Speech for the Stars, LLC provides pediatric speech-language therapy services and academic support to students in the DC metropolitan area. We support children through all stages of language development and academic growth. Through our innovative and individualized interventions, students will reach new levels of growth and success.
Leah Doherty 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.
Leah maintains licensure in Maryland and Washington, D.C. as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She previously worked in Montgomery County Public Schools and has been working in the private sector since 2016.
Leah has received specialized training and certifications such as PROMPT I, Social Thinking®, Orton Gillingham and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. Additionally, she has attended continuing education courses in the areas of CAS, Dyslexia, and executive functioning.
Carolyn Keeney graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After completing her undergraduate education, she received a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University.
Carolyn has since worked as a speech-language pathologist in the nonpublic and charter school settings serving students aged 7 to 14 with a variety of speech and language needs including articulation, language impairment, pragmatics, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). She maintains licensure as a speech-language pathologist in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Erika graduated in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Childhood Education and a focus in Psychology from St. John’s University. She went on to obtain her Masters of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education from Teachers College of Columbia University in 2020. She is currently a candidate in the Curriculum and Instruction PhD. program at St. John’s University. Erika has been a full time teacher since 2016. She has taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in both the general education and special education settings. Erika has training in The Wilson Fundations curriculum of phonics instruction, Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment, reading comprehension in alignment with the Next-Gen state standards, and the Writing Revolution curriculum. Erika also has experience with Executive Function instruction and test preparation . Her mathematics instruction experience includes lessons in number sense, geometry, and algebra. Erika's goal is to use each students' unique funds of knowledge to help them to see what wonderful things they and their community can accomplish together.