What is occupational therapy?

In occupational therapy we emphasize the performance of occupations, the daily routine-based activities we need to complete to live our lives meaningfully. For our pediatric clients with disabilities this may include brushing teeth, washing hands, getting dressed, writing and typing, staying organized for school and play, and so on depending on what is important to you and your family. Occupational therapy providers focus on collaborating with our clients and their families to promote living their fullest lives. This may include building on strengths and establishing new skills, as well as thinking about ways to change the way daily tasks are completed to make life easier and more meaningful. You can learn more about occupational therapy here: https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy.aspx

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology is any product, software, device or tool that makes learning or living possible for someone with a disability. Occupational therapy providers can collaborate with clients, their families, and other professionals to conduct a comprehensive assistive technology assessment to determine possible features of an assistive technology device or tool that matches the strengths and needs of the individual as well as components of their living and learning environment. You can learn more about assistive technology here: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/assistive-technology

What is telehealth?

Telehealth (sometimes referred to as “teletherapy”) is a way of delivering health-care services when the client and provider are not in the same physical location. We use a HIPAA-compliant secure video-conferencing platform and work with our clients and families to ensure the best collaboration experience possible. Occupational therapy telehealth laws and regulations vary depending on the state you are located; please contact us to learn more.