We are excited to announce that have moved into our new, larger office at: 1270 McConnell Drive Suite B Decatur GA 30333. This location is conveniently located next to many important locations, including Mason Mill Park, Avis G. Williams Library, Toco Hills Shopping Center, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center
On Target Pediatric Therapy, LLC was established to provide a comprehensive and affordable avenue of care for our children. At On Target, we provide professional Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy services while always maintaining an "at home" feel for all of our clientele. We welcome our customers to the On Target family where all of our services are tailor-made to suit each individual's needs.
We offer treatment sessions on Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm in our offices. We are pleased to announce we can also provide our services at many schools. We offer evaluations, treatment sessions, group and information sessions on both a private pay and insurance based model.
Jennifer comes to On Target Pediatric Therapy with a Masters in Science from Columbia University and half a decade of professional experience. Jennifer is a self proclaimed 'therapy kid' who strives to enable children to feel the empowerment and loving care she felt from a great Occupational Therapist. She seeks to wholeheartedly assess each child by their strengths and use these unique traits to maximize their potential. Jennifer has worked in pediatric rehabilitation facilities, special need preschools, elementary and middle schools, evaluation centers and private clinics. She has received continuing education classes in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Handwriting Without Tears, TEACCH, and DIR/Floortime approaches.
With 10 years of experience and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Downstate University in New York, Rachel is passionate about bringing her expertise to a practice where children and their families can feel success in a tangible and genuine way. Avid about parental involvement, Rachel has spent years implementing approaches that enhance parent involvement in the therapy process. Rachel has treated a broad age range of pediatric clients, ranging from a few weeks old through middle school age, and clients with myriad diagnoses, enabling her to have a comprehensive understanding of pediatric occupational therapy. She continues to enhance her skillset, and has completed courses in Handwriting without Tears, Early baby treatment, Neurodevelopmental treatment, Interventions for Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Functional Vision, and Feeding assessment and treatment, as well as many other areas.
Michelle earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1999. She worked in public schools in Maryland and Massachussetts for 12 years providing therapy services to children with a wide variety of special needs. During that time she additionally took on the responsibility of being the Special Education Team Leader at one of the schools in Massachusetts where she helped write comprehensive IEP’s for the students in that school district. After leaving Massachusetts, Michelle spent a few years being a full-time mom and is now excited to return to her first passion, helping children learn to use their motor skills to the best of their abilities. Michelle has taken many continuing education courses over the years, most recently she has learned some new techniques for treating Idiopathic Toe-Walking and took a course in Hippotherapy (a form of therapy that utilizes the horse and it’s movement as a treatment tool to achieve the individual patient's goals). In addition to working here, Michelle provides Hippotherapy at Chastain Horse Park.
Amanda is a proud Georgia native who received her bachelor degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia in 2014. She graduated with honors with a doctorate in physical therapy from Emory University in 2017 in order to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric physical therapist. While at Emory she completed multiple clinical rotations and advanced coursework to further her knowledge in working with children with neurologic and orthopedic conditions. She also spent 3 years organizing and volunteering at community events designed to promote fun fitness activities for children with special needs and their families. She has a particular passion for helping children gain maximal independence in their physical skills and improving their participation in community activities.
Melissa attended the University of Georgia earning her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 and her master's degree in Speech Pathology in 2015. Throughout her clinical work, she has worked with both children and adults with a wide range of speech and language disorders. She has worked in public schools outside of Atlanta providing services to pre-k through high school students, including those with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Melissa enjoys working with families in addition to the individual in order to help educate and enable caregivers to carry over skills learned in therapy to their every day lives.
Chani knew from the time she was in high school that she wanted to be a pediatric occupational therapist. Her understanding of children and love of problem solving is what makes OT the perfect profession for her. Chani is a native of New York and earned her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. Her clinical experience has always focused upon pediatrics but with a broad base of settings, including hospital based acute inpatient, hospital based outpatient, and school based therapy. This gives her a unique perspective of the therapeutic process from hospitalization through rehabilitation with children of all ages. Chani loves to learn and has taken many continuing education courses in the areas of Ayre's Sensory Integration, Splinting, NDT, Therapeutic Yoga, Visual Processing, Astronaut Training, and underlying medical conditions.
Shira is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2003. She received her Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in September of 2002 from Touro College in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Atlanta 11 years ago from upstate NY, and has 15 years of experience working in public schools and with private clients, ages 0-21. Shira's passion is in working with children with severe articulation delays, and apraxia of speech. She especially loves to celebrate the childrens' accomplishments when they master new skills and share their joy when they become better communicators.
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