About Us

TALK, L.C. (Teaching Articulation and Language to Kids) was established in 2000 by Caroline Rice Harding. TALK provides speech and language therapy services to area Public School Systems, day-cares, preschools and private schools. Over the past twenty years, our staff has grown to over forty therapists, serving Virginia. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide opportunities to work part-time or full-time in a flexible environment.

One of our main strengths as a practice is our flexibility and hands-on approach. Being a local, privately owned practice, our lifeblood is the relationships we have with the local communities, school systems, parents, teachers, and children. The reasons we have been able to maintain these relationships are through excellent therapists, great customer service, communication, and a hands on approach to problem solving.

 

All speech and language therapists hold a master's degree, state licensure, and national certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.


Leadership Team

Caroline Harding, Owner
Caroline Harding, Owner

Caroline Harding graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Child Family Development and in 1998 from the University of Virginia with a Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She resides In Richmond with her husband, two children and two labradoodles.  Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends at the beach, playing tennis and golf. 


Charlotte Crane, Director of Clinical Operations
Charlotte Crane, Director of Clinical Operations

Charlotte Crane attended Longwood College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2001. In 2003, Charlotte earned her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University. Charlotte started working for TALK, L.C. in 2006 treating pediatric clients in private and public school settings. Charlotte and her husband have two children. Charlotte enjoys daily dog walks, renovating her home, and spending time with her friends and family.  


Virginia Kaufmann, Clinical Supervisor
Virginia Kaufmann, Clinical Supervisor

Virginia Kaufmann is a native to the Richmond area. She attended college at East Carolina University where she received her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2007. Virginia went on to receive her Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Virginia in 2009. Virginia has expertise in working with individuals with Autism, articulation, apraxia, auditory processing, and language delays. Virginia is married and has two young boys. In her free time, she enjoys weekends down on the Chesapeake Bay, cooking, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with friends and family.


Traci Qureshi, Director of Occupational Therapy
Traci Qureshi, Director of Occupational Therapy

Traci Qureshi is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but settled in Richmond in 1998. Traci attended James Madison University where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia where she earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Traci has loved working in pediatrics since the beginning of her career and has worked with a variety of clients from birth to age 22 in public schools, private schools, an outpatient clinic and in their homes. Traci is married and has three children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, skiing and long days at the beach.  


Elizabeth M. Vantre, Ph.D., Director of School Psychologists
Elizabeth M. Vantre, Ph.D., Director of School Psychologists

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Vantre studied psychology at Wake Forest University and earned her doctorate in School Psychology from Temple University.  Liz has practiced as a school psychologist in Pennsylvania and Virginia in both public and private school settings. She specializes in child development, attention and learning disabilities, and behavioral intervention planning.  Liz co-authored the book Ready, Set, Parent: Dr. Moms’ Guide to Parenting. The mother of four children, Liz enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attending sporting events, and reading.