A Hop, Skip, and A Jump Ahead
 

walnut creek, ca

out-of-sync child

occupational therapy

sensory processing disorder

sensory integration

add

adhd

developmental delays

gros

visual motor

sensory defensiveness

tactile defensiveness

reflex

Therapeutic Listening

OT

OTR


If your child or a child you know appears delayed in the areas of self-care, play, learning and attention, emotional development or social skills, occupational therapy may be helpful. Building skills, modifying the environment, adapting tasks, making accommodations, and supporting parents are some of the ways a therapist can help a child become more independent in activities of daily living, more capable in regulating responses, more confident in doing school work, and more aware of his or her behaviors when interacting with peers.


Checklists designed to help adults determine whether a child might benefit from an occupational therapy screening or evaluation can be downloaded here.

Occupational Therapy

can help a child when maladaptive behaviors / developmental delays limit his or her ability to function as well as same-age peers at home, at school, or in the community.

About Occupational Therapy

    How Can Occupational Therapy Help Children?

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Ahead is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic committed to helping children grow and develop skills for daily living.

Sensorimotor, social, and self-regulation skills are emphasized.

                                        OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

Screenings

School Observations / Consultations/IEPs

Evaluations

Family Consultation

Parent Informational Events

Teacher In-Services

Healthcare Professionals’ Educational Events       


In-Home Consultation

Handwriting

Readiness Skills

Social Skills

Summer Intensives

Handwriting High Five CD  

Direct Treatment

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Nan Arkwright, MOT, OTR/L is a registered and licensed occupational therapist who has practiced for 17 years in a variety of settings, including schools. In her private practice, she works with children from ages 2 through high school with a variety of diagnoses. She volunteers  at San Ramon Valley Christian Academy as the school occupational therapist. She coaches adults with ADD.
She is the author of An Introduction to Sensory Integration and is co-author of ready-to-go programs for handwriting success. She is trained in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and is a member of AOTA, OTAC and APT.

Sensory diet

Sensory integration

Sensory processing disorder

Occupational therapist

Walnut  Creek

Sensori-motor

Sensory motor

Parenting skills

Fidget

ADD

ADHD

Social interactions

Gross motor

Fine motor

Visual motor

MNRI

Social cues

Non-verbal cues

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