As children develop and grow, they may encounter barriers to their ability to participate in day-to-day activities. When this is the case, occupational therapy can be helpful in restoring, maintaining, and improving skills as well as making modifications to a child’s routines and environments to improve their independence. Occupational therapy seeks to treat the whole child and considers a wide breadth of factors to address needs.
Through occupational therapy, a child can develop skills and abilities so that they can interact with their peers at age-appropriate levels. Occupational therapy promotes fine motor development such as grasp, eye-hand coordination and pre-writing skills. Our occupational therapists are skilled in working with children who are having difficulty with feeding, social skills, and play skills. Tolerance to movement and touch, improved visual perception, and independence in self-care are also addressed.
Meet our occupational therapists
Megan has been with Innovative since March 2018, and she holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise & Sports Science with a focus on Occupational Therapy from Oregon State University. She specializes in anxiety, sensory integration, fine and visual motor skills development, adaptive skills, and life skills development.
With Innovative since January 2016, Julie holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and Master’s of Education from Idaho State University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University. She specializes in therapeutic listening, yoga, nutrition, essential oils, and dance.
Stephanie has been with Innovative since January 2014. She holds a Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine, and she is a Somatic Movement Educator from the School of Body-Mind Centering. She sepcializes in pediatric evaluation and treatment of both gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills, feeding skills, ADLs and IADLs, and sensory processing and integration.