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RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting

Empowering Voices,
Enriching Lives.

At RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting, our mission is to help children reach their full potential, with a life full of possibilities!

Maria P. DelCorso, MA, CCC-SLP
(Formerly Maria P. Zanetti, MA, CCC-SLP)

A Little About The Practice

Welcome to RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting, a speech-language therapy practice specializing in the development of communication patterns, including speech, fluency, language, social, pragmatic, play, behavior, executive function, auditory and language processing, and reading and written language development.

“Having worked with countless speech-language pathologists over the past 25 years in education, I can tell you that Maria is in a league of her own …”

- Amie D.
“Maria is a part of our family team and has been for many years. Words cannot describe her level of expertise and dedication to her work …”
- Taryn W.

Trust yourself when you know a problem exists.

Research has proven what we know to be true: mother’s intuition of a concern is accurate. Understanding the concern and how it translates to your child’s development is where the support is needed.

Only the best for your child.

Your child deserves the best. At RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting, Miss Maria brings the balance of master clinician with commitment to families. The practice is science-based and research driven, while nurturing personal relationships and emotional connections to support you, your child, and your family.

In addition to comprehensive assessments and therapy services, consultations are offered to support parenting, as well as related to child development, behavior, academic and learning patterns, and school placement.

With understanding and research-based interventions, the possibilities are endless.....

The Practice

At RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting, you can expect to receive compassionate, professional, and effective care at this practice. Miss Maria is here to listen and support you on your journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. She prides herself on:

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Maria P. DelCorso, MA, CCC-SLP (Formerly known as Maria P. DelCorso Zanetti) offers more than 30 years of experience and expertise with toddlers, children, youth, and teens, as well as families, through non-profits, university, hospital, school, and early intervention work, as well as private practice.

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For 20+ years, “Miss Maria” as she is known by the children and families, has practiced in the Richmond, VA area, offering expertise and support to the professional community and families, focusing on the evaluation and treatment of toddlers, children, youth, and teens.

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Miss Maria is licensed and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate (ASHA). She has degrees in speech-language pathology from James Madison University, and the University of Northern Colorado. In addition, she has specialized training in developmental pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities through Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute. Miss Maria is trained in PROMPT, Hanen programming for parent training, Orton Gillingham, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Social Thinking, RDI Intervention, Floortime, The Denver Model, and has expertise in stuttering, apraxia, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive function disorders and communication disorders with behavioral and mental health needs.

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Therapy & Consulting Services

RVA Pediatric Therapy & Consulting offers services for many different age groups and needs.


What clients are saying

Maria is truly a gift to the Richmond community.

Maria is truly a gift to the Richmond community. When I refer patients to her, I am confident that, not only will the child make tremendous progress in their language, communication, and behaviors, but the entire family will be supported.

She goes above and beyond to look at the whole child, and is a fierce advocate for all of her clients.

I always breathe a sigh of relief when one of my patients is seen by Maria, because I know the amazing developmental progress they will make.

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Evelyn Frazier, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

We will be forever grateful!

Maria began seeing my son at the age of 2 years and 1 month when his pediatrician had recommended we start addressing any complications or conditions that could be contributing to his speech delay. From the start (and he is now 4 years 6 months old) Maria was thorough, kind, and would always provide me with comfort in knowing we had a plan to help my son.

Maria was the first medical professional to suggest we may be dealing with Apraxia of Speech. She was the first to suggest we may want to consider genetic testing to ensure that there were no underlying, undiagnosed issues. She was the first to suggest enlisting the support and help of the UVA Developmental Pediatricians. She was the first to recommend an Occupational Therapist that could help us connect the progress being made in speech and physical therapy.

My son is completely thriving as a result of his hard work and having Maria at the hub of his care team. He never stops talking and so many that we encounter cannot believe he is ONLY 4 1/2.

My son looks forward to his time with Maria…working hard to improve. She holds him accountable and pushes him to be the best he can be.

To Maria – you are truly amazing and I thank God every single day for placing you in our lives. My son would not be where he is today without you, your love and support. We will be forever grateful!

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We recommend Maria wholeheartedly.

We have worked with Maria for more than three years, with an eleven-year-old boy with significant expressive communication challenges along with other emotional issues. Both as a speech therapist but more as a wise and empathetic counselor, Maria connected with our son and created the space and pathways for him to find his voice, identify and express his feelings and overcome academic and social obstacles. In three and a half years, Maria has deepened her relationship to the point that she is one of our son’s “go-to” adults for advice and a sounding board always helping him grow and thrive. We recommend Maria wholeheartedly.

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I can tell you that Maria is in a league of her own.

Having worked with countless speech-language pathologists over the past 25 years in education, I can tell you that Maria is in a league of her own. Maria works with a diverse population of learners and is always able to meet students where they are. She carefully develops a plan of action and coordinates with families and schools in order to meet the needs of her clients. Her students see growth not only in the areas of speech and language, but in academics and social skills as well. Maria is a strong advocate and always does what is best for her clients. She is by far the best SLP with whom I have worked.

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Amie Davies, M.Ed.
Teacher, Tutor, Consultant

I have often joked that we can’t ever leave Richmond because we need Maria!

Maria is a part of our family team and has been for many years. Words cannot describe her level of expertise and dedication to her work. We have had two children seek speech therapy from Maria over the past seven years. In addition to working on technical aspects of their speech, she has focused on their auditory processing, executive function, and social skills. I have often joked that we can’t ever leave Richmond because we need Maria! She has been the key to our family’s success in raising two boys with ADHD. I can’t imagine another practitioner as gifted, talented, and dedicated as her.

