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About Us

Helping children thrive one session at a time.

Time to Thrive Children's Therapy (OT with Jess) is a private practice in Naples, Florida serving families since 2017. We provide occupational therapy and virtual speech-language therapy services to children with various diagnoses. We strive to create a safe environment where children feel encouraged to build on the skills needed to gain independence in age appropriate activities. 

Our skilled therapists work with parents, teachers and other healthcare professionals to provide a holistic, family centered approach.

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What is OT?

Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance (PEOP) Therapy Model

Occupational therapy is a holistic approach that uses meaningful activities such as play to rehabilitate and improve skills. Time to Thrive Children's Therapy uses the Person, Environment, Occupation, and Performance (PEOP) model of practice. There are several factors that impact a person's performance in everyday activities. Treatment sessions and treatment plans are designed with the child's physical, emotional, neurobehavioral and cognitive needs in mind (Personal factors). The environment is also assessed to control for environmental distractions or stressors and to increase social interactions when appropriate (Environmental factors). Occupational therapists assess the specific skills needed to participate in an activity (Occupation), and modify that activity by breaking it down into simpler steps to facilitate participation and success. Performance is consistently monitored to ensure progress.

Helpful Links and Resources:

  • Visit Pathways.org for resources on child development, educational videos and activities to track your child's development.

  • Visit Theottoolbox.com for resources and fun therapeutic ideas to do at home with your kids.

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What is Speech-Language Therapy?

Speech and language therapy involves the use of meaningful and motivational activities to enhance the overall communication, speech, language and feeding/swallowing skills of a child. We believe in treating the whole child to enhance their skills to be successful in their daily interactions and environment.  Speech and language is more than being able to speak!  It is being able to be involved in our environments and interactions through whole communication.  Many areas that speech and language therapists address fall within the following major areas:


  • expressive and receptive language development

  • expressive and receptive language impairment

  • early language and the “late talker”

  • pragmatic and social communication

  • executive functioning

  • reading and phonological awareness

  • articulation and speech intelligibility

  • speech fluency

  • feeding and swallowing

  • selective mutism

  • traumatic brain injury

  • pre-reading skills / reading and writing difficulties

  • voice and resonance issues

  • alternative and augmentative communication

  • academic difficulties


HELPFUL LINKS and resources:

https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart/

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

Contact us for our developmental checklists.

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Meet the Team

At Time to Thrive Children's Therapy, our team of highly skilled and experienced care providers has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the people running our welcoming Occupational Therapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.

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 Jessica Garcia M.S OTR/L

Owner and Occupational Therapist 

Jessica is orginally from Naples and graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2011. Her passion and interest in psychology and human development led her to continue her education in Miami. She obtained a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. Jessica is a proud member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and she is a registered OT with NBCOT. Jessica has experience working with children diagnosed with various conditions such as Autism, Down's Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, chromosomal disorders, global developmental delays, Sensory processing disorder, Dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, Cerebral Palsy, feeding issues, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has gained valuable experience from working in outpatient clinics, schools and early intervention home health settings. Her speciality in pediatric occupational therapy is supported by her holistic knowlege in: 

-Sensory integration

-Primitive reflex integration

-Feeding Therapy / Food Chaining approach

-Learning without Tears

-DIR Floor Time approach

-Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model 

-Cognitive Behavioral Techniques 

In addition, Jessica is bilinglual in Spanish and English. She enjoys working with families to help them reach their children's goals and finds her career meaningful and enjoyable. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.   

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Kristin Lee M.S OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Ms. Kristin began her career in 2014 after earning an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University. She gained valuable experiencing working in a pediatric, hospital based, outpatient clinic for 5 years. During this time, Ms. Kristin was inspired to continue her education. She went on to receive a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2018. Ms. Kristin has completed multiple clinical rotations in a variety of settings; such as schools, outpatient clinics, orthopedic practices, and skilled nursing. She is registered with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. Ms. Kristin currently treats children from birth to 18 years of age. She is passionate about connecting with parents to help young people improve their quality of life and be as independent as possible. She enjoys being creative and helping children learn through meaningful activities that are fun and motivating. Ms. Kristin has experience working with numerous diagnoses, including developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, acquired injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders, Fragile X syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, chromosomal disorders, Autism, and sensory processing disorder. In her free time, Ms. Kristin likes to spend time with her friends, family, and beloved dogs.

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Erika Garcia

Office Manager

Erika Garcia is an adept professional with a rich background in administrative roles, spanning various industries. As the Office Manager at Time to Thrive Children’s Therapy, Erika brings her passion for children, meticulous attention to detail, and a wealth of knowledge garnered from diverse experiences. A devoted mother of two, aged 18 and 8, Erika has called Naples, Florida, home for over three decades.

