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Speech, Language, and Literacy Services

Prioritizing authentic communication and connection over compliance

Individual Speech and Language Therapy Services:

Kelsey Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP offers relationship- and play-based therapy services for all brains and bodies. Kelsey specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), gestalt language processing (GLP), and neurodiversity-affirming practice, meaning her services might look a little different than you might expect. Real life doesn't happen at the table with flash cards and Kelsey's sessions don't either! Building on the power of special interests, music, sensory strategies, books, and PLAY, Kelsey's communication targets are functional, personalized, and fun!

 

Serving families in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky, Kelsey offers in-person and virtual speech and language services for all ages.

  • In-person services are available to families within a 30 minute drive of 20003, centered primarily in the Capitol Hill, Northeast DC, and Southeast DC neighborhoods.​

  • For families in Northern Virginia (NOVA), Kelsey provides services at Let's Move Mountains clinic on Tuesdays at 7925 Jones Branch Dr Suite 2100, McClean, VA 22102. 

 

All service models require an adult caregiver present as an active participant in therapy at least the last 10 minutes of every session. An important part of the family-centered model, adult caregivers are an integral part of building motivation and facilitating generalization and carryover of skills throughout the week. 

Kelsey Brown SLP PLLC is private pay only at this time.

 

Sessions may be paid via cash, check, or card and are due at the time of service. To get more information about whether your young person’s sessions may be eligible for reimbursement via your provided superbill, I have compiled a guide of questions to ask your insurance provider. Reach out for a guide at info@kelseybrownslp.com

  • Therapy session or evaluation in your home or preferred community space - $160 per hour (additional cost for travel outside of current service area)

  • Teletherapy session - $130 per hour

  • Training or professional development - $250 per hour (additional cost for travel outside of current service area)

AAC Adventures Group Outings

AAC Adventures gathers young AAC users, non-speaking individuals, and their families for free and low-cost activities in our nation’s capital! Started by three speech-language pathologists, the group practices dynamic communication, self-advocacy, and friendship in community spaces, such as museums, parks, and more. Click here to join our email list, where we will share plans for next month’s outing!

Speech Therapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What populations do you serve?

Kelsey works with developmental delays, "late talkers," autism spectrum disorder (ASD), echolalia/ gestalt language processing (GLP), cerebral palsy (I.e., dysarthria), genetic disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, etc.), multiple disabilities, medically-fragile populations, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. 

The DMV is big! What is your service area?

In-person services are available to families within a 30 minute drive of 20003, centered primarily in the Capitol Hill, Northeast DC, and Southeast DC neighborhoods.

For families in Northern Virginia (NOVA), Kelsey provides services at Let's Move Mountains clinic on Tuesdays at 7925 Jones Branch Dr Suite 2100, McClean, VA 22102.

What is augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a wide range of tools we use to support an individual's ability to communicate across environments and tasks. This may look like gestures or signs, low-tech print outs and visuals, mid-tech "talking buttons" and switches, and/or high-tech speech-generating devices. If you think your child would benefit from AAC and does not yet have access to a system, Kelsey can help evaluate and trial options and help the family procure funding through insurance. 

Can my child really learn to read and write?

Kelsey prescribes to Dr. David Yoder's philosophy that “No student is too anything to be able to read and write. Meaning, if literacy instruction hasn't worked out for a student in the past, it's not the student's fault but the teaching! Kelsey gets creative in offering phonics instruction from the ground up in a way that non-speaking individuals can access and makes it motivating using their favorite characters, books, and songs!

Why should I sign up for a free phone/video consult?

Kelsey specializes in working with special populations with unique communication needs. It's important that families get a chance to meet their new therapist (and vice versa) to make sure Kelsey is a good fit for their language and literacy goals. 

Why do you provide services in the home?

Young people learn language best in their natural environment. By providing services at home or in the community when able, Kelsey can work with an individual's familiar people, routines, and objects. This facilitates carryover and generalization outside of speech sessions. 

Why do caregivers join your sessions?

Most individuals receive speech for 30-90 minutes per week, but they spend much more time with their caregivers! By using a coaching model, Kelsey can help your young person get the biggest "bang for your buck" by teaching caregivers strategies for facilitating language when she's not around. 

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