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Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Pediatric Therapies Program

Abilities First provides child and family-centered therapy services, with an emphasis on caring for all aspects of the child’s life. Including, socialization, equipment needs, and home programming. 

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Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy Services are provided on an individual and small group basis. Due to the complex needs of our clients, Abilities First therapists' will often co-treat to maximize a child’s abilities.

Group therapy programs provide a variety of opportunities for children to receive a combination of therapy services. Such as, specialized summer programs.

Pediatric Therapies serving children ages birth to 25 who have various developmental diagnoses, and medical needs including at risk infants. 

  • Developmental Delay
  • ADHD Learning Disabilities
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Down Syndrome and other chromosomal anomalies 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Fine/Gross Motor Delay
  • Feeding/Eating Difficulties
  • Seizure disorders with associated developmental delays
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Speech Language Disorders
  • Skeletal anomalies
  • Prematurity
  • Anxiety disorder and other mental health problems
  • Post trauma

Therapy Expertise

* Experienced, tenured Therapist

* Neurodevelopment Therapy (NDT) certified therapists (OT, PT, Speech)

* Interdisciplinary team

* Co-treatments

* Certified Handwriting Without Tears® Instructor

* Hanen trained speech therapists

* Orton Gillingham Multi-sensory Method for Reading Instruction and other specialized literacy approaches

* PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained therapists

* Kinesiotaping (PT) and Certified (KTPC)

* All therapists maintain continuing education for Best Practices

* Myofascial Release/Craniosacral

* Family Advocate/LSW

Therapist utilize combine therapy disciplines to best fit the clients needs.

Many forms of insurance are accepted, as well as the Jon Peterson Scholarship.  For more information or to schedule and appointment, call Bettie at 513-423-9496 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supported by United Way of Greater Cincinnati and United Way of Warren County

Abilities First Development Department offers a number of ways you can support local children with disabilities.

Please contact Development Department at 513-423-9496 if you have any questions.
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About Us

From birth through life, Abilities First of Middletown and Franklin, Ohio provides a broad array of individual and group programs for children and adults with disabilities.  

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Services for Children

Potential is Made Possible through our coordinated services - Autism Learning Center, Free Therapy Screenings, Pediatric Therapies, and Integrated Early Childhood Learning.

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We need YOU to help support local children and adults with disabilities. Donate to our mission, volunteer at one of our locations or special events, advocate for people with disabilities.