Why Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child’s main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids’ skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), in addition to dealing with an someone’s physical well-being, OT practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that can affect functioning in different ways. This approach makes OT a vital part of health care for some kids.

My Approach To Guiding Your Child

Using principles of occupational therapy, holistic health, dietary interventions, continuing education, certifications, and training:   I treat children and families comprehensively and develop goals that meet children at their level of function. A playful, disciplined and nurturing environment is provided to allow children to feel safe exploring new activities while being challenged in a way to meet their developmental potential.

 

It is my goal to help them obtain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their homes, schools and social communities.  My goals for parents are that they understand/ empower to partner as an integral part of the treatment to meet their child’s challenges, become partners in their therapeutic learning process and share in their success. I have been a practicing Occupational therapist for 20 years in home-based, school, early intervention, clinic, community, outreach and consultative settings.

How I work with your child

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Neuronet
  • Gaps Diet
  • NDT
  • Handwriting without tears 
  • Sensory Integration 
  • Visual Processing
  • Auditory Processing
  • Executive function
  • Motor planning
  • Fine motor
  • Gross motor
  • Visual motor/ Functional vision/ perceptual skills
  • Cognition 
  • Dietary interventions
  • Attention/ Organization/ Sequencing skills
  • Therapeutic listening
  • Sensory processing disorders