How Does Occupational Therapy Work?
Occupational therapy at Blue Bird Day is a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on the child’s values, interests, and motivations. OT is the foundation of the intensive inter-professional environment that collaborates to produce complete and cohesive treatment plans for each child. Therapists at Blue Bird Day take a client-centered approach by meeting the child at their level and building trusting relationships that encourage participation to achieve goals. Therapists also work with the entire family unit, conducting caregiver interviews, observations, and parent coaching. Evidence-based strategies, such as DIR/Floortime, Intentional Relationship Model, therapeutic listening, reflex integration, sensory integration, and handwriting without tears are all incorporated to maximize therapeutic outcomes.