A child's main job is to PLAY! Through structured and enjoyable play experiences, Occupational Therapists help children learn skills for sensory processing and self-regulation, self-care/self-help skills, interacting with others, and fine and gross motor skills.
Pediatric Physical Therapists work to boost children's physical development and mobility through enjoyable activities. Their aim is to enhance motor skills and promote functional independence, creating a dynamic and engaging environment for overall well-being.
Pediatric speech therapists specialize in helping children develop effective communication skills. They work on improving both verbal and non-verbal language abilities, addressing speech and language disorders. Additionally, they may assist with challenges related to feeding and swallowing, contributing to overall communication and oral function in children.
DIR/Floortime trained therapists utilize play-based interventions to support the emotional and psychological well-being of children. This approach emphasizes interactive and child-led play to promote social-emotional development. Through the DIR/Floortime model, therapists support children in building connections, enhancing communication, and developing essential skills in a playful and nurturing setting.
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Frequently Asked Questions
For those receiving therapy services, inclusive playspaces like PlayWell offer a practical and motivating setting to work on therapeutic goals, creating a natural and fun experience when compared to a traditional clinical setting. At the same time, such playspaces foster social skills and inclusion, allowing individuals of different abilities to play together and learn from one another. As a result, inclusive playspaces break down stigmas, reduce isolation, and create a sense of community, contributing to a more inclusive society overall.
Great question! OT focuses on function in everyday activities. Meaning, how we are existing in this world. OT’s can support families who are struggling with disproportionate emotional or behavioral responses, delays in fine and gross motor skills, sensitivities around clothing, sounds, or foods, and more.
PlayWell Affiliated therapists are highly trained and qualified professionals with expertise in areas such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and child psychology. They are dedicated to creating personalized plans for each child. Each therapist is independent of PlayWell and works directly with their clients within our space.
Play is a natural medium for children to express themselves. Having your child’s therapy sessions at PlayWell helps harness the power of play to engage children in activities that promote their overall development and well-being. Through play, children can process their experiences, build coordination and strength, and learn how to interact and problem solve with their peers.
Each therapist tailors each session to the child's needs and may include a combination of play-based activities, exercises, and structured interventions designed to address specific therapeutic goals. They have access to our modular sensory suspension system and fine motor areas throughout their sessions!
It is totally up to you and your therapist! Therapists often provide strategies and activities that parents can incorporate into daily routines to reinforce therapeutic goals at home. While we encourage parental involvement during open play and some of our classes, some therapists and clients may have goals they are working towards that are better achieved without direct parental involvement during the session. This is something to discuss directly with your therapist.
Each therapist works at PlayWell independently and it is up to them if they decide to work with your insurance. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine out of network coverage.