Occupational Therapy

Behavior

Issues & Challenges

A child’s aggressive or uncontrolled behavior can wreak havok for families, keeping them from living a normal life day-to-day.

Attention

& Learning Challenges

When a child struggles to focus or maintain attention on a task, it affects their ability to learn and function across environments.

Daily Living

& Motor Challenges

If your child has difficulty with self-care (dressing, feeding, hygiene, sleep) or motor tasks, our OTs can help them develop age-appropriate skills.

Occupational Therapy

Start with a Consultation

Behavior

Issues & Challenges

A child’s aggressive or uncontrolled behavior can wreak havok for families, keeping them from living a normal life day-to-day.


Problems might include:

  • Frequent Tantrums
  • Breaking down during transitions
  • Making & keeping friends
  • Challenges with daily routines
  • Being impulsive and/or aggressive
  • Becoming rigid or anxious when unexpected changes occur

 

Attention

& Learning Challenges

When a child struggles to focus or maintain attention on a task, it affects their ability to learn and function across environments.


Challenges might include:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Sitting quietly at school
  • Focusing on what’s important
  • Learning new concepts
  • Appearing to not hear directions or blocking out voices
  • Needing to hear directions several times
  • Being too sensitive or too seeking of movement

Daily Living

& Motor Challenges

If your child has difficulty with self-care (dressing, feeding, hygiene, sleep) or motor tasks, our OTs can help them develop age-appropriate skills.


Challenges might include:

  • Sleeping problems
  • Feeding challenges or picky eater
  • Difficulty with dressing or hygiene routines
  • Poor or awkward fine motor skills
  • Messy coloring, drawing or handwriting
  • Poor gross motor skills or clumsiness
  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty with understanding personal space boundaries

 

Helping kids build skills, confidence and success!

Children have a lot of “work” to do throughout their day including self-care, school, and play! Occupational Therapy helps children in a variety of areas by improving:

  • Emotional regulation & behavior
  • Motor & academic skills
  • Sensory Processing & Social Skills
  • Self-care routines

At SPACE, we focus on helping children become successful at their ‘occupations’ including educational activities & social participation, feeding & sleep routines, and play & leisure activities.

%

of children aged 3-17 years have a diagnosed behavior problem

%

of kids in one study achieved goals on their IEP after Occupational Therapy in school

Preschool boy playing in an indoor gym
Preschool boy playing in an indoor gym

%

of children aged 3-17 years have a diagnosed behavior problem

%

of kids in one study achieved goals on their IEP after Occupational Therapy in school

Young asian girl with pigtails playing a wooden blocks game

How Does Occupational Therapy Help Children?

Common benefits of OT include:

  • Improved school performance
  • Boosted sense of accomplishment
  • Improved social interaction
  • Improved fine & gross motor skills
  • Improved eye-hand coordination
  • Mastering basic life skills
  • Improved ability to self-manage frustration or anger
  • Improved self-regulation
  • Increased play skills
  • Helping with dyslexia, visual processing skills, executive functioning issues, and dysgraphia

Myths About Occupational Therapy

MYTH: Occupational Therapy is only for older adults. Occupational Therapy can benefit people from birth through the elderly with various needs throughout all stages of life.

MYTH: Occupational therapy only works on fine motor skills & handwriting. OT works on so much more! OT can address anything a child may be having challenges within their daily life including social, academic, behavioral, and functional skills.

MYTH: There’s no such thing as sensory processing issues. Specialists and doctors agree that sensory processing issues exist and can cause real challenges in a child’s daily life.

happy african american preschool girl laughing
happy african american preschool girl laughing

Meet the Occupational Team

Our highly trained occupational therapists provide outstanding care and are constantly seeking out training for the most effective and up to date treatment interventions. Through our intensive training in the DIRFloortime® Model, our OT’s understand and support the unique profile of each child, including sensory, motor, and social abilities. In doing this, we treat the whole child so they are successful in ALL environments.

Michelle Reed,

Michelle Reed,

Co-Founder, MOT, OTR

Gina Drummond, Occupational Therapy Coordinator, OTD, OTR
Gina Drummond, Occupational Therapy Coordinator, OTD, OTR
Aly Hudec, MOT, OTR
Aly Hudec, MOT, OTR
Jordan Frye, COTA
Jordan Frye, COTA
Fallon Borej, MOT, OTR, CLC
Fallon Borej, MOT, OTR, CLC
Gina Drummond, Occupational Therapy Coordinator, OTD, OTR
Gina Drummond, Occupational Therapy Coordinator, OTD, OTR
Aly Hudec, MOT, OTR
Aly Hudec, MOT, OTR
Jordan Frye, COTA
Jordan Frye, COTA
Fallon Borej, MOT, OTR, CLC
Fallon Borej, MOT, OTR, CLC

What You Can Expect at SPACE.

Having concerns for your child and beginning therapy can be stressful so our aim is to reduce your anxiety by making the process as easy and comfortable as possible. We work very closely with caregivers to understand your goals, educate you on the process and come up with solutions that serve your family best. We collaborate and communicate with you every step of the way so you will feel right at home!

Your First Visit

Our first goal is to always build rapport with you & your child so that a positive relationship begins to develop. The safer your child feels at SPACE, the faster progress will begin! Initial evaluation may include standardized assessments, clinical observations and a caregiver report.

Ongoing Treatment

Treatment in a private room, classrooms, open gym, or outside

Caregiver/Parent Training

Expect HOMEWORK!

Dyad or social groups

Collaboration with team members & outside professionals

SPACE OT 'Toolkit'

DIRFloortime® Model

Sensory and reflex Integration Treatments

Integrated Listening Systems

Safe & Sound Protocol

Astronaut Training Protocol

Handwriting Programs

Bal-A-Vis-X

 

Your First Visit

Our first goal is to always build rapport with you & your child so that a positive relationship begins to develop. The safer your child feels at SPACE, the faster progress will begin! Initial evaluation may include standardized assessments, clinical observations and a caregiver report. 

 

Ongoing Treatment

Treatment in a private room, classrooms, open gym, or outside

Caregiver/Parent Training

Expect HOMEWORK! 

Dyad or social groups 

Collaboration with team members & outside professionals

SPACE OT ‘Toolkit’

DIRFloortime® Model

Sensory and reflex Integration Treatments

Integrated Listening Systems

Safe & Sound Protocol

Astronaut Training Protocol

Handwriting Programs

Bal-A-Vis-X

Let's Talk!

Questions? Comments? Give us a call or send us a message below! We’d love to assist you and your family find your SPACE at our SPACE.