Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes!

Last week in our social-motor group, we learned about BIG and little problems. We read the book “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by: Eric Litwin. If you don’t know the story of Pete, enjoy the video here!

Just like Pete, we stepped in strawberries, blueberries, and even mud!!! Did we cry?! Goodness no! We remembered what Pete the Cat says, “No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…because it’s all good!” Now that is flexible thinking!

NEW Clinician Spotlight: Brian Heilferty (Physical Therapist)

If you had to be an animal, what would be it be? Red Panda because they’re awesome!

What is your favorite children’s book? Goodnight Moon

What is your favorite kids board game? Mouse Trap

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Liverpool, England

If given a superhero power what would you choose?  The ability to turn into any kind of bird I wanted, whenever I wanted

Brian graduated from Gannon University with a doctorate of physical therapy. Brian knew he wanted to work with children after his experiences coaching youth soccer, volunteering in after school programs, and through his pediatric clinical affiliation. He has experience working with a variety of pediatric patients with orthopedic, neurologic, and developmental diagnosis at varying stages of development. Brian chose to work at the Boston Ability Center because of its goal of providing quality care in a fun and efficient environment. Brian loves red pandas, playing anything that is competitive especially soccer, and enjoys hiking up tall mountains.

CIMT Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!


CIMT is an evidenced-based intervention used for children with hemiplegic CP to improve mobility, lengthen tight or spastic muscles, increase strength, and improve hand function.

Our 3 week long summer camp intensive includes 2 weeks of unilateral training followed by 1 week of bilateral training. Pre and post testing is included as is a removable custom fit cast.

July 9th to July 27th, M-Fri, 8:30am-1pm, ages 3-10. Call 781-239-0100 for more details or to sign up today!

NEW Clinician Spotlight: Lauren Zeitler (OT)

If you had to be an animal, what would be it be? Lion

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Coffee flavor

What is your favorite children’s book? Charlie and the chocolate factory

What is your favorite kids board game? Clue

Do you play any instruments? I played flute for one year in elementary school

What is your favorite place you have visited? Greece!

If given a superhero power what would you choose? I would have wonder woman powers

Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. While completing her pediatric affiliation at Confidence Connection in Needham, MA, Lauren knew that she wanted to dedicate her career to improving the lives of children and their families. She has clinical experience working with children ages birth to three years and their families in early intervention. In her free time, Lauren loves traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to learn and grow as a new member of the Boston Ability Center team!