good SLP but she is articulate and savvy when it comes to dealing with insurance. Our son has made great strides since seeing Rachel and we're looking forward to continuing working with her. First and foremost, this review is well overdue! My 6 year old son who has a stuttering disorder has been receiving excellent services from Lee for over a year now. Lee is patient, caring, skilled, communicative, fun and provides consistent quality services to my son. I think what I love most about Lee is how he has equipped and empowered my son with knowledge and facts regarding stuttering. Miles is super confident because of Lee and has made great progress. I think it's amazing that Lee is able to attain these results VIRTUALLY with 5 now 6 year old. After working with Lee Morra for less than a year I’ve experienced significant improvements in my stutter beyond what I thought I could achieve in this time frame. I highly recommend working with Lee! As a transwoman, I was consistently misgendered over the phone, which is dysphoria-producing and demoralizing. I contacted District Speech for help and they referred me to Sophie as my vocal coach/therapist. It took only a handful of voice sessions with Sophie to equip me with the tools and ability to find the voice that matched not only my gender, but reflected how I see myself. Sophie is practical and focused and the exercises and tips/techniques she shared were nothing less than transformative. Thank you Sophie for helping me "find my voice!" Catherine is amazing, I highly recommend!!!I am a professional voice user, and worked for several months with Catherine to address an injury. She gave me effective exercises to use, and solid lifestyle suggestions that have really helped. On top of it, she is a delight.The road to healing hasn't been an easy one, and I am so grateful for her knowledge and support. I just finished my fifth and final coaching session with Sophie and I feel so much more confident in my voice! It has been a delight to learn from Sophie, and she has enabled me both to find my voice and to be excited to use it! I would really recommend Sophie Edwards at district speech for anyone trying to feminize their voice. She was a massive help to me and after a few sessions I had results that I was very happy with. She gave me exercises that really helped with my goals for my voice and gave me feedback that made it much easier to learn. I had tried other resources but having someone giving me feedback on what I was doing right and wrong made a huge difference. My 3 year old son started at District Speech about 18 months ago to address his language delay. Both of the therapists he worked with, first Anna Carr and then Lee Morra, were excellent. Once he started catching up on language, Lee began addressing his speech delay. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great tips and tools to practice with my son at home. My son absolutely loved going to every biweekly session he had with both Anna and Lee, and they both made it a very play-based approach. I was so proud and grateful when his latest assessment showed that he is now hitting all his age appropriate milestones for both speech and language! I also want to call out Katie Nelson, the Operations Manager, who does an amazing job managing all the billing and scheduling. She was always extremely helpful and responsive to all my billing questions and was very responsive and detail-oriented. Thank you District Speech! I worked with Lee Morra to help with my fluency and mumbling. Lee was very clear in explaining the kind of improvements I could expect and where we could make the most improvements.With my clarity, I started to see meaningful improvement after the first few sessions, and major improvements by the end of therapy. The most important skills were learning how to properly emphasize sentences, something I previously gave almost no thought to, and recognizing when I was mumbling and how to break out of it. I've had several people tell me they could tell the difference.Lee also helped me work on my fluency. Since I have a working memory deficiency, I knew it would never be perfect, but I was able to make some pretty big strides. I especially wanted to make progress with speaking in work situations. Using a variety of techniques, I was able to dramatically improve my disfluencies, especially mazes. I've had a significant improvement in how my work meetings go and I feel more confident when speaking.I would highly recommend Lee Morra if you're looking for a SLP! Lee Morra at District Speech and Language is a wonderful and effective speech therapist. He gave me the tools, guidance, and encouragement to speak better. Lee taught me speech exercises so I can practice saying and using words and phrases I commonly use. He taught me techniques to organize my thoughts and talking points for meetings and conversations. He taught me that even though I have a cognitive impairment and problems with memory loss, I can speak coherently.Once I started using these techniques, I started getting better results in meetings, with customer service, and at appointments!The