About Us

Shore Kids Pediatric Therapies offers comprehensive, integrated, multidisciplinary evaluations and treatment services for children ranging from special needs and learning disabilities to children with autism and developmental disabilities. All therapy is provided in a child friendly, play-based environment in our 3,000 square foot facility. Our extensive experience is in treating infants through adults. The Shore Kids staff consists of SLPs, OTs, PTs, BCBAs, Special Educators, Teachers of the Handicapped, Reading Specialists, LDTCs, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

tracyTracy Garguilo, M.S., OTR-L
Owner and Director

Tracy graduated from University of Delaware with a BS in Physical Education in 1995, and went on to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University in 2002.  She received a scholarship from The Board of Education in New York in which she worked for 3 years in both Manhattan and Staten Island.  She evaluated and treated children ages 3-18 with a variety of diagnoses  including: sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADD/ADHD, neurologic and genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome,  visual motor/perceptual impairments and developmental delays.  She also worked in Early Intervention (birth-three years old) in New York and currently works  in Early Intervention in New Jersey where she is on the Targeted Evaluation Team  which evaluates children all over Monmouth County and determines eligibility for  Early Intervention Services. Tracy loves working directly with families and providing them with strategies they can easily incorporate into their daily lives. She has also worked for Tender Touch Occupational Therapy, a private practice in Hazlet, NJ for 9 years where she evaluated and treated children in a clinic setting as well as provided school based therapy.  She specializes and has advanced training in sensory processing dysfunction, creating sensory diets, Wilbarger protocol (brushing program), Handwriting without Tears and Visual  Motor/Perceptual Processing. She prides herself on taking a holistic approach when working with children and their families and believes that each child has their own unique strengths and talents.