Dana Blumberg

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Dana Blumberg is a pediatric occupational therapist and the owner/director of Positive Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center. Dana started Positive Steps in 2007 after spending many years working with children in schools, hospitals, home care and early intervention. She realized that she wanted to personalize her therapies and integrate them amongst the child’s many outlets and caregivers. Dana also provides in-service seminars to parents and teachers, to help spread the knowledge and provide useful tools to incorporate sensory integration therapies at home and in schools. Her goal is to provide 110% quality care in a family friendly, warm and welcoming center and she is committed to lecturing and educating parents and teachers and consulting with schools.

Dana was named a “NJ Favorite Kids’ Docs and Exceptional Healthcare Provider 2012 and 2013” by New Jersey Family Magazine. The professionals on the list were nominated as “exceptional” by readers of the magazine.

Dana is always taking continuing education courses and in addition to her certification in Sensory Integration, she has completed continuing education courses in The Alert Program, a variety of Listening Programs, Interactive Metronome, Kinesiotaping, Handwriting without Tears, SOS Approach to Feeding, and Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT). Dana is certified as an Advanced Mentored Clinician in SPD Level 1, having completed the Advanced Intensive Mentorship from the Sensory Processing Foundation.

Dana’s areas of expertise include: Sensory Integration Certified, SIPT (Sensory Integration Praxis Test), Therapeutic Listening, The Listening Program, a variety of handwriting programs, including Handwriting without Tears. She also writes up child specific sensory diets for her clients for home and or school. Dana visits schools to observe her clients and provide sensory strategies for the teachers. She also does Sensory Integration and Handwriting Inservices at a variety of schools.

Dana received her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She is also a certified Level I Fieldwork Advisor for Rutgers Univeristy.

Dana loves working with children and their families to help each child grow to their fullest potential.