You all have been an ah-mazing team of support, knowledge and love for our family. We so appreciate your skills and services to better equip our lil’ man. This was such a great recommendation from CernerKids to recommend us to you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have invested into M*. He’s a better kid because of you all.
Sarah and Ryan
This place and the amazing staff has made miracles happen for us. Our son, L*, is making unbelievable progress and I accredit the therapy he receives at Playabilities and the caring, loving attitude of the staff. I can’t say enough about them!
Nicole and Tyler
We are so impressed with the progress A* has made at PlayABILITIES. The staff, professionalism and programs really stand out and everyone has been so wonderful. We are so thankful for the opportunity A* and S* had to receive such high quality therapy that treated them with respect and care. It has been such a positive experience for all of us.
Lee’s Summit, MO
I want to say how happy we are to be working with Amber! She’s given us lots of helpful strategies and tools to use at home and at school. A* just adores spending time with Amber and looks forward to OT each week 🙂
We had been looking for the “right place” for our son to receive therapy, and the minute I walked in the door at playABILITIES, I knew we had found it. Kelly and her colleagues have an amazing understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (and other disabilities), and have helped me understand SPD and my son’s needs better than I ever imagined. Our son has been receiving Speech (with Kaitlin) and OT (with Kelly) at playABILITIES for about 9 months, and he is a totally new child. His ability to self-regulate is unbelievable, and his communication skills have improved beyond measure. The staff at playABILITIES has gone beyond meeting our son’s needs, and they have helped him grow so much so fast. Every time they mention that they think he could benefit from a new technique or a different environment, they create that for him and we’re seeing the results. We’ve seen nearly every therapist at playABILITIES, and have been happy with our experience with every one of them. playABILITIES is one of the best places for pediatric therapy services in the Kansas City area – we highly recommend it for any parent of a child with special needs.
Sarah and Mitch
Upon my son’s diagnosis of Autism I was referred to Kelly, and playABILITIES, by a good friend. It’s been over a year and I’ve seen so much growth in my son! Jet came to playABILITIES with a lack of environment awareness and with no means to communicate his needs. Kelly listened to my goals for Jet, observed and through trial and error and the wonderful staff Jet has seen, Jessica and Carrie, he has made such progress through OT and Speech Therapy! My son now acknowledges people, makes eye contact, smiles, plays with other kids and waves and can communicate in his own special way! His listening skills have improved tremendously and I no longer fear taking my son out of his familiar surroundings as it relates to his safely. Kelly, Jessica and Carrie are to thank for helping Jet reach where he is today. I’m so excited to see where he’ll be in another year! Thank you to all of the playABILITIES staff for your patience and immense dedication to my Jet and all the other children you see.
My son has been seeing Kelly (OT) for almost a year now and has made incredible improvement. She connected us with Kaitlin (Speech) as well and could not be happier with both of them. He goes 5 days a week and I feel they love him just like he is family. He is always excited to see them and happy (and tired) when he has finished his sessions. In just a year my son has gone from ZERO words (age 2) to repeating everything and answering questions on his own! He has learned to jump, use a straw, is MUCH better at self regulating and relaying his needs, and so much more! Everyone in this clinic has been wonderful and they truly focus on a positive and fun experience while getting the children the sensory input they need and expanding their horizons!
Kelly is genuinely passionate about her job and the people she helps. We originally contacted her because my son was less than 2 percentile in speech and couldn’t function in a normal preschool setting. It was hard to find help for my son. The organizations that could help put him on long waiting lists. We contacted Kelly and she responded immediately and met with us within the week. We contacted her late Nov and she started working with our son by beginning of Dec. Kelly is so passionate and patient that she connected with our son like no one else ever did. She even helped us get him evaluated. By mid Dec. he was diagnosed with Autism. She has only been working with our son for three and half months, but even after the first month it felt like we had a new kid. With Kelly’s help and additional therapy he has made serious progress in only a few months.
