UNION, NJ - A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Sensory Kids & Social Minds, an interdisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic expanding to Union.
The public event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 15 at their Union location, 2037 Morris Avenue. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m.; individual and small group, no touch tours, will be held from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
An interdisciplinary clinic, Sensory Kids & Social Minds tailors treatments collaboratively across occupational therapy, speech therapy, and ABA therapy (for children with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD). Each plan of care caters to a child’s specific needs, so the child will learn to relate, to express love for others, and begin to ascend their developmental ladder. Their focus is on the early detection and treatment of ASD and other developmental disorders, such as ADHD, selective mutism, behavioral issues, articulation concerns, language delays, and emotional dysregulation/challenging behaviors. Its clinicians are trained in the application of school-based, clinical, parent-coaching, and social skills group interventions. The Union location will have a state of the art sensory gym for pediatric sensorimotor development and brain integration.
Founded in 2006 by occupational therapist, Sonia Zayas, and managed with her daughter Vanessa Vega, also an occupational therapist, Sensory Kids & Social Minds' mission is to assist children in being able to participate and enjoy different types of roles they inhabit: to become loving members of their families; be active learners at home, daycare, and in their school; become comfortable, social playmates with their peers; be self-confident in their adaptive self-care, gross and fine motor needs; and be productive in their use of independent playtime.
“We are thrilled to plant roots in Union, NJ because it is township that has meaning for many in our organization,” states Zayas. “It is where our Clinic Director, and my daughter, Vanessa Vega is receiving her doctorate in School and Clinical Psychology at Kean University, and also where our Senior BCBA, Jennifer Leiva owns her home and has started a family.” This will be the second location for the business; the first Sensory Kids & Social Minds began 15 years ago in Jersey City, and supports hundreds of families.
Sensory Kids & Social Minds is now accepting new clients.
Contact Person: Vanessa Vega (Clinic Director)
Address: 2037 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 688-0009