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EtiKids provides FUNdamental life skills to children and parents in a unique and developmentally appropriate manner.  A sensory approach is used to ensure that children are able to participate and succeed in their natural environments, including home, school, and community.

Occupational Therapy treatments include but not limited to: Timocco, sensory integration, aquatic therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, The Listening Program, yoga, Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, Astronaut Training Program, Rhythmic Movement Training, and social skills training.

Parenting / Parent&Me classes focus on creating a sensory-rich environment to stimulate cognitive, physical, and social and emotional growth of their child. Sessions are designed to create awareness of developmental milestones through age-appropriate play and interventions. Parents, caregivers, and children (infants through toddlers) join together to discuss, learn and engage in a variety of simulated experiences. Topics include selecting toys and equipment, positions to increase proprioceptive and vestibular development, and exercises to foster physical growth and learning.

Innovative Social Skills classes are created by an Occupational Therapist, using a sensory-based component and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Children are encouraged to use their own senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and sound.  The positive behaviors learned in each class are integrated as life-long skills to practice and apply in their daily lives.  As a well-mannered person is recognized and acknowledged, having greater opportunities and potential for leadership, EtiKids is an investment in your child’s future!

EtiKids classes have been featured in private schools, summer camps, enrichment classes, and playgroups throughout New York City and New Jersey.  Workshops have also been provided to organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

***EtiKids is growing places. We are pleased to announce EtiKids services throughout the Tampa Bay area! Call 813.856.9449 or email info@etikids.com for more information.

Founder:- Julie Tindell

Julie Tindell is highly regarded in the Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Early Childhood Education fields.  A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. A certified and trained educator of young children with an MSEd in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and a BAfrom the University of Florida, Julie has worked with kids of all ages for over 18 years.  She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  She possesses credentialed experience teaching swimming to children and adults, enabling the incorporation of aquatic therapy into OT sessions. She is also experienced in reflex integration through Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT). She was nominated as one ofBabble’s Top 50 Twitter Moms in 2010 and is a certified Listening Specialist through The Listening Program. Julie participates in Rhythmic Movement Training for reflex integration, and she was chosen to pilot the innovative Timocco-online program in her therapy sessions. Equipped to meet the rigorous demands of the early childhood population, she brings her experience, enthusiasm and unbridled energy and dedication to EtiKids (in addition to her own two EtiKids at home)!  You may contact Julie at 813.856.9449 or email her atjulie@etikids.com with any comments or questions.