Center in Long Island City, NY 11101
11-11 44th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Theraplay is a specialized sensory gym and therapy clinic providing pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and play therapy. We believe that all children are unique and deserve a treatment plan that is specific to their individual needs using fun and play to facilitate function and progress. Theraplay was created to offer a unique, fun and professional treatment space outside of the standard in-school therapy sessions. We offer an interactive play space that caters to all children and their parents.
We also offer Social Skills groups, handwriting workshops & Yoga! Emphasis is placed on working closely with parents to ensure that the benefits of therapy continue outside of the gym.
Theraplay employs experienced pediatric specialists in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology. We provide thorough assessments for each child prior to a formal treatment plan. This evaluation takes into account all perspectives and provides parents with a complete picture of their child’s strengths and challenges. Specific goals are then set and a formal plan is put in place to reach these goals. We believe that building positive relationships with parents dramatically increases the child’s success. Our therapists pride themselves on maintaining a constant and open communication flow with parents on each child and their progress.
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Jump Start the School Year 2012 August 20th-August 31st 9:00-12:30 Help your child get ready to go back to school with our 2 week Jump Start the School Year program. Activities will focus on improving and developing: Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills Expressive and Receptive Language Skills Appropriate Social Interaction with Peers Game Playing Following Directions Children will be placed in small groups lead by licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists.
March 6, 2012
Theraplay Presents.... How Food Affects Your Child’s Mood, Behavior, and Learning Presented by Registered Dietitian Arlene Jacobi, this nutrition workshop will guide you through basic problems in the diets of children and provide practical solutions. Wednesday March 21, 2012 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Theraplay Cost: $25 per person Please RSVP by March 14, 2012
February 29, 2012
Join us this WINTER for SOCIAL SKILLS CLASS Starting February…… TUESDAY 5:00- 5:45 WEDNESDAY 5:45- 6:30 Your child will have fun getting to know other kids while working on: ■ Turn taking ■ Sharing &Listening ■ Expressing feelings ■ Responding appropriately ■ Game playing & Negotiating Led by a licensed clinical social worker * *If you are interested please contact us **
January 31, 2012
Theraplay is excited to present: The Picky Eater Are meal times getting more and more stressful? Do you worry about your child’s eating? This lecture will give you tips and guidance based on scientific research to improve your child’s acceptance of food. Nutrition Workshops on Raising Healthy Eaters Provided by: Arlene Jacobi, MS, RD If you are unable to attend, the lecture material can be covered in an individual session. Date: Wednesday, February 1 Time: 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Theraplay 251 East 77th Street, LL. Cost: $25 per person **$5 of the fee will be donated to the Children’s Aid Society and their health care initiatives for children in NYC** PLEASE RSVP BY JANUARY 31st!
January 26, 2012
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS are trained to help children succeed in activities of daily living in the home, school, and community.
They are also trained to help children organize and interpret sensory information from the environment in an appropriate manner. Occupational therapy addresses the following areas:
Sensory integration /Upper body strength and hand function, Fine motor skills, handwriting / Visual/spatial processing, Hand-Eye Coordination / Attention, organization, Play/Social Skills, Body Awareness
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS are trained to help children succeed in functional mobility by addressing gross motor development. Physical therapy addresses the following areas: Gross motor skills /Strength and endurance / Balance and coordination, Motor planning and control / Body awareness /Flexibility
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS are trained to help children effectively communicate their wants and needs to those around them.
They are also trained to help with feeding and swallowing issues. Speech-language therapy addresses the following areas: Receptive and expressive language / Comprehension, voice, fluency, Socialization and pragmatics, Oral Motor Skills, Feeding and swallowing / Augmentative and alternative communication
COUNSELING services are provided by Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Psychologists. Counselors are trained to help children via play therapy and talk therapy. Counselling strengthens the following areas:
Social skills and interactions, Social relatedness, Self esteem, Coping skills
Play skills (age appropriate): Feelings identification / Expression of emotions / Impulsivity /Attention span / Task concentration and completion
Frustration tolerance: Anxiety / Oppositional and defiant behavior
Self Regulation – Emotional and behavioral, Grief expression, Adherence to limits, Adjustment to transitions, Keeping body space, Eye Contact, PARENT SUPPORT