Pediatric Therapy Partners LLC

Pediatric Therapy Partners LLC

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We had the pleasure of attending a local event for parents in Cecil County, MD. Thank you Cecil County Public Schools for hosting a great event for the community.
The presence of a calm adult helps a child with emotional regulation. The challenge is that this is HARD!

As parents, we have big emotions too. We get overwhelmed, worried, nervous, sad, angry.

Do not be hard on yourself, as you are doing the best you can.

My top tip for trying to share your calm is to pause for a few minutes or even seconds to take deep breaths and speak positive thoughts/affirmations to yourself.

These will be unique to you, but might include:
-positive self-talk (I am strong, I am able, etc.)

-statements of truth (This will pass, We will get through this together, etc.)

-encouraging scripture

When their description is not what it seems ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Some things are never forgotten

All different. All important. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน

She had a very specific dinner in mind

There is power in movement and presence with our physical body. For both motor skill development and mental health.

When you think you are relating to your child about shared struggles, but they don't feel the same way

There is beauty in discovering and celebrating the unique strengths of every child.

Love this description of free food samples ๐Ÿ˜‚

Safety is the foundation for everything. Learning, growing, trying new things, taking risks, being vulnerable, and more.

We provide pediatric occupational therapy to children to support their participation in daily activi

Occupational therapy helps support your child's participation in daily activities, like keeping up in school, playing with other kids, getting dressed, or paying attention. Occupational therapy can help with:
*Play skills
*Sensory processing
*Self-care skills
*Self-regulation & attention
*Fine motor skills
*Handwriting
*Social participation
*Visual motor skills

Operating as usual

10/31/2022

It is such an honor to serve children and families through occupational therapy services. We do not take it lightly that you are trusting us to help your precious children!

10/24/2022

Hi There! It has been so long since I did an introduction. And big changes have happened! I am now a mom myself to a sweet 9-month old girl. (pictured here!)

I am Amanda. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am the owner and doctor of occupational therapy with Pediatric Therapy Partners, LLC.

I have always wanted to help children see how loved and amazing they truly are.

Being an occupational therapist allows me to witness the moments where kids transform from being frustrated with trying a challenging skill to --> lighting up with joy when they recognize they CAN DO IT! ๐Ÿ‘

I feel honored to help children and families reach their goals!

Personally, I am from Cecil County, MD, right on the Maryland/Delaware state line. I have moved many times, from Towson, MD all the way to Los Angeles, CA. I am happy to have been back in my hometown area for the past 2 years to provide much needed pediatric therapy services.

If you have any questions about occupational therapy, feel free to message me!ย ย 

Shout out to and who provide pediatric SLP and PT in Delaware! I love collaborating with them!

10/17/2022

If handwriting is causing stress for your child, we want to help!

For older children, we focus on 2 main components of neat handwriting: size of letters and space between words.

For younger children, we focus on the foundations of forming letters and increasing endurance with drawing/writing.

Classes are hosted in Middletown, DE.

Groups are:
Pre-K
Kindergarten
1st/2nd grade
3rd/4th grade

Class times can be found at this link: https://ptp.groups.as.me

10/13/2022

We are excited to host a fall session of Handwriting Club! ๐Ÿ‚โœ๏ธ
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Classes will be once a week for 4 weeks prior to the holidays. They will run from the week of October 24th to November 14th. Classes are 45 minutes.
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To ensure we can effectively instruct each child, there are ONLY four spots per class!
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The fall schedule will be:
โœ…Tuesday Classes:
Super Scribblers (Pre-Kindergartners) - 5:00-5:45pm
Letter Leaders (Kindergartners) - 6:00pm-6:45pm

โœ…Wednesday Classes:
Word Warriors (1st & 2nd graders) - 4:45pm-5:30pm
Sentence Superstars (3rd & 4th graders) - 5:45pm-6:30pm
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To register for the class click here: https://ptpgroups.as.me/
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More details below!
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Classes will include:
Movement Activities - to prepare children for learning and promote gross motor coordination and strength. Important for sitting upright at the table.
*Fine Motor Activities - to promote grasping skills, fine motor coordination, and hand strengthening. Important for legibility and endurance.
*Writing Education and Practice - this will include direct handwriting education and practice.
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This class is best suited for kids who can:*
ยท Sit and attend to a task
ยท Follow instructions without 1-to-1 support
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*If your child has not yet mastered these skills, we are happy to provide you with a free 15-minute call to see if your child might benefit from a 1-to-1 direct occupational therapy evaluation.
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To register for the class click here: https://ptpgroups.as.me/

