Something 2 Talk About

Something 2 Talk About, Inc. (S2TA) established in 2007, provides quality early intervention and therapeutic services to assist parents of special needs, neurodivergent, and atypically developing children, learn to communicate effectively with their child.

Our Journey

Our journey is to help parents of children with special needs and atypical development learn how to communicate with their children. It is because of our leadership, patience and determination that we strive to keep our promise to each parent that their child will communicate to the best of their abilities.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide quality early intervention and therapy while training parents through observation in a structured therapeutic setting, by educating and teaching proven strategies that helps children break through the walls of communication.

Our Approach

We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personalities. Our highly qualified and experienced therapists are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone, while challenging the children to ensure optimal results and progress toward established treatment goals.

Our Team

Shawnda Metellus

M.S.,CCC-SLP Director

Originally from North Carolina, Shawnda graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders while working as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist. Upon graduating, Shawnda continued to work as an ABA therapist in the District of Columbia (DC) while attending graduate school at Howard University. She obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders with a concentration in private practice in 2001. Shawnda is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Interactive Metronome (IM) certified. Shawnda maintains state licenses for Maryland and DC. Shawnda is the proud mother of two children, who inspire her to work with children of all ages.

Mackenzie Colleton

Office Administrator

New mommy to a baby boy.
Joined S2TA in April of this year 2022.
Coming from a background of working in the medical and dental field I wanted to segway into something new after my maternity leave. Since working at S2TA I have grown to love the atmosphere here as well as the awesome clients.

Caritza Patterson


Ms. Patterson is a North Carolina native who currently resides in P. G. County, Maryland. Ms. Patterson is a recent graduate from the University of the District of Columbia with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at S2TA. Ms. Patterson has been a member of the S2TA Family since August of 2017 starting as an SLP-Assistant. Ms. Patterson has been a part of the Speech-Language Pathology community since 2010 and has background knowledge in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Tatiana Sada


Ms. Sada was born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently resides in Hanover, Maryland. She recently received her Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Speech – Language Therapy at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ms. Seda loves working with kids, singing and serving people.

Join Our Team

We are always looking to grow our team. If you have a passion for helping people and being a part of a professional environment, you are the person we are looking for.

Shawnda Metellus

M.S.,CCC-SLP Director

Mackenzie Colleton

Office Administrator

Antoria Yates


Andria Adegbesan


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Happy Families

Staff are professional and work extremely hard with their client to help them learn and to grow. S2TA staff are appreciated.

Helena V. Hager Parent

Ever since my child has been coming here, I can see a huge difference in his speech, eye contact, finger pointing and following directions.

Anonymous Parent

My son has been working with this facility for years and his progress has been remarkable. The staff is caring and compassionate. Well educated and very skilled working with children with autism and speech delays. I highly recommend this Speech Therapy program.

Joy Daily Parent

Ms. Shawnda is an extremely kind and patient person. Supremely effective at her craft - son has shown noticeable improvement after each session - and she’s great with kids! I would happily recommend to anyone.

Juston Locks Parent

My daughter Mikayla has been going to several speech therapists over the years, but she enjoys the games and encouragement while she's learning and having fun. Mikayla and I look forward to her weekly visit to Something 2 Talk About on Saturday.

Mikayla's Mom Parent

If you need speech therapy for your child, look no further. My son has made remarkable progress since he started, they have a great team of friendly and qualified therapist. Sign up was as easy as abc. They are very flexible, polite, and considerate comparably!

Anonymous Parent

My Godson enjoy his speech therapy lessons and is learning so much!

Anonymous Parent

My son has come a long way! All the staff are friendly and professional!

Anonymous Parent

This is the greatest atmosphere for my daughter. We are having a wonderful experience.

Anonymous Parent

It’s been a joyful learning moment for my daughter at Something 2 Talk About.       We are grateful to you and the entire Something 2Talk About for their tremendous contribution to her development. As a mother, whenever I call the name S2TA the beautiful smiles of her tells me that it was not only a learning environment for her but a place where she feels at home. I know she will forever live with beautiful memories of S2TA.  Once again, it was a pleasure knowing all the staff and students of S2TA and the beautiful interactions we had with everyone. Until our path cross again, everyone stay blessed.

Anonymous Parent

We are truly grateful n blessed to have you and your wonderful therapists helping and supporting my boys. I am beyond overwhelmed right now knowing how hard we all have worked and that coming to session is gradually coming to an end. It will be a huge task breaking this news to the boys because of how much they love and look forward to coming in every Wednesday, seeing you and their individual therapists but I trust the Lord to help me tell them and they accept it in good fate while I get to work on how to get them busier henceforth to improvise for the time spent at your office. Ms. Shawnda, words are certainly inadequate to express my gratitude to you and your entire staff members however I trust the Lord to bless and reward each and everyone of you for all you have done and accomplished in helping The Wise Boys as I fondly call them😂. Thanks again for everything and do have a wonderfully blessed and fruitful day.

Anonymous Parent

I will continue to refer my ABA clients in need of speech therapy to you and please feel free to let me know when ABA  services are available at your practice. I am a Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT) like I shared with you previously and currently working on becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) so we have a lot to do together. 

Anonymous Parent