Meet the Clinician
Ana-Maria Jaramillo, M.S., CCC-SLP is a nationally-certified bilingual pediatric integrative speech-language pathologist with extensive experience providing speech-language therapy to children ages birth to 18. Her area of specialty is working with children in early intervention, ages one to six years old. She has practiced in public and private schools, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, pediatric hospitals, child development centers and daycares, as well as private homes throughout Texas and the DC metropolitan region. Through her experience working in diverse and often challenging settings, she has developed a successful therapeutic model by directly collaborating with the most important individuals involved in a child’s development. By working in conjunction with families, teachers, and healthcare providers, she ensures goals are met and each child reaches his or her maximum potential through an engaged, dynamic, play-based approach. Ana-Maria believes that providing therapy in the child’s preferred and natural environment allows for children to develop critical communication skills and confidence that can have transformative impacts in many areas of their lives.
Ana-Maria currently holds licenses to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She graduated cum laude in 2013 with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Ana-Maria is currently pursuing a clinical doctorate at Northwestern University. She is currently certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been trained in Orofacial Myofunctional therapy, Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training (TOTS), Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Kaufman’s Treatment Progression for Apraxia of Speech and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Additionally, she practices as an Epidemic Answers Certified Health Coach, working with families who have children with autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma and other chronic conditions. Her mission is to educate families on the underlying imbalances of chronic childhood illnesses and provide strategies for an optimal lifestyle to promote health and healing. She is certified in the Simon Says Tongue Tips and Thumbs Up! program for clients with orofacial myofunctional disorders, such as tongue thrusts and persistent thumb/finger sucking. She has over 150 hours of continuing education and has volunteered for various non-profits dedicated to helping low-income families and children with special needs access more resources in their community.
In her free time, she enjoys cheering on her beloved Colombian national soccer team, planning her next travel adventure, practicing yoga, and helping run her boyfriend’s Tex-Mex taco business, La Tejana.