At Alta Pediatrics you are not just another number. We value each patient as a unique individual and a member of our community. Your therapist knows you and your child's name, ask for updates on what you are observing, and provides updates on what they are observing during the session.
Play is at the center of our sessions and your child will improve over time through play-based therapy. Whether that is in the sensory gym, running through an obstacle course, playing games, or working on their fine-motor skills what feels like play is your child developing skills and enhancing their abilities.
All therapists are trained and experienced in their specific field (occupational and speech therapy) and have specific experience with a pediatric population. Therapists have graduate level degrees, participate in research projects, and attend continuing education to ensure they stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective evaluation and treatment techniques.
We believe communication and collaboration are key. We work with you as the primary caregiver to provide clear updates on progress and goals each week after the session ends. In addition, we can communicate with other stakeholders that are providing care to your child. By coordinating with speech therapists, school staff, ABA, and other specialists we ensure that there is a holistic view of the care your child is receiving.
Everyone has an occupation, or job, to do. A kid's occupation is to grow, learn, do schoolwork, and play. Occupational therapy helps kids who have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability. It helps them do everyday things like eating, putting on shoes and socks, focusing on learning, writing, and playing with toys or other kids.
First, an OT gives the child a test to figure out what’s causing their issues. Say a child keeps falling out of his chair. Maybe he has problems with gross motor skills. That’s when a child’s big muscle groups aren’t strong enough or don’t work together well. So, he may get tired and fall out of his seat.
The Occupational Therapist will then design activities that will help the child improve their skills through play. The therapist might ask your child to write the alphabet, draw some shapes, play some games, tie their shoes, or squeeze a special grip meter to measure how strong they are! OT is different for every person. No two people are alike and no two treatments are the same either.