We provide occupational therapy services. The word occupation captures the breadth and meaning of everyday activities. Children have many “occupations” or “jobs” they must engage in each day. Children’s occupations include play, self-care, social interaction, and educational performance. As occupational therapists we help children who have an illness, disability, disorder, or skill deficit that impacts his or her successful participation in everyday activities.

We specialize in working with children with a variety of challenges and diagnoses. These include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental Motor Coordination Disorder/ Dyspraxia
  • Fine motor and gross motor issues (concerns, challenges, delays)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotion regulation/self-regulation challenges
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Dysgraphia and handwriting remediation needs
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Feeding difficulties including picky eaters and problem feeders
     

At Therapy Services for Children we provide occupational therapy evaluation, treatment, and parent/caregiver education fitted to the needs of each child and family. Treatment sessions are child-centered, fun and promote the development of functional skills. The child’s concerns are valued and addressed from the start. Our client’s strengths and interests are an integral part of treatment planning.  Our goal is to provide parent/caregivers and children with practical recommendations, tools and strategies to address the everyday challenges they face. We aim to make life more enjoyable and less stressful for the children and families we serve.

Treatment approaches / interventions / services provided include:

  • Sensory Integration (SI) / Sensory-based treatment
  • Handwriting assessment, remediation, cursive instruction including Handwriting Without Tears
  • Kindergarten readiness skills
  •  Feeding therapy - S.O.S. Approach to Feeding
  •  Developing fine motor skills and hand strength
  • Developing gross motor skills such as motor planning/praxis, balance, bilateral coordination and body awareness 
  • Developing visual motor integration and visual perceptual skills
  • Play skills/social skills
  • Emotional regulation, self-regulation
  • Self-care skills
  • Attention and organizational Skills
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Collaborative Problem Solving (The Explosive Child by Ross Greene)
  • Zones of Regulation
  • The Alert Program - How does Your Engine Run?
  • Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique