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About Us

Valerie Goodfriend, OTR/L, has been practicing Occupational Therapy since 1985. She has been in private practice since 1997, treating children with a wide variety of disabilities in both school and clinic settings.  She has presented numerous lectures across the country and has been awarded the highest level of recognition by her colleagues, the Award of Merit in Practice.

 

Norma Wright, OTR/L, has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 1999. She worked for the New York City Board of Education, treating elementary school children with a wide range of disabilities. Prior to her career as an OT, Norma was a Special Education teacher, working with children with many special needs, including deafness and blindness. She has presented workshops on alternate communication programs.

 

Both Valerie and Norma hold Occupational Therapy licenses in North Carolina and are registered by the National Certification Board of Occupational Therapy.

 

 

At KidsAbilities, we use a Sensory Integration approach to address all areas of fine and gross motor skills. We work with children of all ages and levels of ability to improve functioning at school, home and play. Individual therapy uses fun, challenging activities to build gross and fine motor skills and develop the vestibular and proprioceptive systems.  Sessions are typically 45 minutes long, with brief time afterward to review with the parent what went on as well as to provide follow-up activities.

 

 

Testimonials

Here's what some of our clients are saying:

 

"He seems more confident. His ability to actually sit down and do the work and not be frustrated has improved."

 

"They put the medical jargon in terms you can understand."

 

"They don't look at anything as a disability; it's just making ability stronger."

 

 "These therapists are exceptional! They are able to target his trouble areas."