speech improvements I have made using the tools and techniques Lee gave me have given me the confidence to start and join conversations again! Now, I am not as worried about forgetting what I am talking about mid-sentence as I was before speech therapy.The real proof of speech progress came when my primary care physician told me I was more organized, more to the point, and better spoken than I have been in almost a year. I replied "speech therapy!" My doctor and I are happy I have access to resources such as District Speech and Language and Lee to help me. Thank you , Lee! I went to district speech for transgender voice therapy and district speech set me up with my instructor Sophie Edwards. I had a great time learning from Sophie and feel more confident and knowledgeable in speaking with a more feminine voice. I would recommend her to any trans girl looking to feminize their voice. Sophie was very good at helping me gain control of my voice. Our lessons were organic but always honed in on what I needed to work on. In a few short classes I finally gained access to the voice that felt natural to me and allowed me to express myself fully. My experience with DSLT was exemplary! My sessions with Sophie Edwards in particular were wonderfully helpful, entertaining, and supportive in equal measure. I am incredibly happy I found DSLT and I would highly recommend them! Our 8 year old daughter was very behind on her ability to speak clearly. It had gotten to the point where it was getting in the way of her academic progress - making her less likely to speak up in class, and very reticent to write things out because of the misspellings associated with her pronunciation. District Speech and Language Therapy - and Ms. Catherine in particular - were AMAZING. It turned our daughter's lessons effectively into play-time for her, which made sure she showed up and actively engaged each week. And that was part of an overall plan for her progress that was solid. That has resulted in tremendous progress in mere months, to the point where she is an avid reader/writer now and is now close to her peers on her ability to enunciate words.I can't give this place a strong enough recommendation. Sound overall strategies for success and incredibly effective tactics with the kids at the lesson-by-lesson level. Its totally turned things around for us in the best way possible! We waited almost 12 months on the waitlist at District Speech for our little one who showed early challenges with both receptive and expressive skills. Our expectations were undoubtedly heightened by the fact that we felt our little one fell further behind due to the pandemic. From the onset when we met Tim Flynn, we quickly noticed his passion + dedication + thoughtfulness. Our little one instantly connected with Tim and, although we did not expect miracles, we have seen notable & meaningful improvements in not just expressive & receptive skills, but also overall confidence & sociability.In today’s world, the ability to articulate and communicate effectively is more important than ever. We believe that Tim and District Speech have been critical partners for our family in carving out a better future; one that he may not be able to control fully, but one in which, he can freely & clearly express his intentions and make a change for the better. Kudos to Tim for his endless patience and unbounded enthusiasm for helping kids like ours - we are forever grateful. I've long dealt with stuttering, but never received therapy as a child or adult. Once I finally sought out assistance from District Speech and Language Therapy, Tim took a methodical approach to educate me, and also help me understand my challenges and how to properly address them in a healthy way. I'm still in therapy and I have seen positive results in my confidence and self esteem. My experience here was great! I worked remotely with Sophie Edwards, and she was a great teacher! I was seeking voice feminization, and I was very comfortable and happy during our lessons. Additionally, she sent home extensive emails for my out-of-session work, which was immensely helpful. Absolutely recommend coming here for voice training!! My husband Nathaniel and I were seeking speech therapy for our son who was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder amongst other diagnoses. I spent a lot of time Googling places that have Speech Therapy in the DMV and researching them. My search kept bringing me back to District Speech and Language Therapy. The message I left on the main voicemail was returned promptly, and the woman on the other line helping me was very kind and considerate. She answered all of my questions. I was eager to get my son care, and was able to schedule an evaluation with Catherine. On the day of the evaluation, Catherine greeted us warmly in the waiting area of the office, and I connected with her warm personality immediately. Even more important, my son seemed to connect with her. He was very smiley, and very interested in her red hair. I think it reminds him of one of the characters on the kid’s show; The Wiggles! During the evaluation, my husband