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Child-Centered & Play-Based Speech, Language, & Literacy Services

Serving the Tampa Bay Area
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Welcome!

Play on Words Therapy Solutions is a small private therapy practice providing in-home and community-based speech therapy to children and teens. Our boutique practice takes a child-led and family-centered approach to therapy with a commitment to play and fun, ensuring every session is both meaningful and motivating. 

We are proud to be a Family Empowerment Scholarship (previously Gardiner) Direct Pay Provider as well as a VPK-SIS Approved Provider.

 

Speech therapy is offered throughout the Tampa Bay metro area (including Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties) and statewide via our HIPAA-compliant online platform. 

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Evaluations and Therapy Services

Our specialty practice provides comprehensive evaluations and expert therapy services to address play, social communication, speech, receptive/expressive language, and literacy skills. Using evidence-based therapy approaches, we provide consistent and effective therapy to deliver tangible results.  

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Parent/Caregiver Coaching

Our coaching services are designed to empower the most important people in a child's life with the strategies to play, read, and interact with their child in meaningful ways. We are changing pediatric speech therapy by focusing on training and supporting those who spend the most time with their children: their parents and caregivers.

Family Empowerment
Scholarship

The Family Empowerment (previously known as Gardiner) Scholarship 

 provides eligible children (ages 3-22) scholarships for approved specialized services such as speech therapy. Play on Words Therapy Solutions is excited to be an approved Family Empowerment Scholarship Provider offering services in-home in the Tampa Bay area and online for children located anywhere in Florida.  

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Voluntary Prekindergarten SIS

Parents of 4-year-old children with special needs can access Voluntary Prekindergarten Specialized Instructional Services (VPK-SIS). This free program offers children the opportunity to receive private speech-language therapy during the year before kindergarten. If your child has a current IEP, you can choose VPK-SIS instead of traditional VPK programs. 

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Play-based therapy builds the foundation for lifelong communication, social, and academic success.

Getting Started with Play on Words Therapy Solutions is Easy!

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Give us a call! You will speak directly with one of our therapists, who will answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and recommend the best next steps for your child.

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Begin with a screening or an evaluation to develop an understanding of your child's abilities and challenges. Based on the results, we will recommend the next steps, which may be a full evaluation or therapy. 

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Once therapy begins, we come to you! By teaching your child skills in the exact place they will be using them, we create meaningful opportunities to learn and grow. And we know kids learn best when they are having fun, so our work is always embedded in play!