F.A.Q.

General questions

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.

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.

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.

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) 514-1600or contact us to learn more.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

  • 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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.