Bloomfield Institute of Therapy

Physical/Occupational/Speech

Pediatric Center

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is an approved clinic and agency by the New Jersey Department of Education to provide services to children with special needs.

Saturday and Evening Sessions are Available!!!!

“The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is unique in that we offer many different services in ONE Center. Parents will enjoy the convenience of traveling to one location to have all of their child’s needs met.”

“With over 40 years of combined experience, we will evaluate and treat your child from the very first signs of delay in physical, motor, cognitive, or language development.”

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is a comprehensive, pediatric, private practice located in Verona, New Jersey. The Center offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Handwriting Groups, Social Skills Training, and Play Groups.

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center provides quality therapy services, specially designed to suit the unique needs of each child. Our goal is to help children and their families understand their challenges and enable them to reach their own maximum potential and become successful both in the school and home environments.

Pediatric Center:

Fells Plaza-Suite 105
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, New Jersey 07044
Phone:973-239-1176
Fax: 973-239-9201

Pediatric Occupational Therapy (separate page within the pediatric center page)

We take pride in the Pediatric Occupational Therapists who evaluate and treat our New Jersey-based children with a variety of special needs and diagnoses. These specialized therapists help children maximize functional and age-appropriate skills through the use of therapeutic play, exercise, and adaptation of the environment.

Occupational Therapy focuses on a child’s neuromotor development, sensory integration, fine motor skills, self-care and play skills. At Bloomfield Institute of Therapy, our occupational therapists are specialized in sensory integration in order
to address your child’s unique sensory needs in our sensory gym. Treatment is designed to provide challenging therapeutic activities with an enriched sensory experience in order to maximize your child’s ability to participate in daily life activities. Occupational therapy helps children who are having difficulty participating in normal daily “occupations”
of childhood. This includes play skills, self-help skills, self-care activities, social-emotional development and learning.

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy Services?

children require occupational therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

Gross and fine motor delays

Sensory processing delays

Sensory defensiveness

Visual perceptual deficits

Decreased attention and focus

Coordination difficulties

Handwriting deficits

Social interaction

Clumsy or poor balance

Low muscle tone

Poor endurance

Poor motor planning new activities

Anxious or resistant to new activities

Difficulty transitioning

Poor organizational skills

Craving for, or hypersensitivity to: movement, heights, touch from others, feel of clothes, tastes/textures of foods, sounds, and smells

Poor awareness of surroundings or attention to detailPoor awareness of surroundings or attention to detail

Hyperactive, distractible, or lethargic behaviors

Easily frustrated (showing withdrawn or aggressive behaviors)

Difficulty calming down or falling asleep

Difficulty with coloring, cutting or handwriting skills

Comprehensive Assessment Includes:

Neuromuscular status

Gross motor skills

Coordination and balance

Fine motor skills

Handwriting performance

Sensory processing

Visual motor/ visual perceptual skills

Activities of daily living

Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests

Therapeutic Intervention:

Fine Motor Skills

Sensory Integration (SI)

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)

Visual Motor & Visual Perceptual Skills

Handwriting Without Tears/ Handwriting Support

Daily Living Activities

Upper extremity strength and endurance

Core Strengthening

Endurance Activities needed for School Aged Children

Motor Planning

Balance/Coordination Activities

Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy (a separate page within pediatric center page)

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is here to help enhance the quality of your child’s life by improving their ability to communicate with family members and peers, so that they may reach their full potential. Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy provides assessment and treatment of your child’s communication skills. These include speech, language, play, and interaction development. The focus of treatment may be on oral-motor skills, stuttering, tongue thrust, voice, language, articulation, or augmentative communication.

If your child has not been evaluated for speech and language skills, The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is a great place to start! In our friendly, playful environment, we offer comprehensive speech and language assessments which are performed to determine whether or not communication skills are developing typically, and whether or not professional intervention is warranted.

Who can benefit from Speech and Language Therapy Services?

Children require speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

Hearing impairments

Cognitive or other developmental delays

Weak oral muscles

Birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate

PDD/Autism

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Apraxia

Motor planning problems

Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)

Swallowing disorders

Traumatic brain injury

ADD/ADHD

Children born prematurely

Speech & Language Warning Signs:

Does your child demonstrate any of the following?

Increased frustration during communication attempts

Preservative or repetitive behaviors

Decreased interest in social situations by age 24 months

Loss of skills previously mastered

Decreased eye-contact

Lack of imitation skills

Decreased/lack of appropriate play skills

Absent pointing by one year of age

Difficulty with transitions

Limited sound repertoire

Significant sound errors/difficulty with overall intelligibility

Inconsistent sound errors

Randomly says a word accurately, then doesn't use it again

Limited to no words produced consistently by 16 months

Delayed response time

Increased need for repetition for response to commands, directions, and questions

Comprehensive Assessment Includes:

Articulation/Speech

Language Skills (Receptive and Expressive)

Oral-Motor/Feeding/Swallowing

Voice

Fluency

Play and Social Skills

Auditory Processing

Therapeutic Intervention:

Articulation/Speech Therapy

Language Therapy (Receptive and Expressive)

PROMPT Therapy

Feeding and Swallowing Therapy

Oral-Motor Therapy

Play and Social Skills Training Therapy

Auditory Processing Training

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