We are Hiring! Play for Real is seeking an occupational therapist and 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 Owners attend Research Mentorship at the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

Play for Real Owners attend Research Mentorship at the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Denver

Picture of Lyn, Dr. Lucy Miller, Dr. Sarah Schoen and Peter at the Star Center for SPD in Denver

Lyn, Dr. Lucy Miller, Dr. Sarah Schoen and Peter at the Star Center for SPD in Denver

At the beginning of this month, it was our pleasure to spend a few days doing a research mentorship at the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in Denver. We were a small group, with ten other occupational therapists (OTs) who also shared an interest in research. The focus was on single subject research design with input from Lucy Miller, Sarah Schoen and Dr. Stephen Camarata (not pictured) from Vanderbilt University.  It was a packed itinerary and the energy was high, with a lot of stimulating discussion with our colleagues. We all learned a lot and came away with a commitment to complete a study on an aspect of sensory processing disorder over the next year.  We are happy that Lucy will be providing direct support as we plan, implement and complete our study. Lucy Miller’s goal is to get enough studies to be able to put together a book and perhaps include a chapter with studies involving DIRFloortime.

The Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

Dr. Lucy Miller is a world-renowned occupational therapist and specialist on sensory processing disorder. She has written many books, including  Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder.  The Star Institute attracts clients from all over the world and, in their entrance lobby, they have a map of the world with many, many pushpins indicating all the places that their visitors have come from. While we were there, Lucy gave us a personal tour of the incredible research and treatment center. There are many specialized treatment areas including several sensory gyms, feeding therapy rooms and a treatment area specifically for older children and adults. Last but not least, they have an amazing sensory-based playground and garden. As clinic owners with dreams of our own, we were truly inspired!

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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