Our son has been working with Michelle for about a year to help with his handwriting and she has been great! Not only does he love going to see her, but the way she has integrated her plan with his teacher's means that we know that we are all working in a predictable and consistent way to support his writing in a way that has produced results. Through a combination of exercises and techniques we've seen a real improvement in his handwriting and beyond that, a real interest in writing. Before, writing was uncomfortable and unpleasant. Now, he is starting to incorporate writing into free play, something he never would have done before, and that, to us, is the real breakthrough. Michelle has done this with caring, warmth, insight, and enthusiasm. Michelle is clearly a qualified OT but it's her coordination with parents and teachers that make her the OT with whom you should be working.
Tom & Julie, Princeton, NJ
Our son's sensory issues are challenging at home and very different from the needs he has at school. Michelle's insight helped us to understand how to help him get through challenges that just didn't make sense to us.
Susan, Pennington, NJ
When I was first referred to Michelle at Pediatric Therapy Solutions, I did not know what an occupational therapist did, much less understand why my son needed to see one. From our initial meeting I have been impressed with Michelle's professionalism, dedication and skill as a therapist. She taught me as a mother that my son's sensory issues encompassed so many parts of his life teaching us how to address these issues with suggestions we could implement easily into home and school routines. I began to see improvement with my son's fine and gross motor skills very quickly after therapy began. Michelle soon understood what made my son tick and found strategies that made occupational therapy fun for him at each session. He looks forward to his sessions with Michelle and his improvement has been dramatic.
Michelle has been a wonderful resource to me as a parent and has taught me ways to help my son. Michelle has made a huge difference in the life of my son as well as my life. We are grateful for her and would whole heartedly recommend her services.
Joelle, Lawreneville, NJ
When I first met Meghan Quan in February of 2011, my daughter was two-weeks-old and getting her to eat was a daily struggle. Rose was born healthy at 39 weeks by a normal delivery. By the time she was two-weeks-old, however, it was apparent that something was making Rose very unhappy. We were told by many that she was probably just colicky, that we should just "hang in there". The problem was that Rose resisted eating during the majority of her feedings. She seemed to have trouble latching, even with a bottle, and gulped and cried throughout most feedings. Rose started seeing Meghan Quan once a week and I was surprised by how much Rose improved and how much I learned as a mom. Meghan is truly an incredible resource. She not only provided support and reassurance, but also insights into feeding that I had never considered. Meghan was able to tell us about the narrow shape of Rose's palate, her poor latch, and her disorganization during feeding. She acknowledged that she had some feeding delays and possible sensory issues which were preventing her from feeding well. Most importantly, Meghan taught us many different feeding techniques, such as side-lying and cheek support, which helped Rose to have successful feedings. We saw immediate results. The techniques allowed Rose to feed by bottle successfully.
Sara, Phoenix, Arizona
My son, Alexander, was born at 28 weeks and weighed 2lbs 5 oz. and required weekly feeding therapy. Initially, Alexander struggled to coordinate the “suck, swallow, and breathe” rhythm, had deep penetration with liquids at various consistencies, and was easily overstimulated by noise, light, holding position, and more thus creating a true aversion to bottle feeding.
Alexander was very fortunate to have Meghan as his feeding therapist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She was extremely thorough in her care and was very diligent in working with Alexander while training us (parents) for at home care. Additionally, Meghan was instrumental in Alexander avoiding food aversions. She explained that while Alexander struggled with feeding, it was important to have a positive mealtime experience. During the early stages of bottle refusal, one of the techniques she suggested was to incorporate bottle and formula during bath time so he would associate the smell/taste/sight with a pleasurable experience. I truly believe that Alexander’s success in feeding is due to Meghan’s positive impact on our family.
Danielle , Phoenix, AZ