WELCOME

Welcome! And thanks for stopping by Right Starts Occupational Therapy! We are a family-owned private practice dedicated to helping children develop and grow! We believe that future success is built on strong foundations and focus on "filling in the gaps" of a child's development in order to enhance their strengths and facilitate improvements in their areas of weakness. When a child gets the "Right Start", they are sure to succeed in all areas! We pride ourselves on bringing cutting-edge treatment to kids of all ages and capabilities and have created a warm and loving home-based therapy practice where your child is sure to thrive. As therapists and parents ourselves, we understand the importance of focusing on the whole child and have built our practice on holistic approaches. We provide out of the box and alternative treatments that set us apart from mainstream therapy. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and look forward to meeting you! 

ABOUT US

JAIME MCHALE

MS, OTR/L 

Occupational Therapist

 

Jaime is the co-owner and Director of Right Starts OT. She received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College in Utica, New York in 2006. Jaime has co-developed the STARS; Social Skills Training and Readiness Skills program and co-authored the publication of the program’s manual.  Jaime is a provider for Brain Gym, The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome and Kinesiotape. She has also attended other various continuing education courses including NDT techniques, Total Motion Release for Tots, Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits, and If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function. Jaime has attended several courses focusing on best practice in treatment in Autism. Jaime adopts both a clinical and holistic approach within her practice and believes that treatment must address the whole child; taking special consideration of each one’s physical, emotional and social well-being. 

BRIAN MCHALE
MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

 

Brian is the co-owner and Director of Right Starts OT.  He received his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College in 2006. Brian brings an extensive background in orthopedics and complex medical conditions, providing services across a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, schools and home-care with children and adults. Brian is a certified Brain Gym Provider and has completed training in Kinesiotaping and Respiratory Rehabilitation through Mary Massory’s If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function. He also has extensive experience with presenting at the national level on topics relevant to occupational therapy. Brian enjoys creating fun, yet challenging treatment sessions for his clients and guiding them to success each week. 

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