Why are

we here?


Our Director, Cherie River's nephew, Harrison, was born with Down Syndrome 24 years ago. When she observed his speech therapy sessions, she decided to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Cherie started her private practice over 15 years ago on her own working out of her home. Through the years, we have been very fortunate to have gained a great reputation in our community. Currently we have over 50 employees serving Allegheny, Butler, and Beaver counties. We thank God for the blessing of serving hundreds of precious children each week!

"My name is Harrison and I am 24 years old. I started therapy at ACHIEVA when I was 6 weeks old! My Aunt Cherie opened River Pediatric Therapies because she saw how much therapy helped me."

Our Mission:


We serve God, by helping children surpass what others said they would never achieve.


Who we are?


River Pediatric Therapies is a private practice that believes each step counts! River is staffed with over 50 outstanding, certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologists, Developmental Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, Occupational Therapies, Physical Therapists and teachers.


River Pediatric Therapies utilizes interactive techniques that make your child feel joy and accomplishment each session. River optimizes the benefits of the natural environment by consulting in the child's school, home, preschool, or day care and by helping their teachers to become a part of the process in reaching your child's goals. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to participate in the treatment sessions and to follow through with suggestions for carry-over at home.


Therapists provide a comprehensive approach to intervention that focuses on the whole child because each step counts! Therapists are trained to individualize therapy programs according to each child's strengths and needs in all areas of development including cognitive, adaptive, sensory, social, hearing, behavior, vision, gross motor, fine motor, and communication.

Who do

we serve?



Early intervention:

Birth: 3 years



3-5 years


School Age:

6 - 18 years


We provide evaluations and treatment for diverse needs including developmental delay, torticollis, developmental apraxia of speech, positioning, feeding disorders, endurance and strength training, articulation disorders, phonological processing disorder, autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavioral concerns, auditory processing disorder, expressive language delay, and receptive language delay.

We have you covered!

River Pediatric Therapies accepts the following insurance plans:


Aetna   Cigna   Health America   Highmark   UPMC   UPMC For You   United Health Care   CHIP



Would you like a FREE Child Screening?


Give us a call at (412) 767-5967  or click here for more information.



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We are proud to work with


River Pediatric Therapies is a private clinic in the Pittsburgh area that provides outstanding therapy to children of all ages. We are proud members of the Cranberry, Fox Chapel, and Monroeville Communities.


Some of the services that we offer:

Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Aqua Therapy, School Services, Speech Services, Social Groups, Behavioral & Psychological Evaluations, Interactive Metronome Therapy, Free Down Syndrome Play Groups and Free River Client Play Groups.

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