Individual therapy is provided using a developmental approach, meaning therapy focuses on establishing the foundation skills needed to improve specific functional skills.  For example, in order to put on one's own socks and shoes, a child needs the foundation skills of postural control, coordination of both upper and lower body, coordination of both hands, touch perception, and eye-hand coordination. Within a play-based atmosphere, each child is presented with the "just right" challenge to advance his/her skills to the next developmental level while assuring success in each activity.  Therapeutic activities are continually modified to challenge your child while maintaining his/her motivation.  To facilitate your child's engagement and attention during therapy sessions, he/she is offered choices of activities. The therapist then guides the activity to focus on your child's goal areas.

At OT for Developing Kids, a family-centered approach is valued.  Educational support is provided to assist parents in better understanding their child's challenges.  Parent participation in therapy sessions is welcomed!

Therapy is often recommended two times per week to start. 

Children make the most progress when therapy is provided regularly and frequently at first.

 Therapy Services

OT For Developing Kids, PLLC  5 Hemlock St. Latham, NY 12110  (518) 641-8188

Evening and Saturday

appointments are available


Some of the Treatment approaches used at OT for Developing Kids include:

    Sensory Integration               

    Therapeutic Listening                        

    Brain Gym                               

    Wilbarger Deep Pressure/Proprioceptive Technique

    Beckman oral-motor strategies

    Handwriting Without Tears

    The Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run

    The Zones of Regulation program


   A few Details:

  • A doctor's prescription is required in New York State for OT treatment. OT for Developing Kids can contact your child'sphysician to request a script.

  • You will asked to sign a consent form to begin treatment for your child.

  • Arrive 5 minutes early for each session. 

  • Therapy sessions last 50 minutes with 10 minutes to discuss the reason for specific activities and your child's  progress.

  • Remember to have your child wear comfortable clothes (like sweat pants or stretchy leggings) for easy movement. Shoes are removed before beginning each session.

  • You are encourage to observe your child's therapy.

  • Sometimes the strategies used to assist with sensory processing look unusual (ie. brushing on the body, wearing a weighted or tight vest, or chewing on a firm rubbery tool). These strategies will be used only with your permission, requested in advance.

  • You will be asked to look for changes in your child's behavior, activity level, sleep patterns, appetite, and level of alertness.

  • Keep track of your child's progress and share it with me!