Gardiner Scholarship

Approved Direct Pay Provider

Florida Department of Education's Gardiner Scholarship provides eligible students, ages 3-22, scholarship money to be used for approved services such as speech therapy. The Gardiner Scholarship allows parents to access specialty services and educational opportunities to create a personalized educational plan to meet their child's unique needs and abilities. 

Play on Words Therapy Solutions is proud to be an approved Gardiner Scholarship Direct Pay Provider under the Step Up for Student payer source. Services are available to children located anywhere in the state of Florida!

Play on Words Therapy Solutions offers Gardiner Scholarship speech therapy services to children throughout the state of Florida via our secure online therapy platform. Online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Online speech therapy for Gardiner Scholarship recipients also allows children to access high-quality services no matter where they are located. Please visit our Teletherapy page to learn more about the benefits of our personalized and interactive online speech therapy services.

Eligibility for the Gardiner Scholarship:
  • Your child lives in Florida

  • Applicants must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the student applies for program participation, or eligible to enroll in kindergarten through 12th grade in a Florida public school

    Your child is on an active Individualized Education Program (IEP) OR has a diagnosis of disability from a physician or psychologist 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a private school or be participating in a home school program

  • Learn more about the Gardiner Scholarship here

Step Up For Students - Gardiner Scholarship
  • Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization providing students with 5 scholarship opportunities:

  • Play on Words Therapy Solutions is an approved Gardiner Scholarship speech therapy provider for children receiving their Gardiner Scholarship funds through Step Up For Students​

Current Gardiner Scholarship Recipients:
  • Play on Words Therapy Solutions is a certified Direct Pay Gardiner Scholarship provider under the Step Up for Students payer source

  • Our Gardiner Scholarship speech therapy services are available in-person for children located in the Tampa Bay Metro Area and online to children located anywhere in Florida

  • Services include speech, language, literacy, and social skills therapy

  • Parent coaching is an effective therapy approach we use for children who are not ready for direct therapy or able to consistently participate in online therapy (read more about parent coaching here)

  • Contact us today to begin receiving your Gardiner Scholarship speech therapy services from Play on Words Therapy Solutions

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