Our Core Values
Speech Language Play NYC is guided by our core values that define our work and approach to therapy.
Partnership is key
We understand each child's needs and are there to support them and their families in ensuring their needs are met in all aspects of their life. We value working and collaborating with families and other professionals to ensure a child's is receiving the best support.
Play is Learning
Play is the medium through which children learn. We believe that play is just as valuable to a 2 year olds learning as it is to a 12 year olds. Our sessions are developmentally designed to be play-based.
A child is more than his or her speech therapy goals. We believe that to truly make progress in speech therapy we must understand a child as a whole, including but not limited to their sensory profile and social and emotional needs.
Meghan founded Speech Language Play NYC out of a passion for supporting children and their families in better understanding their child’s speech and language needs. After working as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Meghan was intrigued by the role of language and speech in social dynamics and behavior. Through her experience in the classroom, Meghan grew to see the importance of providing every child with what they individually need to succeed and reach their potential. For many of her students, speech and language supports were the key to their success in the classroom. After finishing graduate school for speech-language pathology, Meghan worked at The Quad Preparatory School, a program for twice exceptional students. At Quad Prep, Meghan learned what it truly meant to support the whole child, collaborating on a regular basis with mental health professionals, occupational therapists, music therapists, teachers, and medical doctors. She learned that a child’s speech and language challenges are best met when their other needs are also being supported. Meghan has the experience and expertise to recognize when a child may benefit from other services and/or support and will provide this guidance to families as needed, as well as incorporate elements of other supports into her sessions. Meghan is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist and former early childhood teacher. She works with toddlers and school-aged children to provide evidence-based intervention to meet each child's goals. Meghan is trained in a number of specialized treatment methods, including PROMPT, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), Meaningful Speech- Natural Language Acquisition Trained, and Social Thinking. Meghan's approach to working with clients is building strong rapport from the onset, communicating with the client and caregiver about progress, working from a strengths-based approach, and incorporating play into all sessions.
What We Do
"My two-year-old eagerly anticipated Meghan's home visits each week. Her approach was rooted in play, close observation, and gentle coaching. She pinpointed exactly the issues my son was having, and laid out a developmentally appropriate plan to address them. His speech improved dramatically from working with her over a few months, and she also gave me tips to do at home. He's now developmentally where he should be, which I'm of course happy about, but we miss her visits! Could not recommend her highly enough."
Parent of former client