The IDS Speech Therapy Team
The IDS Speech Therapy Team works with children of all ages - toddlers through teens - to help with articulation, accent, language and comprehension needs. Read more about each team member below!
Kari Comer, M.S. CCC-SLP
Kari Comer graduated with her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She has a range of clinical experience and has worked in a variety of settings including home health, public schools, and a rehab hospital. She currently works full time at The George Washington University as a Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Professor.
Kari has a strong interest in international collaboration and has worked in several capacities with organizations abroad. As a volunteer with CLASP International, she taught and supervised graduate students in Zambia. She also volunteered with a joint program with ASHA the University of Guyana to teach students online.
Kari is a member of the Washington, D.C. Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology through the Department of Health. Her responsibilities include setting and reviewing standards, investigating and resolving consumer complaints, and reviewing initial licensure and renewals of SLPs in Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the DC Speech and Hearing Association.
She was a recipient of one of the 2016 Ten Outstanding Young American awards from Junior Chamber International. Kari lives in Washington, DC and enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and trying new restaurants.
Emily Beckman, M.S. CCC-SLP