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TALK Institute and School

Melinda Kotler, Executive Director
Map395 H Bishop Hollow Rd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
  • Education


Serves children with severe speech & language disorders, including autism, providing intensive speech & occupational therapies.

School's Approach

TALK uses the Association Method, a multi-sensory phonics-based method that teaches students to read, write, speak & process language.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Autism
Communication / social disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Pervasive development disorder
County: Delaware
Location (state-county): PA-Delaware
Enrollment: 21
Grades or ages of school: PreK-age 21
Staff:student ratio: 1:2
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
2017 Paid: no
Updated 2017-2018: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Private pay; FAPE eligible
Tuition structure: FAPE
Private pay
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: TALK uses a multi sensory, structured and sequential phonics-based language curriculum called the Association Method, which teaches students to read, write, communicate and use language easily and with automaticity.
Learning strategies: Association Method
Support services/therapies offered: Outpatient OT & ST; reading tutoring available
Support services: Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
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