Our Team

Barrie G. Galvin, OTR/L, CIMI, IMC
President and Founder of The Galvin Therapy Center

Over a 45 year career, Barrie established The Galvin Therapy Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary pediatric private practice. She is not only the clinical director of The Galvin Therapy Center, but is also the founder of The Galvin Education and Resource Center for Families, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to bring new information to families of children with special needs.

Barrie has many advanced certifications & training, has served as president of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA), was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the OOTA and was interim director and clinical supervisor for the OT Program at Cleveland State. She has edited several manuscripts, is an invited lecturer on a wide range of topics and co-authored a national OT pediatric research project focusing on fine motor performance in pre-school aged children.

Barrie Galvin


OUR THERAPISTS (Click here for staff bios):

We are proud to boast one of Northeast Ohio's most accomplished and credentialed staff of therapists with a combined total of over 150 years of experience!

Our team is unique at The Galvin Therapy Center.  Because children present differently and because developmental and learning difficulties are multi-faceted, we address each child from an interdisciplinary perspective; that means your child will be considered by our entire team of specialists, adding depth to the therapeutic process. And, if we need to consult outside our expertise, we welcome the opportunity to learn from other disciplines. Our goal is to keep our knowledge of therapeutic practice up to date and share that knowledge with you!


All of our occupational therapists are registered nationally and licensed with the state of Ohio and are trained in the administration of the DIR®Floortime™Model (some with advanced training), Interactive Metronome, and have extensive continuing education in feeding and behavioral management. All therapists participate in directing our social skills groups, which have been running consistently for almost 20 years.

Advanced Training/

Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) Certified       
Interactive Metronome
Infant Massage
CranioSacral Therapy
Rhythmic Movement Training
SOS Approach
Horticultural Therapy



Advanced Brain Technologies Certified Bone Conduction,
   Provider of The Listening Program


Level I Mentorship with Dr. Lucy Miller,
   Director of STAR Center/SPD Foundation

Our therapists also have had numerous continuing education courses in sensory processing disorders, visual-vestibular dysfunction, handwriting, sensory integration, feeding disorders, dysphagia and more...

We are known for being the "go to" practice for children with more complex motor, sensory modulation disorder and behavioral concerns. Our therapists are able to merge methods when working with children on the autism spectrum and with chromosomal disorders.

For over 15 years, our Center has been a rotation site for child psychiatry residents from University Hospitals of Cleveland. We are also a fieldwork training site for occupational therapy students, OT's and OTA's, from more than 9 universities from Cleveland to Norway and more recently have become a training site for speech-language therapy students.


Russia and Our Therapists:

What a unique opportunity! On two visits to the U.S., a group of professional women, from St. Petersburg, Russia, came to our clinic to learn more about occupational therapy (a field of occupational therapy that doesn't even exist in Russia) and special therapy interventions.  They spent a few days with us and it was quite an experience!


We Love Being In The Community!

We keep busy all over town, as we currently serve 6 charter schools and work with 3 distance/electronic learning programs (home school programs).

We are also a site for the Trinity High School Pre-Professional Internship Program:

In addition to their work in the classroom, our Trinity students in grades ten, eleven and twelve have the opportunity to use the tools they have acquired in their special Expanded Network of Learning Program. Students participate and assist in therapy sessions and in the preschool. Additionally, they help with projects and gain information by interviewing therapists. This terrific program allows the students the chance to explore career and professional paths before college.