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“Our son comes to River for Speech, OT and PT. We cannot say enough positive things about the staff at River. They are professional, hard working and most of all care about our son. They go the extra mile to help and are always willing to do what is necessary to help the kids succeed. Thank you.”
“Megan has been so accommodating, cheerful, well-planned, and professional. We’re very happy that she is John Paul’s speech pathologist.”
“Tessa loves to see Ms. Tori! She has made a lot of friends in preschool now because of her ability to clearly explain what she needs and wants.”
“We love Miss Torie, she’s the best! We couldn’t have asked for a better speech therapist and the continued support from the staff at River Pediatric Therapy is amazing!!”
Our family truly believes that God brought us to River Pediatric Therapies. In a time where there are moments as parents of sadness watching your own child struggle; River Pediatrics is such a source of light and love for our daughter Italia. River Pediatrics is the kind of place where every child feels as though they are the most important child in the room. Our daughter Italia has been receiving Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy Services at River Pediatrics since 2017. Our daughter’s Physical Therapist Chelsea not only teaches our daughter how to climb, run, jump, and swing each session; but Chelsea gives Italia the confidence she needs to succeed and the tools to meet all of her goals. She does so with all of the compassion and empathy that you would hope and pray for your child. Italia has also been blessed to have had Maggie, Meghan and Katie has her speech therapists. Each one of these wonderful individuals have given our daughter a voice when she did not have one. They love her and have loved her like she is their own child. They have been patient and kind; even when it would take an entire session to get even one small word. God created people like Maggie, Meghan and Katie to help our daughter one day on her own “Disturb the Sound of Silence.” May God continue to Bless you all as you do the most important work in the world; helping our children be the very best people that they were born to be. River Pediatrics thank you for being the answer to our prayers.
— Matt, Jenny, Nicolo, and Italia Trigona
When we walked through the doors at Rivers close to a year ago, we were concerned, nervous, and unsure parents.
We knew our child needed help and couldn’t figure out how to help her. Through the therapists guidance, expertise, and love our daughter has grown so much. She has made so much progress working with the team, that on more than one occasion, I have found myself crying tears of relief and joy. Relief that my child is aware and proud of her progress and the joy that she’s had the great fortune to have therapists that truly care for her.
Thank you for helping my child, thank you for helping me, and thank you for helping our family.
I can not express how thankful we are to have had River Pediatric, the staff, and our therapist, Stacey when we needed them the most! Our daughter was diagnosed with Torticollis and needed therapy to help turn her head and gain range of motion to one side. This was a stressful and emotional time but we had great support from everyone and Stacie was great with Hadley! Stacey worked with Hadley for over 6 months to make sure she was gaining the strength and meeting all the goals she needed to. Stacey was always smiling, happy, and invested in Hadley’s care. It was and still is amazing to see all the hard work that was put into helping our family. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone!
I write today to express my sincerest gratitude for my therapist. I first learned of River Pediatric through our physician after a disappointing experience with another therapy group. My little boy, Robert, struggled with speech issues and the other therapy group failed to treat him as a priority. After months of therapy with very little progress, they ‘diagnosed’ Robert with dyslexia and without physician involvement or my consent, began treating him as such in their sessions without my knowledge. He lost interest in Preschool, quit socializing with friends, began forgetting or ignoring all the alphabetical and numerical lessons he had been taught. Until one day, Robert came to me in tears asking “Mommy, why do I feel like one of those little kids who isn’t very smart?” This broke my heart. I immediately changed our course of action and had the distinct pleasure of meeting my therapist. What a delight she is! Robert loved her immediately and eagerly anticipated our weekly sessions. She was fun and friendly to Robert. Incredibly thorough and informative, competent and patient. She brings a flare and a creativity that I personally feel, can’t be taught in a college or university. Her natural ability to get on Robert’s level and befriend him in such a way that he worked without even realizing it, to me, is invaluable. I knew we were in the right place.
Robert’s confidence soared in a very short period of time. He joined a baseball team and made friends; he no longer felt awkward or misunderstood. He started full-day Kindergarten this past September. Given the time restraints, we had to table our weekly sessions until Robert’s in-school evaluation. Last week, I received a call from our District’s speech therapy coordinator. Her exact words were, “I understand you sought privatized speech therapy for Robert last year. You certainly got your money’s worth.” She reviewed everything…Robert’s preschool evaluations, my therapist’s evaluation, his current classroom work; consulted with his teacher and tested him over two days. Robert is well within the recommended guidelines for Kindergarten and is thriving in his classroom setting. Any speech issue he has at this time is a phonics issue which will be addressed as they progress with their reading readiness. Our District does not feel that Robert needs any further therapy. As a matter of fact, he’s easier to understand than most of his peers!
When I hung up the phone, I cried. Had we not met my therapist; had we not had the distinct pleasure of visiting with her every week, he would not be where he is at this moment. If you have children, you know what I’m about to say is the truth…the hardest thing for a mom is to watch her child hurt or struggle even for a moment. Thankfully, I didn’t have to endure that for long. My therapist did an outstanding job and I thank you all, and especially her, from the bottom of my heart.