Thera-play was founded on the important premise that carryover of new skills is maximized when the skills are learned in a natural environment. Thera-play pediatric centers have been strategically designed to mirror the experiences that the typically developing child encounters within his or her community.

Our center is designed with the child and the family in mind. We address your child’s global therapy needs while they are enjoying what they do best: playing. For the child, his or her therapy sessions are fun—not a series of rote activities, maximizing each child’s motivation and participation in the therapeutic process.



Learning is optimized when practice occurs under varying and random conditions. Children learn about themselves and the world around them during daily activities, whether at school, on the playground, at home or running errands with mom and dad. Natural learning environments are unpredictable and continuously changing.


Our innovative centers are based on three tenets:

To maximize the learning process, the main gym area of the Thera-play pediatric center is designed to create variable conditions that will maximize results for your child’s growth and development.

Parental involvement also is a core component in all of our therapy sessions. By participating in the sessions, parents learn first-hand how to incorporate the therapeutic techniques we use during therapy time on a day-to-day basis while bonding with their children in a positive, enriching environment.


For children with special needs, Thera-play introduces them to a whole new world of interaction, stimulation and excitement. Equally important, our unique program gives parents and family members of children with special needs the opportunity to meet other parents, who are dealing with similar issues, build a support group and create lasting friendships. At Thera-play all competition and judgment is left outside our doors, so that each child and his or her family can shine.