We are a pediatric therapy clinic in Central San Jose. We provide occupational therapy and speech therapy services to children with various needs. Please browse our website for more information and contact us with any questions.

 

Giraffilosophy

The giraffe has the largest heart of any land mammal (even larger than the elephant). Due to its great height, it has an amazing capacity for perspective-taking, which allows it to see the "big picture" and make wise decisions. It is a gentle, kind and likable animal.  It is a symbol of empathy, compassion, mindfulness, playfulness and presence.   These values and these qualities are at the very foundation of our clinic.  

 

Here at Laughing Giraffe Therapy, we believe....

 

  • Authentic relationship and deep connection between therapist and child are the most powerful treatment tools available
  • Play is of paramount importance to the processes of learning and development
  • Movement/physical activity supports overall wellness; including benefits to physical health, stress management, self-regulation and brain development/maintenance
  • A nutrient-dense diet and deep, restful sleep are crucial to overall health and development
  • Children (and adults) benefit enormously from more time connected to nature and less screen time (this is a general statement; we acknowledge that augmentative and alternative communication devices and tablets are powerful and, in many cases, essential tools for certain people)
  • Effective therapy is science-informed and evidence-based
  • Family involvement and professional collaboration contribute significantly to a successful treatment plan
  • Helping children develop mindfulness and emotional intelligence is one of the greatest gifts we can offer them
  • Children need to feel safe, powerful, heard and understood
  • Children need to have choice about what happens to them
  • Parents need support and benefit from practicing regular self-care
  • Homework is overrated
  • EVERY CHILD IS DOING HER OR HIS BEST ALL THE TIME

100 O'Connor Drive #14

San Jose, CA 95128

 

Phone: 408.753.0106

 

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