Your Child Is in Great Hands
Who are We
The Block Center is a team of speech language pathologists and occupational therapists that are committed to uncovering what is holding your child back. Our center focuses on appropriate diagnostics and research-driven therapy. Most families that come into our office are seeking answers, and we have them!
The Block Center currently offers speech and language therapy, including literacy, and occupational therapy which includes fine motor, sensory integration therapy, and feeding therapy. Our office also uniquely works with children who are struggling with executive function tasks. Not sure if your child needs therapy? Please call us so that we can walk you through the evaluation process to help get your child on the right track.
About the Owner
Maggie Block is a certified speech language pathologist and certified Orton Gillingham teacher. You may recognize her from her "sister company", Metro East Therapy located in Edwardsville, IL.
Maggie decided to open The Block Center as she began to recognize that families in the St. Louis area needed a place that focuses on the connection between spoken language and literacy. She also has clinically observed that many children that struggle with speech and language also need support from an occupational therapist. While her area of expertise is language and literacy, she also brings a team with her that has significant experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum, use of AAC, speech and language delays, ADHD, apraxia of speech, sensory processing disorder, complex feeding difficulties, and much more!
Maggie has provided continuing education for local school districts on the topic of language, literacy, and phonological awareness. She has presented for the International Dyslexia Association's Kansas/Missouri branch on the role of the speech language pathologist and literacy. Maggie has helped to develop and presented a continuing education webinar on the importance of phonological awareness and sat on expert panel discussions. She has published work for the American Speech and Hearing Association (Stand Up For Your Dyslexia Expertise). She also teaches adjunct at the undergraduate and graduate level at her local university.
She obtained a Master of Arts from Saint Louis University and is a current clinical doctorate student at the University of Kansas with an emphasis in literacy. In her spare time, she tends to focus on being with her husband and two young children who keep her very busy!