Do you feel like school isn’t doing enough to help your child? Private speech therapy can supplement IEP services, and help if your child does not qualify for school-based therapy.
Speech & Language Evaluations
We conduct thorough assessments to understand every aspect of your child's speech and language. This helps us tailor interventions that are effective, personalized, and fun!
Speech Sound Correction
Can’t understand what your child says? We specialize in correcting your child’s sound errors such as: lisps, ‘R’ sounds, and overall speech clarity.
We can help your child excel in both understanding what others say and using language to express themselves.
Early Intervention for Late Talkers
Therapeutic intervention paired with parent coaching to help your busy little bee start communicating!
Giving parents 1:1 support and professional guidance to give parents the confidence to support their child’s communication needs.
Meet the Owner
Jamie Giannino, M.A. CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Meet Jamie, the heart and soul behind Wordwise Kids: a warm, inclusive haven for children and families seeking compassionate speech therapy.
Jamie started Wordwise Kids Speech Therapy in 2021 with the goal to create a therapeutic, welcoming and safe environment for families that focuses on culturally responsive, child-led, play-based, and neurodiversity affirming care. Jamie graduated with her Master's in Speech Pathology from Long Island University in 2015. Her career started off strong when she was invited to present her research on pediatric swallowing disorders to hundreds of colleagues at the American Speech Language Hearing Association's 2015 National Convention. After research concluded, Jamie began providing speech therapy all across New York City and Long Island. Since then, Jamie has worked with thousands of people ages 1-100 in schools, clinics, homecare, nursing homes, hospitals… you name it, she’s done it!
Jamie takes her varied clinical experiences to heart, which allows her to appreciate multiple perspectives and to create safe spaces for all. Her experience in treating all ages from all walks of life has allowed her to develop a profound respect for every family's unique journey. Years of experience in providing pediatric speech therapy has resulted in Jamie achieving the perfect balance of clinical excellence and accessibility for kids and families. Jamie is committed to ensuring that every child receives personalized therapy with the diverse needs of each family in mind.
Jamie's profound respect for all families is the foundation upon which Wordwise Kids Speech Therapy is built.
As the owner of Wordwise Kids Speech Therapy, Jamie emphasizes trust and collaborative relationships with the families her practice serves. She is constantly seeking new knowledge and techniques to provide the best possible care for her clients while considering multiple perspectives within the profession and related fields. You can trust that the Wordwise team, with Jamie as the leader, is dedicated to providing top-notch therapy services.
We are here to support your little one in overcoming challenges and guide you in promoting your child’s communication skills.
Our Approach to Speech Therapy
Each therapy session is customized to your child’s interests, creating a motivating and engaging environment built on trust. Our child-led therapy techniques promote empowerment and autonomy for children, which gives your child the confidence to play an active role in their learning.
Conducting speech therapy in your child’s home, school, or via our convenient virtual therapy options encourages greater family involvement, personalized goals and strategies, and the opportunity to learn and apply new skills in their natural environment.
Wordwise is passionate about helping neurodiverse children embrace their unique differences and express their authentic selves. We celebrate each child’s individuality and support them in effectively and confidently communicating.
Play-based therapy is not just enjoyable- it is crucial for fostering holistic childhood development according to experts. By incorporating play, children not only improve speech and language skills but also stimulate cognitive, social, and emotional growth!
We believe that speech therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Our speech therapists customize treatment plans to your child’s interests, needs, and communication style.
Parents and caregivers are involved in each step of a child’s communication journey with Wordwise. We collaborate with families to maximize the effectiveness of therapy, and equip parents with techniques to support communication development.
“Jamie adjusted the sessions based on [my child’s] interests and engagement for the day. She custom-fit the therapy for [my child], she never followed a script, and became [my child’s] “friend”. Thank you! We will miss you!”
-A Pediatric Client in NY
“[My child's] speech has improved tremendously. I am so proud of the work [my child] has done with Jamie. She was struggling with reading and sounds. Jamie took the time to empower her and teach her strategies for success. [My child's] confidence has improved so much!"
-A Pediatric Client in FL
“[My child] had a persistent lisp that that had begun to affect his confidence. We've tried speech at school but he didn't qualify. These private 1 on 1 sessions were the way to go for us, thank you!"
-A Pediatric Client in NY