39 West 14th Street Suite 505 New York, NY 10011

Appointments: (917) 518-9904

Pediatric Occupational Therapy, PLLC

About Us


Loren Norman

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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

 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.