Vision & Philosophy
JumpTherapy’s Vision & Philosophy
Our mission is to provide a unique sensory, motor and social skills occupational therapy program to children with different abilities by utilizing a fun, natural play environment often enjoyed by their typicallydeveloping peers. In a stimulating indoor inflatable bounce facility, an experienced therapist works with small groups of children with ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and sensory processing, motor and social difficulties, building their skills in a goal-oriented therapy/play program.
The challenging inflatables and fun, exciting setting are the ideal motivational tools to help children master sensory motor skills including balance, core control coordination, body in space awareness, motor planning and bilateral integration. JumpTherapy’s innovative program focuses equally heavily on social skills development by facilitating eye contact and language, impulse control, turn taking, frustration tolerance, team building and sportsmanship. These are all essential to achievement in academic settings and in all aspects of everyday life.
JumpTherapy’s vision also includes a solid basis of support for the family. A free parent support group is held during each session, designed to help parents interact, discuss common issues and gain strength from each other.
JumpTherapy’s program was developed in 2013 by Miriam Skydell, a pediatric OT with 30 years experience and a strong commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of special needs children and their families. Our core values of integrity, compassion, and respect for individual differences support our goal to empower every child and every family with the skills for success in functional mobility, emotional control, relationships and independence.