Talk 2 Kelly is a practice that consists of Speech-Language Pathologists, Learning Specialists and Occupational Therapists. Our Learning Specialists are highly skilled educators who specialize in reading remediation, including support with encoding, decoding, reading comprehension and written language skills. Learning Specialists are trained in The Wilson Reading Program as well as the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction. Specific associates in the practice specialize in Mathematics as well as Science, and work with students from pre-Kindergarten through High School. Our Occupational Therapists work with children with various needs to provide positive, fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Collaboration is the key to success and with our families permission, we work with classroom teachers to support the individual child's needs through curriculum-based assignments.

We serve children 12 months through young adulthood with speech and language delays and disorders. Our mission is to help children with communication disorders reach their full potential by desensitizing them to their difficulties and instilling them with confidence and trust. We are dedicated to developing children's growth and sense of success in the unique environment in which they live and learn. We pride ourselves on collaborating with each child's parents, significant caregivers, teachers, and other health practitioners.

Kelly Hantman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kelly Hantman received her B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland and her M.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in pediatric and adolescent speech-language evaluations and therapy with clients ranging from two to seventeen years of age. Kelly's experience includes targeting therapy in auditory processing, semantics and vocabulary, syntax and grammar, word finding, oral and written language, receptive language, pragmatic language, and articulation. She has provided therapy to children along the autism spectrum, children with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity/inattention disorders, and children with reading disabilities. Kelly is trained in the Wilson Reading System. In addition, she has experience addressing multicultural issues and differential diagnoses. She served as a Speech-Language Pathologist for a New York City public elementary school for nearly six years, an adjunct faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University teaching a course entitled, "School Speech-Language-Hearing Program", as well as an instructor at Bank Street College teaching a course entitled "Communication Disorders in School-Age-Children". Kelly has presented at ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), NYSSLHA and is a frequent guest lecturer at both Columbia University and Bank Street College. In addition, Kelly has been working in private practice since 2003 and is New York State licensed and ASHA certified.

All therapy and tutoring can be provided at our offices, at your home, or at your child's school.