Meet our Therapists

 

Carla Askew

Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist
M.A. CCC-SLP

Ms. Askew is a speech language pathologist and partner of RLLC and earned a Masters degree in Communications Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been providing evaluations and remediation services for individuals with a variety of communication disorders since 1993. Ms. Askew is fully licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as DC. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Susan Danker

Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist
MS, CCC-SLP

A speech language pathologist and partner of the Reading and Language Learning Center (RLLC), Ms. Danker holds a Masters degree in Communications Science and Disorders from Radford University, a Bachelor of Science in Communications Science and Disorders from Radford University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech. She has been treating adults and children demonstrating disorders in phonology, articulation, language, reading and fluency since 1999. She also has experience with individuals exhibiting hearing impairments, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders as well as emotionally impaired children. Ms Danker is fully licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as DC. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Deanna Kelly

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
B.S.

Ms. Kelly is a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire in 2011. She holds a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies and is proficient in American Sign Language. Ms. Kelly is applying to graduate school for a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology with the intent to matriculate in the fall of 2014. This is her fourth year as a Speech Assistant for The Reading and Language Learning Center. Ms. Kelly provides services for children in preschool through upper elementary.

Diane Douglas

Speech-Language Pathologist
MS., CCC-SLP

A speech language pathologist who earned a Masters degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders of Speech from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been providing speech-language evaluations and treatment for receptive/expressive language, articulation, feeding/swallowing, oral motor, and cognitive disorders since 1997. Ms. Douglas is fully licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia and she is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).           

Maggie Bonadies
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow M.A., CCC-SLP

Maggie recently completed her M.A. in speech-language pathology at Indiana University. While at IU, she worked as both a teaching and research assistant within the department while also taking classes full-time and completing clinical rotations. She has worked with clients ages 2-99 across health settings. Her special interests include autism spectrum disorders, alternative augmentative communication, and cognition. Maggie is currently a Clinical Fellow under the supervision of the directors at The Reading and Language Learning Center.

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Lynn Adams
Speech-Language Pathologist
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lynn Adams has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 30 years. She received the PhD from the University of Tennessee, and the MS and BS from Florida State University. Her areas of expertise are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Early Intervention. Dr. Adams has more than 18 years of university teaching experience. She also worked in the public school setting for a total of 8 years, 4 of which were spent as the ASD specialist for a school system near Savannah, GA. She is the author of 2 books addressing ASD. She holds valid licensure in NC and VA, in addition to the CCC from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Rachel Brown
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow M.S., CF-SLP

Rachel is originally from New York and has recently completed her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College while being part of the women’s track and field team. Rachel has experience in multiple settings working with clients from birth to 80. As her last clinical placement, Rachel worked full time with an early intervention practice, treating and evaluating clients needing therapy in the areas of language, articulation, and feeding. She is currently a Clinical Fellow under the supervision of the directors at The Reading and Language Learning Center.

Ada Cruz- Wozniak
Speech-Language Pathologist
M.S., CCC-SLP

Ada graduated from Portland State University with an M.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences and a B.A. in International Studies. Prior to graduate school, her interest in travel, culture and languages lead her to study Speech-Language Pathology. She has provided therapy and evaluation services to clients demonstrating receptive/expressive language and articulation disorders. Other areas of interest include bilingual language acquisition and disorders, managing executive function disorders in the school setting, and pragmatic language disorders. She holds licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

 


Courtney Fulmer

Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow M.S., CF-SLP

Ms. Fulmer completed her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors in both her undergraduate and graduate program.  Prior to completing her Masters, Courtney worked for RLLC for three years as a Speech Therapist Assistant in the public schools.  She has diverse experience working with preschool-aged children, elementary-aged children, adolescents, and adults.  Courtney’s experience includes working in public schools, private schools, and private practice. She has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, hearing-impairment, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, and dyslexia. Courtney has a strong passion for working with children and believes in partnering with families to plan treatment for each individual child based on the child’s specific needs, while including the family’s interests and long-term goals. In addition to her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Courtney has volunteered for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia as a Champion Fundraiser for the past four years.

Catherine Head
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow M.A., CF-SLP

Catherine recently relocated to Washington, D.C. after receiving her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. During her graduate career, she gained experience evaluating and treating adult and pediatric clients in outpatient and school settings. She has a special interest in motor speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and cognition. She is currently a Clinical Fellow under the supervision of the directors at The Reading and Language Learning Center.

 

Katherine (Kate) Suter, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where she received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.  She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the states of Virginia and DC. She has worked with children in private clinics and public school settings, and has also worked with adults in private clinics, skilled nursing facilities and residential homes both local and abroad. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Kate’s area’s of specialty include:

  • Accent Modification
  • Autism, Down Syndrome, and other developmental and cognitive delays
  • Aphasia
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Voice Disorders
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
  • Articulation and Phonological Speech Disorders
  • Fluency
  • Reading and Literacy