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“We saw a huge difference in our son after he started going to Playful Development.  After we started seeing Donna he slept better, is eating better, and has a lot less tantrums.  He is all around a much happier child now.  We truly are so blessed to have found Donna.”        


“Our family worked with Miss Donna for six months with gross/fine motor, especially in the area of handwriting.  We received lots of great opportunities to practice at home, and our son gained both strength and confidence.  We would highly recommend Playful Development.”

                                                                                             -Jessica & James

“Donna is an exceptional person and a highly devoted and dedicated OT.  Her goal of improving our son’s ability to perform is paramount.  Her embrace and integration of the family within the framework of the therapies she provides is remarkable.  Her unstinting support and generosity is beyond comprehension.  She is truly an inspiration to her profession.”

                                                                                              -Vanessa & Gary

“Thank you for everything you have done to help our son and for helping to improve his quality of life.  Even the short time he has spent with you has made such a difference.  Not only have his sensory difficulties improved, but with all of your techniques and suggestions, his overall stress level has reduced significantly.  Your home and gym have been very welcoming and comforting to us.  We are forever grateful for the role you have played in helping our son.  We wish you the best of luck as you continue your quest to help children to a better life.”


“Thank you for all you have done for us.  Caroline has flourished with your guidance.  We greatly appreciated your commitment which shows when you work with us, when you write your reports, and when you “go to bat” at the various meetings concerning Caroline’s future intervention plan.  Thanks again for all you have done."


“Thank you for all of the hard work you did with Jaiden.  We always found your visits informative and helpful.  Your information on SI issues gave us wonderful insight into what made her tick.  Through your help, we were better able to understand Jaiden and adjust her environment accordingly.  You were always honest about your concerns for her and willing to try alternative methods when needed.  Your suggestion to start brushing her was absolutely on target and has changed her behavior tremendously.  The child that would squirm if I held her close is now hugging and cuddling with us.  What a wonderful gift you gave us…unlocking her lovable side!  You always made us feel comfortable and proud of all the positive progress Jaiden has made. 

We feel very fortunate that you were chosen to work with Jaiden and only hope you realize what a wonderful job you do.  Thank you again for all of your hard work.”


“Playful Development has been a positive force in my son's OT development over the past 5 years.  Donna truly enjoys working with children and focuses on their individual needs.  Working with special needs is not always easy but you would never know it, as Donna has an incredible amount of patience and love for all children she works with.
I wish her much success and would recommend Playful Development as a wonderful environment for any child needing OT services.”  


“My husband and I owe Donna a lot; she has done wonders for our son.  When I came to Donna our son was newly diagnosed and I was completely overwhelmed and a little scared.  Donna immediately made me feel at ease with my son’s diagnosis and assured me she would be able to help him.  My son loved coming to see Donna, in three years he never once said he didn’t want to go.  Now, I could not be more pleased with his progress.  He has come such a long way from where he started and I have Donna to thank.  She provides such a fun and nurturing environment.  She also provides invaluable advice and support to parents seeking more information about his or her child’s challenges.

While occupational therapy can be trying at times, especially for a child, Donna provides the tools and encouragement children need to become stronger, overcome their weaknesses, and tackle challenges both they and their parents thought were impossible.  Donna is a truly gifted therapist and any child would be lucky to have her as his or her teacher.”



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