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  • New Jersey Pediatric Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy

    Our combined 30+ years of experience plus a range of accepted insurances and a family first approach, aims to make your little one & you feel like family.

Pediatric Therapy Center of NJ

The Pediatric Therapy Center of New Jersey, is a pediatric private speech therapy and occupational therapy practice located in Cedar Grove. We offer speech therapy treatments, sensory integration therapies, articulation treatments, occupational therapy, handwriting groups, social skills training, and play groups for kids.

We evaluate and treat children from the very first signs of delay in physical, motor, cognitive, or language development.

Our goal is to be a true resource for you and your child; to design a specific plan of care that helps you understand your child’s needs, and to help your child become successful both in school and at home.

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How it works

Our process involves:

  • Parent/physician calls and outlines concerns.
  • We conduct a brief consultation over the phone to determine if we can help.
  • Together, we determine insurance coverage.
  • Set up an initial appointment: a one hour evaluation.
  • Based on evaluation, determine an appropriate plan of care.
  • From there, we meet with the child regularly.
  • We track progress through regular reevaluations.
  • And finally, we coach children & parents on staying consistent and doing the homework.

Sensory Integration Praxis Test Kit

SIPT Certified Therapist

Carissa Jannicelli Pampanin, MS, OTR/L is certified and trained in Sensory Processing, Ayres Sensory Integration®, Administration of Sensory Integration, and Praxis Test (SIPT).
Sensory Integration (SI) refers to how our brain takes in information through all of our senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, movement).  SI helps us understand who we are, where we are, and what is happening around us. It is also called sensory processing.

Children with SI challenges can benefit from Occupational therapy.

Children with sensory challenges may have:

  • Extreme reactions to sound, taste, touch, movement
  • Difficulty with attention
  • Negative reactions (tears, tantrums, refusal to participate) to activities other children enjoy
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty changing from one activity to another
  • Decreased social skills

These children may also be:

  • Clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Destructive or rough with people / objects
  • Impulsive and unsafe
  • Constantly moving or have difficulty sitting still

PROMPT® Trained Therapist

Deanna Jannicelli Corby, MS, CCC-SLP is trained in PROMPT. Prompt stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. This means a speech-language therapist uses touch cues on the client’s face (vocal folds, jaw, lips, tongue), to support and shape correct movement of these articulators. Through these specialized touch cues, the therapist is able to guide the client through a series of syllables, words or phrases. This hands-on approach assists the client to plan, coordinate and produce speech sounds. Slowly as a client’s speech production improves, the touch series are reduced. The client continues on to practice without them until they master the troubled areas of speech.

Studies have shown that PROMPT® has been effective in treating a wide range of communication disorders. PROMPT® is most commonly used with children who have articulation delays, motor speech difficulties or childhood apraxia of speech. Some studies have also demonstrated that PROMPT® has been effective in other populations, such as adults with apraxia and aphasia.

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