Our Pediatric Occupational Therapy team is made up of highly skilled, caring and compassionate therapists. They are specially trained in the areas of sensory integration, feeding, coordination difficulties, fine motor challenges, handwriting difficulties, attention and regulation, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and other auditory interventions as well as other manual therapy approaches. Our OTs are highly skilled in areas of behavior and peer interactions.
Therapists utilize evidence based treatment strategies that fit each individual child and family. Occupational therapy focuses on ones ability to participate in daily life activities, at home, school and in the community. Our occupational therapists use purposeful and motivating activities to work with clients to develop improved motor planning, sensory processing, regulation, organization skills, visual motor, adaptive play skills as well as behavior and social skills. These skills allow the child to participate more fully in the home, classroom and community. We utilize the most current treatment methods and up-to-date strategies to meet the needs of each individual child.
Step Forward Therapy offers initial assessment and ongoing treatment as well as consultation with school personnel.
-Core strengthening, balance and postural control
-Social skills/social learning
-Therapeutic Listening Programs such as iLs
-Body and Spatial Awareness
-Difficulty Accepting Change
-Difficulty with Behavior
-Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
-Fine Motor Skill Development
-Visual Motor Development
-Difficulty Calming Down/Falling Asleep
-Upper Extremity Strengthening
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Auditory Processing Disorder
-Emotional regulation difficulties
-Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
-Sensory processing disorder/sensory integration dysfunction
We will provide an evaluation of your child including; sensory processing, fine motor and visual motor integration.
At Step Forward Therapy, our therapists have background knowledge and experience in working with IEPs and 504 plans. We can consult with you and your school to make sure your child is getting all the services they need to be successful within the school environment.
iLs is a multisensory program designed to exercise the visual, auditory and vestibular systems in order to improve emotional regulation while simultaneously training the brain to process sensory information. This allows the person to successfully engage in social situations as well as demonstrate improved focus.