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The TheraFriends Team Provides:

  • Screenings and evaluations

  • Comprehensive evaluation reports

  • Individualized treatment plans for supporting goals

  • High-quality individual and group therapy sessions

  • Parent/teacher communication to collaborate on goal-setting and to support generalization and carry-over of skills

To ensure optimal, high-quality, and individualized services, we do not contract with private insurance companies but rely on the generous contributions of our community partners. We will also offer a sliding fee scale as applicable to each family's needs. 



Speech-Language Therapy is provided by speech-language pathologists trained in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing difficulties.


  • Articulation and Phonology

  • Receptive and Expressive Language

  • Fluency

  • Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Cognition

  • Voice 

  • Apraxia

  • Aphasia

  • Neurodiversity affirming speech/language development

  • Dysphagia (feeding/swallowing difficulties)

  • Early Literacy and Phonemic Awareness


​Occupational therapy (also known as OT) addresses issues related to a child’s participation in daily activities or routines. The term “occupation” relates to what occupies a child’s time.​​


  • Using your hands to manipulate toys, feed, dress, brush teeth, comb hair, or bathe.

  • Coordinating your body in order to explore your environment

  • Playing and interacting with others

  • Trying and eating different types of nutritious foods

  • Paying attention and listening to others

  • Organizing information from your environment that is received through your senses

young girl is strapped into a device for physical therapy. Therapist is kneeling next to her.


Physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving. 


  • Positioning during daily routines and activities

  • Adapting toys for play

  • Expanding mobility options

  • Using equipment effectively

  • Facilitating safety for the home and community

  • Providing information on the child’s physical and healthcare needs

  • Smoothing transitions from early childhood to school and into adult life


Developmental therapy is performed by a professional with a background in child development and education as well as an Infant Toddler Family Specialist (ITFS) certification granted by the state’s Infant-Toddler Program.

Developmental therapy helps to support a child’s developmental progress by addressing specialized goals.

Our therapists share Early Intervention’s primary goal – to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities.

three children, two girls and one boy, receive behavior therapy from a female therapist.


Let’s get back to nature!

Our inclusive, therapeutic playgroups welcome children to go back to the basics of creative, outdoor play while connecting with their peers.  Countless studies show the benefits of being outdoors on our health, mood, activity level, senses, creativity, and concentration. We want to harness those benefits for our children by providing them the space to learn, explore, and grow together.

Rainy day? Grab your raincoat, boots, and umbrella! Our outdoor playgroup is RAIN OR SHINE because what can be more fun than playing in the puddles?! We have adopted the mantra: There isn’t bad weather, just bad clothing.

What does “inclusive” mean? Inclusive means “open to everyone.” So no matter how your child thinks, communicates, or moves...all are welcomed, supported, and affirmed here. Being a part of a more diverse peer group makes diversity the norm for children. It helps them understand that everyone is different and that we celebrate, embrace, and respect these differences.


So whether your child might require a little extra help, or they love to be a helper (and we know that those roles can reverse at any time)....this group is for them!


  • CVI is the most prevalent form of visual impairment in children in developed countries such as the United States. The main cause of visual impairment impacts certain areas of the brain responsible for processing visual information, and NOT due solely to ocular dysfunction, therefore functional vision is assessed differently for an individual with CVI versus ocular issues. 

  • It is imperative that a child with CVI,  who is actively involved in therapies that encourage the use of their vision, have their functional vision assessed periodically, as vision can improve with proper intervention

  • Training for the therapy team on how to meet the unique needs of children with CVI will be provided.

a red elephant on a tablet is used to give CVI therapy to a young boy. The therapist is a woman.


Our playgroups are child-led, joy-based & facilitated by two neurodivergent Speech-Language Therapists, who will support each child in sharing their passions & socializing in a way that feels authentic to them.
Kids in Preschool

​Group facilitators will support the development of the following skills:

  • Self-advocacy

  • Emotional regulation & use of regulatory tools

  • Problem-solving 

  • Effective social communication 

  • Collaboration with peers to achieve joint goals

Playgroup details:

  • Playgroups are one-hour long & are offered on a weekly basis

  • Playgroups will consist of 3-5 kids from similar age groups (ex: early elementary, late elementary, pre-teen, etc.)

  • We aim to provide a sensory-friendly experience & are happy to make sensory accommodations specific to each child’s needs 

  • Location & timing of groups is flexible depending on interest & location of playgroup participants

  • We define neurodivergence as any neurotype diverging from the “norm” - autistic, ADHDer, Sensory Processing Disorder, tic disorders, Down syndrome, etc. No need for a formal diagnosis - if you think you belong in the Neurodivergent community, you do!

  • Price of the playgroup is $65 per session

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