WePlay is a center where speech & occupational therapy are provided in a play setting. Play is our first priority in helping our clients increase participation, independence and engagement in activities that are relevant and meaningful to their life. We play also strongly encourages parent involvement through parent observations and education.
Meagan K. Hayes M.S., CCC-SLP
Meagan has both a professional and personal passion for pediatric speech therapy. She began her career as a speech language pathologist in 2009. Her areas of interest include: early intervention, autism, language disorders and parent/family training. Meagan is the mother of triplets, two girls and a boy. As the mother of a child with developmental delays, she understands the daily struggles of communication and interaction.
Jaime C. Crooks M.S., CCC-SLP
Jaime began her career as speech language pathologist in 2009 in the long term care setting. She transitioned to early intervention in 2014 and quickly found a passion working with children. Her areas of interest include: early intervention, phonological disorders, hearing impairment, cochlear implant, and language disorders. In her down time Jaime enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, fishing and watching Saints football.
Ellen Leblanc, MOT, LOTR
Ellen has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2018. She has always had a passionate interest in child development, she graduated from ULL with her B.S. in Psychology, obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and is Certified in Ayres Sensory Integration. She utilizes her knowledge, creativity, and playfulness to support children through challenges they face relating to ADHD, Autism, developmental delays, motor delays, or difficulties with emotional regulation, fine motor skills, and executive functioning skills. She is able to collaborate with children, families, their teachers, other therapists, and anyone who has the opportunity to enter into each child’s life, in order to foster their ability to participate in everyday activities as joyfully and independently as possible. When Ellen is not playing at work, she is likely playing with her son, spending time with her husband, or dabbling in cooking, baking, crafting, gardening, or an assortment of other hobbies that have piqued her interest for the moment.
Jenna Dreher, MS-CF
Jenna recently received her Master's degree from Lamar University. Jenna has a sister with a communication difference which inspired her to pursue a career in speech therapy to help others build communication skills and confidence. Jenna has experience working with children throughout high school and college, kids hold a very special place in her heart! Jenna is also an animal lover and in her free time enjoys spending time with her pets and family.