Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people with a disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy treats communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy provides treatment to children who have conditions that limit their physical abilities. Physical therapy will help them learn to move their bodies correctly, make movements less painful, increase the function of injured body parts, and heal from injuries

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Specialized Therapeutic Services

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Therapists at Smile A While treat children using current methods that have been shown to improve and maintain function. Smile A While strongly believes in being family centered, taking into account each pediatric clients family dynamics.

Some of our specializations include:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Handwriting
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neuromuscular Disorders

People Who Love Us

Sofia R. , Lorem Ipsum

“I like Joanne a lot. She is a great help, very considerate and listens to our concerns and addresses them. She is professional and thorough, I feel she understands my child's problems and I am confident my child's conditions will improve significantly after following her program.”

Samantha C. , Lorem Ipsum

“Joanne was phenomenal! I know my child would not have the coordination that he does without her help and guidance. I always appreciated how patient she was and how she would really pay attention to how my child was doing and what problems he was having.”

Mary L. , Lorem Ipsum

“Joanne did a great job in helping my child meet her needs, helping her with exercises and individualizing her care. She gave lots of encouragement and great explanations as to the strengthening process for my child to learn how to move her body correctly.”

Cindy J. , Lorem Ipsum

“I was very impressed with the professionalism and excellence of the services my child received from Smile A While. Joanne did an outstanding job walking us through the methods that would help my child improve his conditions.”

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Frequently Asked Question

What is sensory processing disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.

How do I get early intervention services for my child?

Call the Early Intervention Program, Westchester County Health Department at (914) 813-5094.

Does Smile A While Therapy Services Accept Insurance?

Although we do not accept insurance, you can sign your child up for our affordable private sessions:
- Ages 0-3: $55 for 30 min.
- Ages 3-5: $65 for 45 min.

My child has difficulty with handwriting, can Occupational Therapy help?

Occupational therapists can evaluate the underlying components that support a student's handwriting, such as muscle strength, endurance, coordination, and motor control.

What is kinesiotaping?

It is an elastic tape that has multiple purposes depending on where and how it is applied. It is often used to reduce pain, swelling, improve strength, encourage optimal alignment, and decrease muscle fatigue. Children with a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, or medical conditions can benefit from Kinesio Tape

Have any more questions? Feel free to contact us and ask directly.


Interested In Becoming A Part Of Our Team?

We are currently looking for COTA’s, SLP, and PT as independent contractors for clinic based Pre-School cases. If you are interested please call and schedule an in- person meeting. Bring the completed application along with all other required documents to the meeting. (Please click the link below for the application)

Find out how to join us