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About Speech Language Play NYC

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​We are speech-language pathologists, but we also have knowledge of many other areas of child development from our work experience, training, and ongoing learning experiences. We are dedicated to treating the whole child. Our speech therapy sessions are guided by our speech, language, and social goals, while also incorporating the motor, sensory, social, and emotional needs of our clients. We regularly consult with other related service providers to ensure we are able to meet our client’s needs in the most holistic way possible.

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Our Team

Our speech therapists are licensed in New York and trained to provide evidence and play-based therapy sessions. If you are interested in working with a particular therapist, reach out and let us know!

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Meghan O'Grady

Speech Therapist


  • Bachelor of Arts - Muhlenberg College

  • Master of Education - Wilmington University

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - CUNY- Hunter College


Licenses and Experience

  • NY State Licensed speech therapist

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Clinical Supervisor, Hunter College Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Former speech therapist at The Quad Preparatory School

  • Former early childhood educator

  • Teach for America alumnus


  • Meaningful Speech Trained Clinician- Gestalt Language Processors

  • Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) trained

  • PROMPT trained

  • Social Thinking trained therapist

Area of Experience and Expertise

  • Gestalt Language Processors

  • Late talkers

  • Early language development

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Articulation, Speech Sound Disorders, Phonological Patterns

  • Play development and social groups

  • Expressive and Receptive language development


Abby Long

Speech Therapist


  • Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders- SUNY Geneseo

  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology- SUNY Buffalo


Licenses and Experience

  • NY State Licensed speech therapist

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)


Area of Experience and Expertise

  • Articulation and Phonological Patterns

  • Expressive/Receptive Language

  • Apraxia

  • Fluency

  • Literacy - Orton Gillingham trained

  • Phonological Awareness

  • Social Pragmatics

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

More about Abby

Abby has a special interest in these preschool speech and language disorders as well as Gestalt Language Processors.


Abby is a neurodiversity affirming therapist with a strength-based, child-centered focus. She believes strongly in utilizing clients’ interests when planning her therapy, and often employs a play-based approach in her therapy sessions to combine evidence-based approaches with real-life strategies to help children reach their individualized goals (and have fun!). She is passionate about creating open communication in order to better connect and collaborate with families, caregivers, teachers, and other service providers because success goes far beyond the therapy session.


In her free time, Abby creates research based hands-on materials for other speech therapists to use in their sessions in order to help empower busy SLPs around the globe. She also enjoys exploring coffee shops in Brooklyn with her husband and French Bulldog and always has a new book to read or recommend!

We are Neurodiversity Affirming

Neurodiversity is a term used as a way of describing the differing ways in which everyone’s brain develops and how this can impact the way a person behaves, sees the world, thinks and feels. 


At Speech Language Play NYC we value and celebrate all the ways our client’s brains develop and the beauty of their individual thinking, feeling, and ways of being. While we celebrate neurodiversity, we also understand that the different ways brains develop and work can lead to challenges in a world that is not always set up to support neurodiversity. We recognize challenges in varying aspects of life may occur and we are committed to supporting our clients and their families in the way in which they hope to receive support. Our goal is never to change a person, encourage them to mask or conform to the ways of other people, but rather to support our neurodiverse clients and their families by affirming their identity.

Services in your home or at your child's school

We provide home and school-based services, which means we travel to you and your child. We are currently able to see Brooklyn-based families in DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. We are available to see Manhattan-based families in Seaport, Financial District and Battery Park. 

More about our areas of expertise 

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