It Takes Many Hands to Support a Child with Developmental Challenges. These hands often include parents, grandparents, caregivers, siblings, relatives, friends, teachers, doctors, specialists, etc. It is when these hands come together to give support, guidance (without judgment), and understanding… the child can feel secure and accepted, and ready to trust and move onto new challenges!!!
Ariana is a skilled clinician in occupational therapy evaluations and treatment. She is committed to educating and coaching families and collaborating with other professionals involved in the child’s care to obtain the most successful outcome for the child receiving services. Occupational therapy treatment sessions provide an integrative approach of neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration, and skill building depending on the specific needs of the child.
In Loving Memory
Marylou From Smerecznik
Dedicated to her professionalism with all the families she counseled and children she treated to make their lives better.
Children can be referred for Occupational Therapy by their doctors, therapists, teachers and parents for any specific area of concern in the child’s motor development, school performance and/or challenges, and sensory regulation. This can be done calling the office and leaving a message with your name and phone contact for a call back. An appointment for an initial evaluation will be scheduled.
Ariana understands that some children require more time before they can feel “okay” to work with someone new. She has experience in various strategies to build a rapport and trust with each child coming to the office for the first time to ensure a successful outcome. Therefore, evaluations are scheduled during off hours to provide extra time in a calm and quiet environment. Once the evaluation has been completed, the needs of the child will be identified during a post-evaluation consultation with the parents or caregivers. A recommendation for therapy may be indicated. It is expected for parents to leave this appointment with their questions answered, a better understanding of their child’s challenges, and how these challenges may be impacting their child at home, in school, and in their social life. A discussion of therapeutic interventions and strategies used during therapy sessions is provided in addition to strategies to use at home. A written report can be sent to physicians, schools, and other agencies with parental permission.