Occupational therapy teaches new functional skills through the therapeutic use of play and everyday activities.
Getting started with OT
Our licensed occupational therapist (OT) will complete a comprehensive assessment of your child’s functional abilities, including attention span, play skills, motor skills, and interactions with others.
We’ll then develop an individualized program specifically for your child.
Using evidenced-based strategies and interventions, our OT can help your child improve skills in the following areas:
- Daily self-care skills (eating, getting dressed, grooming, and hygiene)
- Fine motor skills (those needed to manipulate objects with one or two hands including handwriting, cutting, doing puzzles, catching, throwing, etc.)
- Gross motor skills (walking, climbing stairs, riding a bike)
- Sensory integration
- Social skills
Occupational therapy can help your child make progress in the areas of developing relationships, focusing on tasks, expressing feelings, engaging with others, and learning how to self-regulate.
Occupational therapy may be helpful for children who have:
- Austism Spectrum Disorder
- Intellectual or learning disability
- Motor skills delays
- Feeding difficulties
- Toileting difficulties
- Sensory disorder
- Emotional and behavioral difficulties
Our Sensory Gym makes learning safe and fun
Our goal is to meet the sensory needs of all our clients. Our sensory gym provides the right equipment for children to develop their motor skills in a play-based, safe, and fun environment.
Meet Our Occupational Therapist
Nicholas earned his Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015 prior to returning to school and completing his master’s degree from Keiser University- Fort Lauderdale. Nicholas has six years of experience in pediatrics as a school based therapist, autism charter school based therapist, and outpatient and community based pediatric therapist. His clinical experiences include working with children with severe developmental delays, visual processing deficits, ASD, sensory processing disorder, reactive attachment disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, fine/gross motor delays and handwriting challenges.
Nicholas has worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams to foster independence in play and education. He has experience with the Handwriting Without Tears program and has attended continuing education sessions and courses for neurodevelopmental treatment and therapeutic handling, sensory integration, yoga mindfulness, rhythmic based movement therapy, and assistive technology. Nicholas continues to expand his clinical knowledge and is enjoying growing within the Full Circle family.