Welcome!

I’m so glad you found me here. As you have probably figured by now, I am Elise, a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience based in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and actively working in the NYC Metro area. My private practice focuses primarily on children from birth to 5 years of age, who have a variety of different issues – from babies born with medical conditions, children who have delayed language, to picky eaters, and children with motor speech disorders.

I have a huge arsenal of proven techniques with toys, books and activities to stimulate language both in my office and to recommend for your home use. On this new blog, I am hope to be an every day resource for you. I will post about different activities you can play with your children, books to read to them, toys to play with, things to look for to make sure development is on course, and what to do if your child is not on track. I want this to be a place where you can learn some of the tricks of the trade and ask questions if there’s something you don’t know or are worried about, because let’s face it, parenting is hard. There’s no manual for how to do things right and it can be downright scary at times when things don’t go as planned. Hopefully I can be here to soothe your concerns, answer your questions and let you know that you aren’t alone. Please check back regularly for new blogs and feel free to drop me an email at elise@eliseduryea.com any time! Keep on talking through to success…