All About Island Therapies

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About Island Therapies

Jeanne Ganz, OTR/L, BCP

Margaret M. Spring, MS, OTR/L

 

Erika Wick, MA, CCC/SLP


About Island Therapies

Island Therapies opened its doors to families in 1987 providing occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy to children from birth to adolescence. It was among the first private practices to provide a team approach. Island Therapies has dedicated itself to providing quality and state of the art therapies within a small family friendly environment for more than 20 years and plans to continue to do so. Island Therapies has added special education, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and psychological services. The practice is still owned by the original proprietors who continue to provide treatment. All staff who are employed by Island Therapies are hand picked by the owners and are well trained in their respective fields. All professional staff are qualified, specially trained personnel credentialed and submitted to New York State for background checks and licensed or certified by the State of New York.

The partners of Island Therapies bring extensive and varied experiences to their practice. To learn more about each of our partners, please click on their names linked to the left.

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Jeanne Ganz, OTR/L, BCP

Jeanne Ganz received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. She has been a licensed, practicing occupational therapist since that time and was among the first group of occupational therapists to become board certified in pediatrics in 1993. Jeanne is NDT certified in pediatrics, in NDT occupational therapy treatment, in NDT baby treatment, and served as an NDT instructor. She is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and trained in sensory integration. Jeanne is a certified provider for The Listening Program, including bone conduction, a provider for Therapeutic Listening, and Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI). She also has certification in Handwriting Without Tears™. Jeanne has passed Module I level in ABA training and can integrate those concepts into treatment as needed. Jeanne has extensive lecture experience and has written a book entitled Including SI for Parents: Sensory Integration Strategies for Home and School. (For discounted ordering information on this website, please click here: Including SI for Parents: Strategies at Home and School)

To e-mail Jeanne Ganz, click here: jeanneganz@islandtherapies.org

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Margaret M. Spring, MS, OTR/L

Margaret M. Spring (a.k.a. Peggy) received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has been a licensed, practicing occupational therapist since 1978. Peggy is NDT certified in Pediatrics, certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), trained in sensory integration treatment, is a Listening Program Provider, and has extensive lecture experience. Peggy has passed Module I level in ABA training and can integrate those concepts into treatment as needed.

To e-mail Margaret (Peggy) M. Spring, click here: peggyspring@islandtherapies.org

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Erika Wick, MA, CCC/SLP

Erika Wick received her Bachelors degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island in 1975. She obtained her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from New York University in 1977. She has worked as a speech pathologist with the pediatric population for the past 30 years. She is NDT certified in pediatrics and has completed numerous feeding courses over the past 30 years. She is a Listening Program provider and is PROMPT trained. She is a F.R.E. instructor as well. Erika has a special interest in working with children with a diagnosis of autism and childhood apraxia as well as sensory and motor based feeding disorders. Erika has passed Module I level in ABA training and can integrate those concepts into treatment as needed.

To e-mail Erika Wick, click here: erikawick@islandtherapies.org

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