About the Therapy Center for Children
Founded by Christina Bellini-Zaher, MS, OTR/L, The Therapy Center for Children is a "placement agency" for children 0-21 years of age, composed of licensed and experienced pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and special educators. Our number one priority is to match your family with a compatible therapist. We understand that it can be a difficult experience to allow an unfamiliar individual into your home to work with your children. The Therapy Center for Children strives to make that process pleasant and beneficial for both the child and the parents. We hand-pick each of our therapists and ensure that every one is specialized, professional and of good character. We also offer service coordination and family training to allow families the smoothest possible transition into services.
The Therapy Center for Children provides both home based and facility based services. Our facility has one of the best sensory gyms. Our state of the art gym provides sensory based equipment and is the only location in Suffolk County to have the South Paw Sensory House! This space provides children with a safe, peaceful place to regroup allowing them to balance incoming sensory and environmental information and work to develop the ability to naturally process and respond to these stimuli. Our suspended equipment provides children with opportunities to challenge their vestibular system while simultaneously stimulating the receptors to the muscles in charge of balance.
If speech is an area of your concern, we can help! In addition to our sensory gym, we have a fabulous speech center. Children can work one on one with our highly qualified speech therapists or in a group with their peers to help improve social skills and communication. Our speech therapists also utilize the suspended equipment in the gym as it has been shown that the auditory system in the brain is stimulated during vestibular activities which might lead to an improvement in language during these activities.
The company is New York State Department of Health approved to provide Early Intervention services for children from birth to three years of age, and preschool services for children ages three to five in New York. We also provide services for school-aged children, which follow each child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Funding for Early Intervention services is through Suffolk County and the NYS Department of Health. These services impose NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST to families of eligible children. The Therapy Center also provides private pay sessions for those families who do not qualify for services through the Department of Health or are seeking an alternative to these government and school district programs.
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We are not a preschool.