About Me

What We Do.....

Playful Development, LLC, is a private pediatric occupational therapy practice located in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.  Playful Development is located in a home setting and incorporates both indoor and outdoor treatment areas.  In this comfortable and non-clinical setting the children experience a wide range of therapeutic activities. Children learn skills through occupational therapy treatment while engaging in fun and playful activities.  

In addition to individual occupational therapy, Playful Development offers small groups to address sensory-motor-social skills.

The occupational therapy evaluation begins with an initial phone intake to gather information and parent’s concerns. An appointment is then scheduled with the child and parent, and the evaluation is performed through a combination of standardized testing, clinical observation, and parent interview.  Donna Stefano, OTR/L, Playful Development's owner will share your child’s assessment results and design a treatment plan and goals to address their particular needs.  The evaluation process encompasses an assessment of gross and fine motor coordination, functional skills, visual perception, oral motor function, sensory processing and integration, handwriting, and clinical observations.  Clinical observations include assessment of muscle tone, physical strength, bilateral integration, midline crossing, dominance, body awareness, postural control, and motor planning.

Playful Development participates in most insurance plans including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, Aetna, Cigna, Husky (Community Health Network, Aetna Better Health, Americhoice).

If you would like more information please feel free to contact me at donnastefano@sbcglobal.net or by Phone at (860) 657-9454