Brighton Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy practitioners in Brighton Colorado work with children, young adults, and their families to facilitate participation and independence in meaningful daily occupations (AOTA)
Your child may benefit from
occupational therapy in Brighton Colorado if they have difficulty in any of the following areas:
- Gross motor skills (Big muscle Movement)
- Fine motor skills (Small muscle Movement)
- Visual motor skills (Hand-eye Coordination)
- Visual perceptual skills (Seeing and Doing)
- Activities of daily living: dressing, bathing, brushing teeth, toileting, etc.
- Life Skills: cooking, cleaning, money management, and community participation
- Executive functioning skills (Thinking skills)
- Sensory processing/integration: taste, touch, vision, hearing, and smell, as well as body in space, and body awareness.
- Self-regulation/coping skills for everyday activities and social interactions
A typical Evaluation lasts 60-90 minutes
Evaluations are done using a combination of standardized assessments, observations during play and movement activities, functional task completion, and parent/child interviews. A comprehensive occupational profile and treatment plan will be created to drive the therapy process.
Your child may also benefit from OT if they’ve been identified with any of the following:
- Learning Disabilities
- Difficulty with writing
- Concussion and/or TBI
- Processing disorders including sensory, auditory, and visual
- Developmental delay – late walker, late talker
- Orthopedic injuries: broken bones, dislocations, sprains
- Birth injuries or birth defects: torticollis
- Other injuries which impact daily living
Even if Your Child’s individual diagnosis or impairment is not listed, Please contact us today to discuss your concerns and to find out how we can help!
Evaluation and Treatment
A typical Evaluation lasts 60-90 minutes
Evaluations are done using a combination of standardized assessments, observations during play and movement activities, functional task completion, and parent/child interviews. A comprehensive occupational profile and treatment plan will be created to drive the occupational therapy process.
Direct and observation-based assessments are used to determine how your child performs in the following areas:
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Visual motor/visual perceptual skills
- Participation in daily living skills and instrumental activities of daily living
- Executive functioning skills
- Sensory processing abilities
- Emotional-Behavioral needs
Additional assessments can also be completed for handwriting skills using the Handwriting Without Tears ® Print Tool and Handwriting Screeners
Treatment Approaches Offered for Occupational Therapy in Brighton: Our approaches are creative, client-centered, and individualized. Your therapist will work with you and your child to develop a plan that is unique to your needs and desired outcomes through:
- Sensory exploration
- Strength and mobility training
- Daily living skills practice
- Social interactions
- Collaboration with clients, caregivers, teachers and other professionals
- Modifying and Adapting activity demands, materials, environments, equipment, etc.
And Much More!
Occupational Therapy Session Length:Typical: 60 minutes
Available: 30-45 minute sessions dependent upon client and therapeutic need
Occupational Therapy Session Frequency:
Typical:1 time per week
Available: Every-other week or 2-times per month dependent upon client’s therapeutic needs and scheduling availability
Consultations: We gladly consult and coordinate with parents and other providers including healthcare providers, school therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, mental health and ABA providers, and teachers in relation to your child’s therapeutic needs.
Contact us to schedule any of the above services
Met our Therapists:
Michele Robinson, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist since 2009
Michele is a graduate of Towson University’s BS/MS OT program, and holds a masters certification from Johns Hopkins University in Education of Children with Autism . She has practiced in a variety of settings including school-based, acute care hospitals, and private clinics. She has also completed multiple trainings for feeding therapy interventions and is a Level 1 certified Handwriting Without Tears instructor.
Julie Skafidis, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist since 2014
Julie is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s BS/MS OT program. She has practiced in multiple therapeutic settings including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and pediatric outpatient clinics. Julie is also an accomplished competitive runner and loves to travel around the country to compete in marathons!
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