Speech-Language Pathologist in Bethesda, MD

Children's Innovative Therapy Group (CITG)

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Pediatric Speech Therapy in the DC Metro Area
CITG is a speech therapy private practice located in the north side of the Bethesda business district. Our enthusiastic and caring team of speech-language pathologists provide individualized therapy services for your child. Our therapists have extensive experience providing therapy to clients who are birth to 18 years with:

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorders
Articulation Disorders
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Executive Function Disorders
Feeding Problems
Learning Disabilities
Oral Motor Dysfunction
Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
Sensory Processing Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Social Pragmatic Difficulties
Speech Delays
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Chris Hwang MA,CCC-SLP,
Director of Children's Innovative Therapy Group

Chris received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Prior to working at CITG, Chris worked at a pediatric private practice in the Chicago area where she frequently co-treated with physical and occupational therapists. She has extensive experience working with children birth to 18 years with autism spectrum disorders, apraxia of speech, auditory and language processing disorders, articulation disorders, feeding problems, ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities (dyslexia and dysgraphia), social/pragmatic language difficulties, and sensory processing disorders.

Chris is trained in: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, PROMPT Level I, Beckman Oral Motor, Beckman Oro-facial Deep Tissue Release, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Oral Placement Therapy by Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson, PECS, Floortime/DIR, SCERTS, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) for AAC, Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI®️) and the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC). She is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding program and the Sensory-Motor Feeding Approach by Lori Overland. Chris is a certified Phono-Graphix reading therapist and trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) and Talkies from Lindamood-Bell. She is also a certified Hanen More than Words provider. In 2014, Chris completed the intensive Social Thinking® Clinical Training program with Michelle Garcia Winner at her clinic in San Jose, California.
Practice Areas
 Speech-Language Therapy  Motor Speech Disorders
 Accent Reduction  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Apraxia  Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Selective Mutism
 Child Speech/Language Disorders  Speech Sound Disorders
 Developmental Delays  Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
 Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Vocal Coaching for Singing and Performing
 Learning Disabilities
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Our therapists are trained in the following:

PROMPT therapy
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Phono-Graphix®️ for reading
Hanen®️ More Than Words
The Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC)
Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach
Talk Tools Sensory-Motor Feeding Approach
Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)
Social Thinking®️ from Michelle Garcia Winner
Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) for AAC
Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI®️)
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Lindamood-Bell Visualizing Verbalizing (V/V) and Talkies programs for reading and language development
Executive Function treatment strategies
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Hours:Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
4833 Rugby Ave
Suite #101
BethesdaMD 20814
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