Speak, Learn and Play
Speak, Learn and Play




Reviews (8)

  • Review from the 2023 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Gowanus (President Street) How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 7 Review: This camp ran/runs for three weeks in August and we have completed one week of the two we’ve planned at the time of writing this review. This is a day camp for kids who have learning / behavioral challenges including but not limited to ASD and ADHD. The groups of kids are very small with two senior counselors (one is one of the co owners of SLP who is a licensed social worker) and the other is a similar profile. They also have several helpers who I believe are older kids. They do art, movement exercises, games and have playground/sprinkler time among other activities. It was mostly indoors. There was plenty of time in SLP’s sensory gym. They sent home a written report end of week to let us know how my kid did and ideas for strategies on social emotional skills to try at home. And they also sent a photo book to show us what he had been up to. My child got a fun, low key traditional day camp experience with some social emotional learning thrown in. He had fun. No tears. No drama. People who knew how to handle and help him when he had a tough moment. No one called us to pick him up or tell us he was a bad kid like other camps did last summer. Also, they have a fridge and microwave to store and prepare lunches! Huge for some picky eaters. If your child has struggled with traditional day camps in the past, which are often unprepared/unwilling to handle children with special challenges, check this one out for next summer. My kid did great - had one minor incident with another kid and when I asked about it they told me how they’d used it as a teaching moment to work on the social emotional skills. He loved it and wishes it lasted longer. Also worth noting SLP has various services throughout the school year and Amy, who runs the camp, also runs lego and game groups after school. The SLP team is deeply invested in the mental health of children in the local community and it shows in everything they do including their summer camp. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? The camp only runs for three weeks in August - wish it also ran the last week in August; only runs until 1:30 pm which was fine for us but might not work for families whose parents need full day coverage
  • Play Therapy Recommendations

    My son is going to group play therapy at Learn Speak Play on President st and he likes it a lot. Sadly, it is quite expensive..
  • Toddler play therapist in Brooklyn

    I recommend Amy Weber at Speak, Learn & Play in Park Slope. My son saw her for play therapy when he was younger and he also saw Jennifer Volpe there for speech therapy. They were great! Good luck!
  • Social Skills Groups @ Speak, Learn, & Play

    My son is a graduate of summer camp and Lego Club at Speak, Learn, & Play and I cannot recommend them highly enough. My son absolutely loved it; he had so much fun and grew so much. Amy Weber has been monumental in building our son's social skills, self-esteem, and coping skills. We are so grateful to her and to SLP. (Covid protocols: They are scrupulous about Covid safety and keep everyone safe without causing fear or fuss.)
  • Speech provider in BK?

    We go to Speak, Learn and Play in Gowanus. Jen Volpe and her team have been so helpful for our daughter.
  • Review from the 2021 Summer Camp Survey

    Name of camp: Speak, Learn, and Play summer camp Location: 540 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 11 Review: Therapeutic camp ideal for kids with ADHD, Autism, etc. Mostly indoors with trips to the park. There's a great sensory gym and lots of fun projects. My child had so much fun, made friends, and grew so much socially. He can't wait until next year. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? It only runs for three weeks in August, I wish it went all summer long. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? They are fastidious about COVID safety protocols and do a great job of making kids stay masked and healthy.
  • ISO speech pathologist for 4yo

    I highly recommend Jenn Volpe at Speak, Learn, and Play on President St nr 4th Ave. She is nothing short of amazing and a truly lovely person. If you can book a session with Jenn, ask her for insight into what's going on, whether a few sessions will do it, or whether you should apply for evaluations. SL&P is a fantastic resource with all types of educational, social, and emotional expertise. They are doing a fantastic job managing Covid health protocols.
  • Re: Camp for social skills/sensory

    I highly recommend the camps at Speak, Learn and Play on President St between 3rd and 4th Aves. The kids get an intensive social skills group blended with OT games in the sensory gym (among other supports), but most of all it's fun and I think would be a perfect fit for you. I have no connection with Speak, learn and Play other than being the incredibly grateful mom to one of their very happy campers.