Pine Tree Society is thrilled to announce the addition of occupational therapy to our array of services available for children. Occupational therapy (OT) helps children live full, active lives by promoting access, well-being and preventing – or helping children and families to more easily navigate – injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational therapists are often critical to the success of children with disabilities, guiding them through healthy participation in family, school, and social settings. They also help families face common challenges, like establishing routines. The tools children build through OT are customized based on the child’s individual needs and strengths, and focus on adapting the activity and/or environment to meet the child’s abilities.
Many children with a variety of challenges often benefit from OT services. Occupational therapy early in a child’s life can help support the family’s ability to care for them as children and create the foundation for a healthy, happy adult life.
OT services typically include an individualized evaluation between the family and occupational therapist, followed by a personalized intervention plan to improve the child’s ability to perform daily activities or reach their specific goals. Intervention plans are regularly evaluated to ensure they are meeting the child’s and family’s needs and goals for improvement.
Services are currently available at our clinic in Auburn located at 589 Minot Avenue. Other locations may be available on a case-by-case basis.
To learn more, please call the administrative liaison for Communication Pathways at Pine Tree Society, Jennifer Bayles, at (207) 386-5930.