Why Nature in occupational therapy (OT)?
Children are spending more time inside and interacting with digital media than ever before. Families face challenges helping their children with self-care tasks (like dressing and feeding themselves), engage socially with others and maintain attention and focus at school. Nature can be a valuable part of a child’s day. It can be a respite from a busy world and allow them to regain their focus, creativity and delight in play with others.
Adults with developmental disabilities often miss time outside and may be interested in socializing with peers at a park setting. Older adults love to connect with animals and have enjoyed spending time in caring for the animals to improve their ability to care for themselves.
We specialize in blending nature and outdoor play/time into OT sessions. Occupational therapy is an effective way to address challenges with behavior, attention, coordination, self help and social skills.
Reach out and see how making nature part of therapy can benefit your family. Email today!