About The Final Piece

Empowering families is the goal! To accomplish this, I offer speech & language-building services that are designed to grow your child's communication skills.


It's super important to make every learning experience fun, so I use a variety of tools to keep your child engaged and learning. I'll incorporate things like sensory breaks, where your child can use his/her body to feel, move, and play with items, that will help to keep the body and mind regulated and ready to learn!

Special Needs Populations

With over a decade of experience in working with both non-verbal and verbal autistic children, children with Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, and Rett Syndrome (among others), I absolutely love helping children with special needs grow their communication skills and I look forward to working with your family!


Meet The Owner

Tinita O. Kearney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L (aka Dr. T)


Dr. Kearney is a licensed speech-language pathologist. Discovering her passion early in life, Dr. Kearney began working with children with autism in high school. She pursued this passion in her college years, attaining a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Dr. Kearney soon found that she also had a passion for research and earned her Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in autism. She is a published author, a member of many professional organizations and honor societies, and currently serves on both local and state professional boards. She has taught at Howard University, been awarded the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning, and currently strives to advance the interests of those in the autism community as an Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for the state of Maryland.

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Dr. Tinita O.  Kearney

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