Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Jessica Nolasco, M.A., CCC-SLP is a board-certified bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language pathologist who has experience serving a variety of pediatric and adult populations. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences, and from The George Washington University with an MA in Speech-Language Pathology.
During her graduate studies, she served autistic middle school students at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) Montgomery Campus, as well as adults with cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders. She even traveled to Queretaro, Mexico to work with preschool children who are deaf and hard of hearing and young adults with Down Syndrome. She went on to complete her clinical fellowship at the Lab School of Washington, where she continues to serve middle and high school children with learning differences, specifically with literacy, language, and executive functioning needs. In summation, Jessica has experience evaluating and treating individuals with:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Literacy disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
- Social language disorders
- Expressive/receptive language disorders
- Executive functioning disorders
- Articulation/phonological disorders
Throughout her experiences, what leads to positive outcomes in the therapy room is her ability to connect with patients and families, whether it’s through shared languages (English and Spanish), shared experiences (her first IEP experience was as a caretaker, not an SLP), or even through shared interests (she keeps up on pop culture). Jessica’s priority is making sure the world becomes more accessible to her patients and their families through teaching skills, self-advocacy, and self-empowerment.
Jessica currently holds professional licenses in Washington D.C., Virginia, and South Carolina. When she’s not in the therapy room, she’s mentoring undergraduate students, exploring new places, and spending time with her family. You can even ask her about her pet rabbit, Mia!