2019 Summer Program Launch

The challenge for families is finding stimulating, exciting, joyful, challenging, educational and informative enrichment classes.

An important message from Chatty Child Speech & Occupational Therapy Center PLLC:  After the great success of our summer program, we have launched enrichment classes that combines theatre arts and speech & language exploration in fun weekly sessions that all children will surely enjoy!

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab ™

What is the InterAct Theatre and Therapy Lab?
This lab is an interactive, therapeutic workshop designed to promote speech and language development through a unique and creative theatre learning experience.  Your child will be empowered and find their voice through this unique therapeutic technique which combines traditional speech and language methods through a fun-filled, immersive, creative and interactive theatre experience.

Who are the Creators of the InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab?
InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab was created by Heather Boerner, MA, CCC/SLP, TSHH, owner, and head Speech-Language Pathologist at Chatty Child Speech and Occupational Therapy PLLC, and Gianna Cioffi, MS-ED, in Theatre Education who is founder and Artistic Director of Educational Mobile Immersive Theatre (EMIT). These workshops will be conducted under their supervision.  

Heather Boerner has a Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from New York University and a Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA. She holds a New York State license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of New York, and holds a permanent certification as a Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities.

Gianna Cioffi holds a Master’s of Science in Educational Theatre from the City University of New York, and a dual Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theater Arts and Communication Disorders from SUNY New Paltz. She is certified in New York State to teach theater arts (kindergarten through 12th grade students.)  

InterAct: Theater and Therapy Lab Ensemble
Your child will become part of their own theatre ensemble! Our inclusive program is offered for all ages and abilities. Participants will be placed in age and ability-matched groups for weekly sessions. Classes are for children ages 3-to-12 years old.  All educational materials are included.

When will the InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab begin?
Workshops will be held weekly during the school year in seasonal sessions for the Fall, Winter and Spring.  Workshop sessions meet for 1 hour and 30 minutes per week.  The Fall workshop is already underway but it is not too late to join.  Weekly workshop sessions options are as follows:

- Mondays 5.30pm to 7.00pm
- Tuesdays 11.30am to 1.00pm
- Thursdays 11.30am to 1.00pm

Sign up for as many weeks as you like!

What are the benefits of Interact: Theatre and Therapy Lab? 
These innovative techniques created by experts Heather and Gianna utilize both proven speech and language methodology methods and educational, immersive theatre learning activities and experiences. 

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab will empower your child to become a successful and confident communicator in all areas of their lives.  Your child will develop critical thinking tools, tap into their inner creativity, develop imaginative play skills, and strong speech, language and articulation skills…all through a fun, creative and interactive theatre experience!

Come join us on this new, exciting, and empowering journey of exploration, communication and creative fun! 
We can’t wait to learn and grow with your child! 

For information and to make reservations for your child, please email: info(at)chattychild.com



  • Week 1: July 8 to 12, 2019 Theme: Environment Explorers
  • Week 2: July 15 to 19, 2019 Theme: Under the Big Top
  • Week 3: July 22 to July 26, 2019 Theme: Pirate Adventure
  • Week 4: July 29 to August 2, 2019 Theme: Dragons, Fairies & Magic
  • Week 5: August 5 to 9, 2019 Theme: Alien Invasion
  • Week 6: August 12 to 16, 2019 Theme: Create Your Own Adventure


9:00 am - 10:00 am  *Early Drop Off Option
10:00 am - 10:15 am Meet & Greet  (Drop off)
10:15 am - 10:45 am Group Warm Up (Focused on Face, Voice, Body & Imagination Skill Building)
10:45 am -11:45 am Interactive  Playmaking Activity (Plot Creation, Character Building, Movement Creation)
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Snack Break
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Technical Theatre Activity  (Costumes, Props, Set, etc.)
12:45 -1:00 pm Closing Activity & Dismissal (Pick up)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm *Late Pick Up Option


$650 per weekly session when you register before May 30th
Regularly $950 per child per week
$50 discount per sibling per week
$50 off when registering for 2 or more weeks

*Early and late pick up available for a fee of $35 extra per child per hour per day.


  • Nut free facility
  • All Materials included
  • For Ages: 3 to 12 years old
  • Children will be grouped according to ages and abilities