Chatty Child’s Therapeutic Group Classes & Club Offerings for 2024


Curriculum developed and therapeutic group classes are instructed by New York State licensed speech-language pathologists and theatre arts teachers.    

 

Toddler Time

Offered Weekly: Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12.p.m

Class Description: Toddler Time is an hour long class that runs weekly and is perfect for toddlers aged 1-3 years old. Foundational speech, language, play and early socialization skills will be targeted. Parents, you are encouraged to join and participate with your little ones. Classes are structured to include a variety of speech, language, and  pre-literacy activities. In addition, arts and crafts and creative play activities will foster a love of learning in your child. These classes will help to build the important foundational speech, language, social and play skills needed to enter into the next stage of development: preschool education. Your child will be empowered to find their voice through story-telling, sensory exploration, movement, turn-taking games and music. Come join our  imaginative pretend play adventures!  

Class Details:

  • Ages: 1-to-3 years old
  • Day & Time: Tuesdays 11.a.m.-12.p.m.
  • Group Size:  3-to-5 children per group 
  • Instructors:  Heather Boerner M.A.,CCC/SLP & Alessia Vitale, M.S.,CCC/SLP
  • Rate: $140 per person, for participation in 60-minute group class
  • Payment options: Monthly invoices are sent to the parents for monthly payment to Chatty Child by cash, check, HSA card, or credit card.  Invoices are medically coded (as a speech-language therapy group –for out of network reimbursement from your health insurance carrier), if included in your health plan. 

Admissions: This one hour class, runs for the year and is rolling admissions. 

*Please Note: If you would like your child to participate in a therapeutic group, a one hour consultation with one of our staff Speech-Language Pathologists is required. This helps us to determine the current goals for your child, his interests and motivations, as well as the most appropriate group for your child. 

 

Social Butterflies

Offered Weekly: Tuesdays 4 p.m.to 4:45 p.m.

Class Description: Social Butterflies is an interactive speech-language & social therapeutic group class that focuses on early childhood language development, social pragmatic language with peers, following directions and expressing thoughts and ideas, while improving speech clarity. This Social Butterflies group class facilitates and promotes social language development through unique and creative learning experiences. Your child will be empowered to find their voice and engage in social exploration through fun-tilled art projects, storytelling and interactive games and movement activities.  

Class Details:

  • Ages: 4-to-7 years old
  • Day & Time:  Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m.to-4:45 p.m. 
  • Group Size: 3-to-5 children per group
  • Instructors:  Alessia Vitale, M.S.,CCC/SLP & GIanna Cioffi M.S., ED. Supervised by: Heather Boerner M.A.,CCC/SLP   
  • Rate: $140 per person, for participation in 45-minute group class. 
  • Payment options: Monthly invoices are sent to the parents for monthly payment to Chatty Child by cash, check, HSA card, or credit card.  Invoices are medically coded (as a speech-language therapy group –for out of network reimbursement from your health insurance carrier), if included in your health plan. 

Admissions: This 45-minute  class runs for the year and is rolling admissions. 

*If you would like your child to participate in a group, a one hour consultation with one of our Speech-Language Pathologists are required. This helps us determine the current goals for your child and the most appropriate group for your child. 

 

InterAct: Theatre & Therapy Lab Ensemble

Offered Weekly: Fridays 5:30-to-6:30 p.m.

Class Description: This is an enrichment/therapeutic class that combines speech and language therapy with creative theatre arts activities. These classes are designed to promote speech, language, articulation, and social pragmatic skills through a unique and creative theatre arts learning experience. Your child will be empowered to find their voice through this unique therapeutic technique which combines traditional speech and methods with a fun-filled immersive creative, sensory and interactive theatre experience.  Creators of InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab are Heather Boerner M.A.,CCC/SLP & Gianna Cioffi MS/ED.  

Class Details:

  • Ages: 8-to-13 years old. 
  • Day & Time: Fridays: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: 3-to-5 children per group
  • Instructors: Gianna Cioffii M.S./ED and Alessia Vitale, M.S.,CCC/SLP. Supervised by Heather Boerner M.A.,CCC/SLP.
  • Rate: $140 per person, for participation in 60-minute group class. 
  • Payment options: Monthly invoices are sent to the parents for monthly payment to Chatty Child by cash, check, HSA card, or credit card.  Invoices are medically coded (as a speech-language therapy group –for out of network reimbursement from your health insurance carrier), if included in your health plan. 

Admissions: This one hour class, runs for the year and is rolling admissions. 

*If you would like your child to participate in  a group, a one hour consultation with one of our Speech-Language Pathologists are required. This helps us determine the current goals for your child and the most appropriate group for your child. 

 

Chatty Child Debate Club

Offered Weekly: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Class Description: This is an hour and half therapeutic group  class for older students that combines speech and language therapy with the experience of being on a debate club. Students will be encouraged to devise topics to debate, structure and organize an argument, and present that argument using public speaking skill within a safe, inclusive community Vital critical thinking skills, written and spoken language, as well as public speaking skills and overall  self confidence will be targeted through participation in this unique offering this year. 

