Testimonial
I find it very difficult to truly express how grateful I am for Jaime and Kerry and all their hard work, knowledge and genuine care for my daughter Sydney.  Sydney was born with severe hypotonia and hip dysplasia.  She seemed to never stop growing after birth, which I feel contributed to her difficulty with fine motor and gross motor skills.  Through her early years she received early intervention and was seen by many different doctors and therapists.  I was constantly being advised of another disability that would affect my daughter.  I was always confused and never really sure what to believe, until I met Kerry and Jaime. 

When Sydney and I started working with Kerry for PT and Jaime for OT I was amazed with the wealth of knowledge that they had and how they were able to explain it to me as a concerned parent.  Additionally, I believe, their finest gift is how they work with Sydney in order to achieve her goals and how much she has improved in the approximate year that she is seeing them.  Sydney looks forward to every visit and truly loves both of them. 

Finally, I just wanted to take a moment to thank the both of them for all of their hard work and genuine care for every aspect of my daughter’s life.  Finding myself lost at times, not having many people to understand her disabilities, they have given me strength as a mom and given her, and continue to give her, the strategies and confidence in order to achieve everyday life skills.
I can’t thank them enough!

Thank you,
Kim and Sydney

Staff

Kerry L. Walsh, PT MS
Jaime McHale MS, OTR/L


Jaime McHale MS, OTR/L

Email: jmchale@capablekidsnj.com

Jaime is the Senior Occupational Therapist at Capable Kids Pediatric Therapy Center. She received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College in Utica, New York in 2006. Jaime completed her pediatric affiliation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, where she discovered her passion for working with children with special needs and gained a strong background in sensory integration. Jaime began her career at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River and continues to provide early intervention services and school therapy to both classroom based and homebound children in Ocean County.  She is an active member in her community, having volunteered with the Brick Stars Challenger Hockey program, assisting children with various disabilities on the ice. Jaime also enjoyed her work at YouthCare, a summer camp for children with Autism in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jaime specializes in treating children from birth to 21 years with various diagnoses including autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, sensory integration disorders, feeding difficulties, central auditory processing disorder, visual-perceptual difficulties, traumatic brain injuries, burns, developmental delays, upper extremity impairments and various neurological disorders. Jaime is a provider for The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome and Kinesiotape. She has also attended other various continuing education courses including NDT techniques by Joan Mohr, Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits by Mitchell Scheimann, and If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function by Mary Massery. Jaime has attended several courses focusing on best practice in treatment in Autism. She is also an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Jaime adopts both a clinical and holistic approach within her practice and believes that treatment must address the whole child; taking special consideration of each one’s physical, emotional and social well-being. She believes that each child needs loving support in all areas of well being in order to thrive! Jaime’s experiences as the sibling of a special needs child and the guardian of a child with Autism make her an excellent  resource for others.  She is well versed in the use of alternative treatments such as nutrition, essential oils, DAN! Protocol, therapeutic music, hippotherapy and more. Jaime feels that each child has a gift and is dedicated to helping your child find a way to share their gift with the world!