Anita Villines, MS SLP CCC

Anita Villines, MS SLP CCC brings more than 15 years of experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Disorders. She is licensed to practice in the state of VA and by the Department of Health Professions and holds her clinical competencies certification through the national boards of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The bulk of these years, she has worked in the educational setting with pre-school aged children who had the diagnosis of various Developmental Delays ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorders to Partial Trisomy 13 syndromes. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to work with 9th-grade students who were diagnosed with a range of disabilities from intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities and language delays.

She has graduated from two states of Virginia institutions of higher learning where she earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Speech Pathology and Audiology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Education specializing in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia.

She has had the opportunity to work with families who have recently learned of the challenges that they are facing based on their child’s diagnosis and helped families develop individualized education plans to suit the needs of their child.

She continues to invest in my career by participating in professional development in various areas of speech-language ranging from Sound Production, Fluency, and Language Learning to ways to support behavioral challenges and therapeutic strategies. Recently, she participated in a cohort and received certificates of completion for Low-Tech Augmentative Alternative Communication supports hosted as an initiative from Virginia Common Wealth University and participated in Virginia Department of Education Speech-language conference.

Anita is passionate about civic support groups and organizations, that provide resources and consultation for members of the community.