Sensational Development:
Your Trusted Resource for Pediatric Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration

Welcome to Sensational Development, where we are committed to helping families by providing top-tier pediatric occupational therapy services in Massapequa and East Northport, NY. For over 15 years, our team has been giving children the support they need to achieve their developmental milestones. We specialize in sensory integration therapy and are proud to have owners with extensive training in this field.

Our aim is to empower children and their families to overcome developmental challenges, and we are excited to collaborate with pediatricians and other referral sources to achieve this goal.

Our Mission

Optimizing daily life for children, teens, young adults, and families by providing family- and client-centered therapeutic services to individuals throughout all stages of development.

Why Choose Sensational Development?

Extensive Experience

With over 15 years of dedicated service, we’ve honed our expertise in pediatric occupational therapy to become a trusted resource for families in need.

Sensory Integration Specialists

Our owners bring extensive training in sensory integration therapy, ensuring that your referrals receive the highest level of specialized care.

Comprehensive Approach

We work with clients from birth into adulthood, addressing a wide range of developmental challenges and ensuring continuity of care as children grow.

Conditions We've Worked With

With over 15 years of experience in pediatric therapy, our team has helped children who have a wide range of developmental and medical conditions including:

Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Developmental Delays

Cerebral palsy

Down syndrome

Spina bifida


Fine and Gross Motor Skill Challenges

Speech and Language Disorders

Learning Disabilities

Emotional and Behavioral Regulation Issues

Social Interaction Difficulties

Self-Care and Daily Living Challenges

Sensory-Based Feeding Issues

Our Team

Our family-focused team is made up of specialists in occupational therapy and sensory integration. Owners Patti Rutledge and Sara Pereira have extensive experience and training in these areas. Their dedication to providing the best possible service for every client has led them to achieve certifications in: 

  • Sensory Integration Praxis Testing (SIPT) 
  • Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI) 
  • Yoga for the Special Child
  • Kay Toomey’s S.O.S. Approach to Feeding
  • Brain Gym
  • Advanced Therapeutic Listening 
  • Level 1 Mentorship in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation)
  • Visual and Vestibular Intervention

Advanced Occupational
Therapy Modalities

We understand that every child is unique, and their therapeutic needs vary. That’s why we offer a range of individual occupational therapy treatment modalities to address specific challenges.

Kinesio Tape

Our experienced team integrates Kinesio Taping into our therapy sessions to enhance sensory awareness and support children in developing stronger proprioception and motor function.

Therapeutic Listening

We utilize Therapeutic Listening to stimulate the vestibular system and promote better self-regulation in children with sensory processing disorders.

Interactive Metronome

Our team incorporates the Interactive Metronome into therapy sessions to help children build their cognitive skills, coordination, and overall motor planning abilities.


We utilize the Bal-a-Vis-X multi-sensory program to promote sensory integration and stronger balance, auditory, and visual skills in children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique

Our team uses the Wilbarger Protocol to decrease sensory defensiveness in children who are hypersensitive to touch due to sensory processing difficulties.

S.O.S. Approach to Feeding

We implement the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding to help children overcome sensory-based feeding challenges for better nutritional intake, growth, and overall health.

Partner with
Sensational Development

At Sensational Development, we understand the value of collaboration between pediatricians and occupational therapists. We’re committed to working closely with our referral sources to ensure each client receives the high-quality care they deserve. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.

Have questions or are ready to explore how we can work together? Feel free to reach out to us via email at We look forward to building a partnership that fosters success for our shared clients.