Bay Ridge kids’ therapy practice expands to bigger space

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Hip, hip, hooray for Bay Ridge’s newest pediatric speech-language pathologists at Play and Say, which recently moved to a new, larger space on Third Avenue between 76th and 77th streets. The duo behind the business moved their enterprise to its new home on Feb. 1 with the hope of growing Play and Say in more ways than one, according to co-owner Marguerite Calvalcante, who owns the operation with Lisa Connors.

“We made the move because we wanted to grow into a larger practice and offer more services,” Calvalcante said. “By moving we were able to have more people on staff and more space.”

The speech-language pathologists opened for business at their original location, on Bay Ridge Parkway between Fourth and Fifth avenues, last March, and only offered speech therapy. But at Play and Say’s new location, the speech pathologists offer individual and group speech, occupational, and physical therapies for youngsters of all ages who have autism and sensory-processing disorder, according to Calvalcante. The space includes a sensory gym complete with brightly colored trampolines, ball pits, and climbing walls to aid tykes in their speech development, the co-owner added.

Standing O offers congratulations Connors and Cavalcante on their expansion and wishes them a successful future!

Play and Say [7617 Third Ave. between 76th and 77th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 921–7529,]. Open Monday through Friday, 9 am–7 pm.— Julianne McShane

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Posted 12:00 am, March 1, 2019
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