Services

Pediatric Speech and Occupational Therapy Services

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Consultations and Screenings

Consultations and screenings can help determine if a formal evaluation and treatment plan are warranted. They help families understand the benefits and role of therapy in their child's development. Screenings and consultations are also offered at daycare, preschool and  telehealth.

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Evaluations and Treatment Plans

Standardized assessments are used to determine if a disorder or delay is impacting a child's participation in everyday activities such as play, feeding, toileting, and social engagement. Evaluations allow us to develop a profile of the child's strengths and weaknesses, interests and dislikes, and a baseline of skills that can help with the development of a personalized treatment plan to address specific needs and measure progress.

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Client-centered treatment sessions

Treatment sessions are personalized with the child's abilities and needs in mind to facilitate participation and enhance self esteem. Activities are gradually modified to meet the child's needs, and to make therapy fun and effective. Parent's are the most important people in a child's life therefore parents are provided with strategies to facilitate carryover in their home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are also being provided virtually where parents are coached through therapy play sessions from the comfort of their homes.

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Collaboration

A team approach and collaboration with pediatricians, teachers, and other therapist working with the child is beneficial to reinforce skills being addressed in other settings. Consistency and carryover is essential for progress. Collaboration can be done via phone conferences, sharing of progress reports, parent/teacher conferences, and attending Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

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Testimonials

From the amazing families we have the privilege of serving

It has been a year since I started getting service from OT with Jess for my child I see a lot of progress already.The service is very good she personalizes the child needs ,she is flexible with the time ,more importantly she help me understand my child needs and give me some good ideas so I can help my child at home . I have a wonderful experience with OT with Jess, I make a lot of progress with my child.Even though I have to move to another city I will continue getting service from OTwith Jess.so I will recommend it to anyone who needs Occupational Therapy for their child.

 I really appreciate the time and flexibility that Ms. Jessica has spent with my son Luis. In a time where good quality services for our special needs children can be hard to find we have found that Ms. Jessica has offered and delivered and we are very happy to have found her. Her experience and knowledge shows throughout the different sessions which she makes sure to keep fun and progressive at the same time. We are so thankful and look forward to meeting all of his goals in the future.

-Linda

-Eva

Jessica is that rare continuation of expertise and heart. She is a gifted Occupational Therapist who challenges children and teens to be the best that they can be and truly cares about each individual and family. Our son Dakota has been seeing Jessica since 2017. She started with fine motor difficulties (i.e., how to hold a pencil, use scissors, learn to write his letters, button his shirt, pants and take a deep breath when he didn't master things at first, use his words instead of acting out.) He strives to meet his goals as she challenges him to do so. He has learned to ride a bike with no training wheels, jump rope, balance, skip and jump. We are now working on addition with place values. She comes up with new ideas every week to keep it fresh and fun. Jessica is an excellent Occupational Therapist and I'm grateful to have found OTwithJess for my son and will continue to see her throughout his school years.

Hemos tenido el gran gusto de conocer a Jessica y ha sido en momentos muy difíciles por la pandemia. Debo decir que su calidad de ser humano se compara con su calidad profesional. Su juventud y empatía hacen que mis hijas y yo nos sintamos cómodas con ella, apoyadas con su gran profesionalismo y su encantadora sonrisa que parece inquebrantable a pesar de momentos difíciles. Jessica es una terapeuta que yo recomiendo sin miedo a equivocarme. Me siento confiada por que mis hijas la adoran y se sienten muy felices haciendo terapia con ella.

-Dawn

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Our Fees

Occupational Therapy Assessment Fees

$300 for comprehensive OT assessment to evaluate target areas of concern which may include:

• Visual perception and Visual motor skills

• Gross motor/ Fine motor skills

• Sensory Processing skills

• Social-Emotional Skills

• Academic skills

• ADL/IADL performance


Speech-Language Assessment Fees

$300 Full Speech/Language and Articulation


All assessment services include a detailed report valid for up to 6 months, and  a personalized plan of care. The plan of care is composed of short-term and long-term goals which are used to guide treatment sessions. A recent plan of care will be required if treatment services are provided at Time to Thrive Children’s Therapy LLC.


Private PayTreatment/Consultation Service Fees and Policy

1 hour session and consultation: $120

45 Minute session and consultation: $90

30 Minute consultation: $60

Travel fee to daycare/school/home: $30


Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept Humana Medicaid, Humana Choice Care, Tricare, Allegiance, Meritain, Molina ATA, Sunshine Health ATA, Sunshine CMS plan, Sunshine Medicaid for children under 3 years old, and Step-UP for Students Scholarship. Call us to find out about our superbill options for private insurances. 

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Phone: 239.316.7906

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Reception hours Monday - Thursday: 08:30am - 2:00pm  CLOSED: Saturday - Sunday

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