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Let's Talk About...

...Everything Speech & Language!



This is a place to learn about speech and language development. 


Speech-language pathologists and parents will find helpful resources to help children and young adults become effective communicators.

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Meghan Betz

Dr. Meghan Betz has been a speech-language pathologist for more than 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland majoring in Speech Pathology/Audiology and minoring in Special Education.  

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Heather Segersten


Heather holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She is a graduate of James Madison University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In 2005, she graduated from Northeastern University with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Since graduation, Heather has worked in Northern Virginia as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in public schools and private clinical settings. She has experience working with children that have language impairments, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, phonological awareness difficulties, apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, voice disorders, auditory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays. She particularly loves working with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school-aged children. Heather lives in Leesburg with her husband, son Lincoln, daughter Scarlett, and dog Bear. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, home improvement projects, staying active, and cheering on her kids from the sidelines. She is excited to work with children at Time To Talk Speech Therapy!



SPEECH refers to the mechanics of speaking. This includes pronouncing sounds correctly (articulation and phonology), speaking fluently (not stuttering), and using one's voice correctly and safely.



LANGUAGE refers to vocabulary, storytelling, asking and answering questions, following directions, and listening and reading comprehension.



PRAGMATICS refers to the social use of speech and language. This includes having conversations with others, connecting socially, staying on topic, reading body language and other cues, and thinking about our communication partners.


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