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 over 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.
Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia in 2015, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University in 2018. During her time at Georgia State, she completed multiple pediatric rotations, participated in and presented pediatric research, and gained extensive experience treating patients with a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions. Katie is very passionate about helping children get the most out of each therapy session while still having fun at the same time.
Taylor comes to On Target Pediatric Therapy with a passion for building a strong therapeutic relationship with both the child and caregivers to empower families to reach their goals. Taylor received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2015, where she also received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017. During her time at The University of Florida, Taylor was actively engaged in pediatric research, policy and practice, serving as an intern for Pediatric Practice and Policy at the American Occupational Therapy Association. Taylor completed her fieldwork at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, in which she gained specialized knowledge in NICU and cardiac conditions. Taylor has experience in treating a wide variety of pediatric conditions and has received continuing education training in reflex integration.
Rachel graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 and earned her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. In her final year of graduate school, Rachel completed an internship with the STEPS Autism Program through Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was through this program where she discovered her true passion for working with children who have autism. After graduation, Rachel moved to Atlanta, Georgia and completed her fellowship in Gwinnett County Public Schools. For two years, she worked in an elementary school that specializes in small-group classrooms for children with autism. Rachel joined On Target Pediatric Therapy in October 2018 in order to further pursue her love of working with children and families one-on-one in a collaborative therapy environment. Rachel is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and presented research at their annual conference in 2016. She is also certified in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention. When she’s not crawling on the floor and blowing bubbles, Rachel enjoys participating in book clubs, using her Instant Pot, traveling with her husband, and playing fetch with Otis, her Old English Sheepdog.
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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