Consultative services are provided to families looking for additional support and knowledge related to treatment. During a consultation, there is no direct one-on-one interaction with the child, but rather parent/teacher communication. Consultations can be conducted on the telephone or in person. Parents and teachers will be provided with specific therapeutic strategies and suggestions that will support the child in the most appropriate manner. Techniques used include, but are not limited to coaching, modeling, demonstration, home/school programs and sensory diets.
Screenings are designed to gather information related to a child’s development that will further determine the need for a formal evaluation or OT services. Informal assessments, clinical observation and a parent interview are performed to identify strengths and limitations. Screenings can be conducted in the home or school environment, as most appropriately related to the child’s needs. An Occupational Therapy screening is most suitable for children who have been referred to OT or for those who wish to explore the benefits and ways in which OT can help their child.
Evaluations are performed to specifically identify and assess compromised areas of development in order to establish an appropriate treatment plan. They are individually created to meet the needs of the child. A combination of age-appropriate standardized assessment tools, clinical observation, questionnaires and parent interview are utilized to gain specific insight into a child’s ability to function independently. This assessment report includes testing scores, results, interpretation of findings, goals and recommendations. A phone conference is scheduled to discuss findings, recommendations and answer questions further.
Individual and Group Sessions
Sessions are conducted in the home or school environment for children from age 3 through adolescence. A uniquely tailored program for each child is developed based on their strengths, learning styles and specific goals. Each treatment session combines a holistic and nurturing approach to help the child build strong foundational skills to be successful. Multisensory activities are utilized to expand a child’s skills, improve their confidence and increase their independence in all areas of functioning. Communication is established and maintained with families, caregivers and teachers to develop successful strategies and ensure carryover of skills. Home programs and weekly activities are provided to supplement and review techniques used during sessions. Group sessions are available for handwriting, visual motor and fine motor skill development.
Parent and Educator Training
Parent and educator training is available online or in person on a variety of topic areas within the realm of pediatrics. Presentations are aimed to provide parents and professionals with increased knowledge and realistic strategies, as well as support in all areas of functioning. Topics range from movement breaks in the classroom to fine motor development, to sensory regulation techniques. Presentations are tailored to fit your needs.
Although we believe results are best achieved in person, virtual sessions are available. Your child’s goals will be discussed prior to starting, to ensure that we can best support their needs.
Adventures in Handwriting
Adventures in Handwriting is a series of interactive and educational videos that allow children to practice and strengthen their fine motor and handwriting skills. Children are given opportunities to learn, improve and master handwriting through play. A variety of programs are offered based upon your child’s age and skill level. Your child will be building their confidence and learning without even knowing it! Learn more →