Loren Norman is the founder and director of Spring Ahead Pediatric Occupational Therapy PLLC.
She holds a B.A. in child study from Tufts University and a M.A. from New York University. Her career began with the New York City Board of Education where she worked closely with teachers and treated children in the classroom, following a “push-in” model.
For over 15 years Loren has been in private practice where she works in a sensory gym treating children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Development Delays, motor planning, coordination disorder, fine motor delays, Sensory Processing Disorder and grapho-motor issues. Loren also works with Adults with Sensory Processing issues
In addition to working directly with children, Loren also works an OT consultant for schools providing in-services to teachers and educational staff. Information about Sensory processing, Fine motor/gross motor development, and Handwriting as well as Disorders and accompanying symptoms in these areas are thoroughly discussed. As a result, teachers are provided with tools to identify children with issues and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to help these children function optimally.
As a mother of children with sensory issues, Loren has insight and a greater understanding when collaborating with families and providing them with support through the therapy process.
Danielle B. Goodman is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who is dedicated to helping children become efficient, effective, and confident communicators. She believes in meeting children at their current skill levels, building upon their strengths and interests, and improving upon their challenges. Danielle has helped children aged one to 21 demonstrate their full potential since 2009.
Danielle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Boston University. She is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), diverse oral motor interventions, and sensory motor based feeding therapy, and she is on track for certification in orofacial myology. Danielle is also trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Interventions.
Danielle has extensive experience evaluating and treating children with articulation and phonological disorders, oral motor and feeding difficulties, receptive/expressive language delays, and social language disorders. She frequently collaborates with other professionals while taking a team approach to support children with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and more.
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