Approximately 8-10% of children will experience a speech/language delay or disorder at some point during childhood.  Between 6 and 8 million people are affected by a language disorder in the United States.  About 3 million Americans experience a disfluency disorder.  

Our Mission

At Capital Speech Therapy we are dedicated to improving communication for both children and adults.  Waitlists and access to high quality services can be difficult.  Therefore, it is our mission to remove traditional barriers to speech therapy and connect with those that need our help. 


Elaine Mehlberg, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Virginia state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.  She is also certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a member of the Special Interest Group on Teletherapy. Mrs. Mehlberg completed a Bachelor's of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences; a Bachelor's of Arts in English; and a Master's of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University the leading University in research and clinical training for speech therapy in the United States. Mrs. Mehlberg has worked in a variety of settings including: school based, non-profit outpatient rehabilitation, and private practice.  She enjoys working with both children and adults.  Areas of personal expertise include speech sound articulation, expressive and receptive language, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and adult neurological impairments that affect speech and language functions.  She lives in Leesburg, VA with her husband and three children.  She enjoys reading, fitness, cooking healthy meals, and enjoying Virginia's beautiful landscapes.   

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

How we Improve lives

Using the latest software in online conferencing.

Collaborating with families and teachers to provide the services that the client needs.

Maintaining high standards of care and providing services deemed as best practices by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Always improving methods of treatment by attending conferences and continuing education in treatment options for speech and language.

Helping patient's transfer learned speech and language skills to their everyday lives not just in the therapy session.

Extensively reviewing case history and providing a thorough communication evaluation to determine the most appropriate plan of care to improve communication.

Providing thorough evaluations to determine the most appropriate plan of care for each client.

Developing a plan of care that not only targets specific communication goals for work and school, but also communication at home and in the community.

Offering flexible scheduling for clients and families that may have schedules that change weekly;  As well as, offering fixed recurring appointments as necessary.