Meet the Owners!
Hi, we are the LaRochelle family! My name is Julie and my husband is Charlie, and we have two handsome boys named Chase and Shane. Charlie is a union cabinet maker whose hard work allows me to stay home with our boys. As a stay at home mom, I always try to help my children. Both of my boys received early intervention therapy for speech; my younger son Shane required more therapy and started going to occupational therapy.
Last year, Shane was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD). SPD is a neurological disorder in which individuals have difficulty receiving and perceiving sensory input through sights, sounds, touch, tastes, smells, movement and balance, body position and muscle control. Since learning of Shane’s diagnosis, I have continued to read and research SPD. The research has led me to many social media support groups with other mothers like myself. It was in one of these groups where I was first introduced to We Rock the Spectrum. Almost instantly I knew I had to bring one to my community in Mount Laurel, NJ– which is especially important as New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the nation. We Rock the Spectrum is the missing link in our special needs community.
We Rock the Spectrum franchise is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment that offers a great learning environment that fosters exploration and sensory-safe experiences. WRTS has unique equipment to assist children with neurological growth including sensory-based swings, toys, an indoor play structure, arts & crafts area, and physical fitness programs. Even though the equipment is specialized, all children, regardless of their learning abilities, can benefit from the use of this equipment.
We would like to thank you for your support!
Our Gym Includes:
- Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
- Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
- Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
- Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
- Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
- Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
- Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination