In-Person & Remote Therapy Sessions Now Available!

Currently accepting new patients for 2022/2023!
In-person and remote options available.

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Please email info(at)chattychild.com to schedule an appointment today!

INTERACT SUMMER 2022

InterAct: Theatre & Therapy Lab Summer Workshop 2022 Enrollment Happening Now! 

Summer Social Group Classes 2022 Forming Now!

Join us on this exciting, empowering journey of fun, interactive, and immersive storytelling experiences!! 

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InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab ™ Summer Workshop Junior (JR): Created for our younger friends, this program is aimed to get children ready to transition into the classroom and/or other collaborative settings. We use a multidisciplinary creative arts based approach to specifically target early literacy skills, foundational speech and language development, social-emotional learning, speech clarity, peer interactions, as well as  fine motor and gross motor development. Your child will engage in uniquely tailored activities and weekly curated themes. July 11th 2021 to August 20th 2022, M-F, daily classes, 9:00am - 12:00pm

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab ™ Summer Ensemble: Crafted for our older friends, this program utilizes interactive theatre scripts and immersive, sensory story-telling experiences to improve literacy, critical thinking skills, social emotional learning, confidence in public speaking, and social engagement with peers. Your child will engage in immersive story-telling scripts that encourage creative thinking and creative play through sensory exploration and creative storytelling journeys. This summer group class runs from July 11th 2022 to August 20th 2022, Monday afternoons from 5pm to 6pm, for 6 weekly classes.  Classes are tailored for children 6-10 years old. Group sizes are 3-5 children per group. COVID-19 precautions will be taken, per the current CDC regulations, during all in-person classes. All educational materials are provided.

To reserve your spot, email info(at)chattychild.com with InterAct Workshops in the subject line!

Individual Tutoring Classes Now Offered!

Gianna Cioffi M.S, ED is now offering Individual Tutoring Classes at Chatty Child. In person and remote options available.


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Welcome to Chatty Child™

Chatty Child™ is a personalized therapeutic center for children and their families conveniently based in downtown Manhattan. We offer speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and a variety of therapeutic group classes. Treatment sessions and services are provided in a beautiful, state-of-the-art center. The Chatty Child Center is comprised of a large sensory room, individual treatment rooms, and a comfortable, inviting waiting and resource room with internet and wifi connection for parents and caregivers. At Chatty Child, We...

  • EMPOWER each CHILD to find a voice.
  • EMPOWER the FAMILY to effectively communicate with the child.
  • CREATE a positive learning environment for the child.
  • CREATE a unique, challenging, imaginative, and fun learning experience.
  • ENCOURAGE exploration through play and meaningful sensory experiences.

Chatty Child was founded and created by speech-language pathologist Heather Boerner MA, CCC/SLP, TSHH, who has more than 16 years’ experience in the field.

Has Your Child Met Carrie?


The Learning Adventures of Carrie the Colorful Chameleon 

An imaginative story to empower and inspire children. 


By Heather Lynn Boerner, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Illustrations by Gavin Scott

The Learning Adventures of Carrie the Colorful Chameleon is written by Chatty Child founder and speech therapist Heather Boerner as a read-aloud book for children along with their parents and caregivers. Although it is not yet available for purchase, the book has been used as a therapeutic tool in our workshops and the children just love Carrie! 

Click here to reserve your copy today!

Contents Copyright © 2018 by Heather Lynn Boerner – All Rights Reserved

Words that Inspire Us

“In praising a child, we love and praise not that what is, but that which we hope for.” – Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

“Every child is an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

“The things that make me different are the things that make me me.” - Winnie-the-Pooh character by A.A. Milne, Author

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin character by A.A. Milne, Author

“A parent’s pledge:  I promise to speak out for my and other people’s children” – Marian Wright Edelman

"Think and wonder, wonder and think.  Only you can control your future. You will be on your way up!  You’ll be seeing great sights!  You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights!" - Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Seuss Geisel

“Children learn through gentle direction and persuasive teaching.” – Thomas S. Monson

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children – one is roots, the other, wings.” – Stephen Covey

“I am strong.  I am not wrong!  I love to explore the world around me. I am the best me – that I can be!  I love being me!” – Carrie-the-Colorful Chameleon character by Heather Lynn Boerner, Author & Owner of Chatty Child