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Emotional friends

  • If a teacher or parent notices any of the following, they may contact an Occupational Therapist.

  • The child is fidgety or not focused.
  • The child's handwriting is illegible or messy.
  • The child holds the pencil incorrectly or with a weak grip.
  • The child is unable to button their clothes, tie their shoes or feed them self.
  • The child is bothered by sock seams, tags on their shirt, or having messy hands.
  • The child is clumsy or not coordinated.

Our Licensed therapists will evaluate skills and work one-on-one with an individually developed plan of care.

Home-based or school-based services have their limitations.  An outpatient Pediatric Therapy session in a therapeutic environment functional goal is to ultimately improve the quality of life for each child.

Outpatient benefits:

  • Private Pediatric Therapy sessions.
  • No unpredictable environment, compared to home-base or school-base therapy sessions.
  • No sibling interruptions.
  • As you may be aware, the schools have caseloads, and can often result in your child receiving group services due to circumstances,
  • resulting in therapeutic sessions that is not designed for your child's specific needs.
  • You are guaranteed a 'One on One' session.
  • Schedule time session(s) that are both convenient for the parent, guardian or caregiver.
  • OTFPL offers week days, evenings, weekend hours, and most holiday appointments.

    Age Groups:

    Infant - Toddlers




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  • Tel.: 516-612-4400

Pre-writing skills are the fundamental skills children need to develop before they are able to write.

Building blocks necessary to develop writing readiness skills:

  • Hand and finger strength
  • Pencil grasp
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Bilateral integration
  • Upper body strength
  • Object manipulation
  • Visual perception
  • Hand dominance

We see children of varying needs, including but not limited:

  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gross and Fine Motor Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Oral Motor/Feeding Difficulty
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Delay
  • Articulation Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and other neurological or genetic conditions.

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