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Additional Programs/Services

Collaboration with local private and charter schools

Pediatric Therapy Associates is proud to be active in our local community, providing education and services to children and their caregivers in their schools and daycares. Please contact us for more information regarding opportunities for education, screenings, and service provision at your local site.

Developmental Therapy

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Developmental therapy is a service offered to children who have been evaluated through the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA), and enrolled in the Early Intervention Program. Children enrolled in Early Intervention can receive therapy in their home, preschool/daycare, or in other natural environments. Developmental therapists address Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) objectives, focusing on age-appropriate play skills, educational activities, and self-help skills. Through this service, education and training are provided to caregivers to help them address their child’s needs, while developmental intervention is provided to children to assist with overall skill enhancement and acquisition.

Raleigh AMBUCS Amtryke Program


What is an amtryke? Amtrykes are bicycles designed specifically for children with special needs who are unable to ride a regular bicycle. They can be adapted for all levels of abilities to include lateral supports, head rests, harnesses, stationary foot, and stationary head cranks.

What is Raleigh AMBUCS? AMBUCS is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities. The Raleigh chapter is a group of men and women who are specifically dedicated to the amtryke bike program. Pediatric Therapy Associates, in collaboration with Raleigh AMBUCS, established the amtryke program over 20 years ago for the triangle area. The program has since helped hundreds of children receive bikes.

The bikes range in cost from $500-$2000 depending on the adaptations. Families receiving a bike are asked to help with the cost of the program by donating their bike back to the program when it is no longer being used and by making a $50 charitable contribution to be put towards more bike purchases. Members of Raleigh AMBUCS have donated more than $20,000, with other contributions coming from fundraisers and donations from members of the community.

Each child receiving a bike is required to receive an evaluation by a licensed physical or occupational therapist to determine his or her needs. Pediatric Therapy Associates provides free evaluations for the bikes at our Raleigh office. If you are interested in making a donation or for more information about the program please email Brit Vitullo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a therapy designed to specifically treat “learned non-use” of the affected arm as a result of stroke, cerebral palsy, or brachial plexus injuries. CIMT involves using a mitt to constrain the less affected arm while providing simultaneous intensive practice of movements in the hemiplegic arm. Some of our therapists are specially trained in this technique.

Summer Groups

​Pediatric Therapy Associates is excited to offer a variety of summer groups in 2024 for for preschool-aged and elementary-aged kids. All groups are conveniently located in our Raleigh office, meet once weekly for 8 weeks, and are co-led by an OT and SLP. Your child does not have to be a current or past client at PTA in order to register. Please note that groups are not billable to insurance. We accept private pay only at the following listed rates: a $240 deposit is due at the time of enrollment, $200 is due on July 1st, and $200 is due on August 1st. Please contact Allison Sears (919-781-4434) for registration and payment information.


  • Tuesdays 8:30-10:00
  • June 18th-August 13th (no groups held the week of July 4th)
  • Ages 7-11
  • Highlighting peer interactions and flexible thinking
  • Utilizing the “Superflex” curriculum


  • Tuesdays 10:30-12:00
  • June 18th-August 13th (no groups held the week of July 4th)
  • Ages 4-6
  • Targeting social/play and fine motor skills beneficial for early learning
  • Utilizing the “We Thinkers!” curriculum


  • Thursdays 10:30-12:00
  • June 20th-August 15th (no groups held the week of July 4th)
  • Ages 4-7
  • Encouraging diet expansion through play-based and child-led food interactions
  • Utilizing the “SOS” feeding approach