Class Details:

  • Day & Time: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: 3-to-5 children per group
  • Ages: 12-18 years old
  • Instructors: Anne Freilich M.S.,CCC/SLP   
  • Rate: $210  for 1 hour and 30 minute group  (90 minutes). 
  • Payment options: Monthly invoices are sent to the parents for monthly payment to Chatty Child by cash, check, HSA card, or credit card.  Invoices are medically coded (as a speech-language therapy group –for out of network reimbursement from your health insurance carrier), if included in your health plan. 

Admissions: This one hour class, runs for the year and is rolling admissions. 

*If you would like your child to participate in  a group, a one hour consultation with one of our Speech-Language Pathologists are required. This helps us determine the current goals for your child and the most appropriate group for your child. 

Monthly Meets up & Clubs:

 

Chatty Child Monthly Book Club 

Class Description: The Chatty Child Book & Movie Club meets one Saturday each month from 3:00-6:30 pm. The goal of the group is to provide a fun social experience for children to engage in literacy, critical thinking, and social communication. The group is geared for children ages 8-13 years old. Throughout the semester the group will read a combination of graphic novels, and full text books.   Audiobooks are an option, as well. Your child will read the books at home, while carving out about 15-30 minutes each night to read the book.  Then, the group will include a one-hour group discussion that can be medically coded as a social group. This discussion will be followed by a viewing of the movie, light snacks, and pizza if desired.  The Chatty Child Monthly Book & Movie Club will cover a variety of topics and themes. Themes will be shared ahead of time. Activities include: group discussion, literacy activities,and an art project. Club members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from either the book or the movie!

Class Details:

  • Group Size:  5-to-7 children per group 
  • Ages: 8-13 years old
  • Instructors: Alessia Vitale, M.S., CCC-SLP & Gianna Cioffi M.S., ED 
  • Supervised by: Heather Boerner M.A., CCC/SLP 
  • Rate: $140 (Flat Rate: Book Discussion & Viewing of Movie) (3.5 hours)  plus $10 for Pizza & Snacks (if, desired)

*Please Note: Fully medically coded invoice available for a one hour Speech-Pragmatic Social Group. Light snacks and drinks are included in the program, there is an $10 additional cost (if your child would like pizza during the program, and we can discuss, as a group.)

Click here to sign up.

Current Book Club Reading Selections:

Saturday, October 21, 2023
3:00-6:30 pm 
Book:
Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono 
Movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service 

Saturday,  November 18, 2023 
3:00-6:30 pm 
Book:
A Place At The Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan 
Movie: Ratatouille 

Saturday, December 9, 2023 
3:00-6:30 pm 
Book:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone  by JK Rowling 
Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Chatty Child Monthly Arts & Culture Field Trips

Offered Weekly: One Sunday per month, for one hour.

Class Description: The Chatty Child Community is invited to attend monthly arts & culture field trips that include trips to various cultural institutions with Gianna Cioffi, MS/ED our resident creative arts teacher! There will be field trips scheduled to: museums, zoos, gardens, cultural pop up activities! Join us for 2-hour guided experience & exploration of arts and culture supported by trained professionals and within a safe and supportive inclusive environment.

  • October’s Field Trip: The Bronx Zoo 
  • November’s Field Trip: The Museum of the Moving Image 
  • December’s Field Trip: New York Historical Society 

Fall Semester Flier

Class Details:

  • Group Size: 5-to-7 children per group
  • Instructors:  Gianna Cioffi M.S, E.D.    
  • Ages: 8-13 years old
  • Days & Times: Monthly field trips, for a 2 hour block of time. Please see planned field trips above
  • Rate: This 2-hour guided experience & exploration of arts and culture supported by trained professionals and within a safe and supportive inclusive environment is a flat rate of $250 dollars for a 2 hour exploration, plus the cost of admissions. 
  • Payment options: Monthly invoices are sent to the parents for monthly payment to Chatty Child by cash, check, or credit card. This offering cannot be medically coded, as this  is an extracurricular activity, however you may be able to get reimbursed with a dependent care plan, please check with your insurance plan.     

Admissions: This is a rolling admissions offering.

*Please Note: If you would like your child to participate in a group or club, a one hour consultation with one of our Speech-Language Pathologists are required. This helps us determine the current goals for your child and the most appropriate class, group, club or field trip for your child. Participation is determined on a case by case basis, following the initial evaluation, if your child is not a candidate for one of the classes, clubs, or field trip we may recommend one on one services, first, until they are able to participate fully and safely within a group.   Thank you for your understanding.

Field Trip Details:

October’s Field Trip: The Bronx Zoo 
Sunday, October 15, 2023 
11:00-1:00pm 

November’s Field Trip: The Museum of the Moving Image 
Sunday, November 5, 2023 
12:00-2:00pm 

December’s Field Trip: New York Historical Society 
Sunday, December 17, 2023 
11:00-1:00pm

Join one of our classes, clubs or field trips today. Please contact heatherb(at)chattychild.com and Giannac(at)chattychild.com to learn more about any of these groups or to sign up, today! Subject Line: Chatty Child Group, Clubs & Field Trips.