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Founded in 1991, Theraplay’s mission is to enable children and adolescents to maximize their potential through functional, play-based therapy. Their occupational, physical, speech and feeding therapy services, along with concussion rehabilitation, early intervention, applied behavior analysis (ABA), special instruction and school services have helped improve the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Theraplay initially provided occupational, physical and speech therapy to children in their homes, schools, and through early intervention. Since then, they have grown to 14 pediatric outpatient centers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. In 2016 Austill’s Educational Therapy Services joined the Theraplay Family of Companies, which is now made up of Theraplay and Austill’s, AOT, Inc., The Children’s Therapy Center, Fleming Therapy Services and Positive Steps Therapy. The Family of Companies provides services in 32 outpatient locations across 4 states, and in countless homes and schools.

For 30 years, Theraplay has successfully delivered pediatric therapies in the region. Their staff works with each child, family and referring physician to determine which of their services will best meet each child’s needs.

Their outpatient centers are conveniently located and offer individual therapy, therapeutic playgroups, and other specialized services to serve the unique needs and goals of each child and family.

Theraplay services include:

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Speech and Language Therapy (ST)
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Concussion Rehabilitation Programs
  • Therapeutic Play Groups
  • Early Intervention
  • School and Contract Services
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
  • Additional Specialized Services

In-person, teletherapy or a combination is being offered during COVID-19 when insurance covers occupational, physical, and speech therapy services.

Theraplay treats children and adolescents from birth to age 21 with challenges ranging from chronic illnesses or disabilities to developmental delays to sports rehabilitation. Theraplay starts incorporating goals into the child’s plan as early as possible to make transition into adult services successful. They will also treat patients over age 21 when appropriate. Additionally, Theraplay collaborates with school districts/Life Skills Programs.

Theraplay accepts the following insurance plans:

DE: Medicaid, MCOs – Health Options, Highmark BC/BS, AmeriHealth Caritas and private insurances

PA: Keystone First Health Systems (Medicaid option for PA) and private insurances

Vouchers are available for families who are out of network or for services that are not covered by their insurance. Rates are 10 visits for $850 (60 minute PT/OT sessions), or 10 visits for $500 (30 minute ST sessions).

All benefits are verified before the first visit.

Theraplay does not generally have bi-lingual staff, but some Medical Assistance plans offer an interpreter and Theraplay helps coordinate this for sessions. AmeriHealth and Keystone First have this option; Health Options does not.

Theraplay regularly partners with the following entities:

Primary care physicians/pediatricians
Hospitals and specialists
School districts
Behavioral and mental health services
Assistive technology companies
Adaptive equipment
Early intervention programs

All therapists are licensed and have either a master’s or doctorate degree in their discipline. Speech pathology clinical fellows, who are not licensed yet, are supervised by a licensed speech pathologist.

Theraplay provides multiple continuing education opportunities based on staff needs and interest, as well as their STEPS Mentorship program where seasoned therapists work with new therapists for at least one year.

Theraplay’s team-based approach allows therapists to learn from and collaborate with each other. In some situations, there are opportunities to co-treat with two disciplines at the same time. Specific discipline team meetings and staff meetings offer additional opportunities for collaboration.

Theraplay offers services in the following locations:

DE Locations

Newark Center
630 Churchmans Road
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: 302-544-5055
Fax: 302-544-4361

Middletown Center
118 Sandhill Drive, Suites 101-102
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: 302-376-5066
Fax: 302-376-1677

Kennett Square Center
415 McFarlan Road, Suite 203
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 484-720-8252
Fax: 484-720-8571

Additional offices are located in Wyncote, West Chester, Quakertown, Princeton, NJ, Newtown, Limerick, Horsham, East Norriton, Doylestown, Broomall and Bensalem.


Upcoming events

Free Occupational Screenings at our Kennett Square Location on March 2nd from 9am-11am & March 17th from 8am to 10am. Call the Kennett Square Office to schedule.

March 22nd at 11am Story & Craft time Facebook Live with Corbit-Calloway Library.

Community events page on website: https://theraplayinc.com/news-and-more/community-events/.

For more information about Theraplay, please visit their website at: https://theraplayinc.com/.