Play is at the core of child development, providing children with an array of learning opportunities. At Play 2 Progress we enrich these learning opportunitues by providing a nurturing, safe and fun environment allowing each child to flourish.
Development is social. Children learn to respond to emotions, work effectively in a team, communicate needs and build friendships through social play. Play 2 Progress provides a unique environment where children are carefully matched with peers who will encourage them to reach the next level of success while having fun.
Every child has unique strengths and a unique view of the world. At Play 2 Progress we tailor our program to meet the distinct needs of each child and empower them to celebrate their differences and embrace their strengths. We are able to get a complete picture of each child through parent interviews, natural observation and school visits.
At Play 2 Progress we support parental goals by creating a shared vision between all members of a child's support network. Building a partnership between families, teachers, and coaches opens the lines of coummunication and allows parents to use tools that we provide to enrich their child's development. We recognize that every family is different and will work with you to create a home plan that works for your family.
De-stigmatizing therapy to help all kids big and small. We recognize that challenges come in all different forms. Our goal is to help your child overcome hurdles and focus on solving challenges through play.
Dr. Allie Ticktin is a licensed occupational therapist with a specialty in sensory integration and early childhood development. Allie’s life work is to empower children to celebrate their differences through play, and she believes it is necessary to customize each child’s treatment to his or her needs. Allie enables every child to reach a new level of confidence through an individualized plan created through collaboration with the child’s family, teacher and broader support network. Allie founded Play 2 Progress after recognizing the power of social play to facilitate individual progress. Through individual and group sessions with children, Allie is able to facilitate notable growth across both school and home environments.
Allie began her work in pediatric development at The University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science, and continued her studies at The University of Southern California where she received her Master of Arts degree and her Clinical Doctorate (OTD) in Occupational Therapy. As part of her clinical doctorate dissertation, Allie developed and implemented a manualized dog-assisted intervention program at a local school for ongoing use. Allie is certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT) and has received advanced continuing education in Neuronet Learning, Neuro-developmental treatment, DIR Floortime and Beckman Oral Motor.
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