Areas of Expertise

Our areas of expertise include language and learning disabilities, reading disorders, accent reduction, cognitive rehabilitation, phonemic awareness, speech and sound disorders and diagnostic testing.

Language and Learning Disabilities

  • This area encompasses early intervention for pre-schoolers who are at risk for or have delayed language.
  • The center will provide services for children, adolescents and adults with developmental learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders as well as speech, language and hearing impairments.

Reading Disorders

  • This center offers group and individual treatment for children and adults with auditory dyslexia and reading comprehension deficits.
  •  In particular, our staff is trained in the Lindamood Intensive Sequencing Program , Orton –Gillingham dyslexia treatment and the Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing program for reading comprehension.

Accent Reduction

  • Therapists are trained in Compton P-ESL accent reduction program.

Cognitive Rehabilitation

  •  Cognitive therapy helps individuals who have difficulty concentrating, remembering, organizing, reasoning and problem solving. The same treatment can be applied to those who have suffered head injury especially right hemisphere. These strategies are also effective for teens and adults with developmental learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.

Preschool Language

  • This center offers a summer intensive preschool language program that is toward developmentally delayed preschool children who are 3 to 5 years of age. This program facilitates expressive and receptive language skills.

Phonemic Awareness Training

  • Phonemic awareness skills are the building blocks for learning to read, write and spell effectively. Programs are offered to children, ages 5 to 7, who are demonstrating difficulty with sound/symbol relationships, segmenting and blending sounds. This training can be conducted in a group setting or on an individual basis.

Diagnostic Testing

  • An individual diagnostic evaluation measures oral vocabulary, oral language comprehension, phonological memory, oral directions, phonemic awareness, visual motor performance, word attack, word recognition, reading comprehension and spelling.

Speech Sound Disorders

  • An articulation disorder involves problems making sounds. Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed.
  • A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound error.

Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension & Thinking

  • The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.

Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®)

  • The LiPS® Program teaches students to discover and label the oral-motor movements of phonemes. Students can then verify the identity, number, and sequence of sounds in words.
    Once established, phonemic awareness is then applied to reading, spelling, and speech.

Schedule an Appointment

The Reading and Language Learning Center is open for appointments from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are available for individual treatment at a slightly higher fee.

To schedule an appointment, please call 703-821-1363 or email us at

What to Expect at Your First Consultation

In an initial consultation with one of our Speech-Language Pathologists, strengths and weaknesses are identified. A written diagnosis and treatment plan are provided. Evaluations take approximately 2-4 hours and a full written report is provided. Recommendations are given for the type and frequency of the treatment.

Prior to your initial consultation, please fill out the appropriate forms below.


Cancellation of Appointments

The Reading and Language Learning Center requires 24 hours advance notification of a cancellation or change in appointment. You will be charged 100% of the session fee should you miss your appointment without proper notification. No adjustment in fee or treatment time will be made if you are late, and regular times cannot be held for patients who repeatedly cancel their scheduled appointments.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

Payment and Insurance

Payment for service is expected at the time services are rendered. Payment may be made by personal check or credit card. Credit cards will be charged bi- weekly for sessions.

We are happy to help patients in filling out forms and providing documentation for insurance reimbursement; however, we do not accept direct payment from insurance companies.

About Us

The Reading and Language Learning Center is a private speech therapy practice treating children and adults with speech, language and reading disorders. We are conveniently located in Vienna, Virginia, with a second location in Washington, D.C. Our services include 1:1 therapy, group therapy, and play/social skills groups.

Founded in 2002 as a center for the treatment of dyslexia and language deficits in children and adults, we are also engaged in clinical program development in the areas of phonemic awareness and higher level reading for middle and high school students.

The RLLC therapists have more than 40 years combined experience working in the field as Speech-Language Pathologists. RLLC employs only Master’s Degree level Speech Language Pathologists who are fully licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and who hold or are working toward the Certificate of Clinical Competence. We ensure a high quality of treatment and customer satisfaction.