Welcome to Knospe-Lerncenter, where we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals through comprehensive Occupational Therapy (OT) services.
OT is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. OT helps individuals of all ages to participate in the activities of everyday life, including self-care, leisure, and work. Therapists achieve this through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or “occupations.”
Our team of skilled and caring therapists is committed to helping clients develop essential life skills and achieve greater independence in their daily activities.
Our Occupational Therapy services are offered both in-clinic and via telehealth. Our in-clinic services are available at various locations, providing accessible care for clients who prefer face-to-face interactions. Additionally, we offer telehealth services for clients who require or prefer remote sessions, ensuring continuity of care regardless of location.
Our telehealth services adhere to the same high standards as our in-clinic services. We use secure, high-quality video conferencing tools and tailor our strategies to suit the online format, ensuring effective and engaging therapy sessions.
Occupational Therapist conducts a comprehensive assessment that may include observations, standardized testing, and interviews with the client and their family. This helps to identify the client’s strengths, challenges, and goals for therapy.
Standardized assessments we commonly use include:
- Sensory Profile 2 + Sensory Profile Adult/Adolescent
- Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency- Second Edition (BOT-2) or Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC-2)
- Peabody Developmental Motor Scales- Second Edition (PDMS-3)
- Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration- Sixth Edition (Beery VMI)
- Developmental Test of Visual Perception
- School Function Assessment (SFA)
- Pediatric Functional Independence Measure II (WeeFIM II)
- Evaluation Tool of Children’s Handwriting (ETCH) or Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)
- PEDI Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory
Occupational Therapists work with individuals who have a wide range of conditions, including physical disabilities, developmental disorders, sensory impairments, mental health issues, and aging-related conditions. They focus on enhancing their clients’ ability to perform daily activities and improve their quality of life.1Case-Smith, J., & O’Brien, J. C. (2015). Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Elsevier Health Sciences.
OT sessions are varied and tailored to the individual’s needs. They may involve exercises to improve motor skills, strategies to cope with daily tasks, sensory integration therapy, or activities to enhance cognitive skills. Sessions are often interactive and goal-oriented.2Radomski, M. V., & Trombly Latham, C. A. (2014). Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction. Wolters Kluwer Health.
The duration of OT depends on the individual’s specific needs, goals, and response to therapy. Some people may see improvements in a few months, while others may require longer-term support and intervention.
While OT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform daily activities, PT primarily focuses on improving physical functioning, such as strength, balance, and mobility. Both therapies can complement each other depending on the individual’s needs.
OT complements ABA and SLP by focusing on improving daily living skills, sensory integration, and motor skills, which are often necessary for effective communication and behavior management. In cases where clients also receive ABA or SLP services, we ensure that our OT interventions support and enhance the goals set in these therapies. Although OT can stand alone as a therapeutic service, its integration with ABA and SLP can lead to more comprehensive care. We also engage in collaborations with both internal and external ABA and SLP professionals to optimize therapy outcomes.
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Invest in your or your loved one’s future by choosing Knospe-Lerncenter for top-quality Occupational Therapy services. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation and explore how our expert therapists can help achieve meaningful improvements in daily life.