Testimonials

Treatment Testimonials

 

There aren’t enough accolades in the dictionary to describe how we feel about Jessica, Dana and Emily.  The three of them go above and beyond in their roles at Positive Steps to make sure that all of my son’s needs are addressed. They are welcoming, kind and so helpful! As an older therapy client, Jessica involves my son in decision making about his therapy and actively keeps him engaged in his care.  She is a creative out of the box thinker, intuitive and incredibly caring.  My son would go to OT 5 times a week if we let him!  We highly recommend Positive Steps!

Francine

Knowing that my child was in such expert and kind hands, made all the difference.  I really don’t know how to express what that means as the caregiver to a child but also as a professional in this field.  You were patient, thoughtful, creative, intelligent, and knowledgeable.  I truly can’t thank you enough.  I walked away feeling positive and really understanding what was happening.  You are fantastic!

Dana R.

Since my son started working with Dana, there has been a significant change in his confidence, strength and motivation. She has gone above and beyond to make sure he gets the attention he needs in order to excel. She took an extraordinary interest in making sure he builds confidence and strength. She is extremely patient and fun to work with, balanced, with a firm, no nonsense way of teaching. When my son would say he “can’t” do something she will absolutely not give up and would push him to limits that I did not even know he was capable of achieving. He is, without a doubt, a different child than he was when he first began. We notice quick growth and confidence as soon as he started working with Dana.

 

I have yet to find another therapist who can compare to Dana. She has set the bar very high. I recommend her to anyone with a child who needs Occupational Therapy. My son’s fine motor and gross motor skills are now beyond my expectations. I am so proud of how far he has come, and I owe it all to Dana.

Jennifer

We are so grateful to the team at Positive Steps for showing us how to maximize our son’s potential. In additional to our weekly sessions, the team came into our school to offer strategies on how to improve the learning environment. Our son is now engaged in the learning process and his attention span has improved significantly. The team at Positive Steps went above and beyond to integrate strategies beyond our sessions, into school and our home. We are so lucky to have Positive Steps on our team.

Amy

Dana Blumberg is an amazing occupational therapist.  Our son has been going to her for 2 years.  She has helped him to greatly increase his small motor function as well as improve his gross motor planning.  Our son’s writing has improved substantially .  It is more legible and his stamina in writing time  has improved as well.  Most important of all, our son’s self-esteem has dramatically improved.  He feels that ‘he can do it’ now and he does not give up easily or feel that he is not as good as his classmates.  Our son loves to go to therapy with Dana because he has fun in addition to working hard.  Dana has been tremendously supportive to our son and he loves her very much.  She has offered sound advice to us, as parents, as well as put into practice several effective home / therapy connections.  She has made tremendous efforts to work with our son’s school teachers and anyone else our son has interactions with.  She is fabulous & we can wholeheartedly recommend her.  She has made a tremendous difference in our son’s life as well as in our lives.

As  the mother of 2 children who attend Positive Steps , I have been thrilled with the therapy my children have received.  Dana Blumberg, director, is an experienced, dedicated professional.  She is so fun and playful that my children, ages 4 and 7, love coming to the center and  don’t even know they are coming for therapy.  We have received great ideas for carryover at home and my children are continuing to  achieve their goals. I am grateful  for the warm, nurturing environment Positive Steps.

Kim

I brought my son Nathan to Dana Blumberg when he was 7 years old and struggling with his handwriting and other aspects of writing in first grade. Right away, Dana pinpointed the problem and continued to focus on it. Nathan quickly learned the necessary tools that he will need to write throughout his life, while having a blast in Dana’s beautiful facility and through her extremely fun loving and patient personality. Nathan was even upset when he heard that he was “graduating” from OT!!!! How many children complain about that??? As a mother, I feel very lucky that I found Dana and that my son was able to benefit so much from her in such a short time.

Treatment Testimonials

Thanks to the staff at Positive Steps, the bar has now been set very high for all staff training to come!  The workshop facilitated by Jan on the topic of fine motor skills could not have been more interesting, relevant or enjoyable!  My staff and I walked away with so many fantastic (and creative!) tips and ideas on how to work with our young students and we cannot wait to integrate all of these suggestions into our classrooms. I truly believe that every preschool would benefit from having an OT on staff…and if that is not possible, having the staff of Positive Steps available for ongoing training workshops is the next best thing!  We eagerly anticipate our next training! -Rosanne, Director of Pine Brook Jewish Center Nursery School

It was rewarding to provide my teachers with an in-service that was relevant to our preschoolers.  Every teacher walked away with skills and strategies that could be implemented in the classroom the following day. Thank you Positive Steps!

Donean, Director of Livingston’s Little Learners

I just wanted to share how wonderful the training workshops are from Positive Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center! On one occasion, Jessica presented a workshop on sensory strategies for parents, and on another occasion, Dana presented a workshop on sensory strategies for teachers in the classroom. Both of these workshops were highly informative, engaging and empowering. The interactive component of the workshops and and the variety of techniques and strategies offered will surely have a positive impact on our students with occupational therapy and sensory needs. -Naomi, Principal of Bradford Elementary School