We’re committed to
family-centered services and programs
Located in Dover, New Hampshire, Reach for the Top Therapy Services provides comprehensive, outpatient occupational, physical, and speech therapies for children with exceptional needs through a family-centered model.
Our multidisciplinary team of therapists work in tandem to provide integrated care that is strengths based, responsive, and affirming. Offering children and families access to the whole team means no more guesswork for parents when deciding between treatment options.
A Family-Centered Approach
As part of our team, your family will be at the forefront of decision-making for your child and will be able to participate in each decision and session along the way.
At Reach we support and guide each child and family on their unique journey, helping them thrive both at home and in the community. We focus on meeting each child and family where they’re at, providing support tailored to their ‘just-right’ level, and breaking big goals into small steps.
Each child and family’s needs are assessed based on many complex factors, the goals identified are worked upon through play while being explained by our therapists in a way that children and families can understand. Our therapists focus on providing strategies that are easily incorporated into their daily routines at home and in the community, using supplies and tools you already have at home. The result is individualized therapy that builds on the unique characteristics, needs, and preferences of the children and families we serve.
Staff Qualifications and Certifications
Reach has a wide array of services to provide for your child’s comprehensive needs and experiences.
How to Get Started
Parent calls Reach to answer the initial intake questions about their child’s needs.
Doctor sends the referral, and our office calls the family to answer the initial intake questions.
Child is then put on OT, PT, and/or Speech waitlist(s).
Wait times depend on the availability (times & days) of the family.
Morning and early afternoon appointments are filled sooner.
Our scheduling coordinator calls when the needed therapy spot opens and schedules the evaluation.
Scheduling coordinator asks remaining intake questions about child’s current needs and family’s priorities. This shapes the evaluation.
The family is emailed a confirmation email with the necessary paperwork.
This paperwork must be filled out before the appointment, so the 1-hour evaluation can be spent with the child and family. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can pick up the paperwork from us or come early to fill it out.
Your First Visit
New places and experiences can be scary, no matter how kid-friendly they are. This causes some children to feel anxious about their first visit to the clinic. Curb some of those anxious feelings before with the use of this social story. A story using pictures of Reach, with common happenings, combined with simple language, to help children understand events before they happen, so they can feel prepared.
Reach Success Stories
My child’s team of therapists has supported us through some of the most developmentally difficult times. They constantly are checking in with us, helping us through transitions, and cheering us on with every victory whether big or small. We adore Reach and all of the caring, hands-on staff. We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!
Starting OT services at Reach was one of the best decisions I ever made for my 6-year-old son. His therapist knew right away how to ease his anxiety about overcoming challenges and creates endless opportunities for him to have fun while working on skills that he has been struggling to master. I, myself have learned how to understand my child better and we’ve formed a deeper connection because of our experiences here.
Reach for the Top has exceeded all of my expectations of what speech and OT services would be like for my daughter. Everyone from the director to the office staff and the therapists consistently go above and beyond to make sure she gets the very best care. They listen to my concerns as a parent and take time to talk through challenges as they arise.