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Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy - San Jose

Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Location Address: 2262 N. First Street | San Jose, CA 95131
  • reviews Rating: 4.49 (93 reviews)
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About Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy - San Jose

JLD Therapy began in 2012 to fix a troubling trend in therapy that we saw every day at other practices: lack of communication between staff and limited options for parents. Too often, the healthcare system seemed broken, unable to help people, suffering from too much bureaucratic red-tape and outdated rules. We knew that there must be a better way, one that would empower therapists, parents, and children to work together to reach the highest outcomes.


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2262 N. First Street, CA, 95131

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This review is for our feeding therapist Jennifer Lewis. We were first recommended by my sons pediatrician at PAMF to look into Joy and Laughter Developmental Therapy in San Jose when our in network options were not available until 4-6 months out from the time we needed these services. I can say now after 4 months of taking my 18 month old to Jennifer I would pay out of pocket all over again to have him receive the care and expertise we have from her. We came here at a time when my son refused to eat any solids at 14 months old. Every attempt to feed him was extremely challenging. This is our third child so we thought we had things down pretty well but he didnt follow the normal milestones when it came to eating. Numerous allergies added to our equation. Jennifer gave me a sense of relief and the confidence to know that my son was going to learn and be able to eat one day. She has so many creative ways to help these little kiddos become interested in food and eventually want to eat. Jennifer is so kind and patient and her compassion is palpable. Ive seen my son go from barely eating a bite of food to now consuming full meals. And ENJOYING it. Jennifer has become part of our familys story. We are forever grateful for everything she has taught us these last couple of months and the care she has shown my son and our family. Thank you so much

Amy A
26 February 2024
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My son has been receiving both speech and occupational therapy since he turned 2 years old he is now 5 years old. We absolutely LOVE Ms. Elise who provides OT for my son. I love her gently approach with my son. She is very knowledgeable and shares feedback after every session. I appreciate her recommendations of how we can help my son both at school and at home. Since starting therapy with her a few months back with Ms. Elise I have witnessed how much my son has improved his skills.

Elizabeth Melgoza-Berry
26 February 2024
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I have been coming to Joy and Laughter Development Therapy with my son 7 for about 6 months now for Occupational Therapy. We have seen tremendous growth and improvement in him while our time here. Kavita is a wonderful therapist and goes above and beyond for my son. The entire staff is welcoming friendly and kind. You can tell all of the therapist are passionate about the kids and enjoy what they do. I highly recommend this place Its been an overall amazing experience.

Liz Herrera
26 February 2024
google review

My daughter has been going to JLD for 3 years now for speech therapy. We have seen multiple different therapist during our time here. We have had nothing but a pleasant experience. Ms. Ping is my daughters therapist and I am so impressed with her. She makes my daughter feel comfortable and safe. She is thorough with her treatment and you can tell her truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend JLD to anyone

Karma Dias
26 February 2024
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Elise is absolutely wonderful very patient kind intelligent and sincere with my daughter Sophia. She is the best OT Ive had thus far. My daughter really enjoys working with her has totally progressed. She is definitely a joy

Selena Cisneroz
26 February 2024
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My son has been coming a little over a year now and its helped SO much. All the therapists are great even the ones hes had as a sub for the day. They communicate with one another when the kids go to back to back therapies on how to integrate and combine the activities to be effective for the kids. Im Also happy to say that one of my other sons will be starting here soon as wellSpecial Thanks to Kavita Kelly Alejandra Celeste Marcos Stacey EScarlet Zita Marcos and to the rest of the team for what you do for our kids it really makes a difference.Thanks JLD

Darchell Burton
26 February 2024
yelp review

We have truly enjoyed our experience working with the therapists at JLD Elise occupational therapist has been absolutely amazing. We have seen our son...

Alyssa L.
12 February 2024
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The staff at this place are all amazing and so welcoming. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by celest Marcos and Zita three of the nicest...

Jazz H.
09 February 2024
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Weve been a part of JLD since 2016 and since day one we have met amazing therapist who have helped my child grow and develop and not just my child but me...

Claudia Itzel G.
07 February 2024
google review

I highly recommend Jennifer Lewis and Joy Laughter Developmental Therapy We took our our 2 month-old daughter to see Jennifer after many weeks of difficulty with breastfeeding and low milk transfer. Jennifer knew right away what to do and gave us exercises to work on. After just a few weeks our daughter improved so much and it really transformed our breastfeeding journey. We are so grateful to Jennifer and JLD for their support

Erin Kelly-Weber
26 January 2024
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This is such a wonderful place My little one loves to go to therapy here. All the staff are welcoming. We meet with Neeti Angal and she has helped me understand how my little one communicates. My little one is always attached to me but with Neeti he is ok to be without me.

Erika Funes
26 January 2024
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My 6 months old baby had bottle aversion and remained 1 percentile since birth and finally my pediatrician suggested to see feeding therapy. Never heard of this specialistSince our in-network feeding therapy had a few months waitlist and thats way too long for my baby my pediatrician referred us to see Joy Laughter. Yet I was told its a long waitlist to see Jennifer the feeding therapy as well. However once Jennifer knew my babys infant and she accepted our case immediatelyJennifer carefully observed my baby eating habit how she drank etc and then she offered different suggestions and strategies to encourage my baby to chew more and chew better in every sessions. My baby gradually ate more since then and finally she caught up and learned how to chew more efficiently. Also Jennifers a great listener very supportive and encouraging. Its mentally challenging when your baby had eating aversion and difficulty to thrives. Im glad we had Jennifer to help

26 December 2023
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I saw Jennifer Lewis for infant feeding occupational therapy and she was a shining light during a difficult time. I tried everything to figure out why my 2 month old couldnt eat more than 2-3oz at a time. Walked into Jennifers office and she instantly could tell what was going on. She is so knowledgeable and was so sweet with my baby. After one appointment and doing at home exercises with my daughter which she loved by the way there was already improvement. After her second appointment she was pretty much eating normally. I am so grateful to have found Jennifer and have relief knowing I have such a fantastic resource to reach out to should any other issues come up. From the front desk staff to working with Jennifer and the other friendly staff members there I cant recommend this place enough.

Annalise Manno
26 October 2023

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