The Children’s Therapy Center of North Jersey

The Children’s Therapy Center serving children with special needs with special care through Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Evaluation, Services may be provided individually or in small groups.

The Children’s Therapy Center of North Jersey—where caring and experience matter.

Our Mission

We are committed to supporting families who have children with special needs and abilities. By guiding parents and caregivers through the therapeutic process, we give them the tools they need to enable their child to reach their maximum potential and live life to the fullest.

Welcome

The Children’s Therapy Center of North Jersey (CTCNJ) combines talented and skilled therapists with a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for children. We use the latest therapeutic techniques and individualized treatment programs to offer you and your child the care and support necessary to navigate, progress, and succeed in life.

Help your child discover and maximize their special gifts. Start by contacting CTCNJ for an on-site consultation. Or set up an appointment to view our facilities.

Together we can help you and your family live life to the fullest!

Totaling 4000 square feet, our facility provides a clean, safe, kid-friendly environment. We have specialized swings, scooterboards, a trampoline, ball pit, rock wall, and much more!

Every child experiences the world in their own way. We offer a variety of services to cater to the unique needs of your child.

At CTCNJ, our goal is to highlight the unique role of Occupational Therapy in supporting a child’s ability to engage in all the activities of childhood. We do this by designing individual programs unique to the needs of your child in collaboration with family contributions.

Services may be provided individually or in small groups. Each service provides its own specialized set of skills that, when shared with other disciplines, provide a more complete profile of a child’s strengths and needs.

Please explore the links associated with each service to help you understand the specialized training and roles of each of the therapies.

Our Services

Occupational Therapy
Speech-Language Therapy
Physical Therapy
Evaluation and Treatment
In addition to CTCNJ Services, Family Therapy is now offered on-site through Tree House Therapy Services.

Conditions Treated

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Social Communication Disorder (formally known as Asperger’s Syndrome)
Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
Sensory Modulation Disorders
Sensory/Behavior Issues
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
Developmental Delays Gross/Fine/Perceptual Motor Delays
Speech and Language Delays
Learning Disabilities
Neuromuscular Conditions (Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida)
Genetic Disorders

See what others are saying about our unique care and services.

They are a very caring and loving learning center with a wonderful staff who go above and beyond to help my daughter. She has sensory integration issues. She has learned so much and come so far.
I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
— Emily’s Family, Sussex, NJ­

Over the past 4 years, Linda and her team have been instrumental in helping my family grow and develop. I have watched my boys overcome developmental barriers and become more confident in their daily lives and at school. Not only has she helped my children, she has helped me become a better parent. She is full of creative and fun ways to overcome challenges, not just for my children but for the whole family. We are thankful and privileged to have Linda in our lives.
— A Grateful and Happy Family

Linda Harrigan and the staff at CTCNJ have helped my three children tremendously, all of who have autism. The atmosphere at the Center and the expertise of Ms. Linda have helped my children improve and learn so much, especially my Anthony. They all continue to grow every week because of Linda. We couldn’t get this kind of care anywhere else.
— Anthony’s Family

Linda was recommended to us by two of our E I therapist’s. She has surpassed all our expectations with her expertise and vast knowledge of sensory issues. You will not meet anyone with a bigger heart for these kids. We are so very thankful for Linda’s approach and positive attitude with our son. We are in awe of the progress Joshua has made with his sensory issues in just nine months. Linda’s creativity enhances the value of each session. Joshua loves coming to “play and exercise? with Miss Linda every week! I can’t imagine finding a more experienced, well-qualified, and caring therapist. I would recommend her to anyone whose child could benefit from occupational therapy.
— Joshua’s Mom

My son and daughter both have autism. When my son was leaving early intervention, I started looking for other therapy. I looked in the newspaper and found The Children’s Therapy Center of North Jersey. My son is now 10-years old and is doing wonderfully. He went from only eating a few choice foods to eating a variety of veggies. Now my daughter is receiving therapy at CTCNJ for behavioral issues and is making great strides. The Children’s Therapy Center is wonderful!
— The Enright Family

The Children’s Therapy Center of North Jersey has changed our world. Through OT, our son has gained physical strength and coordination, improved his handwriting, and learned to work together to solve problems rather than give up. We look forward to coming each week. But OT here is more than just services for our son. It is parent education and a support network. Everyone here is part of our family.
— Cara and Mike

“The selection of a backpack is a family affair. By joining together as a team, children will realize the importance of proper backpack wearing. It should be considered a fun family activity. The bottom line message is to have children begin to take more responsibility for their physical health.”

—Dr. Karen Jacobs, Occupational Therapist and Ergonomist

Serving children with special needs with special care through Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Evaluation, Services may be provided individually or in small groups.

Below are a few sites you may find helpful.

AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)

Autism Speaks
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning Disorders (ICDL)
DIR/Floortime (Developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD)
Asperger’s Experts (A great resource for information and support from two young men who both have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, Danny Raede and Hayden Mears).


SENSORY PROCESSING/SENSORY MODULATION/SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDERS

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (SPD Foundation)
STARCenter Sensory Therapies and Research
• Founder, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD. OTR FAOTA
• Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
• Sensory Modualation Disorder (SMD)
Brain Works/Sensational Brain


ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAD)
ADD Warehouse (Provides tools such as books and publications about understanding and treating ADHD and other developmental problems).
Learning Disabilities


DEVELOPMENTAL VISION/VISION THERAPY

Developmental Vision Disorders/Vision Therapy
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEP)

Below is a list of Optometrists who provide vision therapy in northern New Jersey and surrounding areas:

William Ference, OD
Pompton Eye and Vision Care
496 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Phone: 973-835-7000

Bruce Meyer, FCOVD, Board Certified in Vision Therapy
Riverside Family Vision Care
1 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
Phone: 201-265-7900

Newport Vision Center
123 River Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Phone: 201-222-3937

Leonard J. Press, OD
Family Eyecare Associates
PC 17-10 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone: 201-794-7977
Fax: 201-794-7347

Mitchell Scheiman, OD
Director of Pediatric & Binocular Vision Services at the Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania
The Eye Institute of Salus University
1200 West Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
AND…
3300 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Phone: 215-276-6000
Appointments: 215-276-6111


NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS

Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy

825 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800.872.5827 / 202.776.0406
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA
National Office
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 800-572-1717


FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties—A Family Support Organization
Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties, a Family Support Organization, is a private, family led, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization funded by the New Jerseys Division Children’s System of Care, that provides support, education and advocacy to families with children who have special mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges, or developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Phone: 973-940-3194
Fax: 973-770-2755
E-mail: [email protected]

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
This fund was established as a finacnical resource to help all New Jersey families cope with uncovered medical expenses for their children. Any New Jersey family, regardless of income, whether insured or uninsured, may be eligible for assistance. Call or write for information.

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
Attention: Executive Director
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700

Phone: 609-292-0600
Family Information Line: 1-800-335-FUND (3863)