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Aquatic Occupational Therapy

Aquabilities with Jennifer offers Aquatic Occupational Therapy services to children and adults with special abilities.  Our aquatic specialists and professional instructors have helped many swimmers gain function, increased mobility and safety in the water.  We work with a wide range of ability levels including persons who have developmental delays, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, sensory integration and those on the autism spectrum.

According to Autism Speaks, "Drowning remains a leading cause of death for children with autism and accounts for approximately 90 percent of deaths associated with wandering or bolting by those age 14 and younger."  Being safe both in and around the water is our priority.  Our Aquatic Therapists will customize a treatment plan to the swimmer's individua lstrengths and needs.


Clients who are recovering from back pain, surgery, stroke, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, as well as other impairments have found great relief and recovery from therapy in the water. The freedom of movement  and restive properties of the water can help to gain function in your everyday life.


Transition to Daily Life Skills

Our sessions can be more than learning survival and swimming skills in the water. Our therapeutic sessions begin when our clients walk through the door. We help with strategies for changing into the swim suit, toileting, entering the pool, showering and changing back into dry clothes.


Please email or call us to set up a time with one of our Occupational Therapists. 


Billing and Payment Information

If going through private insurance, a yearly prescription from a medical doctor is necessary before beginning occupational therapy services. This must include a diagnosis code and  “Occupational Therapy” written on the prescription. 


Please check with your insurance provider to see if they cover Occupational Therapy as an out-of-network benefit. We will bill you monthly for these sessions and so that you may submit invoices to your insurance company for reimbursement.


If your insurance provider does not reimburse for out-of-network Occupational Therapy services, you may consider enrolling in a private swimming lesson at a lesser rate instead. We also offer inclusion classes for swimmers who may benefit from this approach.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept RSA’s from the NYC DOE and we do not participate with Medicare or Medicaid at this time. We do accept payment from RCIL - Self Direction.  For more information on this program, please click here. If further tuition assistance is needed, please email us for information. 


Cancellation of an Aquatic Therapy session

Please provide at least 24 hours notice in writing via e-mail to to cancel your appointment to avoid being charged a cancellation fee.