Play for young children is not recreation activity, …it is not leisure-time activity nor escape activity…Play is thinking time for young children. It is language time. Problem solving time. It is memory time, planning time, investigating time. It is organizing-of-ideas time, when a young child uses his mind and body and social skills and all his powers in response to the stimuli he has met.” ~ James L. Hymes, JR (1968)
Speech therapy addresses communication as a whole including receptive and expressive language. Our Speech Therapy program helps develop language skills for socialization for everyday life. Children will be provided with the tools they need to express themselves with peers & family members. Allowing your child the time to explore their imagination through play builds skills in: sequencing, problem solving, language, cognition, and storytelling.
Roseanne Tramontelli, MS, CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) is the co-owner of Body Language Therapy. She earned a Bachelors of Science at Loyola College, MD and a Masters of Science at Seton Hall University. She is a certified member of The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and trained in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) approach to feeding. She has taken courses on play therapy, play and language literacy, Yoga and dysphagia for all ages. Roseanne has extensive experience in treating toddlers and children in a variety of settings. Her clinical experience includes dysphagia, apraxia, pragmatics, language development, articulation, autism, feeding, and fluency. Roseanne believes that educating parents on how to effectively communicate with their child is an integral part of the process.