It’s about seeing the possibility.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In children. In parents. In families.

Meghan Prouse, an occupational therapist (OT) who specializes in paediatric therapy, sees the possibility in her clients. And she can help you see it too.

“I work with children and their families to encourage the growth, development, and mastery of a variety of skills. From big to small, we work together on: social, cognitive, and motor milestones, play development; social skills; self-care; independence; and regulation.”

OTs, like Meghan, work with children of all ages, from infants to teenagers, with varied developmental, neurological, psychological, and physical needs. The goal is help children develop the skills that they need to participate in meaningful day-to-day activities, while building self-confidence along the way.

“It’s all about being creative. Together with the child and their parent or guardian, we adapt and modify tasks to encourage success. Plus, I always try to incorporate a little bit of fun into the work of learning a new skill.”

At Modern OT the services that we offer include:

  • Infant development
  • Self-care skills
  • Play and social skills development
  • Fine motor skills and printing / handwriting
  • Visual perception and visual motor integration
  • Sensory processing, attention, and self-regulation
  • Concussion and brain injury rehabilitation

“Working with children and collaborating with families and schools to increase independence, and often happiness, is so rewarding. It’s incredible to see a child learn a new skill, overcoming something that they’ve had difficulty with. And the fact that I get to be a part of the process is so meaningful.”

There are resources that can you help you get the conversation started with your child, we recommend reading You, Me, and My OT.

If you think that an OT, like Meghan, could help your family, get in touch with us today.