WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS
PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, AND SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICES
Our mission is to provide high-quality, individualized therapeutic care, delivered with compassion and respect, empowering your child to succeed.
Westchester Therapy Solutions serves children and their families throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam County, including the Bronx.
- Our therapists are experts in the art of motivating and our children love coming to therapy
- Parent surveys reveal nearly 100% satisfaction with our therapeutic experience
- Our therapists see children in our state-of-the-art therapy gym, your home, daycare center, preschool, or school district
- Your family can count on us to be an indispensable member of your team, following your child from infancy through adolescence
TELEHEALTH THERAPY SERVICES
Westchester Therapy Solutions is available for in-person and teletherapy sessions. We provide teletherapy visits for all physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language therapy services. Telehealth therapy sessions are available dependent on county and school district regulations. For more information on our virtual therapy services, please contact us.
WTS provides therapy for children from infancy through adolescence with difficulties in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Sensory Integration difficulties
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Neuromuscular disabilities
- A variety of genetic conditions / syndromes
- Speech and language delays
- Developmental Delays
- Motor Incoordination
- Learning disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
- Orthopedic conditions
- Down’s syndrome
- Handwriting deficits
- Articulation disorders
- Oral motor difficulties
- Oral Apraxia
- Feeding disorders
Our child therapy administrative team includes five therapists, with nearly 100 years of combined experience providing therapy for children. They have advanced certifications in NDT, Sensory Integration, and PROMPT.
Donna’s desire to teach other therapists to provide the same high quality therapy for children was the motivation she needed to fulfill this dream. Donna Klein & Associates, Inc. began in 1990 with Donna and a few employees. It continued to grow each year due to its solid reputation, and eventually became Westchester Therapy Solutions.
Better Solutions, Brighter Futures!
Each of our therapists must go through a rigorous interview process with our administrative team. Professionalism, clinical knowledge, experience, ability to establish rapport with children, and passion are all essential. As a result, the WTS therapists are exceptional, dedicated, warm, and engaging. Parents see impressive progress in their children’s abilities and are grateful for the confidence their children develop. Therapists attend ongoing continuing education to ensure provision of cutting-edge approaches to the children we serve. Matching a child with their unique set of needs to a therapist with the right expertise is a top priority for Westchester Therapy Solutions.
Click to meet our team:
Donna Klein, M.A., OTR/L: Founder & Director
Donna Klein is the founder and director of Westchester Therapy Solutions. She has devoted the past 30+ years to the care and development of children and the education of their families. Donna’s background and expertise lies in Sensory Integration, Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD/executive functioning limitations, and children with behavioral difficulties. She received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Buffalo, a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and holds a Certification in Sensory Integration.
Her work experience began in adult rehabilitation providing her with an understanding of neurology which soon transformed into her passion for working with children. During the early years, Donna worked with children of all ages, birth through adolescence. She spent time in school districts, early intervention programs, and preschools as a team member to maximize a child’s function. Donna Klein & Associates developed a solid reputation for providing high-quality therapy that truly made a difference in the lives of their young clients. As the years went by, under Donna’s leadership the company grew into what is now Westchester Therapy Solutions with over 70 therapists and a wonderful team of administrative professionals. She takes pride in hand-picking therapists to join WTS, guiding them to take their therapeutic skill level higher and having a wonderful team of supervisors that are always available to parents.
Donna was thrilled when WTS moved and significantly expanded to its current clinic location in Harrison, NY. The state-of-the-art sensory gym includes a pirate ship, sensory room, school-age exploration area, toddler zone, speech clinic, and multiple evaluation areas. Donna believes an important goal for every child is to make friends more easily. As a result, the clinic focuses on empowering all children to “play” beyond what was previously thought possible with other children and with their special buddy / his/her therapist. The clinic destination is an exciting space full of the dynamic therapy equipment, has plenty of parking, there is a daycare center in the building, and it has a spacious cafeteria. Come visit Donna and her staff anytime to see the confidence build in our children, the smiles on their faces and the parents thrilled with the services we provide.
Emily Rudolph, M.S., OTR/L , CSE Coordinator
Emily joined the WTS team in summer of 2018. Emily’s expertise is working with children on the Autism Spectrum; however, she can work with any child of any age, with any difficulty as her clinical skills are exceptional. She has worked in residential, home-based, school district settings as well as sensory facilities. She enjoys working with children of all ages, diagnoses and levels of functioning. Each child’s uniqueness, his/her preferences, abilities and difficulties are of great significance to Emily as she modifies her treatment planning accordingly. Emily believes a family’s goals & priorities are of the utmost importance.
Our families find Emily to be an essential part of their team, highly relying on her expertise during every step of their child’s growth and development. She is extremely creative while she maximizes a child’s motivation to ensure progress in each child’s therapy. It is for all these reasons & experiences that Emily was promoted to join our administrative team as our CSE Coordinator for our School Districts. Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from Union College and then continued on to obtain her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Salem State University.”
Annie Amendola, M.S., OTR/L, Clinic Supervisor/Program Manager
Westchester Therapy Solutions was fortunate to have Annie join our team in 2016. She began as a staff therapist but quickly transitioned to become our Program Manager/Clinic Supervisor. Annie has a special talent for working with children with sensory processing deficits, developmental delay and children with behavioral issues. She strongly believes in strength based approach to optimize a child’s functioning. Annie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire.
Annie has a passion for helping families and provides support to other therapists to make WTS and exceptional place for children to reach their full potential. Our therapists thrive with the continuing education courses organized by Annie. In her supervisory role, she has taken her expertise to help therapists brainstorm and assist them to build upon their treatment plans.
Annie assists in the hiring process and chooses therapists that are not only knowledgeable but also have the warmth/compassion when working with children. Annie’s ultimate goal is to have every child achieve his/her full potential.
Susan Chacko, Physical Therapy Supervisor
Susan has been working as a Pediatric Physical Therapist for over 17 years. She started her career working in an inpatient acute care setting, but found her true passion once she switched over to Pediatrics. Susan enjoys working with the preschool and school age population and seeing how even small gains in a child’s strength, balance, and coordination transfer over to an improvement not only in their gross motor skills, but to their self-confidence and self-esteem.
She believes collaboration with parents/caregivers and all individuals working with the child is of utmost importance, and leads to overall success for the child. In her current role as PT supervisor, she is available to support new therapists as well as discuss treatment strategies with seasoned therapists. Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. John’s University, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Touro College.
Mary Koltay Laczay, CCC, SLP: Speech & Language Supervisor
Mary has been working with children with speech and language disorders for over twenty-five years. She recently joined WTS and we are thrilled to have her on board. She specializes in therapy for children with apraxia of speech, oral motor disorders, receptive/expressive language delays, and articulation and phonology disorders.
Mary strongly believes that treating the child in conjunction with educating the parent is the key to success. “It is amazing to watch the world open up to a child when he/she is able to communicate with family and friends.” She is a dedicated professional who devotes herself to meet the needs of every child she encounters.
As our Speech and Language Supervisor, Mary is always available to support and assist our speech pathology staff and the wonderful families they serve. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing from Mercy College and her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Hofstra University.
Meet Casey – Our new addition
Casey is an English Goldendoodle. She is a wonderful addition to our staff allowing children their space if they choose not to interact with her or providing unconditional love, patience and a lovely tactile experience if they choose to get to know her. Casey performs tricks on command, can sit at a hesitant child’s feet or can allow warm hugs as needed. Donna is thrilled to have her as part of our larger family. Casey loves tummy rubs, treats and swimming in lakes.
We will always miss and cherish the time we had with Sunny. These two pups would have been best friends.