Ride The Wave Therapy Services

150 Southpark Blvd Suite 202, Saint Augustine FL 32086
phone: 904-217-3103
fax: 904-467-3422

Our mission

is to provide skilled occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral therapy services using a customized, client centered approach.  At Ride the Wave Therapy, we use a combination of sensory integration, play therapy, and community integration to help our clients achieve their goals and live their lives to their highest potential.

Occupational Therapy

If your child struggles with Social Skills, Low Muscle Tone, Sensory Integration, Decreased Strength, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills/Coordination, and/or Visual Motor Skills, we are here to help!  Our OT department has over a decade of experience in pediatrics and a wide range of certifications to help your child reach their fullest potential.  Contact us today or visit our FAQ page to get started!
Brittany Bodenbender

Brittany Bodenbender, MOT, OTR/L

Brittany is a native Floridian and currently resides in St. Augustine with her family and dogs. She attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where she received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is passionate about the pediatric population and strives to deliver the highest level of care.
Jana Sanford-Heller

Jana Sanford-Heller, COTA/L

Jana is the founder of Ride the Wave Therapy Services and has been specializing in pediatrics since 2012.  Jana is certified in Kinesio Taping (FMT), Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and Therapeutic Listening.  She is also a Certified Life Coach.  Jana is a St. Augustine Resident where she lives with her husband and two children, and has been working in St. John County schools providing OT services since 2016.

School Therapy Services

Ride the Wave is a proud provider of therapy services to both public and private schools in St. John's County!  With competitive rates and experienced therapists, we are excited to help you meet your school's therapy and in-service needs.  Check out some of the schools we currently work with!
St. Augustine Public Montessori SchoolIsland PrepPLS Therapy & Learning Center

Speech Therapy

If your child struggles with a phonological disorder, articulation issues, stuttering, swallowing, or other language problems, we can help!  Our Speech and Language Pathologists can help get your child on a functional path.  Contact us today or visit our FAQ page to get started!

FAQ

How do I pay for therapy services?
Therapy can be paid for by insurance, by scholarships, and out of pocket.  Contact us today to find out the best option for your family. We are approved providers for the Gardiner scholarship! Click here to learn more or to apply:  

I think my child needs therapy services, where do I start?
A doctor's referral is required for all therapy services being paid for by insurance and/or scholarships.  Please call your doctor and explain what therapy(ies) you are seeking when asking for the referral.  Your doctor sends us the referral and we call you to get started!  If paying for services out of pocket, just contact us directly to get started!

Can my child receive services at the clinic if he already receives them at school?
YES! If your child receives services at school, insurance and scholarships will absolutely cover in-clinic sessions as long as the sessions are not completed on the same day.

What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis.  Essentially, ABA is behavior therapy and is commonly prescribed for children with autism.  Other diagnoses that ABA can work with include Downs Syndrome, ODD and PDD.  We can check with your insurance provider to determine if they cover ABA and if ABA is the right fit for your child.  OT can also work with your child on social skills and behavior modifications.

My young child is bilingual and not saying very many words, do they need speech services?
Bilingual children generally take longer to start talking, and when they do, they use fewer words.  This is because they are learning and absorbing two languages!  How amazing!  If you think your child is still delayed even with the normal bilingual gap, contact us!  Our speech therapists can help determine if intervention is needed.

Got more questions?
Contact us today and we can help answer your questions and get you moving in the right direction!

Forms

Please download and print the forms needed prior to your appointment.  You may bring them with you or email them to the email address your therapist provided.