Pediatric Occupational Therapy PLLC.
Danielle B. Goodman is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who is dedicated to helping children become efficient, effective, and confident communicators. She believes in meeting children at their current skill levels, building upon their strengths and interests, and improving upon their challenges. Danielle has helped children aged one to 21 demonstrate their full potential since 2009.
Danielle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Boston University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), diverse oral motor interventions, and sensory motor based feeding therapy, and she is on track for certification in orofacial myology. Danielle is also trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Interventions.
Danielle has extensive experience evaluating and treating children with articulation and phonological disorders, oral motor and feeding difficulties, receptive/expressive language delays, and social language disorders. She frequently collaborates with other professionals while taking a team approach to support children with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and more.
Loren Norman is the founder and director of Spring Ahead Pediatric Occupational Therapy PLLC.
She holds a B.A. in child study from Tufts University and a M.A. from New York University. Her career began with the New York City Board of Education where she worked closely with teachers and treated children in the classroom, following a “push-in” model.
For over 15 years Loren has been in private practice where she works in a sensory gym treating children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Development Delays, motor planning, coordination disorder, fine motor delays, Sensory Processing Disorder and grapho-motor issues. Loren also works with Adults with Sensory Processing issues
In addition to working directly with children, Loren also works an OT consultant for schools providing in-services to teachers and educational staff. Information about Sensory processing, Fine motor/gross motor development, and Handwriting as well as Disorders and accompanying symptoms in these areas are thoroughly discussed. As a result, teachers are provided with tools to identify children with issues and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to help these children function optimally.
As a mother of children with sensory issues, Loren has insight and a greater understanding when collaborating with families and providing them with support through the therapy process.
OUR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM .
Dr. Zitouni received a BA with honors in Psychology from the City University of New York Hunter College and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Columbia University with a concentration in Advanced Pediatrics.
Dr. Zitouni pediatric physical therapy experience includes inpatient, outpatient (sensory gym) and school based therapy. Currently, Dr. Zitouni continues to pride herself in helping children reach their physical potential by taking a holistic look at each individual's needs. Dr. Zitouni serves as a pediatric physical therapist at Adapt Community Network formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy since 2011. She is also seeing clients privately offering evaluation, consultation and treatment sessions.
Dr. Zitouni has vast knowledge of typical and atypical gross motor development. Her experience with pediatric physical therapy clients ranges from birth to 21 years. She ensures a holistic approach by providing consultation and education to families and schools.
SPRING AHEAD PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY provides individualized child centered Occupational Therapy (OT) services in a sensory based gym to children with various needs ages 2-18. Our aim is to help each child meet his/her potential, overcome developmental delays, perform everyday activities successfully, and achieve independence.
Since each child is unique, treatment techniques and therapeutic programs are specifically designed to meet each child’s individual needs and maximize his/her potential. We workclosely with parents, caregivers, health care practitioners, and teachers to help a child function optimally in school and at home.
The sensory based gym offers suspended equipment, a variety of swings, zip line, therapy balls, scooters, trampolines and many other therapeutic equipment. We proudly have a speech and language pathologist and Physical therapist on site.