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Taryn White, CNS, MS
Owner/Functional Nutritionist with GreenMind, Parent / Professional

Miss Maria has been a blessing to our family!

Miss Maria has been a blessing to our family! Through her expertise in therapeutic and behavioral interventions, and understanding of how to truly reach each child, she does not see a diagnosis – she sees your child for who they are, where they are, and most importantly who they can grow to be. Through our time with Miss Maria, we saw improvement in our child in every aspect: socially, academically and most importantly to us, family relationships. While the focus is on the child, Miss Maria’s holistic approach in considering all members of our family enabled us to parent and support our son within the daily bustle of our family dynamics. Perhaps the most positive impact Miss Maria has had on our child is in his own self-esteem. He believes in himself, has learned to advocate for himself and has the confidence to head into high school empowered to succeed. Miss Maria not only helped us find an open window to reach our son, but she threw open the doors to his own possibilities. She is a gift not only to the child, but to the entire family and we could not recommend Miss Maria more highly.

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Maria helped my family through our most difficult times.

Maria DelCorso (Zanetti) helped my family through our most difficult times. She treated two of my children from 2019-2021. My boys suffered from significant speech delays, tongue/lip ties, anxiety, and were ultimately diagnosed with ASD during this time. We were extremely fortunate to hear about Ms. Maria from our Early Intervention speech therapist, who referred to her as “a child whisperer”. And let me tell you, she truly was for my children. From the initial evaluation of my oldest son to the final treatment of my youngest, it was consistently apparent just how knowledgeable, experienced and passionate she was about helping others. The rapport she builds with children is unparalleled. As a physical therapist, I value her compassion, support and patient education for the parents as well as the children. When my husband and I were most overwhelmed, Ms. Maria was there to help us navigate each obstacle along the way and provide us with excellent referrals. I can proudly say that my boys were discharged from all therapies and are absolutely thriving. Without a doubt, my boys would not be where they are today without the help of Ms. Maria, and for that I am forever grateful.

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Maria has truly been a godsend.

Maria has truly been a godsend. The past 17 years that Maria has been treating our son have been quite the journey. I’m not using hyperbole when I say that I don’t know where we would be today had we not had her because she’s guided us through so much- above and beyond. Her knowledge and skill sets are off the charts. And she’s so intuitive and passionate about her patients, and approaches each one as an individual with unique challenges. She’s honestly one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. She “gets it”, and it seems like she has superhuman levels of energy and ability to focus with intensity. Recently we asked her to assess our other son, who is neurotypical and because she is booked solid she saw him at 8 PM. I really could go on and on, so please ask Maria to pass along my information if you’d like to ask me any questions!

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I love collaborating with Maria.

I love collaborating with Maria DelCorso (Zanetti) for my evaluations and referring my clients to her for services. She is amazing with her clients and helpful in providing relevant, applicable guidance to parents. She sees problems from multiple perspectives and incorporates that into her approach and suggested strategies, making a real difference in the family dynamic as well as within the client themselves. A natural practitioner who is caring and truly invested in the success of her clients, Maria can always be counted on to provide valuable insight and guidance.

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Lee Ridens, Ph.D.
Clinical and School Psychologist, Private Practice

Knowledgeable, thorough, and collaborative

I have had the opportunity to work with Maria beginning in September 2021. In that time, I have come to know Maria as knowledgeable, thorough, and collaborative. She is truly an expert in her field, and I would happily recommend her to families in need of a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.

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Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

Do you bill insurance for services?

At this time insurance billing is not provided. Services are billed on CPT codes so families may opt to file claims based on their specific plan. Please discuss this with your plan administrator, including a discussion of plan benefits and requirements, for your understanding.

Therapy sessions are typically for 60 minutes including parent feedback within that timeframe. This allows your child the opportunity to work on targeted areas with repetition and intensity, while also addressing processing skills, executive function skills, and generalization of targets in multiple contexts.

Yes, speech-language therapy is deemed a medical expense. FSA and HSA debit/credit cards are accepted.

Payment is due at the time of service. If paying by check, payment must be provided at the time of service. If paying by credit card, a card will be kept on file for payment processing.

To canel a scheduled session, a minimum of 24 hours in advance of your session is required. If prior and timely notification is not provided, you will be charged the full session fee for the missed session.

If your child is sick on the day of their scheduled session, you should cancel the appointment by 8am of that day, or as soon as you are notified/aware that your child is sick.

Speech-Language Consultations, Assessments and Therapy are provided at the office.

School-based consultations may occur across settings, including virtual-based meetings with teachers/staff, on-site observations/consultations, and in-office (with the child’s teachers/behavioral specialists coming to the office).

Telesessions within the Commonwealth of Virginia are an option, when appropriate. Please check with Miss Maria for other state licenses as related to out-of-state telesessions.

Your child may be brought to their session by parent, family member, and/or caregiver. You may wait in the waiting room. Additionally, you are welcome to run errands, etc. It is expected that you are accessible in the event of an emergency. Additionally, parent/caregivers should return 10 minutes prior to the end of the session.

If you are interested in an assessment to better understand your child’s needs, a consultation for a specific concern, and/or therapy, the next step is to schedule the initial appointment.

Please reach out via the contact form and you should receive a response within 2 business days to support scheduling.

Please understand that the therapy schedule fills up rapidly. An availability for a consultation does not equate to available therapy slots. Please inquire about therapy slot openings.


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1504 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 115
Richmond, VA

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