We have known for some time that our 4-year old son had gross motor delays but it wasn’t until the OT at his preschool added an OT goal to his IEP, did we know he also needed OT. We decide in addition to what he was getting at school, we should seek out private OT for him. Kelly Reardon came highly recommended to us and our son made significant gains in a short period of time! Kelly is so patient and kind and went out of her way in every aspect of treating our son. She quickly found that he worked best by being rewarded and she made the most of that and he made dramatic improvements. We found out we had to move out of state only a few months after working with Kelly and we greatly miss her! She not only has so much knowledge in her field but she is such a wonderful person that you can trust with your child. Every parent wants the very best for their child and Kelly is definitely THE best!
Lindy and David
We stumbled upon Kelly via google and I couldn’t be happier. She helped diagnose our daughter’s sensory processing disorder and began to treat her a few months ago. She is always so patient and kind with our daughter. She’s given us so many other resources and ideas that have changed our lives for the better. She is so flexible and understanding. I can’t imagine a better fit for our family and child in this journey. We have seen our daughter’s behavior, language and emotions improve dramatically since beginning OT with Kelly. I am hopeful for the future now thanks to OT with Kelly!
Kelly Reardon has provided OT services for our 3 year old daughter for the past year. Over this year, we have seen dramatic improvements in her fine motor skills, social interactions, speech, and her overall development. Kelly is a trusted and valuable resource in our lives. She has a heart of gold, and is the most amazing OT and person. We highly recommend her if you are looking for the BEST for your child.
Molly & Christopher
I found playabilities on google while looking for services for my son. I had my concerns, however it wasn’t until his school told me that I needed to find additional help for him that I started looking for services. I tried contacting multiple larger organizations and was told that I would be put on a waiting list or could schedule an evaluation months out. Kelly called me back on the same day that I contacted her and got us scheduled within a week. She explained to us how my son’s sensory processing differences can attribute to his bizarre behaviors, meltdowns, and feeding issues. She taught us strategies to use to help calm his system and made his therapy time seem like play. He loves coming to therapy, even though he is challenged with things that are difficult for him. He is accepting more foods and more willing to try things after Kelly taught us the “food scientist” approach. His fear of everyday things has become less and less noticeable and we are so grateful that we found Kelly.
Overland Park, KS
My daughter had a stroke in-utero resulting in right sided hemiparesis. Kelly has showed us how to teach (her) how to use her right arm and how to manage her tone issues. She has the best ideas for motivating (our daughter) to use her right side, even though it is really difficult for her. Kelly made a splint for (our daughter) so that she could learn how to crawl with an open hand, and has shown us how to position (our daughter) when we are playing with her so that she gets to bear weight through her right side, which is difficult for her. We know that we will be going through a lot of therapy with (our daughter), and we are so glad that Kelly is there to guide us through the process and answer any questions that we have. She has become part of our family!
Kansas City, MO
I have received best in class treatment and advice from the therapists at playABILITIES and would recommend it to anyone in need.
I have seen a vast improvement in my son’s ability to handle his anxiety and focus his attention in the past year which has set us up for success this year in kindergarten. I largely credit Kelci Dampf for these improvements. She has been amazingly patient and consistent with my son and it is evident that she truly cares about her clients. She is amazingly talented at what she does and she truly has a gift.
Caring staff, and the bottom line is my child loves going there.
My son feels very comfortable there, they are responsive to his needs and provide us with interventions that work.
Simply put, playABILITIES is family. And the really functional, helpful, warm and loving kind! I’d send any friend or stranger with a child in need. Here, they will experience progress, be supported where they live and play and shape a life they may have never anticipated. With playABILITIES, anything is possible and we are grateful each day. Specifically, our therapists are always available and approachable, offer creative solutions and consistently measure progress for our son. Their feedback is constructive and they have hearts of gold. They are truly there to improve the health of children and their family vs. incurring money, etc. Plus they help us navigate not only the day-to-day, but the bigger picture as well. We can’t imagine going anywhere else. Thank you, PA!
The therapist genuinely care about the kids and their progress. They treat people like family!
PLAYabilities is a very engaging atmosphere. The therapists are extraordinary. They are compassionate and make me feel like my child is their number one priority while he is receiving individual therapy’s. They are patient and go to great lengths to understand my son and his needs. Our communication is great. I am able to email or contact individual therapists about any concerns I have and get response immediately. I love and appreciate all the work, care and progress they did in this past year for my son.
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