Dr. Ana-Maria Jaramillo
Owner / Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Ana-Maria Jaramillo, SLPD, CCC-SLP is a board-certified bilingual (English/Spanish) pediatric integrative Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology with extensive experience providing speech-language therapy to children ages birth to 18. She is the owner and founder of Voz Speech Therapy.
Her area of specialty is working with bilingual children in early intervention, ages one to six years old, for conditions such as:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Orofacial myofunctional disorders
- Oral-motor disorders
- Expressive/receptive language disorders
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Social language impairments
- Articulation disorders
Dr. Jaramillo has practiced in pediatric hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, child development centers, and public/private schools, as well as completing home sessions 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 stakeholders in a child’s development.
Dr. Jaramillo is currently licensed by the Department of Health to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Texas. She graduated summa cum laude in 2022 with her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she successfully defended her research on the implementation of a psycho-educational intervention through the creation of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Latinx families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders increase health care literacy, access to medical services, and speech therapy outcomes. She graduated cum laude in 2013 with a Master of Science (MS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Child Psychology and Sociology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 2010. Dr. Jaramillo currently serves as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University (GWU) where she teaches a course on multicultural issues in human communication. When she isn’t treating patients, Dr. Jaramillo is actively speaking at local high schools and offering webinars on ways to recruit, diversify, and combat racism in the field of speech-language pathology with her organization, DiverCity SLP.
Dr. Jaramillo is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been trained in: sequential oral sensory pediatric feeding therapy (SOS), orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT), tethered oral tissues specialty training (TOTS), dynamic temporal and tactile cueing (DTTC) for apraxia of speech, prompts for restructuring oral muscular phonetic targets (PROMPT), Kaufman’s treatment progression for apraxia of speech, and picture exchange communication system (PECS).
She practices as an Epidemic Answers Certified Health Coach, working with families who have children with autism spectrum disorder , 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 an increase in quality of life. She has over 250 hours of continuing education and has volunteered for various nonprofits 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, boxing at Rumble, and helping run her and her husband’s Tex-Mex taco shop, La Tejana.
Dr. Jaramillo is not accepting any new patients. Please call 202-734-4884 or email [email protected] if you would like to be scheduled with another clinician on the Voz team.