At Confident Kids OT, we embrace that no one child or family is
the same. We never see a diagnosis as defining a kid, and in turn realize that some “problems” can actually be nurtured into great strengths. We use a holistic approach to working with you and your child. This means we treat the sensory, motor, and environmental factors influencing your child as equally important and dependent upon one another.
We believe a child’s positive development takes a team, which is what we work to foster and develop. We will collaborate with your child, family, school, other health professionals, coaches, and anyone else that we identify as a valued team member.
We also require a parent or caregiver to be present during sessions. This helps caregivers increase their knowledge of their child’s challenges and build a consistent intervention style and language across their environments.
Another important aspect of our occupational therapy is the need for achievable home programming to complete outside of therapy. Establishing a consistent routine that emphasizes a balance of support and therapeutic challenge is key to more efficient development.
Our ultimate goal is to empower the family and THE CHILD with occupational therapy. Initially, we might have to provide a lot of support to our kids and caregivers, but with regular therapy and education, parents can take pride and ownership in knowing all of the “tricks of the trade.” Eventually, with increased self-awareness, the child can also learn about what they need and how to advocate for themselves!
Let’s give our kids the tools they need to take on the world!
We specialize in treating children/adolescents
with autism, sensory processing challenges (SPD), arousal modulation difficulties, coordination challenges, motor planning difficulties, visual-motor delays, difficulty with social participation, fine motor delay, muscle weakness, and decreased muscle tone.
Problems in those areas can be observed as “behavioral” challenges/”meltdowns” at home or school; having trouble making or keeping friends; fear or heights or novel movement; difficulties with balance or riding a bicycle; clumsiness; low stamina or appearing “lazy” when tasked with endurance challenges; always appearing to be “on the go” or not able to slow down their brain or body; aversion to certain textures or clothing; distractibility; sloppy handwriting; inability to get dressed or manipulate buttons, snaps, or zippers; challenges with multi-step sequencing (i.e. brush your teeth, get dressed, then go to the car); inability to jump, skip, gallop, pump on a swing; trouble with catching, throwing, kicking, or hitting balls.