I’m Nadda Warshanna, MA, CCC-SLP and I'm so happy you're here. I'm passionate about helping parents, like you, understand how connecting with your child and your child’s language development go hand in hand. In my early childhood, I didn’t know how to communicate my struggles to my parents or teachers. As a result, I spent many years hiding inside myself, bottling up my emotions, and experiencing anxiety. Now as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, I have the knowledge and tools to empower parents to connect with their children from birth.
I started Toucan Talk to help families connect. For parents, I coach you on how your emotional state dictates how your child will respond in any given situation (AKA mindful parenting). I teach practical strategies to enhance routines and playtime to foster early language development. When you take the lead, your child can learn the language to express their needs, desires, and emotions. Learning to communicate with your child can be an emotional journey; I'm dedicated to supporting you!
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed in Washington DC and Virginia
Hanen Certified: More Than Words
Early Intervention Professional, Virginia
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
Hanen Certified: It Takes Two to Talk
Prompt Level 1 Certified
Talk Yoga Certified
CAN-EAT Approach Certified
I pursued a Psychology, Education & Art degree at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for my undergraduate studies. I then trained at George Washington University to earn a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. My Hanen Centre certifications in the 'It Takes Two to Talk' & 'More than Words' programs lay the foundation for my practice.
As an Egyptian-American I’m attuned to the cultural factors that influence parenting and communication when it comes to your child. My clinical experiences on interdisciplinary teams have spanned in-home, preschool, and private-practice settings. I have worked with infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children with receptive/expressive language delays, late talkers, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, motor speech disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, and social/pragmatic language disorders.
I'm certified through the American Speech & Hearing Association and hold professional licenses in Washington, DC and Virginia.