Choosing the right Occupational Therapist for your special needs child is one of your most important decisions

So why choose Lori Rothman?

The Lori Rothman difference is trust from over 40 years of successful experience. It is the parents’ trust in knowing they are dealing with a straightforward expert in regard to their special needs child. I am someone who has a proven track record and is an expert in combining Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT), Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) and aspects of Physical Therapy.

So what does this mean in easy to understand language? I come from a medical background at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine rather than a school based one. This allows me to look much more intently on how the body works and how that impacts the child’s sensory system (ie – touch, movement, smell, sounds and more). I do the initial evaluations through standardized testing and clinical observations as it relates to the child’s core, balance, sports skills, handwriting, classroom behavior and management just to name a few.

After working closely with the parents, I then collaborate with all team members. In addition, I do first hand school visit observations including a write-up in order to develop an on-going plan that works!

I have dealt with thousands of special needs children during a career that has spanned over 40 years. This includes, but not limited to, children with Autism, Hypotonia, Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, PDD, ADHD, ADD and genetic abnormalities. I have also published on the topic of Autism.