Occupational therapy is designed to help children and adults attain the skills needed to perform activities ('occupations') of daily life. Occupational therapists are one of the first professionals to work with a child who shows developmental delay or when a child displays problematic behavior.
OT is unique in that we approach each child and their family 'holistically'. OTs consider physical, psychological, social and environmental factors that may affect functioning.
We offer treatment for delays or differences in : sensory processing and modulation, self regulation, attention, practical life skills, social skills and interactions, coordination, learning, fine and gross motor skills.
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As an occupational therapist with 19 years of experience, I have followed my passion to help children overcome challenges to function in an ever changing world. I was blessed with my son Andrew who was diagnosed with autism in 2009. My practice has changed to incorporate sensory integration and mindfulness training in working with children.
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 owner and director of OT on the Go in Virginia. She provides evaluation, intervention, consultation and education to children and their families in homeschool, private school and/or daycare settings in Roanoke, Botetourt, NRV, Floyd and Franklin counties. 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.