We are an approved clinic by the New Jersey Department of Education

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is an approved clinic and agency by the New Jersey Department of Education to provide services to children with special needs.
Saturday and Evening Sessions are Available!!!!
"The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is unique in that we offer many different services in ONE Center. Parents will enjoy the convenience of traveling to one location to have all of their child's needs met."

"With over 40 years of combined experience, we will evaluate and treat your child from the very first signs of delay in physical, motor, cognitive, or language development."
The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is a comprehensive, pediatric, private practice located in Verona, New Jersey. The Center offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Handwriting Groups, Social Skills Training, and Play Groups.
The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center provides quality therapy services, specially designed to suit the unique needs of each child. Our goal is to help children and their families understand their challenges and enable them to reach their own maximum potential and become successful both in the school and home environments.
For more information or to set-up an appointment, please call or e-mail us. We are here to help both you and your child.
Physical therapy provides individualized services to improve, restore or prevent limitations due to disability, injury, disease, health conditions, or developmental delays. Pediatric Physical Therapists address trunk and lower body strengthening to improve gross motor skills, including climbing, walking and running.
Physical Therapy services often address the following challenges for children:
  • Balance and coordination
  • Muscle control
  • Tight muscles impacting mobility and posture
  • Range of motion, strength and endurance
  • Postural Control/Correction
  • Gross motor development throughout the body
  • Gait and mobility training for safety and independence
  • Proper use of adapted equipment
  • Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Promotion of healthy, active lifestyles
Therapeutic Intervention:
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Sensory Integration (SI)
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Postural Control
  • Core Strengthening
  • Lower Extremity Strengthening to Assist with Gross Motor Skills
  • Daily Living Activities
  • Upper extremity strength and endurance
  • Endurance Activities needed for School Aged Children
  • Motor Planning/Balance/Coordination

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is here to help enhance the quality of your child's life by improving their ability to communicate with family members and peers, so that they may reach their full potential. Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy provides assessment and treatment of your child's communication skills. These include speech, language, play, and interaction development. The focus of treatment may be on oral-motor skills, stuttering, tongue thrust, voice, language, articulation, or augmentative communication.
If your child has not been evaluated for speech and language skills, The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is a great place to start! In our friendly, playful environment, we offer comprehensive speech and language assessments which are performed to determine whether or not communication skills are developing typically, and whether or not professional intervention is warranted.

Who can benefit from Speech and Language Therapy Services?
Children require speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:
  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive (intellectual; thinking) or other developmental delays
  • Weak oral muscles
  • Birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate
  • PDD/Autism
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Apraxia
  • Motor planning problems
  • Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
Speech & Language Warning Signs:

Does you child demonstrate any of the following?
  • Increased frustration during communication attempts
  • Preservative or repetitive behaviors
  • Decreased interest in social situations by age 24 months
  • Loss of skills previously mastered
  • Decreased eye-contact
  • Lack of imitation skills
  • Decreased/lack of appropriate play skills
  • Absent pointing by one year of age
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Limited sound repertoire
  • Leaving off first sound of a word
  • Inconsistent sound errors
  • Randomly says a word accurately, then doesn't use it again
  • No words produced consistently by 16 months
  • Delayed response time
  • Increased need for repetition for response to commands, directions, and questions

Comprehensive Assessment Includes:
  • Articulation/Speech
  • Language Skills (Receptive and Expressive)
  • Oral-Motor/Feeding/Swallowing
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Play and Social Skills
  • Auditory Processing
Therapeutic Intervention:
  • Articulation/Speech Therapy
  • Language Therapy (Receptive and Expressive)
  • PROMPT Therapy
  • Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
  • Oral-Motor Therapy
  • Play and Social Skills Training Therapy
  • Auditory Processing Training

We take pride in the Pediatric Occupational Therapists who evaluate and treat our New Jersey-based children with a variety of special needs and diagnoses. These specialized therapists help children maximize functional and age-appropriate skills through the use of therapeutic play, exercise, and adaptation of the environment.
Occupational Therapy focuses on a child's neuromotor development, sensory integration, fine motor skills, self-care and play skills. At Bloomfield Institute of Therapy, our occupational therapists are specialized in sensory integration in order to address your child's unique sensory needs in our sensory gym. Treatment is designed to provide challenging therapeutic activities with an enriched sensory experience in order to maximize your child's ability to participate in daily life activities. Occupational therapy helps children who are having difficulty participating in normal daily “occupations” of childhood. This includes play skills, self-help skills, self-care activities, social-emotional development and learning.

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy Services?
Children require occupational therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:
  • Gross and fine motor delays
  • Sensory processing delays
  • Sensory defensiveness
  • Visual perceptual deficits
  • Decreased attention and focus
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Handwriting deficits
  • Social interaction
  • Clumsy or poor balance
  • Low muscle tone
  • Poor endurance
  • Poor motor planning new activities
  • Anxious or resistant to new activities
  • Difficulty transitioning
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Craving for, or hypersensitivity to: movement, heights, touch from others, feel of clothes, tastes/textures of foods, sounds, and smells
  • Poor awareness of surroundings or attention to detail
  • Hyperactive, distractible, or lethargic behaviors
  • Easily frustrated (showing withdrawn or aggressive behaviors)
  • Difficulty calming down or falling asleep
  • Difficulty with coloring, cutting or handwriting skills

Comprehensive Assessment Includes:
  • Neuromuscular status
  • Gross motor skills
  • Coordination and balance
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting performance
  • Sensory processing
  • Visual motor/ visual perceptual skills
  • Activities of daily living
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
Therapeutic Intervention:
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Sensory Integration (SI)
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Visual Motor & Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Handwriting Without Tears/ Handwriting Support
  • Daily Living Activities
  • Upper extremity strength and endurance
  • Core Strengthening
  • Endurance Activities needed for School Aged Children
  • Motor Planning
  • Balance/Coordination Activities