Occupational Therapy

Our highly trained occupational therapists provide outstanding care in the areas of sensory processing, motor-planning or praxis, visual-spatial processing, ocular-motor and vestibular processing, modulation challenges, and sensory sensitivities. We believe in treating the whole child from a bottom-up approach, meaning we focus on the core developmental issues to build a strong foundation rather than focusing on splinter skills. We are trained in DIR®/Floortime™, Integrated Listening Systems, Vestibular-Oculomotor Protocol©, Handwriting without Tears, Reflex Development, and are Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified.

 

We offer:

  • Occupational Therapy Assessments
    (focusing on both gross and fine motor skills and sensory processing)
  • Elementary/Private School Screenings
  • Individual Sessions
  • Dyad or social group sessions
  • Consultation/Observations with school professionals/para-professionals.

Occupational Therapy can benefit children who display:

  • Behavior associated with becoming overwhelmed in busy, bright, or loud environments
  • Sensitivity to tactile, auditory, or visual stimulation
  • Sensitivity to movement or afraid of movement such as swinging, spinning, jumping, or being placed upside down
  • Challenges with tolerating a variety of foods (appearance and texture and taste)
  • Difficulty staying calm or still
  • Difficulty with focusing and participation in school
  • Difficulty attending to multiple stimuli at once, such as visual and auditory
  • Challenges blocking out non-important stimuli to focus on salient or important stimuli
  • Challenges shifting attention when appropriate
  • Difficulty initiating, joining, and sustaining social play with peers
  • Difficulty connecting or engaging with others
  • Difficulty with following directions or carrying out a multi-step sequence
  • Limited or lack of pretend play ideas
  • Gross and fine motor coordination challenges
  • Handwriting challenges
  • Challenges with daily living skills such as feeding, dressing, and hygiene skills