Occupational Therapy helps your child build their confidence and daily skills!
We help children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, cognitive, and social skills that children need for daily living activities and tasks.
Why is it called “occupational therapy” or OT for short?
Pediatric Occupational therapy consists of helping a child with their daily “occupations”.
These can be daily activities such as dressing, eating, playing, academics, social skills, fine and gross motor movements, sensory processing, visual skills, and so much more.
The overall goal is for children to gain independence in areas they may be experiencing difficulties.
Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs.
To do this, they use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapy modalities to progress toward therapy goals and to help children develop the skills needed for functional independence and healthy behaviors.
Here are some key aspects of occupational therapy for kids:
OTs address sensory processing difficulties, helping children process and respond to sensory information from their environment effectively. These integration techniques & strategies improve self-regulation and attention.
Fine Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills
Self Care Skills
From a Parent:
“We cannot say enough good things about Lama Pediatric Therapy. My son goes for occupational therapy, feeding therapy and speech therapy for a year now, and he considers Ms. Bri and Ms. Marina family. They are super accommodating, push him to reach his potential, but best of all, take time to truly understand what is important for him. Before coming here, my son would never leave my side and wouldn’t trust anyone. Now he runs back there and doesn’t even look back. His improvement in his confidence and comprehension has blown me away. We pass many other similar offices to make our way to Lama Pediatric Therapy and will gladly make the drive to get to the best.”
Meet Our OT Team
Brianna, M.S., OTR
Brianna is an Occupational Therapist with a Master of Science degree from Keiser University. She has worked in pediatrics for four years with experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing, fine motor and visual deficits.
She is passionate about helping children and families accomplish their goals through personalized care plans. Brianna enjoys working with local charities, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Her goal is to continue learning and growing as a therapist at Lama Pediatric Therapy.
Lisa, M.S. OTR
Lisa has been an Occupational Therapist for over 8 years. As a graduate of Queens University in a Kingston, Ontario, Lisa has worked as an OT in both Canada and the USA. Lisa has worked with many populations but has a true passion for pediatrics.
She has been the Director of Therapy for a pediatric outpatient clinic and has overseen over 100 therapists. She is currently the Regional Director of Rehab with a therapy company focusing on the geriatric population. Lisa has assisted in building the OT program at Lama Pediatric Therapy and has been with us since 2021.
Shaquana, B.S., COTA
Shaquana is a 2017 graduate of Keiser University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Shaquana had previously obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She has experience working with kids and adolescents with ASD, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, and Cerebral Palsy. Shaquana discovered her passion for working with children as she began her first job at the age of 16 as a summer camp counselor. She is very elated about using her knowledge and abilities to help others and make a positive impact in the lives of children and their families.
Insurances Accepted for OT
Aetna, Tricare, UHC, Sunshine, Simply, Cigna
We are out of network with BCBS for OT/Speech Therapy.