As occupational therapists, we assist children with activities including dressing, feeding, handwriting, strength, coordination, sensory processing, and attention.
Our evaluations are administered to better understand functional limitations and create a plan of care customized to your child and family. We value being a part of your child’s team, and we work closely with you and your child to achieve new milestones. Our Occupational Therapists use a combination of play-observation and standardized testing tools to help develop goals specific to your child and family needs.
Play is the focus of each treatment session, along with the incorporation of evidence based practice and techniques. Play is motivating for children of all abilities and allows for engagement within a calming and relaxed environment.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists Specialize In:
- Sensory progressing
- Motor planning & coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Strength & endurance
- Activities of daily living
- Play skills
- Oral motor
- Acceptance of foods
- Visual motor & perceptual skills
What Are Fine Motor Skills?
- Voluntary release
- In-hand manipulation
- Bilateral hand use
What Is Feeding Therapy?
Our feeding therapy is individualized to fit into your family’s lifestyle. We offer both individual and group feeding treatment to help increase calories, decrease texture aversions, improve oral motor control and strength. Our feeding evaluation will help to determine your child’s areas of difficulty with feeding/mealtime. Children having difficulty with feeding may have:
- Aversions to textures or smells
- Decreased oral motor strength and control
- Poor endurance
- Aspiration risk
- Difficulty transitioning from a G-tube to oral eating
- Significant behavior issues or anxiety during mealtime
- Difficulty eating as a newborn
Is your child struggling with their handwriting?
We assess and treat sitting posture, grasping patterns, visual perception, visual motor integration, bilateral coordination, and motor planning to support both pre-writing and letter formation for inside and outside the classroom.
Brittany Pearson, OTD, OTR/L
Brittany graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Athletic Training. She completed her education with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Brittany lived in Alaska for 10 years where she worked in both the hospital and private practice setting, gaining experience with a variety of diagnoses and populations. She enjoys working with all children and families and strives to deliver holistic and individualized care. She has a special interest in feeding therapy, vestibular rehab, aquatic therapy, handwriting, sensory integration, and early intervention. She is a certified child passenger safety technician and can complete car seat checks by appt. Other certifications include therapeutic listening (both basic and advanced), and aquatic therapy. She runs feeding programs using the SOS feeding techniques.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, and good food with her husband, two sons, and dog.
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