Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy is offered to assist children, adults, parents, and caregivers with encouraging independence in everyday skills.  Therapy may include leaning life skills, being creative and learning how to play appropriately, and creating and maintaining relationships with others for children to improving cognitive, overcoming physical challenges, and problem solving skills do perform everyday tasks to function at home.  We work with those who have developmental delays, sensory and processing deficits, behavioral/ regulation difficulties, and/or visual perceptual/motor problems.  We have specialized training for those children who need help with handwriting skills.  The SpOT Clinic has a sensory gym to assist in regulating sensory and processing deficits.

Services are also provided to adults after traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, head and neck cancer, strokes, Parkinson's disease, etc. to improve the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living.  Activities of daily living include bathing, grooming/hygiene, dressing, eating and food preparation, functional mobility/safety, and problem solving.  The SpOT Clinic has an ADL Suite to learn activities of daily living and a kitchen for clients to plan and prepare food as a part of their treatment.

What  The SpOT Clinic offers

Sensory Integration - Use of our Sensory Gym

  • Hypersensitivity/hyposensitivity

  • Self-regulation with the aid of sensory integration 

  • Body Awareness

  • Motor Planning

Motor Skill Development - Use of Sensory Gym

  • Coordination among both sides of the body

  • Fine motor manipulation and precision

  • Muscle Tone

  • Balance

  • Endurance

  • Strength and Range of Motion

Pre-handwriting and Handwriting Skills

  • Developing correct grasp

  • Correct letter and shape formation

Life and Self-Care Skills/Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

  • Dressing - Use of our ADL Suite

  • Grooming/Bathing - Use of our handicap accessible bathroom with shower

  • Hygiene - Use of our ADL Suite and Handicap accessible bathroom with shower

  • Eating and Food Preparation - use of our kitchen for client use

  • Functional Mobility/Safety

  • Problem Solving

Visual Perception and Visual Motor Skills

  • Visual scanning

  • Figure ground

  • Visual motor control

  • Visual discrimination

  • Visual memory

Social Skills

  • Emotional/Self-Regulation - Behavioral skills

  • Coping skills

  • Spontaneous play

We offer treatment for the following diagnoses (not all inclusive):

To schedule an evaluation:

Please contact The SpOT Clinic at 256-346-6166 to schedule an occupational therapy evaluation. A physician's referral/prescription is required prior to scheduling.  Evaluations may be conducted over one to two days depending on your child’s needs. We want to ensure that each child is able to show us their current skill level to the best of their abilities. Depending on your child, a combination of age-level standardized assessments, clinical observations, as well as parent questionnaires and interviews will be used to obtain the most appropriate measures of his/her current level of functioning. If it is determined that your child would benefit from alternative or additional services, we work with each family to ensure that appropriate referrals are made. Please see the parent information tab (link) to download patient forms.

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