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Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people of all ages and abilities to engage in meaningful activities or occupations that are important to them.

Pediatric OT's work with children and their families who may face challenges in areas such as physical, cognitive, sensory, or social-emotional development.

Our Main Goal:

Our main goal is to enhance a child's ability to engage in activities that are important for their growth and development. These activities may include: self care tasks (such as dressing, eating, grooming, toileting), school-related tasks (such as writing, cutting, and using materials), play skills, social interaction and overall independence.

Some people that we treat may have experienced:

  • birth injuries or birth defects

  • sensory processing disorders

  • tramatic injuries

  • brain injuries

  • strokes

  • spinal cord injuries

  • learning difficulties

  • autism

  • developmental disorders

  • behavioral difficulties

  • developmental delays

  • spina bifida

  • cerebral palsy

  • genetic disorders

  • other chronic illnesses

When you come and see us you will have:

  • Initial evaluation and assessment to identify areas where your child may need support

  • Intervention and treatment: designed to improve skills, independence, and overall function

  • Environmental modifications: may recommend changes to physical environment to faciliatate accessibility and saftey, adaptive equipment, etc.

  • Education and training: for families and caregivers on strategies, techniques, and adaptations to enhance participation

  • Advocacy and consultation: rights, accessibility, and inclusion in various settings

Come explore the power of play and schedule an eval today!

Heather DiTaranto

Heather DiTaranto

Heather holds a masters in occupational therapy from University of St. Augustine in St Augustine, and a BA in psychology from the University of New Orleans in NOLA. Heather is certified in low vision and sensory integration and have been passionate about helping children and families for the past twenty four years! 
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