Developmental Therapy Associates was established in 1982 as one of a handful of pediatric sensory integration therapy clinics across the US providing occupational and speech therapy services.
We have been instrumental in this rapidly growing field through educating the public along with medical residents from Duke University Medical Center and the UNC hospital system on the importance of early detection and proper evaluation and therapy. Our staff has presented workshops and conferences to thousands of parents and professionals across North Carolina, the US and internationally.
We currently have two clinic locations in Durham and Cary. We provide Occupational, Speech, and Feeding therapy to a wide population. We offer additional services including, but not limited to, a bike riding clinic, handwriting clinic, various summer programs, and use of an Integrated Listening System.
Feel free to explore our website, give us a call, or fill out the contact us form below to learn more about Developmental Therapy Associates, the services we offer, our amazing therapists, or to schedule an evaluation!
Years of Experience
What's Happening at DTA?
Attention all parents: DTA is still OPEN.
We are seeing clients through Teletherapy and Office visits.
What DTA and Absolute are doing:
● Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, equipment, toys, and games before and after use
● Weekly cleanings of our entire clinic
● Having patients and staff wash hands before and after each session
● Use of masks during treatment sessions
● Keeping waiting rooms closed and providing curbside check in
● One therapist and one child to a treatment room at a time
● Providing parents/caregivers with a health and safety checklist prior to scheduling
● Temperature checks prior to start of session
● Daily screenings for all staff members
● Options for contact-less payment
● Staggered appointment times to ensure there are no more than 10 people in the facility
● No use of water fountains
How you can help:
● Fill out the provided health and safety checklist prior to your scheduled appointment on a
● Please stay home if your child or anyone in the family is sick (i.e. fever, cough, respiratory
issues, flu-like symptoms, chills, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste)
● Please provide your child with a mask if you are able and if appropriate. Masks for children
will be provided if needed.
Stay healthy 🌞
"Power packed with Incredible therapist that LOVE what they DO!
I called around to other groups but did not get that immediate gut feeling as a mother , however, with much confidence we chose DTA! The Administrator (Ms. Kat as I will come to know) answered the phone and answered every question I had. This Group knows what Mom's ,Dad's and Caretaker's go through on a daily basis. They don't skip a beat to help in any way. I personally have reached out for suggestions and techniques to help at home and without a hesitation I had easy to read information in my hand the next session. HANDS DOWN I am treated like Family! My diagnosis for my toddler was hard to take but here I feel like I am not alone, or my child is starred at. We are all one here and most of all I needed that . To be UNDERSTOOD.
Thank you DTA, We are finding our way because of you!"
"My experience has been wonderful! My son goes to the Cary office where he has speech with Faith Broder-Shields. She took time to find out what my son needed and has been working hard with him at every session. She takes the time to talk with me after each appointment to let me know how he is doing. We have now added OT to help my son and I’m positive that his interactions with Samantha Ryan will be just as positive as they have been with Faith! I would recommend DTA to anyone!!"
"We have had such a positive experience with Developmental Therapy Associates. My son, who is 7, has always had a hard time building relationships with others, especially adults. He has SPD, ADHD, and a reading and writing delay. He really struggles at school and at camp, and he is often negative about anything difficult he has to do. But he absolutely adores his therapist, Meghan. He is actually invested in learning with her, and I've seen him grow and change as a result of her work with him. My son even talks to and makes eye contact with the amazing receptionist, Ms. Kat. All of the therapists there have been incredibly kind and welcoming, and I've seen how hard they work with all of the children they treat. All of our appointments have also started on time, and our OT has also been available after hours via email. Ms. Kat works hard to make sure that we have an appointment each week, even with summer and the shifting schedules of patients and therapists. I love DTA, and I'm so happy we found them."
3514 University Dr. Office 8
Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: 919-493-7002
Fax Number: 919-403-1407
875 Walnut Street Ste 100
Cary, NC 27511
Phone Number: 919-465-3966
Fax Number: 919-465-3886