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Speech, Language, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy & More
  Client-centered and evidenced-based speech therapy services for children and adults.​
 

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How can my child benefit from speech therapy?

Voice & Fluency: 

•Having smooth speech

•Reducing and eliminating moments of “bumpy” speech or stuttering

•Using appropriate pitch, loudness, and breathing patterns

Speech/Phonology: 

•Produce clear words

•Help others understand your child’s message 

Social/Pragmatic Language:

•Make friends and establish relationships

•Understanding and using body-language (e.g., eye contact)

•Nourishes interactions with others

Problem-solving skills 

Receptive & Expressive Language: 

•Communicate needs and wants

•Share thoughts & feelings with others

•Use vocabulary

•Following directions 

•Understand messages from others

•Answer yes/no questions

•Answer higher level questions/ who, what, when, where, why, how questions/open-ended questions

•Tell stories and share about the day

How can adults and children benefit from Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
 

 Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy involves an individualized program to assist the client to access appropriate patterns of orofacial muscle function, posture, and coordination. Treatment goals may include the following:

  • Establish appropriate tongue and lip resting postures 

  • Establish nasal breathing patterns and to eliminate chronic mouth breathing

  • Demonstrate appropriate chewing and swallowing patterns

  • Address harmful or noxious oral habits including:

    • Prolonged pacifier use

    • Thumb and/or finger sucking

    • Fingernail, cheek, or lip biting

    • Tongue sucking

    • Clenching or grinding of the teeth

How can untreated OMDs present?  

  • Sleep disordered breathing

  • Chronic mouth-breathing and negatively impacted oral health 

  • Poor oral development 

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Improper jaw development

  • A need for extensive and expensive orthodontic care 

  • Poor stability and function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) 

  • Speech sound distortions

  • Tongue thrusting behaviors 

  • Social implications due to noisy chewing, open mouth posture, difficulty eating or swallowing food

  • Selective diet and picky eating habits

About

About Love to Speak








Hello all and welcome to Love to Speak, LLC!
At Love to Speak, we offer services in the comfort of your home or office, on sight in Vienna/Merrifield VA, schools, and tele-therapy. It is our goal to provide evidenced-based services in the most natural and accessible environments for our clients. We strive to help clients reach optimal functioning and believe in a holistic, whole-client approach to therapy services. Communication links us together as a community and we take great joy in helping clients reach their potentials.

-Katie Ajaeb M.S.,CCC-SLP
 
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My 6 year old is finishing up his second year of speech therapy with Katie Ajaeb. Her care and attention has enabled him to make huge strides and everyone now understands what he is trying to say! He is a high energy 6yo and he loves working with Katie. She is engaging and creative - keeping him focused and working hard (without him realizing how hard he is working). We are so grateful for her patience, skill, and care of our 6yo and are so proud of the progress she’s helped him achieve! 

Kristin T, Washington D.C.

Insurance & Payments

Love to Speak is currently accepting private pay and is an out of network provider with insurance. Love to Speak will provide clients with a Superbill at the end of each month to submit to their insurance for reimbursement. We will work with you and your family to understand the Superbill process. 

 

For a payment schedule of services, please email us at lovetospeaktherapy@gmail.com 

Contact
Love to Speak

Tel 202-618-0798

Email lovetospeaktherapy@gmail.com

 

Office Location: Vienna, VA

Tele-therapy:DC and VA

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