Occupational therapy helps children develop skills to perform their routine activities independently.
Occupational therapists help families through providing support, strategies and resources individualized to your child.
Challenges with self regulation, 'picky eaters', achieving developmental milestones, balance, coordination and school based difficulties including fine motor skills, handwriting and learning difficulties are common referrals.
OT is unique in the way we assess each individual child. OTs consider physical, psychological, social and environmental factors that may affect functioning and plan intervention specific for each child.
OT on the Go offers treatment for delays or differences in : sensory processing and modulation, self regulation, attention, practical life skills, social skills, coordination, learning, fine and gross motor skills.
Offering Zaner-Bloser handwriting - in addition to incorporating executive function skills. motor planning and working memory learning skills .
Insurance Accepted - call for information
As an occupational therapist with 20 years of experience, my passion is helping children overcome challenges to function in an ever changing world.
My experience includes working with children with developmental delay, autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties, neurological impairments and physical disabilities.
Training and continued education courses including Sensory Integration.
The Alert Program
Reflex Integration Program
Zones of Regulation
Rhythmic Movement - Brain and Sensory Foundations
OT on the Go bus is fully equipped with a sensory gym. It is used for individual and small group therapy. This concept is able to provide the therapeutic gym without the need for you to travel. Ideally, OT on the Go can reach rural areas for communities that homeschool and/or attend private schools/daycares.
OT evaluations include parent/caregiver interviews, child history and rapport building sessions with each child. Comprehensive assessments and functional summaries using standardized and non-standardized measures will be completed based on the needs of the child and family.
In addition to individual therapy, group therapy and informational sessions are offered to parents and caregivers. Additional consultation is available with schools and educational teams to provide strategies for children in educational and social settings. Long term vocational pursuits can be addressed as needed to support each child to reach his or her full potential.
Amy Higgs is the founder of OT on the Go in Virginia. She provides OT evaluations, interventions, consultation and education to children and their families in the Southwest Virginia region. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2000. She is Nationally Board Certified by the National Board for Occupational Therapy (OTR) and is licensed (L) to practice in Virginia.
Josey is a Briard who joined our family in June 2017. She is currently in training to become a therapy dog. She loves children and loves to play!
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
6262 Meacham Rd, Salem, VA
Hours by appointment. Scheduling depends on days counties are served.