PoW
Welcome!
Play on Words Therapy, LLC is a pediatric speech-language therapy practice.

We specialize in working with children who show more significant needs such as language delays, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
PLAY ON WORDS
THERAPY, LLC

Stay tuned for upcoming PoW-Wows! 

301-221-3747
240-283-7752


  1. Communication is the key to the door of all development.
    Christina Royster, Founder/Owner
  2. Thank you for developing and implementing a therapeutic and fun camp for all of the kids. [My grandson] has made definite progress in his speech and we are very grateful.
    Grandparent
  3. Thanks so much! My son has learned so much and is ready for school!
    Parent
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US 
You can expect therapy from the heart.  That magical moment when communication happens- when you take the time to think about all that goes into expressing just one word- you realize how important it is.  PoW wants those moments to be a way of life, not a miracle. 
ABOUT PoW
Play on Words (PoW) Therapy was established in 2016 and became a LLC in January 2017, serving families mainly in the Silver Spring, MD and surrounding Washington DC metropolitan area.   We started serving just one family in the home setting and grew from there! While PoW works with children of all ages and needs, we specialize in working with younger children with significant impairments (nonverbal communicators, limited language, language delay, autism, intellectual disability). 

If you have any questions about your child's development and/or would like to know how PoW can help, please contact us!


 

Therapist Experience and Certifications

  • Licensed in Maryland and Washington DC
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Certified Autism Specialist
  • Minspeak -Trained
  • PODD (Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display)-Trained
  • Two-time recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education  (ACE)
MEET THE THERAPIST
Christina Royster has more than seven years of professional experience and a lifetime of personal experience working with individuals who have special needs.

Christina received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Arizona State University. Christina is licensed in Maryland and DC and has proficiency in Spanish.  She has a variety of clinical experiences.  In graduate school, Christina completed internships in a pediatric hospital's autism center, acute care hospital, and an urban special needs school.  She has worked in public schools with a variety of student needs. Christina has over six years of experience serving adults with disabilties in group home settings/day programs as well as three years in skilled nursing facilities.  Each of these experiences have shaped her into the therapist she is today. 

Christina began seeing clients in their homes on a part-time basis over two years ago and is currently the sole proprietor and owner of Play on Words Therapy, LLC.


"From the moment I was old enough to work or even volunteer, it has been with children with special needs.  I did adapted sports programs, respite care, mentoring, and Special Olympics work.  I owe it all to my late brother, who had cerebral palsy.  I always knew my passion was to help children like him.  When choosing a college major I never asked, 'What do I want to be when I grow up?' Instead, the only question was, 'What kind of therapist do I want to be?'"
Christina Royster, MA, CCC-SLP, CAS
SERVICES OFFERED
  1. 1
    Home-Based Therapy
    Individual speech-language therapy sessions in the home setting. -Language development -Play skills -Multimodal communication -Functional, age-appropriate communication
  2. 2
    PoW-Wows
    PoW-Wows are language groups led by a speech-language pathologist and an assistant. PoW-Wows offer interaction, brief individual sessions, and play-based learning for each child.
  3. 3
    Group Therapy
    PoW provides small and large group therapy in private preschools, daycares, and afterschool programs. Group lessons focus on concept development, receptive and expressive language, as well as functional play.
  4. 5
    Family Training and Consults
    PoW provides therapy training for families looking to create language-enriched environments in their natural routines.
  5. 4
    Screenings
    PoW offers speech/language screenings for daycares, preschools, and private/religious organizations.

*For more info, visit PoW-Wows page!

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Tel: (301) 221-3747
         (240) 283-7752
Email: [email protected]
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P.O. Box 5791
Derwood, MD 20855-0791
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