Dana is extremely dedicated to providing the highest quality of therapy, utilizing the most up to date strategies and programs. But most importantly, her child-focused therapy is provided in a fun, age-appropriate, rewarding, and family-centered manner. Goals and objectives are created on an individual basis per each child's needs and parent's concerns. Because therapy provided is home-based, Dana enjoys and sometimes prefers to use the child's own games and toys to foster carry-over and generalization of learned skills after the therapy session has ended.
Building trust and rapport with each child is considered to be a critical and necessary component to successful
therapy and efficient progress. Beyond that, Dana takes great pride in providing creative, child-specific activities
that are reinforcing, motivating, and FUN! Children are challenged, yet supported in an extremely safe, caring, and
Dana hopes that caregivers and family members will participate in the child's therapy in order to promote faster
progress and generalization of skills to all environments outside of the direct therapy setting. She welcomes anyone
close to the child to observe therapy sessions (as long as it is not distracting and allows for productive therapy),
contact her with questions and thoughts, and provide input into successful strategies and specific challenges.
Each individual, 45-minute session will be packed with exciting, novel, and entertaining activities, many of which
can be carried-over to other routines and environments in the child's daily life. If a family-member does not
directly observe the session, Dana asks that a caregiver join her and the child for the final 5 minutes of the
session for feedback, training, weekly homework review, and information sharing.
A team approach is extremely important for effective and efficient therapy. Dana is always happy to collaborate with
other professionals, including but not limited to classroom teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists,
behaviorists, psychologists, and special educators. Contact can be through email, phone calls, co-treatments, and