Occupational Therapy Services

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About Occupational Therapy

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
  • Handwriting
  • Visual Processing

All of our occupational therapists are certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and have significant pediatric experience.

Occupational therapy evaluation: What to expect

Your occupational therapist will work with you to schedule your child’s evaluation at a time that works for you and your child. Occupational therapy evaluations are 55 minutes in length and may continue into a second scheduled session. Our occupational therapists do an incredible job of creating an engaging, fun, and non-stressful environment. Therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools including developmental history, observation, oral motor function, sensory function, vestibular function, and visual motor function, and standardized tests to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child’s skills and will create a customized treatment plan with goals specific to your child’s needs. An evaluation report can take up to two weeks to prepare and your child’s therapist will follow up with you to discuss the results of the evaluation and make recommendations for your child. You will receive a copy of your child’s evaluation report from your child’s therapist. Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked. Communication is highly important to us so please be sure to reach out to your child’s therapist with any questions or concerns. Your therapist will work closely with your family to improve your child’s areas of need.

Occupational Therapy
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Signs your child may benefit from occupational therapy

If you have any concerns about your child’s sensory or fine motor development, please reach out! 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
  • Impulsive
  • 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.  

Treatment frequency and duration

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.  

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COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!