Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Finding yourself in any of these situations is confusing, overwhelming, and terrifying. In pediatric occupational therapy intervention, we can help you and your child with these and many other difficult circumstances.
Occupational therapists are skilled in understanding physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges that create barriers for your child. In a nutshell, the private treatment process starts with an evaluation, goal setting, and customized treatment plan design.
The goal of every private therapy session is to make your child’s tomorrow better than their yesterday.
We can help with:
Who may benefit?
Any child or young adult experiencing challenges preventing them from living life to the fullest could potentially benefit from our occupational therapy services. While we serve clients with a wide variety of diagnoses, a diagnosis is not necessary to participate in therapy services.
We also acknowledge that difficulties do not disappear at age 21, and welcome young adult clients to our facility.
What does the process look like?
Appointments are now offered either in-person or by telehealth.
It is hard to know whether or not your child needs therapy. Parents of children experiencing challenges or with a recent diagnosis often don’t know where to start. We invite parents who have concerns about how their child is functioning in daily life to schedule an occupational therapy evaluation. We want you to ask every imaginable question you have. When it concerns the health and well-being of your child, there is no such thing as a stupid question. We will listen. The goal of an evaluation is to create a customized treatment schedule. This treatment plan’s purpose is to achieve goals that have been collaboratively set by the parents, therapist, child, and when appropriate, other healthcare providers. In order to arrive at a treatment plan, we do an evaluation. Every evaluation consists of two main parts. One part is gaining a view of the holistic child: medical history, strengths, challenges, personality, daily life. The second part is the administration of the correct standardized assessments. In total, this process helps to determine if your child is likely to benefit from occupational therapy services. If so, we will work with you to establish a customized treatment schedule and to set goals for your child.
Research has shown that purposeful activity is the most effective and functional way to learn new skills. We carefully design each session’s activities to target the child’s goals in engaging, fun ways. Additionally, we use the latest research and evidence to shape our interventions, and are always happy to share this supporting evidence with you. As parents, you are always invited to join your child’s session so that you may learn how to support your child’s progress at home. You will also have 24-hour, secure access to your child’s treatment notes, reports, and any other documents through your online client portal.
Therapy should never be part of your normal routine. All treatment plans will have a start and end date based on goals. Upon goal achievement, therapy will end. Your child’s new skills may then be solidified in their home, school, and community and your family may relax and enjoy a break from appointments. After a break, a new evaluation may or may not be indicated for further services according to your child’s needs.