Our Story



The Year it Began

The Beginning of Capital Area Speech & OT

Capital Area Speech Therapy, PLLC began in 1988 out of co-founder Jamie Putnam’s desire to offer intensive and specialized speech therapy services while working in close collaboration with families; services that were not available in other environments. The practice started as Capital Area Speech Language and Educational Services. It was a part-time endeavor with one treatment room, one table, one shelf, and a shared office space and some very special clients who entrusted their care to us even in our humble beginnings! The founding partners were the sole operating therapists until 1991, when a part-time speech language pathologist was brought in to help manage the rapidly growing case load. In order to maintain a practice at this point in time, ( before the internet!) we relied on word of mouth. We were driven by our passion, integrity, and quality cutting edge therapy ( and an occasional yellow pages ad!) to fuel growth. These are principals that grew and maintained Capital Area Speech over the years and continue to be the pillars of our therapy services.

In 2003, Capital Area Speech added Occupational therapy services in order provide more comprehensive services to our patients. The occupational therapy program has continued to grow and we were excited to be able to add our professional sensory gym in February of 2014.

Capital Area Speech & Occupational Therapy services has continued to be blessed over the years with the most amazing families and therapists unified in influencing change. Be assured that our team continues to show up daily to meet you, our treasured clients, with passion, integrity, and the most effective based therapy treatments, to assist in making the transformations we are all here to see.

We are glad you have found your way to this page and we are appreciative of the opportunity to earn your trust!


Jamie Putnam and the Capital Area Team