Special Needs Directory

Christina Skuburdis, Speech Pathologist / Feeding Specialist


Christina Skuburdis has been providing pediatric and adult oral-motor, feeding, and language services in her clinic, schools, and clients’ homes for 18+ years. She addresses sensory feeding/sensory motor skills to intervene with feeding, assisting children in transitioning between food textures to increase their diet and food intake. She is a muscle-based speech and motor planning therapist that utilizes many approaches, including Oral Placement Therapy (OPT), Orofacial Myology (tongue thrusting), traditional articulation, PROMPT, Speech-EZ, and more. She evaluates sensory/motor development and behavioral issues and develops and implements one-on-one therapy programs. She regularly works with clients with Autism and Down Syndrome. Other services include speech intelligibility (lisp), tongue tie therapy, dysarthria, apraxia, and dyspraxia. She works closely with orthodontists, and insurance is accepted.


Theraplay NYC


Theraplay is a multidisciplinary sensory gym on the Upper East Side of New York City offering pediatric therapy services including;

Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech Language Pathology
Children’s Play Therapy
Nutrition Counseling

Theraplay recently updated its equipment transforming into a full-service sensory gym! We now have 2 levels of state of the art sensory gym equipment to meet the needs of the children we service. Jungle gym, rock walls, zipline, swings, sensory seclusion laser light area and much more.

Theraplay is currently working on accepting All INSURANCE CARRIERS! We are currently collaborating with Pediatricians and working directly with your insurance provider. CALL TODAY 212-288-1450!

Now offering the following class:Weekend Warrior Class

This class helps improve balance, coordination, strength, and overall age appropriate gross motor skills.