Occupational Therapy

  • Sensory Integration & Processing Disorders

  • Self-Care Skills

  • Self-Regulation

  • Motor Planning Challenges

  • Dyspraxia

  • Range of Motion & Coordination

  • Body Awareness

  • Postural Disorders

  • Upper Body Strength & Endurance 

  • Visual-Motor & Visual-Perceptual Disorders

  • Fine Motor Delays

  • Handwriting

 
At The Therapy SPOT, our pediatric occupational therapists provide fun and interactive therapy to address: 

Sensory Integration & Processing Disorders • Self-Care Skills • Self-Regulation

Motor Planning Challenges • Dyspraxia • Range of Motion & Coordination

Body Awareness • Postural Disorders • Upper Body Strength & Endurance 

Visual-Motor & Visual-Perceptual Disorders • Fine Motor Delays • Handwriting

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Evaluations

Evaluations assess a child's skills in all areas of concern using a combination of:

  • Parent interview about your child's developmental, medical, and academic history

  • Observation of your child crawling, walking, running, jumping, climbing, etc.

  • Fine motor-based activities (cutting, coloring, using two hands together, etc.)

  • Assessment of sensory processing skills (ability to sit and attend to an activity, distractability, reactions to noise, sound, lights, and touch)

  • Standardized assessments to understand your child's skills in relation to the typical development of same-age peers

 

Following the evaluation, we will discuss the results and recommendations. If therapy is recommended, we collaborate with parents to develop a plan of treatment and goals. 

Therapy

At The Therapy SPOT, our occupational therapists use evidence-based approaches to deliver engaging and fun therapy to support your child in their individual areas of need. Occupational therapy helps children develop skills and confidence for self-care, play, social interactions, and academics. Depending on your child's needs, therapy may take place in our gym, a therapy room, or outside. Whenever possible, parents are invited to participate in or observe our therapy sessions. Our occupational therapists will also dedicate time to connect with parents and provide education for strategies and tools to provide ongoing support and practice at home. Our occupational therapists have specialized training in Learning Without Tears® and Integrated Listening Systems® (iLs).

Our team recommends an occupational therapy evaluation if your child is experiencing any of the following: 

 
  • Easily overwhelmed in busy environments

  • Poor body awareness 

  • Under- or over-responsive to touch

  • Oversensitivity to noise, sound, touch, light, and movement

  • Difficulty with physical boundaries

  • Toe-walking

  • Difficulty wearing a variety of clothing or shoes

  • Difficulty managing emotions or behavior​​

  • Challenges sitting still or paying attention

  • Difficulty holding a crayon or pencil correctly

  • Messy handwriting

  • Difficulty using two hands together 

  • Difficulty using scissors, utensils, or other tools

  • Challenges with self-care (getting dressed, feeding, toilet training, etc.)

  • Low tone, delayed rolling, sitting, crawling, etc.

  • Visual scanning/tracking deficits 

  • Falls down or bumps into objects often