Doreen Cruz-Delgado, MS, CCC-SLP 

Doreen is a pediatric Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech-Language Pathologist and owner of Speech at Play Therapy Center, LLC. Doreen has extensive training and over 20+ years of experience working with children and adolescents with varying speech and language disorders. Her area of specialty is working with the Spanish-speaking population. Doreen obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Brooklyn College (CUNY) in New York and her graduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Hunter College (CUNY) in New York. She spent 10 years working with Early Intervention and special needs preschoolers in New York. For the last 14 years, she has served as a speech pathologist in an urban school district providing evaluations and therapy to students ages 3 to 15. She has served as a member of the Child Study Team, where she has collaborated with various disciplines  and has vast knowledge on the referral, evaluation, and IEP process for special education students. Doreen has also worked in a private speech therapy clinic for over 12 years. 

Awards and Recognitions

YAI/NYL Merit Award Therapist of the Year: 1999

JFK Fellowship Award Recipient CUNY: 2000

ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program Recipient: 2001

ASHA ACE Award: 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016

New Jersey Favorite Kids' Doc - New Jersey Family Magazine: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Licenses and Certifications

New Jersey: Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

                    Speech-Language Specialist Certificate

                    Supervisor Certificate

New York: Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

                   Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped Certificate

                   Bilingual Extension - Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Certificate 

Pennsylvania: Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

                        Speech-Language Impaired Certificate


Professional Affiliations

Certified Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Member of the American Hippotherapy Association

Member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International


American Hippotherapy Association - Level 1 Certification

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) - Level 1 Training 

PROMPT Institute - Level 1 Certification