Occupational Therapy Services
Inquire about occupational therapy services for your child
How do I know if my child needs Occupational Therapy?
If you have any concerns about your child’s sensory or fine motor development, please reach out as we are here to help. Here are some reasons you may consider an occupational therapy evaluation for your child:
- Constantly moving or fidgeting
- Overly rough play
- Difficult imitating actions
- Has trouble focusing on a task/ gives up easily
- Poor eye contact when interacting with others
- Picky eating/ avoids certain textures
- Decreased body awareness (i.e. runs into things)
- Difficult with age appropriate feeding, dressing, etc.
- Responds too much or too little to sounds, movement, clothing textures, touching or being touched
We are happy to discuss your specific concerns and make recommendations. Click here to schedule a free phone consultation.
What does occupational therapy entail?
An experienced occupational therapist will work with your child on the areas of need identified in the evaluation. Here is a sample of some of the areas we treat:
- Auditory Processing
- Sensory Processing
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Processing
All of our occupational therapists are certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and have significant experience working with children.
How does your process work?
To get started, complete our get started form, which is a short survey that asks you to answer some questions so that we get to know more about your child before selecting a therapist. After we review your responses, we will select a therapist who we feel is the best fit for your child based on your child’s needs and the areas of expertise of the therapist. Once we have matched you with a therapist, we will connect you via an introductory email. Your therapist will answer any specific questions you may have. If you decide to pursue an evaluation, then you will schedule your child’s appointment directly with your therapist. If you prefer to start with a phone consultation, you can always call us at 312-780-0820. We are here to help!
What will happen during the evaluation?
Your therapist will send you a unique URL prior to the first session (or arrive at your home if you are in Illinois, Tennessee or Ohio and prefer in-home therapy) at your scheduled appointment time on the day of the evaluation to meet you and your child and conduct the evaluation. Evaluations are 55 minutes in length and may continue into a second scheduled session. Our therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child and create a unique treatment plan based on your child’s individual needs. They do an incredible job of creating an engaging, fun and non-stressful environment.
How will I receive the results of the evaluation?
Your therapist will follow up with you to discuss their findings and whether or not they recommend pursuing therapy for your child. After the evaluation, your therapist will be able to give you a general idea about length of treatment and overall prognosis. You will receive a detailed evaluation report and treatment plan from your child’s therapist.
How long will my child need therapy?
The length of time your child will be in therapy will depend on the needs of your child. Typically, children are seen once or twice a week for 55 minutes each session. Your therapist will create a detailed, customized, goal-centered treatment plan for your child and will give you periodic updates on how your child is progressing toward his or her goals.
Does occupational therapy work when provided via teletherapy?
TherapyWorks team of experienced occupational therapists have had great success providing treatment via teletherapy. For our youngest clients, parents become partners in their child’s services. Our therapists coach parents on strategies, enabling a full understanding of treatment and providing unique and highly beneficial opportunities for collaboration and home practice. If you would like to discuss your child’s unique needs, and determine the best treatment method, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is always happy to consult and point you in the right direction.