The Highest-Rated Speech and Occupational Therapy Help for Kids in GR

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Speech and Occupational Therapy are Game Changers for Many Kids

As parents, we want our kids to thrive, both now and in the future. And sometimes, our kids need a little help along the way. When we learned our daughter qualified for speech therapy, our family felt a sense of relief.

Knowing that we had someone who could provide the help she needed was so encouraging to us. If you sense that your child may need extra help, our lists below include parents’ favorite occupational therapy and speech therapy pros in greater Grand Rapids.

If you or a family member is in the market for a new doctor, whether it be an allergist, a doula, or a dentist, check out our comprehensive guide to the Top Dentists, Pediatricians, etc for Kids in Grand Rapids. You’ll find the best doctors, voted by our readers, in several categories.

Every name in this guide received significant votes from our readers. Any sponsors you see were first voted in by our readers, and then were invited to offer more information on their practice if they wished.

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Occupational Therapy for Kids

Occupational therapy, otherwise known as OT, is a game-changer for many kids and families. OT focuses on helping kids improve their fine and gross motor skills. When a child shows delays in mastering typical activities, OT is often recommended.

OT is often used when sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, Downs syndrome, or Autism spectrum disorders are present. The goal of occupational therapy is to help children acquire the skills they need to learn to be able to play and be successful in life. OT is a broad field and encompasses much more than delays, including a whole branch dedicated to adults.

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Voted Top Occupational Therapist

Chelsey Langley, Paper Plane Therapies

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At Paper Plane Therapies, we create an engaging, warm, and creative atmosphere that considers the needs of the entire family. It is our goal to identify barriers and construct a functional plan to help the child and their family reach their fullest potential and lead happy and healthy lives.

Providers in the office: Chelsey Langley, Kendra Kerbs, Megan Rodgers, and Hannah Olsen

“The work that our speech and occupational therapists have done with my son in the last year has helped our entire family, and especially my little man, blossom. Our therapists have been helpful, kind and understanding. I would suggest them to anyone who is thinking about speech or occupational therapy.”

Parent of patient at Paper Plane Therapies

1 – Langley, Chelsey (Paper Plane Therapies)
2 – Kerbs, Kendra (Paper Plane Therapies)
3 – Cooper, Terri (Family Tree Therapies)
4 – Carroll, Patricia (BRAINS)
5 – (TIE) Davidson, Alyssa (Family Tree Therapies)
5 – (TIE) Rodgers, Megan (Paper Plane Therapies)
7 – (TIE) Carlisle, Cortney (Functional Kids Therapy)
7 – (TIE) Olsen, Hannah (Paper Plane Therapies)
9 – Breimayer, Kristen (Family Tree Therapies)
10 – (TIE) Cuson, Wendi (Family Tree Therapies)
10 – (TIE) Hunt, Lauren (The Center for Childhood Development)


Dr. Kurt Lang at Vibrant Life Chiropractic


We believe healthy kids grow up to be healthy adults, and healthy families are stronger together. We are on a mission to serve the community with quality corrective and preventative chiropractic care using gentle techniques and measurable results.


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Thrive Chiropractic provides superior health and balance through chiropractic care and massage. Through wellness care, we aim to improve your quality of life and empower you to lead a healthier, happier and more fulfulling journey. Our goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere where families wanting better health can feel motivated to reach their goals at any stage of life.


Rivertown Family Chiropractic

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Our vision at Rivertown Family Chiropractic is to invest in and equip the people of West Michigan to unlock their full health potential to live a fully alive life. We have been serving the West Michigan community for the last four years and continue to see our patients experience health freedom. We offer principled corrective chiropractic care from doctors that are highly trained and committed to your health goals. We serve the Grandville area and surrounding communities of Hudsonville, Jenison, Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids. We see patients of all ages and our doctors are certified in pediatric adjusting techniques.

We deliver personalized care, expertly done. We value each patient’s unique needs and health goals and strive to offer seminars that are relevant, inspiring and personally applicable. Our Services have been shown to improve physical activity, slow down the aging process, reduce aches and pains, decrease weight loss resistance, and support reducing depression and anxiety.

Specific Corrective Chiropractic Care includes spinal exercises and rehabilitation, monthly nutrition seminars, health talks and workshops, metabolic testing, exercise programs, pediatric services, and detox and nutrition protocols.

“I can’t say enough about the RFC family and their support on our journeys to better health. The level of personal attention they give makes you feel like their favorite client. By following the core principles and living more intentionally, the improvements go beyond better spinal alignment.”

Patient at Fivertown Family Chiropractic

Dr. Sara Uekert at Grand Rapids Allergy

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At Grand Rapids Allergy, we provide the highest quality of care to our young patients and their families, so they can experience life without the barriers of allergic disease. Uncontrolled allergies, asthma and eczema can interfere with a child’s ability to rest, play and learn. “GRA” physicians are Board Certified and passionate about partnering with you to identify allergic triggers and create safe, effective care plans. A Registered Dietitian can meet with you to assist with meal planning at home. Our Certified Asthma Educator is available to help you understand your child’s asthma management. We believe in shared decision making and we want you to feel supported when exploring options for your child’s care with our clinical team. Your child is unique. Your child’s allergy treatment should be too!

Grand Rapids Allergy providers: Dr. Christine Schafer, Dr. Karyn Gell

“From the first person at the desk to the last person before we left, the staff was amazing! They talked TO my 11-year-old and included him in the decisions about his allergy therapy and options! The nurse did an amazing job of reassuring him and telling him every step as it was coming up!” 

Parent of a Grand Rapids Allergy Patient

1 thought on “The Highest-Rated Speech and Occupational Therapy Help for Kids in GR”

  1. I cannot say enough about Paper Plane Therapies. They not only treat my son like their own, they provide outstanding speech therapy services. And they work with you to get your insurance carrier to approve the therapy when it was previously denied. I see improvements weekly with Liam’s speech and interaction with others. I owe Paper Plane Therapies the world.

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