Pediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Playapy provides one-on-one occupational therapy services in the northeast corridor of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Individualized services are provided in home, preschool, and private school settings. Therapy services are provided using a playful approach to learning and developing skills to enhance and improve age-appropriate life skills. Playapy services children of all ages but primarily ages 2-12. Services are based on results of an initial evaluation which includes standardized testing, clinical observation of developmental skills, analysis of functional limitations, and the creation of a treatment plan, which includes home recommendation and short and long-term goals. Services are primarily funded through private pay. Limited insurance coverage is currently available in the North Miami Beach area.

  • Common Concerns

    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Bed Wetting/Incontinence
    • Behavioral Issues/Conduct Disorders
    • Cognitive Delay
    • Developmental Delay
    • Clumsiness/Poor Coordination
    • Fine Motor/Grasping Delays
    • Illegible Handwriting
    • Immaturity/Delay of Living Skills 
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Prematurity
    • Poor Listening Skills 
    • Sensory Issues/Processing Disorder
    • Vision Problems
  • Treatment Options 

    • Behavior Management
    • Body Strengthening & Coordination
    • Cognitive Skills Training
    • Fine Motor Skills Training
    • Gross Motor Skills Training
    • Handwriting Skills Training/PALS Handwriting Program
    • Home Program/Parent Education
    • Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Practices
    • Ocular Motor Skills Training
    • Play Skills Training
    • Reflex Integration Therapy
    • Sensory Integration Therapy
    • Social Skills Training
    • Visual Motor Skills Training
    • Therapeutic Activities/Exercises
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  • Occupational Therapy 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
    • Our son Lucas was having what we thought was just behavioral concerns at school, but after starting services with Amy we learned there were others areas to improve. Now we couldn’t be happier. With Amy we are seeing those improvements week after week! The teachers at Lucas’ school have definitely seen an improvement with his focus and behavior, and exercises Amy taught us have really made me feel more equipped as a parent. I feel like I am responding to my son and his challenges in ways that benefit him and give him the tools to succeed in life.

      Rev. Juan Del Hierro, Father of 4-year-old