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Welcome to
Children’s Speech and
Language Services

Children’s Speech and Language Services, located in Falls Church, Virginia, offers a wide array of specialty services provided by well trained, experienced speech language pathologists.

 

Meet our Clinical Directors

Children’s Speech and Language Services, located in Falls Church, Virginia, is proud to offer PROMPT© treatment. The PROMPT© system uses tactile-kinesthetic-proprioceptive input (in addition to visual and auditory cues) to support, develop and improve speech production and increase daily functional communication.

Falls Church Location

Jenifer Midili
M.A., CCC-SLP, PC, CCC-SLP, COM, QOM -
Clinical Director - Falls Church

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The Falls Church office of Children’s Speech and Language Services was founded in 1980 by Donna Gaines.  Originally located in Arlington, VA, the office location was moved to Falls Church in 2016.

Jenifer Midili purchased the business from Donna in 2017 after spending seven years working at both the Springfield and Arlington offices. CSLS Falls Church is a sole proprietorship.  Our philosophy is that quality of services is vital to each child’s growth.  Every child’s treatment is individually tailored by identifying weaknesses as well as strengths.  Read more…

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Our Services

PROMPT© For Speech Production

Children’s Speech and Language Services, located in Falls Church, Virginia, is proud to offer PROMPT© treatment. The PROMPT© system uses tactile-kinesthetic-proprioceptive input (in addition to visual and auditory cues) to support, develop and improve speech production and increase daily functional communication.

Language Therapy

We provide language therapy for children presenting with delays in their acquisition of receptive and expressive language in the areas of semantic language, syntax and morphology, and/or social/pragmatic language skill. We address problems with processing auditory information, phonemic/phonological awareness, and executive functioning. We provide language stimulation and parent coaching.

Feeding Therapy

Our offices have feeding specialists who both evaluate and treat children who present with feeding difficulties including: transition from G-tube to oral feeding, poor weight gain, difficulty with texture transition, difficulty swallowing, food refusal and feeding aversions, and oral motor delay.

Fast ForWord® Home Program

Our Falls Church Office is now offering the Fast ForWord Home Program for children with auditory, language, and reading difficulties. Children can now access this amazing program from the comfort of their own home on a schedule that fits each family’s individual needs. Consultations are provided weekly or bi-weekly by a trained Fast ForWord® provider in order to fully support your child’s growth. Sign up for the program can be done at any time during the year and provides participants with access to the programs for a full year from purchase date.

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups are offered on Fridays, at our Falls Church location for children ages 3-12 years. These groups focus on social engagement and interaction skills, ranging from turn-taking and playing cooperatively to conversational skills and perspective taking.

CSLS Therapy Testimonials

Thanks to Christie, I am now confident (vs being clueless at the time when I initially approached her) and feel, with time on side, well prepared.​

Father of a 5 year old

Choosing Children’s Speech and Language Services has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my son.

Danielle

“Small Steps in Speech” and PROMPT© therapy has been life changing.

Happy PROMPT© Parent

My daughter, who happens to have a diagnosis of Down syndrome, has been seeing Melissa Light at Children’s Speech and Language Services for the past 2 years and the result has been amazing.

Happy Parent

CSLS & Good Beginnings Collaborate

Good Beginnings OTs and PTs work collaboratively to help your children and family achieve your goals, utilizing similar but distinct approaches. Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on assisting children with promoting independence in activities of everyday life, otherwise known as “occupations.’ Children’s occupations include: reaching developmental milestones, engaging in play, performing self care (eating, sleeping, dressing, grooming, bathing), performing academic tasks (handwriting, fine motor skills, attention/focus), and socializing.

Pediatric Physical Therapists focus on optimizing movement for all children, from birth to adulthood. Our therapists will evaluate your child’s movement abilities and create a plan of care to help your family achieve your goals. This may also include prescribing mobility and exercise equipment, orthotics, assistive devices, and developmental toys. All of our intervention is play based; we make the challenges fun!  Learn more!