We are Hiring! Play for Real is seeking a Speech-language Pathologist.

 

We help you develop the skills to support your special child to manage the stresses of life, with more confidence and fewer tears

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    Lyn engages with a client on the platform swing in the therapy gym

Welcome to Play for Real Pediatric Therapy Services

Quality Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, DIRFloortime and Sensory Integration Services based in Brevard County, Florida. We look forward to working with you!

The Play for Real Therapy Experience

Here at Play for Real Therapy Services, we offer quality pediatric occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. Our treatment models include DIRFloortime, sensory integration, the SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) approach to feeding, integrated listening (iLs) and pediatric massage. Our approach is family centered and our goal is to provide you with the skills you need to help your child be successful. By combining the latest research with our expertise and your family goals and priorities, we can design an individual, evidence-based treatment program for your child, to help them reach their full potential. Our emphasis on therapeutic play provides a positive and nurturing environment for your child to grow. By using a child's natural way of learning, their progress and development is a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

Play for Real reopens for Direct Therapy

PFR Repens for Direct Therapy

Play for Real reopens for Direct Therapy

Play for Real is very pleased to announce that we are open again for direct therapy. Our main concern is the safety of you, our families and our staff, so we have introduced a number of changes to reduce the potential spread of Coronavirus until cases are seen to be falling and stabilizing locally.

Telehealth Still Strongly Recommended

As long as it is effective, Telehealth will continue to be our recommended form of therapy wherever possible. Remote therapy provides the least risk for everyone involved. When direct therapy is indicated, we have introduced new procedures, following federal and state health guidelines, to avoid or keep direct contact to a minimum. Sadly, this means our practice of having several families interacting in the main clinic at the same time is suspended until further notice. Although working together provides rich opportunities for children’s social development, the need for safety takes precedence at the present time.

New Safety Procedures for Direct Therapy

Here is a list of some of the main new safety procedures:

  • The waiting room is closed as it becomes too crowded, and instead, clients will be met in the parking lot by their therapist
  • Staff and clients will be screened for Covid symptoms before therapy sessions
  • Appointments will be staggered so clients arrive and leave separately and therapy will be conducted in separate areas
  • Although we love to work with the whole family wherever possible, we are asking for one caregiver per child to attend the session. Unfortunately this means that we cannot include siblings in therapy sessions at this time.
  • Masks will be worn by everyone during sessions, unless indicated otherwise, and we ask for you and your child to bring a mask with you.
  • Staff and families will wash their hands before, during and after sessions
  • Toys and all frequently touched surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between sessions
  • We have also introduced a lot of other changes “behind the scenes” such as improved air filtering in the facility to help keep you safe.

The Play for Real staff realize that some of these procedures will be inconvenient for you at times. They are in place for the safety of you, your child and our staff. We are monitoring the local and global development of the Coronavirus pandemic daily. Play for Real  will relax or increase our additional safety procedures as indicated.

We are excited to be working with our families in person again and welcome you back to Play for Real!

Stay safe!

Warmly

Peter and Lyn Bennett and the Play for Real Therapy Team

Useful Links:

Keeping Children Healthy during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Tips to Protect Children during a Covid-19 Outbreak

 

About Play for Real Therapy

Play for Real Therapy Services offers quality occupational therapy and speech-language therapy for children. We specialize in several treatment models including DIRFloortime, Sensory Integration and the SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) Approach to Feeding. We use therapeutic play to help your child develop the skills they need for living

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About us

Dr. Peter Bennett and his wife Lyn have over 70 years combined experience as occupational therapists, specializing in pediatrics. Here at Play for Real Therapy Services, we are committed to working with you to help your child reach their full potential!

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