Professional Member Spotlight
As a benefit to both our families and professional members, xMinds publishes information about our professional members here in the xMindsWire as well as on our website. Inclusion in this list does not constitute our endorsement. This month, xMinds would like to highlight the following new and renewing Professional Members:
Suzanne Keith Blattner and Associates
10605 Concord St., Ste. 102, Kensington, MD 20895
Suzanne Keith Blattner; firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational consulting; Advocacy; Academic tutoring/coaching
Ms. Blattner and her associates are highly skilled and experienced professionals who have provided supports to families of students with special learning needs for over 30 years. They offer a range of supports including tailored consulting, advocacy, specialized tutoring and academic coaching. A complete description and details of the services offered through this practice are outlined on the website. Ms. Blattner offers a free 1/2 hour consultation to families to learn about their needs and to point them in the right direction to get started.
Center for Communication & Learning
6208 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-9343 x2; www.ccl-md.com
Contact: Susan Abrams; email@example.com
Services: Speech/language therapy; Social skills therapy; Parent education
The Center for Communication and Learning is a comprehensive pediatric speech and language private practice that provides evaluations and therapy to children diagnosed with communication challenges secondary to autism, social pragmatic language disorders, speech and language delays, apraxia, and oral motor/feeding difficulties. Staff collaborate with educators and therapists in order to provide an integrated approach to services for your child. Family participation is welcomed. The dynamic Be Social Kids programs assist children in developing social thinking skills to enhance their ability to navigate the social world at school and at home.
Reach Every Voice
11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 110, Rockville, MD 20852
Contact: Lisa Mihalich Quinn; firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Services; Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) provider; Communication/educational consultant; Academic tutoring/coaching
Reach Every Voice (REV) is a multifaceted practice created and staffed by experienced teachers. REV provides communication instruction to nonspeaking or unreliably speaking individuals, hosts in-person group programs that build communication practice and provide opportunities for socialization, offers online courses for nonspeakers, and provides consultation, training, and coaching for families and schools working to improve their communication practices. REV is a nonprofit organization.
DC, MD, and VA
202-306-0505; http://www.speechkids.com; http://www.raisingorchidkids.com
Contact: Gabriele Nicolet; email@example.com
Services: Speech-language therapy; Educational consulting; Coaching
SpeechKids provides holistic, developmental, attachment-based pediatric speech therapy serving DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Raising Orchids is the parent-education division of SpeechKids that offers parent education and parent support groups for parents of neurodiverse children (global, online), along with a monthly subscription service that past participants can opt into.
The Stixrud Group, LLC
8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 606, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact: Dr. Salya Namazi; firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing; Educational consulting
The Stixrud Group is a group of neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who specialize in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attention, social, or emotional difficulties. We are committed to the alleviation of suffering for our clients and their families by removing any blocks to their experiencing happiness and fulfillment in life. We believe this is accomplished by helping our clients understand themselves. Our goal is to use our professional knowledge and skills to help people achieve educational and professional success, emotional healing, and interpersonal harmony in their relationships.