Building Bright Futures

Nurturing Communication, Cultivating Life Skills 

"When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower."

-Alexander Den Heijer

Respecting neurodiversity across all environments

Welcome to Chatterbox Speech Therapy, we're glad you're here!

As a small and locally owned speech therapy practice, we take the time to build relationships with every family we serve. Our passion for maximizing independence through a Life Skills lens makes our practice unique! Offering exceptional services in an environment that naturally bolsters skill retention and generalization, we meet our clients in their home, school, daycare, or out in the community. Children make the greatest progress when their parents, siblings, and caregivers are involved in the therapy process, so you are always welcome to join in on the fun!

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Our Primary Objective

We adopt a holistic approach to our communication services, prioritizing the overall development of each child. Our mission includes educating and empowering parents, primary care providers, and educators to collaboratively support the communication, social, and emotional needs of every child. We take a team approach to achieve our goals.

We believe in the power of play! We are a neurodiversity affirming practice honoring all forms of play, communication, learning styles, sensory needs, and abilities. We are committed to building authentic relationships with everyone we work with, getting families involved in the therapy process, and using child-led activities to foster a love of learning. Our goal is to design motivating and effective speech-language therapy sessions that excite your child and make learning fun!

Our Services and Specializations

  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Articulation
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Executive Function
  • Life Skills 
  • Social Communication
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Down Syndrome
  • IEP Support, Coaching & Advocacy

Get started with Chatterbox Speech Therapy in three simple steps:

1    Reach out through our contact form. We will gather basic information, listen to your concerns or support needs, and send you some online intake paperwork. 

2    We will review your paperwork and make a plan for an evaluation. Our evaluation process is neurodiversity affirming and may include a combination of formal and informal testing, parent interviews, observations, and other activities tailored to capture your child's strengths.

3    You will receive a thorough evaluation report and treatment plan with therapy goals and recommendations. Depending on your location and availability, your child may begin speech therapy services.

*Recent evaluations can be considered.

We conveniently offer our services, in the comfort of your home, around the community, or at your child's school or care center.

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Life Skills - Executive Function

A range of abilities that help individuals of all ages, navigate daily challenges and prepare for adulthood. Broadly, these skill areas include communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time management, self-awareness, resilience, interpersonal skills, financial literacy, and self-care. Chatterbox Speech Therapy can support the development of these critical life skills through fun, functional, actionable experiences.

Supporting the Transition Plan

The Transition Plan within the IEP helps guide your child’s future from childhood into adulthood. It is the plan for reaching their adult goals. In Virginia, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students with disabilities must have a Transition Plan by age 14.

Building the Life and Executive Function skills necessary for a successful transition from school to 'adulting' begins in toddlerhood!

Let us help fostering those critical skills for a bright and satisfying future where each individual can contribute meaningfully to their community.


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Early intervention...

  • improves communication skills
  • minimizes frustration for both the child and the family
  • increases success of treatment outcomes
  • helps the child reach their fullest potential
  • provides appropriate guidance for medical referrals 

Why now?

The earlier the better!  If you think your child has a speech-language delay, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. Early intervention is key in helping your child establish effective communication skills and setting a strong foundation for their academic and social success. 

Connect with us. We are here to help answer any questions you may have about your child's communication skills.  

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