Occupational Therapy for Children

Helping Children Develop & Grow with Fun & Safe Occupational Therapy

Gain Strength
for Active Play

Greater Independence
& Self-Care

Connect Meaningfully
with Peers

Are you tired of:

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Unpredictable Morning Routines?

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Chaotic Family Meals?

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Getting Calls From School?

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Disrupted Work Days?

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Wondering If It Will Get Better?

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Feeling Out-of-Control?

We believe parents & children should be supported in developing the skills needed to grow into well-functioning adults.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOUR CHILD:

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Improve Self-Care Skills

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Improve Skills Important for School Success

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Gain Strength for Active Play

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Manage Sensory Needs In All Environments

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP PARENTS:

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Confidently Manage Their Child’s Unique Needs

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Deescalate Big Emotions

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Advocate for Their Children’s School Support

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Create Space for More Self-Care

“Thank you so much for helping with my son’s hands. Now he is able to return to golf and tennis like he wanted to.” 

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“Doing therapy has been great for my daughter after her head injury. She has been able to return to school full time without getting headaches and has caught back up to her classmates.”
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“Thank you for giving me so many different ways to help my baby’s torticollis. Your ideas were easy to implement and worked!” 
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HERE’S HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:

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STEP 1

Schedule
Evaluation 

Our therapist will assess your child to determine what may be impacting their ability to function successfully in community, home, and school environments.

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STEP 2

Develop
Treatment Plan

We’ll develop a treatment plan suited to your child’s specific needs and your parenting goals.

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STEP 3

Begin Therapy &
Parent Coaching

We’ll begin the therapeutic process and work with parents to equip them with tools to confidently help their child during the week and in-between appointments.

WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN COULD USE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

Gross & Fine Motor Coordination

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Handwriting

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Feeding

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Putting on Clothes

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Tying Shoelaces

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Developing Balance (riding a bike)

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Constant Falling & Tripping

VISUAL-MOTOR & PERCEPTUAL SKILLS

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Overwhelmed By Busy Places

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Difficulty Reading One Line At A Time

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Difficulty With Comprehension

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Not Being Aware of His/Her Surroundings (e.g. car coming down the street)

SENSORY ISSUES

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Eating Challenges

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Doesn’t Like Certain Textures of Clothing

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Overwhelmed by loud sounds, background noise, and busy public places (e.g. grocery stores)

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Overwhelmed by constant background sounds (e.g. air conditioner)

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Constant Rough or High-Energy Play

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Toileting Accidents

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Difficult To Engage In Activity

Many parents who have a child with developmental or sensory needs eventually get to a place where they feel stuck. They’ve done everything they could to understand their child, make the morning routine predictable, and support them through the day.

But the day-in and day-out struggles remain the same which leaves you feeling exhausted.
Here’s the reality, Read More… most children are like a puzzle. You know some of the pieces that help them, but there are few missing pieces, that, if you could find, would help you confidently manage your child’s big emotions, connect them with, and even advocate for their needs in school and set them up for success for years to come.

That’s why we help 100’s of children every year manage their sensory struggles, achieve greater independence, and core physical skills. We also equip parents with tools to help them along the way and not feel completely overwhelmed.

So if you’re ready to figure out that missing piece of the puzzle and set your child up for success in their adult years, schedule an appointment today. Our team is ready to help you today.

Having Trouble with Your Child’s Developmental Needs?

If you’re experiencing unpredictable morning routines, disrupted work days, and chaotic family meals, it may be signs of a possible sensory disorder.

Get the FREE guide, 7 Signs of Possible Sensory Disorder in Children today!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:

WHAT DOES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COST?

Cost varies by insurance plan. But, after verifying your insurance, we’ll inform you what you’ll expect to pay. We also accept self-pay clients via check or credit-card.

WHICH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

We work with a wide variety of insurance companies, HMO networks, and medicaid. We are always expanding our network.

DO YOU HELP DEVELOP IEP’s (Individualized Educational Plan)?

Our therapists do not work for the school district and therefore can not develop IEPs.

We can help address school-based difficulties if your child is not already on or doesn’t qualify for an IEP plan.

HOW LONG WILL MY CHILD BE IN THERAPY?

All children are different and every one of their struggles are unique. Our goal is to graduate them from therapy as soon as they meet the developmental goals agreed upon in the child’s custom treatment plan.

There is ongoing communication between the caregivers and the therapist on the child’s progress. When it is agreed that the goals and concerns have been fully addressed, it is time to graduate AND celebrate!

HOW OFTEN WILL MY CHILD NEED THERAPY?

Most Occupational Therapy treatment plans are 1-3 hours per week in-clinic. Most appointments typically last 1 hour.

Since we are only with your child 1 to 3 hours per week, our therapists teach the parents and the child how to carry over the exercises at home. This complements the in-clinic treatment and leads to significant and lasting change.

DO YOU ALSO SEE CLIENTS OLDER THAN 18 YEARS OLD?

Yes we can! Whether deficits are due to acute injury or neurological event, our therapist can provide therapy plans incorporating range of motion, strengthening, gross and fine motor coordination, motor and sensory re-education, pain and inflammation reduction, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

DO YOU OFFER WHEELCHAIR EVALUATIONS

Yes, we do! Insurance companies require an assessment from a therapist to approve manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and scooters. We can provide a comprehensive assessment of your needs and work with the vendor of your choice.

Home equipment needs are often not covered by insurance companies unless they are proven to be medically necessary. We can provide adaptive equipment assessments and write “letters of medical necessity”, when appropriate, to improve your chances of getting equipment covered.

DO YOU PROVIDE HOME EVALUATIONS & AGEING IN PLACE CONSULTATIONS?

Yes, we do! Whether you’re looking for ways to improve the safety of your home due to a current injury or in preparation for future living conditions, our therapist can evaluate your home and make recommendations according to your needs.

Recommendations can range from simple bathroom equipment, to full remodel ideas, and everything in between. Let us help you live in your home safely for as long as you’d like to.

La Plata Family Therapy

Horse Gulch Health Campus

270 East 8th Ave, Suite 206
North Building 
Durango, CO 81301