Our Team


Carla Askew, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-pathologist and partner of RLLC. She earned a Master’s degree in Communication 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. read more…


Susan Danker, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist and partner of the Reading and Language Learning Center (RLLC).  She holds a Master’s degree in Communications Science and Disorders from Radford University, a Bachelor of Science in Communications Science and Disorders from Radford University read more…

Diane Douglas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Diane earned her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including private, read more…

Jennifer Schmid, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Jen holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Virginia. Her Bachelor’s Degree is also from the University of Virginia in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jen has experience evaluating and treating language disorders across the lifespan. read more...

Katherine O’Brien, M.S., CCC-SLP

A Speech-Language Pathologist working in DC and Northern Virginia. Kate completed her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of the District of Columbia after obtaining an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The George read more..

Nada Abderrahman, M.S., CCC_SLP

A Speech-language pathologist since 2015. Nada holds a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Saint Xavier University. Her experience includes working with children, read more

Carleton Levert, M.S., CCC-SLP

Carleton holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. His experience is with special needs populations, primary to post-secondary school aged students read more

Karishma Katakia, M.A., CCC-SLP

Karishma holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. She has been treating children with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and expressive, read more…

Samantha Crooks, M.S., CCC-SLP

A certified Speech-Language Pathologist working in Maryland and Northern Virginia. She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa after completing her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing read more...

Daisy Paredes, Office Manager

Daisy has been the Office Manager at The Reading and Language Learning Center since May, 2017. She was born and raised in the Philippines. She earned a degree in Business, with a Major in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. read more