07/05/2022

Hi Everyone! I am launching ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ this summer. Classes are for kids entering Pre-K to 4th grade.
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Handwriting Heroes Club is a 6-week class led by a licensed occupational therapist. The program is designed to be a fun way to engage children in handwriting activities and other activities that promote foundational skills important to writing.
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The program will be 6 weeks of 45-60 minute sessions held 1x/week.
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The program runs from the weeks of 07/11/22 to 08/15/22. Times are as follows:

ยท Super Scribblers - Wednesdays at 5:30pm (Kids entering Pre-K)
ยท Letter Leaders - Wednesdays at 3:00pm (Kids entering Kindergarten)
ยท Word Warriors - Mondays at 3:30pm (Kids entering 1st & 2nd grade)

To register for the class click here: https://ptpgroups.as.me/
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If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Facebook, text/call 302-440-3914, or send me an email at [email protected].
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You can also join the Handwriting Heroes Club Facebook group for more information and updates about future offerings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/558057862439538/
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For more information about Pediatric Therapy Partners check out our website (www.pediatrictherapypartnersde.com)

06/15/2022

Check out this easy at home fine motor activity: Sorting pompoms

All you need are pompoms of various colors, tongs, and containers for sorting.

You can find small tongs online or at the dollar tree. We like non-sharp, strawberry hullers (like in this picture)!

For an added challenge, try having your child sort into groups by number.

05/17/2022

Are you looking for occupational therapy to support your child this summer?

We have daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available to meet the needs of your family.

We also have immediate appointments available too!

03/27/2022

We had the pleasure of attending a local event for parents in Cecil County, MD. Thank you Cecil County Public Schools for hosting a great event for the community.

Timeline photos 03/14/2022

The presence of a calm adult helps a child with emotional regulation. The challenge is that this is HARD!

As parents, we have big emotions too. We get overwhelmed, worried, nervous, sad, angry.

Do not be hard on yourself, as you are doing the best you can.

My top tip for trying to share your calm is to pause for a few minutes or even seconds to take deep breaths and speak positive thoughts/affirmations to yourself.

These will be unique to you, but might include:
-positive self-talk (I am strong, I am able, etc.)

-statements of truth (This will pass, We will get through this together, etc.)

-encouraging scripture

12/22/2021

When their description is not what it seems ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

12/20/2021

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

12/15/2021

Some things are never forgotten

12/13/2021

All different. All important. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน

12/08/2021

She had a very specific dinner in mind

12/06/2021

There is power in movement and presence with our physical body. For both motor skill development and mental health.

12/01/2021

When you think you are relating to your child about shared struggles, but they don't feel the same way

11/29/2021

There is beauty in discovering and celebrating the unique strengths of every child.

11/24/2021

Love this description of free food samples ๐Ÿ˜‚

11/22/2021

Safety is the foundation for everything. Learning, growing, trying new things, taking risks, being vulnerable, and more.

11/17/2021

Hmmm.. Not what I had in mind.

11/15/2021

Courage is found in choosing to show up again, to try again the next time.

11/10/2021

You have to love the honesty

11/08/2021

All skills are built on one small step at a time. All dreams are built on the same thing.

11/03/2021

We are hiring a part-time pediatric occupational therapist! Join the team!

In search of therapist's who want to collaborate with families to address goals that are important to them! And who want to celebrate the joys with families as their child gains confidence and meets their goals.

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=pediatric+occupational+therapist&jk=76eba24266fb63f5&_ga=2.157986041.2121419164.1635784087-1589643277.1628084356&_gac=1.147057221.1635784177.CjwKCAjwoP6LBhBlEiwAvCcthIto5C5esyLQtoCSFWOUnSMosDwAXwdnuvf5L7gfltFg-6l6vKhOQRoCWpMQAvD_BwE

Teaser: Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition 11/03/2021

Teaser: Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition

Pediatric Therapy Partners, LLC is honored to be featured in the 9th Annual Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition.

