Tara Marie Martello, MS, OTRL

Name:Tara Marie Martello
Specialty:Occupational Therapist—Pediatrics
Review:1 client review
Location:1636 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-545-0320
Fax: 215-545-0260
Grow Thru Play, LLC is a pediatric therapy practice which focuses on play as a child’s main occupation. Grow Thru Play provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, group classes, and educational seminars. We offer comprehensive evaluation and use current research to guide individual and group treatment plans. Grow Thru Play, LLC is a place where children of all abilities can play, learn, and grow.

Mission Statement

The mission of Grow Thru Play, LLC is to foster growth, create meaningful relationships, and build emotionally and physically strong children.


1. To provide high quality therapy services for children from birth to adolescence who have a disability or delay which negatively impacts their ability to participate in age appropriate occupations.
2. To provide educational and/or support services to parents and other professionals addressing: the role of occupational therapy, coping with disabilities or delays, childhood health and wellness, typical development, parenting concerns, and other related childhood topics.
3. To consult and collaborate with schools and other community programs so children may achieve their best.

Pediatrics, Sensory Integration, Interactive Metronome, Feeding Difficulties, Handwriting Instruction, Playgroups, Fitness groups, Floortime
Thomas Jefferson UniversityBS, MSOccupational Therapy2001, 2003
Villanova UniversityBAPsychology2000
NameIssued ByDuration
Occupational TherapyPA4/2002-6/2013
MemberAmerican Occupational Therapy Association2001-Present
Insurance:Grow Thru Play does not directly work with insurance companies for coverage of services and is not a “preferred provider” for any insurance company. However, we will provide receipts with ICD diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes so that you can submit the receipts to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
                          Therapy Services

Free Initial Consultation (30 minute phone or in-person)

Initial Occupational Therapy Evaluation (2 hour session with parent/s and child; consultation with school as appropriate; a detailed report provided)

Initial Physical Therapy Evaluation (1.5 hour session with parent and child; consultation with school as appropriate; a detailed report provided)

Therapy Re-evaluations (1.5 hour session with child; a detailed report provided)

Individual Sessions (sessions are scheduled in a 60 minute time slots which are typically structured as 45 minutes of direct treatment and 10 minutes of consultation with parent or caregiver)

School consultation visit (may include observation, direct treatment, meeting with teachers/staff, and report may be requested as appropriate)

Interactive Metronome Sessions (45 minute individual sessions)

Play the Write Way Handwriting Workshops (60 minute group classes based on age and skill level)

Toddler/Parent Playgroups (90 minute parent/child playgroups)

Play In Motion Movement/Fitness Classes (50 minute group classes based on age and skill level)

For fees and payment options, please contact Tara Martello at 215-545-0320 or tara@growthruplay.com.
By appointment Monday -Thursday and Saturdays

Client Review:

1 client review of Tara Marie Martello scored 5 out of 5.

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by PBPH, Nov. 16, 2011

My child has made phenomenol progress due to Tara's incredible work with him. His therapy has enabled him to overcome several deficits and function at a level where he is able to take full advantage of his school, sports, and play activities. Tara's services are excellent and the results are invaluable. She has exceptional skills and the care and compassion she shows with her patients is an unbeatable combination which results in the child receiving the best therapy available.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 1 - 3 years
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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