and I were able to meet Jennifer as well, and we were so impressed by the plethora of information and advice they had for us. Francis enjoyed the assortment of activities they had available for him. We started Speech Therapy sessions with Catherine as soon as possible, and our son has been working with her for a few months now. We have seen great improvement with Francis’s speech, and also his overall social skills. Catherine is intelligent, fun, and always has a lot of good advice for us. We love working with her. Francis looks forward to his sessions with her—-he is happy to see someone other than his parents during the pandemic :) Catherine always has interesting and fun ways of doing things to help our son reach his potential, and we will always be thankful!!! Really helped me figure out how to change my voice to be more fem. Loved working with Sophie, it was really fun. We've been very happy with the speech therapy my 6-year old has been receiving from Marissa! His first appointment was in-person, mostly so they could meet. For logistical purposes, we decided to try virtual and it's been great! She matches his energy and keeps him engaged, they play games together. Also, they don't need to wear masks for the virtual option - helpful for speech. Lastly, they accept my insurance! I would like to give a big shoutout to, my daughter’s Speech and Language Pathologist, Ms. Jenifer Branchini ! She is amazing! She helped my daughter’s speech improve in a short time frame. Ms. Jen also gave me great tips on learning with her and that repetition is key. We really created a long lasting bond. Lee at District Speech Has been extremely helpful with me ever since I started speech therapy 3-4months ago. As a 21 year old when I first started I felt uncomfortable about my stutter and never really brought it up around friends and family. But since working with Lee I’ve made great progress with being more open with my stutter and the techniques he uses are great as well. Highly recommend 🤩 Lee Mora has been very helpful in not just helping me with fluency but also helping me get a better understanding of what stuttering is & what can cause it My experience with Catherine Earp after a month has been transformational. As a college and bilingual student; English, reading comprehension, and memory retention during a discussion are things I struggle with. But during a month of therapy with Catherine I’ve noticed a change on how I can retain information more when someone is speaking to me. I am also beginning to understand hard text more by being able to retain the most important points.-Erika My 6 year old son has been working with both Jen and Lee, and the experience has been positive, fun, and rewarding. Both Jen and Lee are so patient with my child- taking time to bond with him on a personal level, and being on top of his progress/ practice/ homework/ evaluations. They both demonstrate knowledge, professionalism and kindness toward a child in need and made him feel it's "cool" to be working on articulations, instead of working on a shortcoming.As a parent, I cannot praise more about the professionals we have been working with, and we are very happy to see the tremendous progress after just a year of therapy. We are lucky to have met Jen and Lee! My son is 18 and a mumbler - he also has an accent (he's a native Spanish speaker). He is frustrated that teachers, friends, etc. are always asking him to repeat himself. With college on the horizon, we decided it was time to try speech therapy. We could not be happier with Lee Morra at District Speech and Language Therapy. Lee is an amazing speech therapist - he is so good and so passionate about helping my son speak more clearly. My son enjoys his sessions and is actively practicing what he learns with Lee each week. Lee has been awesome at dealing with schedule changes and mistakes on our end - and we are now doing virtual sessions which makes meeting up with Lee even easier. Lee and the admin team helped us deal with insurance issues too. I highly recommend District Speech and especially Lee Morra. District Speech was recommended by our pediatrician and has been wonderful!Jennifer was responsive, thoughtful and creatively engaged with our child during both in person and virtual sessions. She took it upon herself to reach out to another specialist we were seeing to provide collaborative care. She explained things well and clearly enjoys what she does. The office staff is friendly and responsive. We highly recommend District Speech! I can not say enough good things about Jen at District Speech! She has been such a big help with our son Hudson and helped us feel good with each step of this process. I was treated by District Speech recently and was very impressed. Their administrative team was responsive and highly professional. I was treated by Lee Morra. Lee did a terrific job. He was particularly good at explaining the science of speech pathology in an easy to understand manner and he is very personable and warm. Our lessons were also very well structured and efficient. District Speech and Lee Morra are highly recommended.