Occupational Therapy Services

Helping every child discover and reach their highest potential is our passion!

Occupational therapists work with children across a variety of developmental delays, diagnoses and disorders.  These specialists are extensively trained to treat fine motor skills, balance and stability, sensory modulation and feeding disorders.  Our team members collaborate with the children’s parents to create an individualized plan for each child’s progress based on his or her strengths and developmental needs. Sessions are tailored to each child’s interests and our therapists provide on-going progress reports and home therapy programs to the parents/caregivers.  Services are provided in-home or at our therapy center in Pasadena.​

Our specialties:

  • handwriting

  • visual motor/visual spacial skills

  • fine motor skills

  • sensory processing/integration

  • executive function skills

  • activities of daily living

  • Bathing/hygiene and use of equipment to increase independence and enhance performance

  • Upper extremity and trunk strengthening

Our highly trained feeding and swallowing therapists work with clients who experience a variety of feeding and swallowing disorders due to genetic, developmental, and traumatic causes. Our OTs specifically work with sensory related feeding disorders, newborn feeding difficulties, and more!

Feeding/Swallowing Therapy

Early Intervention

Special Populations

Occupational therapists work with children who may have special needs due to their related diagnoses or impairments.    Our trained therapists have additional training to provide specialized treatment to children with metal diagnoses, such as: ​

  • Sensory Integration Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • birth injuries or birth defects

  • sensory processing disorders

  • traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)

  • learning problems

  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  • mental health or behavioral problems

  • broken bones or other orthopedic injuries

  • developmental delays

  • post-surgical conditions

  • burns

  • spina bifida

  • autism spectrum disorder

  • cancer

  • Down syndrome

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Writing Difficulties

  • & much more

Early intervention is designed for families of children birth-3.  Early Intervention therapy utilizes a family approach to teach caregivers how to best support their child's communication and physical needs

School-Aged Children

Often times, children do not qualify for the amount of services that they need through their school due to district regulations.  We serve all children with communication difficulties, including processing, articulating, formulating sentences and social communication.

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION

We will work with your child where they will be able to achieve the most success!  

  • Clinic

  • Home

  • Community (day-care, schools, library, park)

  • School

  • Telehealth

 Service Types

Screenings

Screenings are quick and simple!  A screening takes about 10 minutes as our therapist looks at general skills to determine if anything needs to be investigated with more detail.  Your child may pass the screening, not needing therapy, or they mail fail it, which tells us to get an assessment to confirm or rule out a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan if necessary.

Assessments

Assessments are conducted utilizing clinical observation of play and communication skills, standardized and non-standardized testing instruments, and parent interview as appropriate. Following this assessment, you will be provided with a diagnosis and with a formal written report, which includes a proposed treatment plan.  Every child is unique and therefore treatment plans are designed in collaboration with the patient/caregiver to fulfill each child's individual needs while also being guided by research and clinical evidence.

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OTHER SERVICES

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  • Free Consultations

  • Free Screenings

  • Group Trainings 

  • Parent-Child Group Classes

980 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite 100

Pasadena, CA 93063

​626-799-7955

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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