Can Do Kids Therapy Services strives to increase independence and success of children in their daily living skills, play/social interaction, and school performance. Each child is looked at as a whole as far as what their unique needs, interests, strengths, and desires are. A collaborative approach is utilized with parents to better meet their child and family’s needs. They are involved in goal-setting, learning within sessions and in parent training meetings, and in implementing suggestions at home.
What is occupational therapy? Pediatric occupational therapy is skilled intervention that helps children reach their full potential in the functional skill areas of daily living skills, play/social interaction, and school performance. Some of the areas addressed include:
Heather MacNeil, OTR/L has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 1995. She has worked in a large, hospital-based outpatient pediatric clinic as well as in private practice. Heather has extensive training in working with children with sensory processing challenges and those with autism. She has achieved specialized certification in sensory integration (SIPT) and completed the Level I Intensive Mentorship at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder under the direction of Lucy Miller. Some of her other training includes: Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner, DIR Floortime, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions by Ross Greene, Ph.D., the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) and advanced SOS feeding program by Dr. Kay Toomey, Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges, reflex integration and neurodevelopmental movement methods, Nurtured Heart Approach, Integrated Listening System (iLs), the alert program for self regulation, and Handwriting Without Tears.