MARIANNA, Fla. - Play Big opened in Marianna in October 2017. Currently, it is serving around 25 patients a day.
Patients are coming from outlying counties but Play Big is looking to serve more children in the community.
"The biggest thing we've been having a hard time with is getting the word out for people to know when it's appropriate for a referral to come to us," said Carissa Stumpf, Practice Manager.
Stumpf said that Play Big receives a lot of referrals from local pediatricians, but a parent, teacher, or coach can also refer a child.
"Many people don't understand that their insurance would cover therapies for their child or that their child even needs therapies," said Carissa Stumpf," Practice Manager.
The idea at Play Big is to help children develop different learning skills by playing and interacting with their therapist.
"We are coaches, and they are athletes at play big. And so, they learn how to really interact with an authoritative figure that's not a parent, or a teacher," said Carissa Stumpf," Practice Manager.
While the company does cater to children with speech, occupational, physical or behavioral health needs, they also offer open play hours on Friday and Saturday for kids who don't need special attention.
Play Big in Marianna is planning to add to their services.
They will host summer camps starting after Memorial Day and plan to add a learning center in the fall.
For more information, visit www.playbigtherapy.com