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Catalyst Farm is a pediatric practice offering occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and counseling in a farm setting. We use the animals and environment in a uniquely motivating way to help your child reach his or her goals.

noun: a person or event that causes change or action

A Personal Note from Jillian D. Pelland, OTR/L, Owner

Buying a farm certainly caused changes in my life — a lot of changes. There have been so many amazing times, but also some hard times adjusting to this new life. But the one thing I know is that the farm is a healing place. I feel it every time I walk into the barn. Every time I snuggle up on a horse. Every time I feed treats to the goats. Every time I do anything in the barn. There is no place I'd rather be. There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you're there. Connecting with an animal, with nature, provides something that nothing else can. The idea of sharing that feeling with children who need therapy makes my heart want to burst. We want this farm to be the catalyst for children to reach their pediatric therapy goals. I just know you're going to love it as much as I do!

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All the forms required to attend Catalyst Farms are available on our forms and contact page.


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

For general questions and registration (234) 206-0815

Scheduling for existing patients
(330) 800-6000

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

1021 Ridgewood Rd
Wadsworth, OH 44281

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Jillian Pelland, OTR/L
Mindy Zimmerman, PT
Dianne Bertuzzi, M.A., CCC-SLP
Calley Mitchell, M.A., CCC-SLP
Darcy Bishop, COTA/L
Amber Duch, PTA
April Paul-Schimmoeller, OTR/L
Megan Miksch, LPC
Kelsey Bromwell, EA
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