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.

Welcome Lisa Timrick, COTA/L, pediatric occupational therapy assistant

Lisa Timrick, COTA/L, pediatric occupational therapy assistantPlay for Real Therapy welcomes Lisa Timrick, COTA/L, pediatric occupational therapy assistant to our team!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lisa Timrick, COTA/L, pediatric occupational therapy assistant to our team! Lisa is very excited to be joining us at Play for Real Therapy Services. In 2006, she began working with children as an orthopedic technologist at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago. During this time, she developed a passion for assisting children with a variety of disabilities. This experience inspired her to become an occupational therapy assistant.

Wanting to deepen her relationships with children and families, Lisa recently completed course work to become a Basic DIRFLoortime Practitioner. In turn, this led her to become part of our team at Play for Real Therapy Services.

During her time at Shriners, Lisa enjoyed working closely with other professionals in a multidisciplinary team. This approach is something she continues to value. While training as an occupational therapy assistant, she was fortunate to work at Mt. Sinai and Stogers hospitals in Chicago. Here Lisa developed her pediatric experience in neonatal care and outpatient therapy. After graduating, Cum Laude, in 2010, she gained experience in a pediatric unit specializing in trauma. At this time, Lisa also developed an interest in using play to work on pre-handwriting skills in children.

2014 brought Lisa on an amazing journey to Florida where she initially worked with medically fragile children and their families. Through this experience, she discovered the effects of nurturing touch and its benefits to both the child and parents. Consequently, Lisa went on to become certified as a pediatric massage therapist.

In her free time, Lisa spends time cooking and creating new dishes for her family and friends. She enjoys researching and learning about Florida’s reptiles and spiders of all kinds. Lisa’s other interests include travel, swimming, reading, yoga and watching football.

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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