Pediatric Occupational & Speech Therapy for Children!
Child Directed and Family Centered Approach to Pediatric Therapy
Children learn and develop through sensory rich experiences of play and movement. We specialize in a whole child approach to promoting the development of skills needed for a child to participate in their daily “occupations.” Occupational Therapy will help your child be more independent with play, self-help, and social skills. Speech Therapy helps your child to speak, understand and socialize with family and friends. Feeding Therapy is used to determine what interventions and professionals can help to improve your child’s food intake.
Therapy sessions provide individualized treatment so your child can acquire the skills to develop and learn. We believe that child directed therapy and family participation creates the greatest impact.
Services We Provide for Children
Reasons your child may need therapy services:
Is your child having trouble with transitions, stubborn behaviors, or resistive to new activities?
Is your child having difficulty with self-help skills, holding a crayon, cutting with scissors or feeding themself?
Does your child frequently fall, crash to the ground on purpose, or appear clumsy as compared to their peers?
Is your child delayed with rolling, crawling, walking or talking?
Treatment for Children with:
Sensory Processing Disorder
Speech and Language Delays
About Sara Wilbert and Beacon Pediatric Therapy Services
I received my Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2001 at the University of Hartford and completed my fieldwork education in areas of mental health, physical disabilities and pediatrics. My work experience includes public and private school based practice, early intervention, and adult rehabilitation. I live in Forked River, New Jersey with my husband, two teenagers and 3 pups.
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) also known as dyspraxia, is a neurodevelopmental disorder which can impact a child's ability to learn motor skills and execute smooth coordinated motor movements impacting fine and gross motor coordination, balance and postural control as well as sensorimotor coordination. The challenges with this disorder can [...]
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We couldn’t be happier with our experience since starting at Beacon. Sara is incredibly helpful, kind and patient with my son who looks forward to going to his OT session every week. His fine motor skills have improved so much in just a few months since he started seeing Sara. If you are struggling to decide on a therapist for your child, you will not be disappointed with Sara at Beacon.
Sara is great at what she does! She is extremely patient and thorough. She really takes the time to understand your child’s unique needs so she can best help them. She really helped my daughter with some sensory issues she’s been dealing with that started to affect her life in a significant way. She gave my daughter, as well as my husband and I, the tools that we need to better help prevent overwhelm from these issues and sometimes avoid them completely. We have really seen a benefit from our time with Sara and would highly recommend her to anyone [...]
If you are considering feeding therapy for your child then I highly recommend Sara! She has been working with my 11 yr. old son who is a picky eater and has seen other SLPs & OTs before. Sara is trained using the SOS approach and not only gives the child the tools they need but the family too. She takes the anxiety out of exploring new foods and applies the rules of food science. This is the type of therapy I have been looking for and wish my son was able to receive when he was younger. Sara is also [...]
Sara is an amazing OT who has incredible patience and is so kind. Our 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed SPD and is also on the spectrum. Sara was able to help us see where we could improve areas of our daughter's life and we are forever grateful to her for that! I highly recommend her for her OT services and the love and care she has not only for what she does but for your kiddos too! You won't be disappointed!!
Beacon Pediatric Therapy has been amazing! Sara is incredibly thorough and extremely patient. Sara has taken the time to get to know our son and find ways to help him in OT as well as at home. I’m looking forward to see the progression he makes.