Helping children to cultivate needed skills and abilities to fully participate in activities of daily life.
When your child works with one of our occupational therapists, they will be comprehensively evaluated and treated in a comfortable and fun setting. Our therapists will work with you, your child and your pediatrician to achieve the best outcomes for your child.
Approaches and techniques
Our occupational therapists are trained in numerous approaches to help children with dressing, bathing, toileting, handwriting, sensory processing, fine and visual motor development, social-emotional development, feeding challenges, and more, including:
- Sensory integration (SI) theory and practice
- Handwriting remediation
- Handwriting Without Tears program
- Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
- Social thinking and social stories
- The Alert Program
- The Zones of Regulation
- SOS Approach to Feeding
- The Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtimes
- Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)
- Intensive three-week camps during the summer are offered for children with significant differences between their right and left sides in muscle tone and function.
Therapy modalities and tools
After evaluation with one of our therapists, we may use a variety of modalities and tools suited to your child’s needs:
- Compression and facilitation garments, such as stabilizing pressure input orthoses (SPIOs) and TheraTogs
- Upper extremity orthotics
- Referrals are coordinated to the Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit in Puyallup, Washington, for weight-bearing, night-resting, and functional splinting for upper extremities.
- Kinesio Taping
- Swings and specialized suspension equipment
- Bicycles and scooters (adaptive options available)
- Rock wall