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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common questions and answers. Call us at (216) 514-1600 or contact us, we'd be glad to provide more info.


Do we have to come every week?

Our experience shows that coming weekly or more often creates the greatest successes. Coming every other week or once a month simply does not allow for the same rate of success.

I live kind of far away. How far do most people travel to attend therapy at your facility?

Many people travel to attend therapy here. We offer all types of therapy in a fun and energetic environment, and our clients find that it is worth the trip! Some people travel up to an hour each way, from as far away as Pennsylvania, to attend therapy here. Follow-up with therapists via teleconferencing may be available.

Can we come more often than once a week?

Of course! We offer many different tracks of therapy, and many clients attend our therapy intensives, where we meet multiple times per week to quickly achieve a stated therapy goal.

Can you help me with my child? He or she is having issues with _______.

Almost definitely. Our multi-disciplinary setup means we can help your child with almost any issue that he or she is having. Call us at (216) 514-1600 or contact us to learn more.

What kind of options do you have for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

We have therapists on-staff that specialize in therapies proven to help with ASD children, including ABA therapy and DIRFloortime®. In addition to one-on-one therapy, we also have an Early Start Autism Program, which is a 5 day a week intensive program for children with ASD from ages 3-6.

What are the youngest children you work with?

We work with children of all ages, starting at infancy.

What are the oldest children you work with?

We work with children of all ages, even adults. Learn more.

How early can we start therapy for my baby?

Research shows that intensive or early intervention will help achieve the parent and child have the most success. Continued parent coaching will help the overall outcome.

What types of therapy do you offer?

We offer all types of therapy. Our core therapy programs and other services that we offer include the following:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Mealtime Management
  • Counseling
  • Early Start Autism Program
  • Educational Services

Visit our therapies page to learn more.

What types of diagnoses do you and your therapists treat?

  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder / pervasive development disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Central auditory processing disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder / difficult behaviors
  • Selective mutism
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Behavioral and emotional disorders
  • Dyspraxia / motor incoordination
  • Developmental delay
  • Complex syndromes (e.g. Down Syndrome)
  • Neuromotor and tone disorders
  • Prader Willi
  • Stroke / hemiparesis
  • Brain injuries
  • And more

What problem areas do you address?

  • Auditory processing skills
  • Sensory modulation / adaptive behavior
  • Visual motor skills
  • Respiration
  • Balance / equilibrium
  • Eating and oral motor skills
  • Fine motor / handwriting / keyboarding skills
  • Strength / endurance
  • Organization skills
  • Visual and auditory memory
  • Visual and auditory perceptual skills
  • Self-care / self-help skills
  • Postural stability / hypotonia
  • Articulation skills
  • Ocular motor skills
  • Sensorimotor coordination / dyspraxia
  • Speech / language delay
  • Play and social skills
  • And more

Can you tell me more about the Galvin Therapy Center?

Galvin Therapy Center was founded by Barrie Galvin, OTR/L, a practicing occupational therapist for over 50 years. All of our therapists are fully licensed and/or certified for their area of practice, and we maintain strict standards of excellence to ensure that your child gets the best possible attention and care.

What are fine motor skills?

Fine motor skills relate to small actions of a child’s muscles of the fingers, wrists and the coordination of a child’s movements that is important in learning and life. For instance, picking up small objects and using a spoon would be considered a fine motor skill.

What are gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills relate to larger movements. Riding a bike, going up and down stairs and throwing a ball are good examples.

Can my child start therapy without going through a doctor’s evaluation?

Yes! We can conduct evaluations of your child’s needs.

What if I can’t bring my child to a therapy session?

You (the parent) must be there for the initial evaluation and parent meeting. You can have someone else bring your child to follow-up therapy appointments.

Do you have an evening schedule?

Yes. Off-hours are by appointment only. See our hours.

What are evidence-based treatments?

Evidence-based treatments are those treatments that are based on scientific research studies and are proven to have effective results in treating a patient’s condition.

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

There are differences between physical therapy and occupational therapy, even though they both help improve a child’s quality of life. Physical therapy (PT) deals with pain, strength, joint range of motion, endurance, and gross motor functioning. Occupational therapy (OT) deals more with behavioral skills, fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills, and sensory-processing deficits.

Galvin Therapy Center

All of our therapists are fully licensed and/or certified for their area of practice. We maintain strict standards of excellence to ensure that your child gets the best possible attention and care. Learn more.