When one child suffers, the whole family suffers. When the child’s issues are resolved, the entire family dynamic changes for the positive. We’ve seen it time and time again. The joy of a child whose life was a struggle, finally comfortable with who he is. The relief of a mother, done with the endless cycle of therapies.
We’re not going to lie to you. There’s no quick fix. Therapy at Hands on OT is hard work for your child and hard work for you. But it’s worth it.
My son and I have trod a long and difficult journey through therapy. With perseverance and determination however, we have amazingly reached the end of our journey with results that far exceeded our expectations. The commitment was huge and the exercises exhausting, inconvenient and time consuming. It was all worth it, however, being that my son's issues were completely resolved, thank G-d.
As a matter of fact, knowing just what awaits me, I am actually beginning the therapy process with another one of my children since I truly feel their methods work. Thank you Evelyn and Amy for guiding and encouraging us throughout the process. We are so grateful.
Samantha, Mother of Aaron
The presenting issues are individual.
The children we work with deal with one, or a combination of, these issues:
- sensory processing disorder (SPD)
- visual/auditory processing delays
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- selective mutism
- attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
The cause is individual.
In our almost 20 years of occupational therapy practice, we’ve seen how addressing the symptoms or problematic behaviors will get you short-term gains only. If you don’t get to the root of the issue, it will manifest itself again and again.
All therapy at Hands on OT starts with an intensive evaluation. The goal of the evaluation is to identify the root cause of the issues your child is experiencing, and guide you to effective ways to address it. We’ll let you know if we can offer an appropriate therapeutic approach, or we’ll direct you to a specialist who does.
The therapy method is individual.
“If all you have is a hammer, everything else is a nail.” We believe that the more tools we have, the better equipped we are to help each child with his unique combination of challenges.
We’re certified in the following therapy approaches:
- Sensory integration
- Reflex integration
- Neurodevelopmental Theory and Techniques
- Movement Programs (school and home based)
- Neurotechnology Programs
- Augmentative Auditory Programs
- Handwriting Programs
- Behavioral Therapy
The treatment is individual.
Your child may benefit from intensive therapy 2-3 times a week, or she may gain more from a program of specific exercises to be done under your supervision.
Most therapy programs we prescribe fall into one of the following categories:
We want to see your child’s life - and your family life - change for the better. Be in touch to share what you’re going through and see how we can help.
I found Evelyn and Amy Guttmann of Hands on OT by chance. The director of my children's school had asked them to come speak at the school. As soon as they started speaking, I realized they were the answer I had been searching for. My son has sensory problems and I had been looking, to no avail, for the right therapists to help him. There are not many therapists out there who understand and are able to help kids with sensory issues. What a relief to finally find someone who not only knew my child but knew exactly how to help him.
Evelyn and Amy are both professional and extremely knowledgeable about the science of sensory integration. I am in awe of the amount of research they have done, and continue to do, to give the best to each client. Each child needs a different sensory diet and they personalize their therapy to each unique case. The atmosphere in my household continues to get better and better after every round. I am 100% positive my son would not be where he is at today if it weren't for Evelyn and Amy. They have changed his life and mine.
Lilian, Mother of Todd
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