Meet Our Executive Director Haley Addis

Haley Addis, a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, is the owner and Executive Director of More to Say, LLC. She is passionate about working with children and making a positive difference in their lives. Haley founded More to Say in 2015 to deliver exceptional pediatric therapy to the children and families in our community.As the Executive Director, Haley oversees the clinical and administrative departments to ensure that More to Say provides the highest quality care. She enjoys getting to know our patients’ families, observing sessions, and contributing to children’s goal development plans.

Educational Background

Haley earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. She then earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Haley is currently a PhD student and adjunct professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where she focuses on researching language and literacy development and disorders in children.

Professional Certifications

Haley currently has a Connecticut State SLP License. A few of her additional certifications and trainings include:

Pediatric Therapy Experience

Haley has experience working in early intervention, school-based, outpatient, and university clinics. She has successfully helped children with many different conditions, including:

The More to Say Way

After working for others, Haley decided that she needed to create a clinic where Connecticut families can receive the highest-quality care for their children. The More to Say way is her approach to providing naturalistic and holistic pediatric therapy that focuses on a child’s interests while teaching the skills they need for success.

Naturalistic (Play-Based) Therapy

Haley knows that children learn best through play and doing activities that interest them. She encourages her therapists to use a naturalistic approach, which ensures that children are engaged in activities that not only build their skills but also appeal to their interests in a play-based setting. This gets children motivated and willing to participate in their therapy, which is why this method is so successful.

Holistic Therapy

Helping children develop the skills they need involves looking at their family dynamics, how they respond to their environment, and other aspects of their life that can impact their development. To do this, our therapists encourage families to take part in their child’s therapy sessions and provide strategies and tools that families can use at home to give children the best possible therapy outcomes.

More About Haley

Haley enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan, two precious girls Lucy and Grace, and baby boy Ezra. As a family, some of their favorite things to do are enjoy nature, cook, and travel. As a homeschooling family, they believe the world is the greatest classroom!