Occupational Therapy

 

A child’s occupation is to play. So that’s what we do here at TNT! We put your child’s ability into motion through the use of gymnastics skills, equipment, and instruction. We utilize traditional and non-traditional occupational therapy tools to work on the concerns you may have for your child that may be interfering with success in school, at home, or in the community.

TNT’s occupational therapist provides client centered therapy to improve:

  • Physical Development

  • Sensory Processing Skills

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • Cognitive Development

 

By working with the child and parent or caregiver, our occupational therapist evaluates your child’s skills for playing, their school performance, daily activities, and compares their skills level with what is developmentally appropriate for their age.

How do I know if Occupational Therapy is right for my child?

Does your child crave movement? Do they avoid movement or have a difficult time planning movement? Look at our Red Flag list to see if your child might benefit from OT at TNT.

 

Occupational therapy can help, but is not limited to, in the following areas:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Behavioral Difficulties

  • Cognitive Disorders

  • Developmental Delay

  • Social Skill Deficits

What skills can be improved?

You are the expert on your child. TNT Occupational therapists want to work with you on what goals and skills you would like your child to improve upon. Here is a list of a few skills that can be improved through sessions at TNT.

  • Sensory and Emotional Regulation

  • Dressing Skills

  • Morning and Night Routines

  • Social Skills

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Visual Perception Skills

  • Cognition

  • Strength and coordination

  • Attention and Focus

How do the sessions work?

  • Our therapist works 1:1 with children within an age range of 0-21

  • Sessions are 45-60 minutues long 1x or 2x per week depending on evaluation results

  • Activities during sessions are based on the needs and goals of the child through parent/caregiver and occupational therapist collaboration

  • Parents are able to join their child during sessions

Where are the sessions held?

Sessions are done in the least restrictive environment for the child. The sensory gym and the TNT big gym are both utilized for sessions depending on the needs of the child, time of day, and goals being addressed. TNT’s Occupational Therapist believes that the social environment that the big gym offers is enriching and a valuable place to practice the real time social skill interaction with peers.

How do I get started?

  • Contact our OT team at ot@tntkidsfitness.org about setting up an evaluation

  • Visit with our therapist regarding insurance forms and payment options

  • Set up an evaluation with our therapist to obtain more information about the child and their needs

  • Discuss results formulated from the evaluation and set up weekly sessions

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