Advance My Baby’s Mission is…
To create a new standard in parenting by bringing awareness to sensory processing so that parents can be empowered and equipped with the developmental knowledge necessary for their child to reach their full potential.
Officers: Jeanne Martin & Paula Tarver
Jeanne Aggrippino Martin and Paula Tarver have more than 35 years of experience combined with specialized training in sensory integration and child growth and development.
They graduated in 1998 from Barry University in North Miami with their Bachelor’s of Science Degrees, majoring in Occupational Therapy. After graduation, they were selected to be two of the 20 therapists hired to provide in-home therapy for the Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services throughout the state of Florida. The Elk’s program provides free in-home occupational therapy and physical therapy services to children with developmental delays. They educate and train parents on sensory integration and use home exercises specifically tailored to address the child’s individual needs.
Paula Tarver began serving as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 and is experienced in pediatric home health, hospital (including acute and sub-acute rehab), and long-term rehab settings. She has been instrumental in cementing solid working relationships with: co-workers, management, physicians, EIP service coordinators, vendors, and the external business community. She has training in Sensory Integration and special education in cutting-edge treatment approaches including: Advanced Therapeutic Listening, RDI, Handwriting Without Tears, NeuroNet, Kinesio Taping, Core Concepts, and Balametrics. She feels truly blessed to be able to serve the children and families in her surrounding area. Paula has completed over 400 continuing education hours.
Jeanne Martin has served as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant from 1989 to 1998. She continued on as an Occupational Therapist with multi-faceted experiences in pediatric home health, public and private school settings, hospital (including acute, sub-acute and out-patient rehab), and long-term rehab settings. She has been instrumental in cementing solid working relationships with: co-workers, management, physicians, EIP service coordinators, vendors, and the external business community. She has training in Sensory Integration and special education in cutting-edge treatment approaches including: Advanced Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, Kinesio Taping, NeuroNet, and Balametrics. She has served throughout the southern United States. Jeanne has completed over 500 continuing education hours.
The two have set out to provide hope to all children and implore everyone to join with them to make this a reality. Jeanne and Paula’s intention is to share their knowledge and working expertise with as many families as possible. They want parents to have a source they can turn to for guidance and answers.