We provide Occupational Therapy for our extraordinary kids to maximize their potential. 

Occupational therapy encourages a child to enjoy play and use play as a means to develop his daily independence. Occupational therapy works on the child’s developmental skills: motor, cognitive, social, language, self-help and behavior. Occupational therapists analyze the child’s behavior and response to different aspects of play and its meaning to the child.

Through play, a child may be able to functionally perform basic living skills such as eating, dressing, grooming, bathing and social interactions. The occupation of childhood is to develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults.

Our occupational therapists are certified in programs including Masgutova Neuro-sensory Reflex Integration (MNRI), Sensory Oral Sequential Feeding Approach (SOS), Handwriting without Tears, and have significant experience in generating sensory diets and home programs.

skills enhanced BY Occupational therapy INCLUDEs:

  • Regulation of arousal level in order to attend

  • Refinement of sensory discrimination and processing

  • Self concept

  • Age appropriate self care skills

  • Integration of primitive reflexes

  • Primary movement patterns

  • Daily Living Skills

  • Continual refinement and development of motor skills

  • Appropriate social interactions

  • Language and cognitive skills

  • Development of communication skills

  • Handwriting Skills

  • Attention/Focus

  • Coordination Skills

My son has received therapy at Hearts and Hands for several years and the progress he’s made is amazing! We have received speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy here at different times. He recently “graduated” from occupational therapy with Ms. Jill and by the end he was climbing to the top of the rock climbing wall in the gym. And this is a child who previously was afraid for his feet to leave the ground! He thinks PT with Ms. Laura is just for him to have fun and play games, but through it he has gained the muscle strength to begin to pedal his bicycle!
— Aaron F Mom: