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 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.
What Our Clients Say
We have been extremely pleased with our four-year old son Michael’s progress. He received a diagnosis of the Apraxia by his neurologist. We did not know where to turn. Our preschool teacher recommended that we see both Deanna and Carissa (they are sisters) for both speech and occupational therapy services. We walked in the door and knew this was the right place! It is completely family driven! You can tell from the moment you meet them that they have been in practice for many years and have tons of experience. We feel like we are treated like family- they handle every aspect from start to finish-including our challenging insurance plan. It is truly a white glove experience. If you are looking for a family driven experience, clean facility/child friendly environment, with a multitude of knowledge in a variety of areas, the Pediatric Center is the place for you and more importantly your child! Michael is a completely different child because of the Pediatric Therapy Center.
Debbie and Robert G
from Cedar Grove, NJ
Deanna and her staff at the Pediatric Therapy Center are very courteous and professional. When we brought our granddaughter in for an evaluation Deanna responded thoroughly to all our questions and concerns and immediately put us at ease. The office is friendly and inviting, and our granddaughter enjoyed meeting the staff. Deanna is a skilled therapist who always puts the needs of her patients first. We are so happy to have worked with her and her team. It was one of the best decisions my daughter and I made for my granddaughter. Thank-you to Deanna and her staff.
from Verona, NJ
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the progress my daughter Isabel has made under the care of Deanna and her staff at the Pediatric Center. We were very concerned that our daughter at two and a half years of age was experiencing developmental speech problems and lagging behind other children her age but, thanks to the dedication and expertise of Deanna and her staff our child has made significant strides. Deanna and her staff are knowledgeable and professional. They treat each child as if that child was their own. We are very pleased with the progress Isabel has made, and we highly recommend the Pediatric Therapy Center to anyone whose child is experiencing speech problems.