It’s Time to Be Optimistic – Occupational Therapy for Children in New York State

At Rebecca House of OT PPLC, we strive to ensure your child develops the skills required to reach their full potential. Our evaluation process will allow us to identify both strengths and weaknesses and determine the next steps for therapy.

Samantha Rebecca has taken her adoration and dedication to help children improve engagement, participation, and independence. Following her Bachelors degree in human relations at St. Joseph’s College she obtained a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy at Stony Brook University. Today, the organization she founded provides occupational therapy services to children ages 3-18 years, and their families.

Three common diagnoses that occupational therapists work with

Here’s a look at three well known diagnoses that can leave children struggling with their daily activities and facing issues with developmental growth-

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) – neurodevelopmental condition of variable severity with lifelong effects that can be recognized from early childhood; characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication with repetitive patterns of thought and behavior

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) – collection of traits that reflect neurologically based temperaments including decreased attention, distractibility, and impulsivity

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – irregular levels of attention, impulsivity and hyperactivity; may have trouble focusing on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time

Modern therapy has effective solutions

If you have concerns about your child’s fine, gross and sensory motor skills or are worried that they may not be reaching developmental milestones then it may be time to consider an occupational therapy evaluation and services. Sessions can be in-person at your home or via video conferencing tools for a virtual session.

There is never a fixed deadline when considering results from occupational therapy as some children may show progress right away and others over time. Frequency and duration of services will be determined after the evaluation process. Many children look forward to interacting with their pediatric occupational therapist and build a rapport in the early stages of in-person or virtual sessions.

Together we can achieve quantifiable results

Occupational therapy sessions are strengths based, focused on your child’s likes and interests to help them become motivated to work on skills that may be lacking. Many times, when children are learning, growing and developing it can be disguised as play, so it doesn’t feel like work for them. Parents are welcome to attend sessions with their children to learn strategies and techniques to carry over skills outside of session time.




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