TheraPlay Pediatrics opened up their new building to the public on Wednesday.
The new building, located at 1824 Commons Circle Suite B, is just a few feet away from the previous location but allows for more space to be able to service more people.
“Now we can accommodate more people,” Co-owner Amanda Miller-Housh said. “Before we were kind of at a stop where we couldn’t service as many as we’d like because we didn’t have as much creatable space. Since we service people from Yukon, Mustang, El Reno, Oklahoma City and even as far as Chickasha, we have to have more square footage to be able to service that and add treatment areas.”
Co-owner Deanna Williams said the best thing about the new facility is their Tiny Town.
“Our pride and joy of our new building is this Tiny Town,” said Caitlin McGee, speech therapist.
The Tiny Town includes a house, fire station, market, zoo, church, bridge, trees, slides, a trampoline, a bounce pit, a rock wall and more.
McGee said the Tiny Town includes things like clothes in the house where children can practice buttoning and unbuttoning, the zoo has monkey bars for children to practice core strength or things like that and a cash register in the market allows them to practice motor skills as well as their “hellos,” “thank yous,” and requests.
Other than the Tiny Town, the new building has speech rooms, physical therapy rooms, sensory rooms, a full play gym, the Diagnostic Center and more.
All of the individual speech or sensory rooms are set up the same so if one child is used to one room and has to go another, it’s not too much of a shock, McGee said.
“When we started TheraPlay a little over two years ago, we never dreamed it would turn into this. [Miller-Housh] and I are blown away by the tremendous amount of support and positive feedback from our patients, referring providers and the community,” Williams said. “We are excited for this new chapter with our new facility, but we aren’t stopping yet. This is just the beginning. We can’t wait to see where the Lord leads us next.”
TheraPlay offers speech, occupational and physical therapy to ages birth to 18. They also recently added a licensed psychologist who also does behavioral therapy for their new Diagnostic Center.
The Diagnostic Center offers comprehensive psychological and educational assessments for individuals ages two to 21 for a wide range of developmental, learning and behavioral concerns, Miller-Housh said.
The center has the ability to diagnosis attention and executive functioning, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, academic assessment, disability of reading, disability of written expression, disability of math, intellectual disability, gifted and talented, independent education evaluations, autism, personality and adjustment, anxiety and depression.
Miller-Housh added that they aren’t capable of providing evaluations of abuse, trauma or custody evaluations.
TheraPlay treated 10,609 children last year.
TheraPlay’s appointments usually require a referral from the child’s pediatrician or family physician.
They are a preferred provider for SoonerCare, BSBS, Aetna, United, Vigna, Healthchoice and others.
Other payment options include Health Savings and Health Reimbursement accounts, cash, check or credit card.
With different mottos such as “Play, learn, grow” and “Changing the way therapy looks, one child at a time,” TheraPlay employees are focused on disguising therapy as play time and tailoring it to be a perfect fit for each child.
“There are two things that make TheraPlay successful: the Lord and our amazing team. We are extremely grateful for both,” Williams said.
To find out more about what TheraPlay offers, visit their website or call 324-0961.