Children’s Speech Therapy Services to Help Your Child Advance

You’ve found your home for pediatric speech therapy in NYC – and we’re glad you’re here! Learn about our supportive, integrated team, focused on connecting with you to ensure the best outcomes possible for your child.


Image of smiling child in a pediatric speech therapy class

Speech Therapy for Kids in NYC

Your child is one-of-a-kind, and his or her developmental needs are unique. That’s why you deserve a caring team that meets you right where you are and gives you answers to your questions about your child’s specific challenges. At Open Lines, we work with you to set goals for your child… and we work with you to see those goals achieved as quickly as possible.

Your Open Lines team works with each child and with each child’s family, providing parents and other caregivers with the education and techniques needed to participate in the treatment process. Together, we can:

• Help you connect with your child through language and learning
• Help your child succeed in academic environments
• Improve your child’s communication and social abilities with peers and adults
• Reduce frustration due to difficulties understanding language and speaking

Speech classes, Learning and Literacy groups, and more

At Open Lines, children’s speech therapy goes beyond the diagnosis and treatment of speech delays and disorders. Our services also include learning and literacy sessions to help students make the connection between spoken and written language. In these sessions, licensed New York State Teachers act as learning and literacy specialists who provide tutoring for children of all ages. These sessions can improve reading comprehension, help overcome learning disabilities that affect socializing or literacy, prepare students for standardized tests and more, in group or individual settings.

Speech Language Pathologists can help with:


Image of a child whispering in the ear of another child

Speech sound or articulation disorders occur when children continue to have difficulty producing sounds that are expected at a certain age. This can lead to reduced intelligibility of speech, which leads to frustration.

Visit the ASHA website about Articulation and Phonological Processes for more information.

Childhood apraxia of speech is an impaired ability to plan and sequence the motor movements necessary to produce speech in the absence of any obvious muscular problem. This typically results in reduced clarity of speech and frustration.

Visit the ASHA website about Childhood Apraxia of Speech to learn more.

Image of grandfather reading to a toddler

Image of child speaking into a microphone

Many different things can lead to voice problems for children, such as frequent shouting and poor vocal hygiene. If a voice is rough or a child runs out of air when he or she is speaking, this may be indicative of a voice-therapy problem. There are many different types of voice disorders that can be helped with therapy.

Visit the ASHA website about Voice Disorders for more information.

Receptive language is the ability to understand auditory messages (verbal language). If your child has difficulty following directions or understanding vocabulary, please learn more by following the link below.

To learn more about language-based learning disabilities visit the ASHA website.

Image of child talking on a cell phone

Image of two children talking

Expressive language is the ability to produce language. It is based on the content (semantics), form (grammar), and use (pragmatics) of language at different developmental levels. If your child has difficulty answering questions accurately or telling stories, please learn more by following the link below.

To learn more about language-based learning disabilities visit the ASHA website.

Phonological Awareness involves being able to hear, identify, and manipulate sounds in words that are spoken. It also includes recognition and manipulation of rhyme, syllables, and words. Difficulties in this area may lead to reading difficulties later. Our Speech Language Therapists in New York City can help.

Image of mother and father with child outside

Image of a child reading a book

Reading accuracy involves learning the names of the letters of the alphabet, and the sounds those letters represent. Difficulties decoding letters into sounds and then words may affect a child’s ability to comprehend what they read.

Comprehension of information that is read is an essential skill. Longer texts that require higher-level reading skills, such as inferencing (not explicitly stated but presumed from what is said), may be difficult for some children. As a result, meeting academic standards can become very demanding.

Image of three children reading a book together

Image of two children working on an assignment together

Written language expression includes writing mechanics, which involves using appropriate punctuation, capitalization. Children who are able to use these skills have an easier time expressing themselves through writing.

Children who may need help in this area may show difficulty writing essays and stories that have a beginning and end, include appropriate and descriptive story-grammar elements, or follow a logical sequence.

Visit the ASHA website to learn more about Speech Language Pathologist’s role in these areas and literacy needs.

We offer in-school services for New York City Preschools. We provide speech for NYC DOE approved-cases and private pay. We are contracted for NYC DOE CPSE services throughout Manhattan and we accept NYC DOE RSAs in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. We offer free

If you are an educator in NYC and you would like to schedule Speech and Language Screenings for your students, email us.

Image of a child painting

Early Intervention Groups for Toddlers

New York City’s top Language and Literacy Specialists lead small groups of children ages 2-4.

  • Individualized attention, customized to meet the needs of each child.
  • We focus on social-emotional, language, and academic development, as well as private school readiness.
  • Weekly one-hour classes.
  • Flexible scheduling.

To learn more about our early intervention groups for toddlers visit our page or call: (212) 430-6800.

Image of a pediatric speech therapist reading a book to two children

Learning and Literacy

Image of a pediatric speech therapist helping a child read aloud

Learning and Literacy Specialists are licensed New York State Teachers who enhance study and reading skills.

How can a Learning and Literacy Specialist help my child?

A Learning and Literacy Specialist can…

  • Provide tutoring for children of all ages and abilities.
  • Improve reading and comprehension skills.
  • Help a child overcome or manage a learning disability such as Dyslexia, ADHD, CAPD, etc.
  • Help your gifted child develop their talents.
  • Provide Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) for your child with special needs.
  • Prepare your child for standardized testing such as ERB/WPPSI, ISEE, WISC, etc.

Literacy and Pre-Literacy Groups

Reading and Writing Workshops from Preschool to Middle School

  • Led by New York State-licensed Teachers and Speech Language Pathologists, specializing in the connection between spoken and written language.
  • Students will receive personalized attention as part of a small group, which allows for thoughtful questions, discussion, and peer support.
  • Each 60-minute session incorporates a structured, systematic, multi-sensory approach to reading.
  • Students are grouped into small groups (2-4 students) based on individual skill level.
  • Students access information through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities.

Visit our page to learn more about our literacy groups or call: (212) 430-6800.

Image of woman helping child with a speech assignment

Begin Your Child’s Speech Therapy Journey Today!

Your child’s speech therapy should begin sooner rather than later. As he or she develops, the ability to interact with others and to speak, read and write with confidence, will lead to more success in school and in social settings. Learn more about Open Lines pediatric speech services.

CLICK HERE to find the right program for your child!

Or call 212-430-6800 or email us for more information!