Welcome to Performance Pediatrics: Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy Services

located in the heart of Passaic and Sussex Counties NJ.

We are a private pediatric therapy clinic owned and directed by Davina Daura, MS, OTR/L.

 

Performance Pediatrics specialize in working with children presenting with challenges associated with disorders of relating and communicating such as autism spectrum disorder, aspergers, sensory processing disorders (sensory integration disorders), regulatory disorders, dyspraxia, learning, behavioral and neurological disorders, gross/fine motor difficulties, visual perceptual/spatial challenges, self-help,  and motor-coordination difficulties.

 

Performance Pediatrics embrace the DIR®/Floortime Model of treatment developed by Stanley Greenspan, MD, Serena Wieder, PhD and Dr. Jean Ayres, Sensory Integration Theory with  an emphasis on understanding the impact of the child’s sensory processing and postural control on their capacity to relate, communicate and learn. The focus of the practice is on empowering the child and parent in their interactions through child directed play.

 

Please contact us for information about our services. We are happy to accept new clients and look forward to speaking with you.

 

Our Mission Statement

Performance Pediatrics strives to assure a positive, child-friendly, family- based center servicing Sussex, Morris, Warren, and Passaic counties in NJ. Our mission is to give each child that comes through Performance Pediatrics doors the best of our experience and attitude that will help maximize their function and independence in school and home. We work at giving the parents empathy, understanding, and the knowledge to help their kids, believe in their abilities, and achieve goals. At Performance Pediatrics, we believe in treating the whole child to individually meet each child's unique and special needs.  We strongly believe that ALL children have the ability to grow, learn, and develop and it is just a matter of tapping and discovering "how" they learn "best," believing in them, and providing the “just right” guidance along the way.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of therapy to children and their families, with new and current evidence-based research and clinical experience.  We strive to be on top of the latest programs available that will help children with and without special needs, as well as, to maintain the highest level of education and professionalism in our field.

Meet the Staff

 

Davina Daura, MOT, MS/OTR/L

Owner, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

 

Davina Daura is a licensed and national board certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  She is the owner of Performance Pediatrics. In February of 2012, she opened Performance Pediatrics in Lafayette, NJ with the goal of helping children with special needs and unique learning styles an opportunity to achieve their highest potential. I truly find great satisfaction in my work with children and in helping families overcome the everyday challenges of parenting children with special needs.  Davina received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.  Davina has extensive experience with children and young adults with an array of learning disabilities and in acute/sub-acute and out-patient rehabilitative settings, preschool and elementary school-based settings, and home-based therapy.   Davina is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, The Listening Program with bone conduction (which is an auditory-based program to help improve overall organization, attention to task, processing skills, communication abilities, reading, and memory), Interactive Metronome, trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Yogapeutics, Zones of Regulation, and Pilates. Davina has advanced training in DIR/Floortime and neuro-developmental treatment. Davina has attended many continuing education courses and has advanced training in treating children with autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficits, and behavioral challenges; Handwriting Without Tears, The Alert Program and self-regulation, and Brain Gym. Davina’s hobbies are travel, cooking, decorating, fitness, and spending time with her family.

 

My first job was working in Sub-acute setting in 1996. The patients whom I worked with had various diagnosis ranging from total hip replacement to shoulder injuries. While working in sub-acute and various settings, I discovered my true passion lied in working with children.  In 2007, I took a position as an Occupational Therapist at Celebrate the Children School in Wharton, NJ where I had the opportunity to learn and embrace the DIR/Floortime model while blending Sensory Integrative techniques. Seeing as there was a need for private speech, occupational and physical therapy services Lafayette and Totowa, New Jersey, I established my own private practice clinic outfitted with fun, therapeutic equipment. I continue to be passionate about discovering new occupational therapy treatment techniques that will help improve the quality of life of the children with whom I work. My hope is to provide you and your child with quality care in a fun, therapeutic, clean, and safe environment.

 

Jayme Boyce, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Rachael Hintze, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

Jackie Mason, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

 

Kimora Beaupierre-Liberati, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

 

Melissa McCabe, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

Sue Useini

Office Administrator

 

Elaine Johnson

Office Administrator

 

MaryAnn Swinarsky

Office Administrator

 

Deann Hollander, MS, CCC, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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156 Route 15 North • Lafayette, NJ 07848     |     142 Totowa Road • Totowa, NJ 07512

 

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