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OT + ABA = A Remarkable Partnership

Posted on: April 28, 2021

HealthPRO Pediatrics has been providing therapy services for children of all ages for 35+ years. In 2020, our partnership with Alternatives ABA – a multi-specialty clinical practice specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder – took our offerings to another level by adding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to our roster.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, aba, autism services

Occupational Therapy + Early Intervention = Helping Children Succeed

Posted on: April 15, 2021

Occupational therapy (OT) in early intervention (EI) can help families with children (birth to three years) with developmental delays (or at risk for developmental delays) improve motor, social, sensory processing, play, and cognitive skills. Occupational therapists, specifically, are trained in activity analysis (the way in which we take apart activities and routines and simplify them down to their most basic skill) which allows us to pinpoint the specific skillsets needed of the child and individualize our treatment plans for each child and family. Because no child is exactly the same and no family is the same, what works for one family will not work for another.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, early intervention

Occupational Therapy + Schools = A Winning Equation!

Posted on: April 12, 2021

New to school-based occupational therapy (OT)?

Are you a new grad and just received a position as an OT/OTA in the schools?

Or perhaps you are curious what school-based OT looks like.

Whatever your interest, this will be your pediatric primer for everything you need to know about occupational therapy in the schools...

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Tags: occupational therapy, School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

Occupational Therapy Win for Home Health Start of Care Visits

Posted on: January 8, 2021

As most in the industry are aware, current Medicare policy does not allow occupational therapy alone to establish eligibility for home health services, unlike physical therapy and speech-language pathology. Occupational therapy plays an essential role in home health, but is currently only able to stand alone or continue services after an individual has been discharged from all other home health service.

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Tags: occupational therapy, PDGM, Home Health Agency

Occupational Therapy Month: Recognizing Innovative OT Practitioners

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Occupational Therapy is One of a Kind!
The unique profession of occupational therapy, deeply rooted in science, focuses on helping individuals across their lifespan to do the things they want or deem necessary to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities or occupations. OT practitioners (occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants) enable individuals of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and wellness, and prevent or adapt to an injury, illness or disability.

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Tags: Occupational Therapist, #OTMonth, occupational therapy

Facts about Occupational Therapy

Posted on: April 2, 2019

April is OT Month... Here are some interesting facts.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calls occupational therapy one of today's fastest growing careers, pointing to growing numbers of older adults and young children who need occupational therapy services.

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Tags: Occupational Therapist, #OTMonth, occupational therapy

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