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BRINGING MY CHILD TO POWER OF PLAY HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. THE QUALITY AND EFFORT PROVIDED DURING THE SESSIONS HELPED ENCOURAGE MY CHILD TO USE LANGUAGE, SOCIALIZE, AND MAKE DEEPER CONNECTIONS. BOTH THERAPISTS ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO KEEP THE SESSIONS ENJOYABLE FOR ALL THE CHILDREN. I ALSO LOVE THE STRATEGIES THEY PROVIDE US AND THE TAKE-HOME ACTIVITIES. AS AN EDUCATOR, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND POWER OF PLAY TO ANY FAMILY WHOSE CHILD NEEDS A SOCIAL/LANGUAGE Groups."
- LAUREN


Power of Play Groups Long Island

Our Mission:
We Strive To Embrace The Unique Ways Each Child Learns And
Empower Caregivers With Techniques For Everyday Experiences.

Through Our Language And Socialization Opportunities,
Children And Caregivers Can Interact And Explore At Their Own Pace
And Comfort Level, While Building Confidence, Creating Bonds, And Sharing Experiences.

 

Power of Play 2024

Leigh-Anne Montuori MA/CCC/SLP

has her Master's in Speech Pathology/Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped with a minor in Psychology. She has 25 years of experience in both evaluation and treatment of language and feeding disorders. Her experience encompasses a diverse population (language and communication delays, cerebral palsy, various syndromes, autism spectrum disorders, apraxia, cochlear implants, behavioral feeding and G-tube) in a variety of settings including hospitals,nursing homes, elementary and preschools, and in families homes/daycare centers through early intervention. She headed a response to intervention (RTI) program designed to identify and address language concerns for children at risk for language delays. She specializes in language and feeding therapy with her passion as empowering parents and caregivers of children with different abilities.
Leigh Montuori Power of Play Groups Long Island
Jennifer Baldi Power of Play Groups Long Island

Jennifer Baldi MA/CCC/SLP

is a Special Educator and Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with infants and toddlers and their families for 20+ years. She performs home-based speech therapy for children with developmental delays and diagnoses that include Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disorders. She also runs parent-child Groups that encourage language and learning through play. Through her MI Toys Company (Visit MILO Website), she has created MILO Bear, an educational tool, kit, and process for teaching parents how to look for strengths in their children and then use those strengths to build confidence in language and communication. The tool is based on the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner, which proposes the differentiation of human intelligence into specific modalities of intelligence, rather than defining intelligence as a single, general ability. MILO is also used to teach how play and language are related.