Who We Are
Founded in 2004, Theraplay Associates’ goal is to provide the highest quality of occupational therapy services and education for the families and professionals we serve. Our therapists participate in ongoing continuing education, exceeding minimum standards, in order to continually learn about current treatment approaches. We are dedicated to the success of our clients and their families. Our treatment approach is simple: communication, function and education. We want our parents involved in every aspect of the treatment plan. Our goal is for your child to make progress and be discharged. Creating functional opportunities for learning is what we do best.
What is Occupational Therapy?
The word "occupation" in occupational therapy refers to "work." The “work” of a child is to play. Play involves exploring and interacting with the environment, people, objects and toys. Occupational therapy helps to ensure that the child has the skills necessary to be successful at these tasks. The occupational therapists at Theraplay Associates are skilled at evaluating and treating the numerous developmental, sensory, neuromotor and cognitive factors that impede a child from developing and enjoying their daily experiences.
Pediatric occupational therapy promotes successful acquisition of self-help, play, and learning skills for infants and children. Activities used to address these areas include daily living tasks, play activities, sensory-motor skills, visual-motor and visual perceptual tasks, and fine motor activities.
Occupational therapy helps children who have:
- Decreased oral motor skills
- Decreased play skills
- Decreased upper body strength
- Difficulty with handwriting/coloring/drawing
- Fine motor delays
- Gross motor delays
- Low muscle tone
- Poor attention
- Poor hand eye coordination
- Poor handwriting
- Poor organizational skills
- Sensory integration dysfunction
Specific areas of treatment at Theraplay Associates include:
- Developmental Delay
- Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
- Fine and Gross motor skills
- Group therapy
- Handwriting skills
- Learning differences
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder
- Pervasive Developmental Delay/Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
- Sensory Processing Disorder/Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Visual Perceptual and Visual motor skills
- Social Skill difficulty
- Social Skills