Brooklyn Letters consists of one occupational therapist: Lynn-Marie Herlihy

LYNN-MARIE HERLIHY

MS, OTR/L, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Lynn received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tuft’s University in Boston. Since graduating in 1998, she has worked with children in a variety of settings, including Early Intervention, public schools, private schools, and private practice. She has extensive experience helping children with fine motor delays (strength, dexterity, bilateral integration), pre-writing and handwriting skills, sensory processing disorders, and visual-motor and visual-perceptual problems. With over 12 years experience, Lynn has worked with children from birth to 12 years old, with mild to severe delays. She has pursued her personal interest in yoga by training with both Yoga Kids and Radiant Child Yoga programs. Lynn is also trained in the Handwriting without Tears Program and Therapeutic Listening Program. Her approach is uniquely tailored to each child, drawing from sensory integration theory, a neurodevelopmental approach, and play-based activities in order to engage and motivate the child. Lynn offers individual Occupational Therapy assessment and direct services either in your home, or a private therapy room in Park Slope. OT can address a wide range of needs including: gross motor/coordination issues, fine motor development, handwriting, self-care skills, tactile defensiveness, and attention issues as related to Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Sensory integration techniques (including suspended equipment) and fine motor activities are used, depending on the needs of the child. Lynn uses a play-based approach to make therapy fun and motivating for the child. Consultation to parents and classroom teachers is also available.

In addition to home visits, Lynn works in a pediatric sensory gym called Run, Jump, Roll. It is fully equipped with a wide variety of sensory integration tools and equipment, in order to help children improve their sensory processing, balance and coordination, and other motor delays. There are also two private treatment rooms for working on fine motor skills, handwriting, visual perception and sustained attention to task. The gym has a waiting area where parents can watch the child’s session and learn valuable techniques for use at home and in school.

LOCATION:  Office at 433 Third Avenue (between 7th and 8th Streets), Brooklyn & home visits in the Park Slope area
TYPE OF SERVICES: Occupational Therapy screenings and evaluations, individual treatment sessions, parent consultations, teacher/staff workshops and in-services at your location.
EXPERTISE:  Sensory Integration treatment, fine motor development, visual-motor and visual-perceptual deficits, handwriting/pre-writing skills.
AGES: Birth through elementary school.
HOURS: Tuesday 9:00am to 7:00pm, Wednesdays 2:00 to 7:00pm, Thursdays 9:00am to 2:00pm

CONTACT: lynn@brooklynletters.com, 646-KidsOT1 (646-543-7681)
WEBSITE: http://www.ParkSlopeOT.com/
PAYMENT: Private Pay; Out-of-network provider for most insurance plans
RATES: Go to http://www.ParkSlopeOT.com/
BLOGS: Supporting your Child’s Sensory Development at Home , The “Hidden” Senses, Summer Occupational Therapy: Fun Ways to Increase Hand Strength, The Importance of Tummy Time for NewbornsHandwriting Matters & Top OT Ideas for Kindergarten Readiness

These professionals are part of the Brooklyn Letters collaborative network. Brooklyn Letters personally recommends their multidisciplinary services, and these professionals aren’t in business with Brooklyn Letters.