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Occupational Therapy

First Step provides center based occupational therapy (OT) services through play from our motor room. OT focuses on improving a wide array of delays and disorders including fine/gross/perceptional motor delays, motor planning & coordination, handwriting difficulties, self-regulation, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.

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What is OT?

  • Individual therapy available in 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals
  • Initial comprehensive evaluation to determine child’s areas of strength and relative weakness
  • Each child has an individualized therapy plan that includes measurable goals that target the child’s unique needs and areas of growth based from the initial evaluation
  • Parents/Families are given daily therapy notes, practice exercises, and six month progress reports

Why should they choose it?

  • FS OT program works closely with other disciplines to provide the highest quality of service focusing on the “whole” child
  • Well trained staff who specialize in pediatrics and have state licensure
  • FS Occupational therapists develop practical therapy treatment plans to promote generalization within the client’s daily schedule.

Who should participate?

  • Clients birth to 14 years old
  • Parent and other family members are encouraged to be involved/observe the therapy sessions (please note: if presence of family member decreases client’s performance, then session will be provided 1:1( therapist/client only) and immediate therapist feedback will be given to family following the session.

Where is it?

  • OT services are provided at our Santa Clara Clinic
  • Home-based services may be provided for clients birth-five years old, based on availability, and if deemed appropriate
  • Daycare/school-based services may be provided for clients three-ten years old, based on availability, and if deemed appropriate

When is it?

  • Monday-Friday 8:30-6:30pm

How to enroll:

What are the fees:

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  • Kaiser insurance is accepted, within the referral guidelines
  • Upon request: a coded Super bill can be provided to families to receive reimbursement for the cost of services through their insurance plan

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