Chelsea S. Blanks

Chelsea S. Blanks is a DC native, mom, and bilingual speech-language pathologist who works in community based early intervention. Chelsea attended Hampton University, where she received a Master of Arts in Communicative Sciences & Disorders. Chelsea currently works with the DC Strong Start program & the Infant & Toddler Connection/PIE programs in Alexandria, Arlington, & Loudoun County. Chelsea is extremely passionate about serving children and their families, and holds a special place in her heart for the early intervention population. Chelsea is a new mom (Easton), and loves spending time with family & friends, reading, interior decorating, traveling, online shopping, and volunteering in the community & church.
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Positive Affirmations for my Black Son

"Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become." -Brooke Hampton When I first found out I was...
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Top Apple Picking Orchards in the DC Area

One of my family's favorite fall traditions (between all the upcoming holidays and events going on) is apple picking season. We recently visited Butler's Orchard to pick some delicious apples. There are a plethora...

A Day to Celebrate Grandparents

When I was a child, my grandparents were such a significant part of my life. As long as I can remember, we called them often. We also visited them once or twice a week...

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I know most of us have been treading water throughout these crazy times. But I say, if your family is breathing, eating, and not bleeding, you're doing a fantastic job. Especially given the circumstances....

Early Intervention Home Hacks: Ways to Build A Child’s Language Skills

As a speech-language pathologist who works in community-based early intervention, I am often challenged with creating and developing strategies that can easily be implemented into a family’s routine and the child’s natural learning environment....