Emily Carlin Handell, the founder and director of L.E.T.'S Talk NYC, is a speech language pathologist serving children in Manhattan, NY. She received her B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, and her M.S. in Communication Sciences from Hunter College in New York City.  She is certified by ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) and licensed in New York.  She also holds a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) license. 

Emily provides parents with easy strategies that they can use to reinforce what is learned during their child's sessions.  She believes that speech therapy is most successful when a partnership is formed between the speech therapist and the parents. She believes in the importance of building a relationship with trust in order to support language development.  Emily employs play-based techniques (games, bubbles, dramatic play, art, and literature) to assist children in attaining their goals in a fun and meaningful way.


Her background in pediatric speech therapy includes comprehensive experience working in both private and public schools, as well as outpatient clinics, and sensory gyms. Emily currently works with toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children with a variety of speech and language difficulties. She conducts evaluations and has experience in the treatment of children with a variety of speech and language needs, including:


Articulation disorders

Phonological process disorders

Receptive/expressive language disorders

Pragmatic language disorders

Autism/ PDD- NOS

Other global developmental delays


She is PROMPT trained, and has also attended trainings on sensory-motor feeding techniques, story-telling, and phonological disorders. 


Contact Emily if you think your child would benefit from speech therapy!