Educating through play is the cornerstone philosophy at Play with Purpose. Founder Lynn DeSalvo incorporates this philosophy into her play programs, workshops, and consulting services.

Lynn is available as a play and communication facilitator in the classroom setting, where she works one-on-one with students, teaching them how to integrate, engage, and socialize with other students. She’s also available virtually on Zoom!  


Do you have children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to integrate and engage all of your students? Would you or your school benefit from having a play consultant on-hand to guide you in learning how to teach through the elements of play?

Lynn DeSalvo is a 25-year veteran in the art of play.  She is available to consult either in person or virtually via Zoom with parents, teachers and administrators, and speech/language pathologists. While she works primarily in the state of New Jersey, she is available for out-of-state consultations as well. Please contact Play with Purpose directly for scheduling and more information.

Cost:  Consulting services are one-on-one and are $130 per hour (not including travel expenses).

Story Time

Looking to bring some excitement and enrichment to your preschool classroom? Lynn DeSalvo, MS, CCC-SLP of Play with Purpose can provide weekly or monthly extended storytimes either in person or virtually, sure to delight your students! She has experience in both typically developing students as well as extensive experience with children with special needs. Story Time packages include:

– Storytime with added activity, lasting up to one hour for preschool classrooms.
– Typically developing student class sizes can be up to 25.
– Special needs classes (flexible, depending on needs).

Please contact Lynn DeSalvo at 201-233-2319 for scheduling. Cost:  Special classes or special activity – $130.

Play Sessions

Lynn offers both online and in-person playdates (in-person within the state of New Jersey only).  These playdates help children aged 5-7, who may struggle with social interaction. The playdates incorporate games, stories, and skills that will improve your child’s confidence and ability to successfully interact with their peers. 

They begin with a FREE 10-15 minute information/intake session with a parent or caregiver (via email or phone). Followed by a FREE 15-20 minute introductory Zoom call with your child.

Cost: Weekly 30-minute playdates (with one other child – could be a friend or a relative close in age) for the low price of $65.  Sign up (or call Lynn at 201-233-2319) to get your spot reserved now!

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