Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Meet the Staff


Robin Bryant, MS-OTR

Robin Bryant, MS-OTR

Director of Support Services


Gina Miller, OTR/L
Gina Miller, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Paula Berry, COTA
Paula Berry, COTA

Occupational Therapist

Lori Kiel, MS-OTR
Lori Kiel, MS-OTR

Occupational Therapist

Hillary Forsee, MS, OTR/L
Hillary Forsee, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Lauren Jennings, MS, OTR/L
Lauren Jennings, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Jordan Baker, MS, OTR/L
Jordan Baker, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people with physical, sensory, or cognitive delays be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists strive to enhance each client’s self-esteem and sense of accomplishment by promoting increased participation in the activities that are most meaningful to them. With young children, occupational therapy often focuses helping the client master skills needed to complete basic self-care tasks or on improving attention and self-regulation that is needed to engage in basic play and learning activities. Occupational therapy with older children and teenagers typically focuses on helping clients master more dynamic skills while working to establish positive habits and routines that are necessary for maximum independence.

Skills Addressed in Occupational Therapy

  • Self-care: Getting dressed, brushing teeth, using utensils
  • Independent Living: Completing basic chores, preparing simple snacks/meals,
  • Feeding: Picky eaters, oral motor strength and control, sensory defensiveness
  • Sensory Processing: Over-responsive or under-responsive to certain sensory stimuli
  • Cognitive: Problem solving, sequencing, memory, attention
  • Fine Motor: Grasp to manipulate objects/fasteners, handwriting, in-hand manipulation of items
  • Gross Motor: Overall strength and endurance, bilateral coordination, motor planning

How do I get started?

Please contact our office or click the link below if you feel your child struggles with any of the above skills. Our team will set up an intake meeting with you to discuss your concerns and determine if an evaluation is needed.

How do I pay for Occupational Therapy?

Meaningful Day Services is in-network with most private insurance companies and Medicaid plans. When occupational therapy services are denied by insurance and Medicaid providers, Medicaid Waiver may be utilized as a funding source. Our team of insurance specialists are available to assist families with their individual questions about each funding source.

 

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