Children's Innovative Therapy Group, LLC (CITG) - Our Therapists
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Chris Hwang, M.A., CCC-SLP
Director of Children's Innovative Therapy Group

Chris received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Prior to working at CITG, Chris worked at a pediatric private practice in the Chicago area where she frequently co-treated with physical and occupational therapists. She has extensive experience working with children birth to 18 years with autism spectrum disorders, apraxia of speech, auditory and language processing disorders, articulation disorders, feeding problems, ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities, social/pragmatic language difficulties, and sensory processing disorders.

Chris is trained in: PROMPT Level I, Beckman Oral Motor, Beckman Oro-facial Deep Tissue Release, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Oral Placement Therapy by Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson, PECS, Floortime/DIR, SCERTS, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) for AAC, and the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC). She is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding program and the Sensory-Motor Feeding Approach by Lori Overland. Chris is a certified Phono-Graphix reading therapist and trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) and Talkies from Lindamood-Bell. In 2014, she completed the intensive Social Thinking® Clinical Training program with Michelle Garcia Winner at her clinic in San Jose, California. She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband, Zimmy, and two children. Contact Chris at chrishwang@citgspeechtherapy.com.

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Katie Gibbons, M.A., CCC-SLP
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She has a wide range of therapeutic experience that includes evaluating and treating children with apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, executive dysfunction, fluency disorders, auditory and language processing disorders, articulation disorders, ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fragile x syndrome, Williams syndrome, feeding problems, social/pragmatic language difficulties, and learning disabilities. Katie is trained in PROMPT Level I, the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC), Beckman Oral Motor, Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner, Sensory-Motor Feeding Approach by Lori Overland, Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) and Talkies from Lindamood-Bell, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Floortime/DIR, Play and Language from Carol Westby, and Hodson’s Cycles Approach.
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Janice Hay, M.A., CCC-SLP
Janice received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College, and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University. Janice continues to be interested in how a child’s sensory-motor system impacts the development of speech, language, and play. She has clinical experience evaluating and treating a wide range of speech and language disorders including: receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, autism, apraxia of speech, TBI, ADHD, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, articulation disorders, sensory processing disorders, pragmatic/social language, and oral motor-feeding difficulties. Janice is trained in a variety of areas including: PROMPT Level I, Beckman Oral Motor, Beckman Oro-facial Deep Tissue Release, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Floortime/DIR, the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC), Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner, Lindamood-Bell Talkies Program, Hodson’s Cycles Approach, and Play and Language from Carol Westby. She is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding program and the Sensory-Motor Feeding Approach by Lori Overland. Janice is licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia. She lives in Bethesda with her husband and two children.
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Sarah Dennis, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders from James Madison University and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. Sarah has immense experience as a feeding therapist and is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding program, Food Chaining Program, and Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding from Lori Overland. Prior to working at CITG, she worked with children from birth to 3 years through the Fairfax and Arlington Infant and Toddler program. She also has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, apraxia of speech, feeding problems, sensory processing disorders, learning disabilities, auditory processing difficulties, and articulation and language disorders. Sarah is trained in: PROMPT Level I, Beckman Oral Motor, Beckman Oro-facial Deep Tissue Release, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner, Floortime/DIR, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) for AAC and The Affect Based Language Curriculum (ABLC). She lives on Capitol Hill, DC with her husband and two sons.
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Jill Whitman, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jill received her bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. Jill has experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, pragmatic language disorders, apraxia of speech, learning disabilities, auditory processing challenges, and general language and articulation delays. She is trained in: PROMPT Level I, Beckman Oral Motor, Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner, Lindamood Bell's Visualizing & Verbalizing Program, the Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, and Talk Tools Sensory-Motor approach. Jill previously worked at the Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland and as a home-based, instructional team member providing intervention utilizing Verbal Behavior (VB) and Applied Verbal Behavior (ABA) teaching strategies. She is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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Veronica Klocko Weaver, M.S., CCC-SLP
Veronica has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1999 after graduating with her masters degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Veronica began her career in New York City where she developed a strong interest in working with the early intervention and preschool populations. She has extensive experience working with children who have diagnoses including autism, apraxia, developmental delay, receptive-expressive language delays, motor impairments, prematurity, a variety of genetic diagnoses and feeding disorders. Veronica’s experience also includes running social skills groups for children aged 3-5. Veronica has completed a number of trainings in oral-motor/feeding disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, language development and play. She is PROMPT certified, trained in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum and is licensed in Virginia and Maryland. Veronica lives in Washington DC with her husband, daughter, and labrador retriever, Kenzie.
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Amulya Chandra, M.S., CCC-SLP
Amulya brings a wealth of experience from a broad range of communication disorders, working with children and adults. She received her bachelors degree in Hearing and Speech from the University of Maryland at College Park and her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. She has worked in private and public schools, private practices, skilled rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. Amulya has worked extensively with infants/toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents diagnosed with a wide range of speech and language disorders. In the public schools, Amulya worked with children diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, auditory and language processing disorders, articulation disorders, fluency disorders, ADHD, and executive processing disorders. She also worked alongside other professionals including occupational and physical therapists to provide co-treatment. She is trained in Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner. Amulya holds the Suitable Qualifications certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education which certifies her as an early intervention specialist. She is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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Stephanie Crowley, M.A., CCC-SLP
Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from Gettysburg College and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. Before joining CITG, Stephanie worked as an SLP in Montgomery County Public Schools, serving students in Pre-K through high school, and working closely with physical and occupational therapists to coordinate treatment. She has extensive experience assessing and treating individuals with the following diagnoses: articulation and language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, a variety of syndromes and genetic disorders, developmental delay, apraxia of speech, language processing disorders, pragmatic/social language disorders, and learning disabilities. She is trained in PROMPT Level I and Social Thinking® from Michelle Garcia Winner. Stephanie is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who speaks Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys staying busy in Silver Spring with her son, Aidan.
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Leah Doherty, M.S., CCC-SLP
Leah received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University. She continued her education at Ithaca College where she received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at CITG, Leah worked for Montgomery County Public Schools at Bethesda Elementary School. Leah has experience with assessing and treating individuals with a variety of diagnoses including articulation and language disorders, a variety of genetic disorders and syndromes, ASD, apraxia , language delays, language processing disorders, cognitive impairments, fluency disorders , TBI, pragmatic language disorders, specific learning impairments, ADD/ADHD, executive functioning, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments . Leah has experience working with multimodal communicators and is familiar with a wide variety of high-tech, low tech, and no tech communication methods. Leah is PROMPT trained and is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding . Leah is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in Maryland . When she's not working, Leah enjoys spending time with her rescue puppy, Krispy.