Aquabilities with Jennifer

Aquatic Occupational Therapy and Adaptive Swim Lessons

Jennifer Paolicelli MS OTR/L

UPDATED: June 21, 2021

Aquatic Occupational Therapy
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Aquabilities with Jennifer offers Aquatic Occupational Therapy services to children and adults with special abilities. Our aquatic specialists and professional instructors have helped many swimmers gain function, increased mobility and safety in the water. We work with a wide range of ability levels including persons who have developmental delays, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, sensory integration and those on the autism spectrum.

According to Autism Speaks, "Drowning remains a leading cause of death for children with autism and accounts for approximately 90 percent of deaths associated with wandering or bolting by those age 14 and younger." Being safe both in and around the water is our priority. Our Aquatic Therapists will customize a treatment plan to the swimmer's individual strengths and needs.

Clients who are recovering from back pain, surgery, stroke, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, as well as other impairments have found great relief and recovery from therapy in the water. The freedom of movement and restive properties of the water can help to gain function in your everyday life.

Transition to Daily Life Skills

Our sessions can be more than learning survival and swimming skills in the water. Our therapeutic sessions begin when our clients walk through the door. We help with strategies for changing into the swim suit, toileting, entering the pool, showering and changing back into dry clothes.

Please email or call us to set up a time with one of our Occupational Therapists.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • Call for Fee
  • Private Insurance


Aquabilities with Jennifer
20 Barrett Hill Road
Mahopac, NY 10541
United States






Jennifer Paolicelli

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