Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech & Language Therapy in MetroWest, Middlesex & Worcester County and online for all of Massachusetts
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Why "Play Haven"?
At Play Haven, all play is okay! Play is a range of intrinsically motivated activities done for enjoyment, and it is how children learn best. Play should be child-led, and should not be bound by rules and expectations. All of our sessions are child-led and play-based, focusing on each child's interests. During sessions, we incorporate the child's speech and/or language goals into their interests. This makes each session intrinsically motivating, engaging and natural.
Jessica Teixeira, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
I am a certified speech-language pathologist by the American Speech and Hearing Association. I received my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Worcester State University. I am passionate about supporting neurodivergent children and their families and providing strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming therapy.
I specialize in identifying, evaluating and supporting children who communicate with delayed echolalia/scripting (gestalt language processors) using the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Framework. I also have experience in the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of speech and language needs such as early analytic language development, speech sound disorders, non-speaking or minimally-speaking children, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). I am trained in sensory processing and focus on integrating strategies to improve regulation during each and every session so that they are effective and engaging.
We provide in-home services in and around the MetroWest, Middlesex and Worcester county areas, virtual services for all of Massachusetts and virtual parent or professional coaching for anyone regardless of location.
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