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
Emily has been with Innovative since January 2021. She holds a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor’s of Art in Linguistics from Antioch College. She specializes in behavior and sleep.
Marley has been with Innovative since November 2019. She holds a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Oregon State University. She specializes in ALDs and IALDs, fine motor skills, sensory processing, executive functioning, neuro-diversity, early intervention, life skills and adolescents, trauma and under-served populations.
Mary Ann Wagner
Mary Ann has been with Innovative since February 2020. She holds a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from University of Oregon. She specializes in pediatric evaluation and treatment for gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, ADL/IADL training, client-centered and occupation based therapeutic approach.
Stephanie has been with Innovative since January 2014. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine, and she is a Somatic Movement Educator from the School of Body-Mind Centering. She specializes in pediatric evaluation and treatment of both gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills, feeding skills, ADLs and IADLs, and sensory processing and integration.