Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapists at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC focus on assisting children and their families in identifying missed milestones and maladaptive behaviors impacting the child’s ability to successfully engage in their daily activities and interpersonal relationships. Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists clinically assess each child’s development, areas of growth, and strengths in addition to assessing sensory processing to aid in establishing a comprehensive plan of care that is individualized for each child’s unique needs. Many of the pediatric occupational therapy services provided at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC have a specialized focus on occupational performance difficulties due to sensory modulation challenges or poor integration of sensation resulting from difficulties in how the nervous system receives, organizes, and uses sensory information from the body and physical environment for self-regulation, motor planning, and skill development. These difficulties impact self-concept, emotional regulation, attention, problem-solving, behavior control, skill performance, and capacity to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships. Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists understand how crucial trauma-informed pediatric occupational therapy services are for children and families impacted by trauma. Therefore, our pediatric occupational therapists are dedicated to exploring the relationship between the effects of trauma on the nervous system, specifically the sensory system (also known as sensorimotor) and how that uniquely emerges in children’s daily activities, relationships, and environments.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC will explain the physiological and emotional impact of impaired development and/or impaired sensory processing to primary caregivers in ongoing primary caregiver education. While concurrently providing dynamic, responsive, and individualized pediatric occupational therapy to children and adolescents. Whether working with toddlers or adolescents, pediatric occupational therapy services at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC are family centered. We integrate sensory and relationship-based methods with a focus on self-regulation utilizing a trauma-informed lens. Pediatric occupational therapy provided at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC has a strong focus on relationship building between the pediatric occupational therapist, client, and the client’s family with a focus that integrates holistic strategies for supporting the whole child and family system.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Service Areas & Specialties
- Sensory Processing Difficulties and Integration
- Trauma Informed Occupational Therapy
- Learning Disorders
- Attention Disorders
- A Variety of Mental Health Concerns
- Internal Family Systems
- Informed Occupational Therapy
- HeartMath Biofeedback
- General Developmental Delays
- Visual Motor and Visual Processing Difficulties
- Reflex Integration
- Coordination Disorders
- Functional Fine Motor Concerns
- Feeding and Eating Difficulties
PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES BILLING NOTIFICATION: Per Minnesota Statute §148.6438, Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC is required to provide the following notification statement to clients and/or legal guardians of minor clients before providing occupational therapy services for remuneration or expectation of payment in the absence of a physician or advance practice registered nurse referral or prior authorization from insurance, and before providing pediatric occupational therapy services: “YOUR HEALTH CARE PROIVDER, INSURER, OR PLAN MAY REQUIRE A PHYSICIAN OR ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE REFERRAL OR PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND YOU MAY BE OBLIGATED FOR PARTIAL OR FULL PAYMENT FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES RENDERED.”
To initiate pediatric occupational therapy services or get assistance with securing the written referral required by Minnesota Statute §148.6438, please reach out to us at (507) 258-3287 or via the contact us function above.