The competition streams online tonight Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7pm.

How to watch:

1.) Emerging Enterprise Center - Startup Business Incubator page and YouTube Channel
2.) NCC Chamber of Commerce page
2.) New Castle County Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EH8UI35xuc&t=1s

Teaser: Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition Watch the 9th Annual Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition on November 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. Delaware entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to compete for $10...

11/03/2021

When kids realize their teachers and therapists are humans too.

11/01/2021

Children have such a gift for dreaming and believing in vast possibilities.

10/27/2021

Today is World Occupational Therapy Day! ๐ŸŒŽ

Occupational therapy always involves empowerment.

Empowering children and families to have confidence in their skills and knowledge.

To support them in their journey.

To ensure all families we serve know they are cherished and belong.

10/26/2021

Love the confidence.

10/25/2021

All children are their own, unique person. Revealing more each day of who they are.

โ€œIs it sensory or is it behavior?โ€ โ€” Powerfully You 10/22/2021

โ€œIs it sensory or is it behavior?โ€ โ€” Powerfully You

Outstanding article about why this is the WRONG question!


From: Powerfully You


"Is it sensory or is it behavior?" assumes that "if it is not 'sensory' it is 'just behavior'."


But, "Behaviors are. . .
-a communication about our sense of safety,
-our regulatory capacity,
-our present moment experience,
-our connection to the people around us,
-and the skills we have to be adaptable."


"Ruling out 'sensory' isn't enough" because kids to do well if they can. "If they aren't behaving well we need to dig deeper, ask better questions, and provide more support."


Instead, we can look at if sensory is contributing to the child's behaviors. We can ask "Is this behavior rooted in sensory challenges?"


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https://www.powerfullyyou.org/otanswers/is-it-sensory-or-is-it-behavior?fbclid=IwAR3tL5htL3t3OlbQPQs70BkLxyXWCqbJNDPBk6DU_4hkWr7uXMTQW7SyrhM

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Our occupational therapists can help identify if sensory challenges are contributing to your child's struggle with regulation, emotional control, social interaction, and coordination.


And help identify other underlying skills that are contributing to your child's difficulties.


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pediatrictherapypartnersde.com
302-440-3914
[email protected]

โ€œIs it sensory or is it behavior?โ€ โ€” Powerfully You Occupational Therapists are often asked that question to rule out sensory sensitivities or sensory integration challenges as an underlying cause for a behavior that canโ€™t be explained. On the surface, it is a compassionate question. It allows for the individual differences that come along with sen...

10/21/2021

Vestibular (& Proprioceptive) Sensory Strategy: Yard Yoga

Yoga is a fun activity for vestibular and proprioceptive input.

Vestibular input comes from poses where the head is inverted, sideways, or moving.

For even more benefits you can do this outdoors. Outdoor play has been shown to improve attention and emotional regulation, among other things!

For more ideas, join our email list at the bottom of our homepage at pediatrictherapypartnersde.com




10/20/2021

Sometimes you just have to shake your head

10/19/2021

Sensory Processing Series: The Vestibular System

The vestibular system provides awareness of head and body movement & helps us to maintain balance and postural control.

When it isnโ€™t working correctly, children might experience fear, feel unsafe, or have difficulty with movement-based activities.

When the vestibular system is working โ€œjust right,โ€ or optimally, we are more regulated, able to attend, and ready to participate in daily activities.

Stay tuned later this week for an at home vestibular system activity.


10/18/2021

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10/14/2021

Proprioceptive Sensory Strategy: Household Helper

This is a great way for your child to get heavy work / proprioceptive input while at home. This type of sensory input tends to be calming and regulating for most children.

For even more input, add a bit of extra weight to the bottom of the basket.

You can use this as a way to clean up before bed. (What a good time for calming input)

Or use it during playtime as a shopping game.

For more ideas, join our email list at the bottom of our homepage at pediatrictherapypartnersde.com



10/13/2021

We love when kids discover new things!

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Middletown, DE
19709

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm

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