Before & After

  • Using the PALS Handwriting Program has consistently demonstrated great results for many children. Children typically are ready to write around age 5 after developing important foundational skills. These can include good posture, control of arm movements, strength in arm and hand joints, eye-hand coordination, a mature pencil grasp, and the ability to imitate pencil strokes accurately. Without first developing these skills, a child can have difficulty with writing, become frustrated with learning, and develop poor habits that can inhibit success as they age. Below is an example of a child’s handwriting before and after starting the Treasure C.H.E.S.T. workbook, the first step of the program. After completing the Treasure C.H.E.S.T., the same child completed the Heads, Tummies, & Tails workbook, the second step in the program. The second set of photos are the before and after examples.

  • Our Services

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  • Playapy offers educational workshops and trainings designed specifically for parents, educators, or therapists. Join the email list to receive notifications.


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  • Speeches and talks are available on topics including the importance of play, development skills, and handwriting among other subject areas.


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  • Consultations are available on-line and boutique occupational therapy services are available for home and school settings the Miami, FL area. Playapy specializes in treating children ages 3-9.

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  • Educational Training Testimonials

    • She made it very easy to understand. It was a very educational class. These books are very helpful.

      Preschool Educator, Miami, FL
    • She was very knowledgeable and very organized. I learned that handwriting skills have much more to do with the body, not just hands. I understand more about body language when it comes to the children.

      Preschool Educator, Miami, FL
  • Speaking Engagements Testimonials

    • Elegant, powerful, and honest…She speaks for children who cannot speak for themselves.

      Rashida Bartley, Author
    • Amy will uplift your very spirit to a higher level of joy.

      Terry Fernando Newton, Writer & Performer
  • Therapy Services Testimonials

    • My son has been doing Occupational Therapy with Amy for a year and half, and we couldn’t be happier. She developed a special bond with my son, yet made him work hard in a way that was fun. Within a couple of months, we started seeing more progress than the entire previous year. Amy was also very patient and caring with the entire family while we transitioned from home schooling to a regular classroom environment, working closely with his teachers and caretakers.

      Tatiana Araujo, Mother of 5-year-old
    • After 2 years of OT with OK therapists, Amy stepped in and we have seen incredible improvement in focus, attention, eye contact, and handwriting. Thank you, Amy! You are the best. Amy makes it fun and easy for kids and parents alike.

      Anonymous, Mother of 6-year-old
    • After working with Amy side by side, I can recommend her wholeheartedly. She is a creative and scholarly professional who knows what she is doing and works impeccably with her clients. I would recommend her services without hesitation and am happy to have worked with her for many years.

      Alina, Speech Language Pathologist