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 14 years’ experience in the field.

Teletherapy Now Offered! Contact Your Therapist!

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Teletherapy Sessions Now Available

Click here for more details about teletherapy services.

Summer scheduling is underway!

Please email your therapist or heatherb@chattychild.com 
to schedule your telepractice sessions.
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InterAct: Theatre & Therapy Lab's SUMMER 2020 ANNOUNCED



  • July 13 to 17, 2020City Slickers
  • July 20 to 24 2020Life's A Beach
  • July 27 to 31, 2020: Animal Circus
  • August 3 to 7, 2020: Forest Rangers
  • August 10 to 14, 2020: Blast Off
  • August 17 to 21, 2020: Story Book Adventure




Chatty Child is now accepting new clients for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year. We offer speech, occupational and physical therapy (ST/OT/PT) through NYCDOE CPSE and CSE; Early Intervention; and private pay with fully coded invoices for out of network reimbursement. 

We are expanding our personalized center to include speech, occupational, and now physical therapy. These services are provided in a warm, inviting and creative therapeutic space. Our therapists are highly experienced, passionate, and caring professionals. 

We are growing our speech, occupational and physical therapies team and therapeutic space to meet the current needs of our community.  If you are interested in learning more about the Chatty Child team, and would like to schedule services for the upcoming school year please email: info(at)chattychild.com.

Coming Soon...

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 Lynn Boerner, Author & Owner of Chatty Child

Top 10 speech language pathologists in New York, NY
A New York winner of the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards in Speech Language Pathology