As a practice, we seek to increase the quality of life of our children and their families. To accomplish this, we offer individualized speech & language services that are designed to meet the specific needs of your child.


It's super important to us that we make every therapy session fun, so we use a variety of therapy tools to keep your child engaged and learning! For example, we always make time for sensory breaks, where your child can use his/her body to feel, move, and play with items that help to keep the body and mind regulated and ready to learn!


We also know that it takes a village, so we always seek to work collaboratively with your family, as well as your child's school and other important people in your child's life when possible. This approach helps your child to learn quicker and to apply what he/she learns to many different environments.

Special Needs Populations

While we are passionate about delivering quality services to any child with speech & language needs, we specialize in servicing children and families with special needs. We have over a decade of experience in working with both non-verbal and verbal children with autism spectrum disorder and we also possess several years of experience in providing therapy to children diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability (ID), and Rett Syndrome, among others. We take special pleasure in helping children with special needs meet their speech and language goals and we look forward to working with your family!



Tinita O. Kearney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L


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 Kearney

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Dr. Kearney's latest venture, the "Lola Koala Travel Adventures" lift-the-flap book series, is sure to excite children and adults alike! Travel into the wonderful world of language learning, as children follow Lola Koala around the globe, gathering clues about her location and earning passport stamps along the way! Each book teaches a specific language skill and Book 1 focuses on answering 'who, what, where' and 'yes/no' questions. Click Here to see what folks are saying and to learn more about the series!


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