Q. What is Occupational Therapy?
A. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective,
in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/ or the task to fit the person, and the
person is an integral part of the therapy team. We enable people of all ages to live life to its
fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent ,or live better with injury, illness or
disability. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Quality of life and independence
are at the core of our treatment.
Q. How can I tell if my child needs OT?
A. Your child’s occupation is to play, learn and grow. If you observe that there are obstacles to
your child successfully participating in these areas, you might consider an evaluation by an OT.
Does your child have difficulty achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones, engaging
in fine and gross motor play or work tasks, or appear to have difficulty processing and managing
sensory input? Does he/she have trouble sitting still, even for a short period of time? Is he/she
forming his/her letters incorrectly resulting in illegible handwriting? Is disorganization the
cause of incomplete or missing school assignments? Are social situations awkward or does
he/she avoid them? Are there signs of sensory overload or difficulty regulating behavior,
emotions or responding to everyday challenges?
Q. What is Sensory Integration (SI)?
A. Sensory Integration is the neurological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body
and the environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the
environment. Specifically, it deals with how the brain processes multiple sensory modality
inputs into usable functional outputs. Our therapists can help identify “atypical” sensory
responses and assist with understanding these responses. We are then able to create strategies
and use them to assist with regulating your child’s sensory responses in a way that promotes
success and may decrease frustration.
Q. How often will my child have appointments? And for how many visits?
A. Some children visit multiple times per week, and some attend less frequently and for various
durations. After your child's evaluation, which includes input from you (the parents), we will
develop a personalized treatment plan and make recommendations for a therapy schedule
tailored to your child’s needs. We believe very strongly in a collaborative approach to
treatment that includes parent involvement, as well as working with your child's team of
specialists (speech, physical, psychologists, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) educators, etc.) and
caregivers (family, daycare providers, Au Pair) to promote carry-over of learned skills into
Q. What will my child do in a session with an OT?
A. Activities are highly specialized and vary greatly depending on the child and their goals. In
general, we use an individualized, multi-sensory, play-based, functional treatment approach to
therapy. With your help, we will use purposeful and meaningful activities that motivate your
child to participate. We may use swing, equine movement, or balancing activities to help
develop a child’s core strength and improve balance and coordination. We may work on
handwriting skills by forming letters in shaving cream or writing to music. We may use art
materials, games, exercises or even cooking to gain fine, visual, perceptual, sensory, and gross
motor skills. There really is no end to treatment ideas in occupational therapy.
Q. What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
A. We accept checks, cash, Zelle, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express)
Q. Do You Accept Insurance?
A. As a small private practice, we DO NOT accept or bill insurance; however, We can generate an invoice, super bill, or monthly reimbursement statement through autopay. Children Matter Therapy 4 Kids, LLC is in no way responsible for insurance reimbursement.