A Unique Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach
FOCUS Children’s Therapy Center is conveniently located in Tenafly NJ, and was established as a multi-disciplinary center in 2000. It originated as an OT center but has expanded to a multi disciplinary center in 2004. Ruth Yaacoby, the owner and founder, observed that most children that she treated had difficulties in more than one area of performance, noticing that issues in one area sometimes lead to other concerns. Therefore, in 2004 Ruth expanded the therapy center into a multidisciplinary center, taking a ‘holistic’ approach to therapy: looking at the child as a ‘whole’ enabled the therapists, parents, and educators to understand the child’s needs in a comprehensive way and therefore provide the highest quality of therapy to the child. By amalgamating a variety of services for all children based on their individual needs, the child and family benefit greatly due to the ongoing communication and monthly meetings that allow for discussions and brainstorming ideas for cases.
We here at FOCUS Children’s Therapy Center are committed to all children with mild to moderate developmental delays such as – Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD), Children with Sensory Processing Issues (SPD), Language and Speech delays, children with Selective Mute, Anxiety and Depression.
We are also devoted to assisting children and families who go through family stress such as divorce transitions and the loss or death of a close relative. We are highly known for our unique Social Skills groups that are run by highly skilled professionals such as Psychologists (PhD Clinical Psych), Social Workers (LCSW), BCBA, Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) and Behavioral Therapists (ABA).
The center's mission is to support each child reach his or her unique potential in order to function in their home, school, and play environment with the tools necessary for a productive and happy childhood.