About Us

Pediatric Occupational Therapy - helping children succeed in school based tasks and social interactions.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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.

Preschool Graduation - Sensory Struggles  - continuing the investigation!

How We Can Help You

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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

"Autism doesn't come with an instruction guide. It comes with a family who never gives up. "  Kerry Magro

See the Difference

Occupational Therapy

See the Difference

 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

DIR/Floortime Model

Reflex Integration Program

Zones of Regulation 

Rhythmic Movement  -  Brain and Sensory Foundations

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 

Our Services

Mobile Sensory Bus! Therapy is mobile, comes to you. Equipped with a therapy gym inside.

Mobile Therapy

Comprehensive Assessments

Comprehensive Assessments

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.

 

Social skills training group!

Comprehensive Assessments

Comprehensive Assessments

Comprehensive Assessments

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.


'Nevertheless she persisted' She has overcome so many obstacles! Crowds, bright lights and loud noises - to name a few. Great strides in fine motor & handwriting!

OT Services

Comprehensive Assessments

OT Services

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.

Our Team

Occupational Therapist Amy Higgs "OT on the Go" a mobile sensory bus serving Roanoke Valley and New River Valley.

Amy Higgs, OTR/L, CAPS, CLT

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.   

Pet Therapy - OT on the Go

Josey, Therapy Dog In Training

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!

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Website Engineer

Ric Johnson has founded several domains including free.tv and NoSql. He is an expert in computers and has provided invaluable assistance to OT on the Go! Thanks, Ric!
 

Contact Us

Send Message

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have. 

Occupational Therapy On the Go

6262 Meacham Rd, Salem, VA

(540) 204-1099

Hours

Hours by appointment. Scheduling depends on days counties are served.