We concentrate on activities of daily living (ADL’s). For a child this can include participating appropriately in activities at home, at school and in the community. Our therapists are experienced in helping children gain mastery in the skills necessary for performing these daily tasks.
SUMA Kids clinic based OTs address the underlying foundational developmental skills needed for participation in a child’s life: sensory integration, visual perceptual skills, auditory processing, as well as gross and fine motor development.
SUMA Kids school-based occupational therapists focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), and transition/work skills.
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, SUMA Kids OTs, both school based and clinic based, participate in the referral process, conduct evaluations, help determine eligibility for receipt of services, help create student plans and home programs, provide direct intervention to carry out plans of care and provide regular communication around student progress.
Our occupational therapists are registered and licensed with strong backgrounds in pediatrics, and are well versed in sensory integration, educational systems, IEP’s, and common family issues that face children and parents daily.
SUMA Kids OT’s hold either a bachelor’s or master’s degree of Occupational Therapy. The OT’s education includes the study of human growth and development, with specific emphasis on pediatric social, emotional, and physiological aspects of physical, mental, and motor challenges. OT’s must complete supervised clinical internships in a variety of health and educational setting and are required to pass a national certification examination as well as meeting state licensing requirements in order to use OTR/L after their name.