Chatting Children is owned and operated by Julie K. Cotter, MS, CCC-SLP who has been working with children in this field for over 20 years. Julie is a speech-language pathologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology from Ohio University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Maryland. Julie completed her fellowship in the public school system in New York City and continued her professional career there for over two years. She relocated to Washington, DC and worked in a clinical setting for over 12 years. Julie and her family moved from DC to Brambleton, VA in 2012 and she opened Chatting Children Speech and Language Center in the summer of 2013.
Julie specializes in treating toddler, preschool, and school aged children with a variety of communication disorders. She has extensive experience working with children who have been diagnosed with apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, receptive/expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorders, language learning disabilities, phonological disorders, and reading disorders. She has participated in many training programs including PROMPT, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s oral motor therapy program, the Kaufman Method for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, DIRFloortime, and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Additionally, Julie is trained in the Phono-Graphix Reading Program. Julie frequently presents at private schools, daycares, and Catholic organizations about the benefits of speech therapy and early intervention. She was featured on www.dullesmoms.com as a subject matter expert for speech therapy. Julie spends her free time with her husband, daughter, family, and friends and enjoys cooking and traveling.