Westfall Occupational Therapy Services

WOTS is owned and operated by Hitomi A. Westfall, OTR/L

 

 

WestfallOT@pacbell.net

PO Box 3506

Livermore, CA  94551

(925) 344-4057

 

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About WOTS:

Westfall Occupational Therapy Services (WOTS) provides Occupational Therapy (OT) services for children of all ages and abilities in the home, using a Sensory Integration frame of reference combined with traditional Occupational Therapy treatment techniques.

The treatment may make use of gross motor floor equipment, a variety of suspension equipment (swings) and a number of developmentally appropriate toys and games to facilitate hand development, fine motor coordination and eye hand coordination needed for pre-writing and age appropriate writing skills, with additional "tools" and activities designed to facilitate improved processing of tactile, visual, auditory, vestibular, and proprioceptive input and stimulation.

An emphasis of the in-home treatment approach is to help the family to adapt the home environment to support the childŐs needs, design home programs that will support therapy and developmental goals and progress, between and beyond the therapy sessions.

The general emphasis of these OT Services:

á      Maximize a child's ability to take in sensory information (touch, sound, vision, taste, hearing, movement, body awareness)

á      Improve a child's ability to organize and interpret that information (processing of sensory information)

á      Improve a child's ability to successfully use adaptive motor responses during appropriate developmentally challenging task.

á      Support family/caregiver's understanding of their child's needs and educate as to methods of supporting the child's progress.

Therapeutic goals:

Achievement of therapeutic goals contributes to more developmentally appropriate independent function and successful achievement in daily activities, improved self-esteem and social participation. For each child, specific developmentally appropriate and functional goals are set according to that child's individual needs as determined during the initial evaluation and with consideration of child and family desires.

Children who have benefited from these services:

Many of the children who have completed treatment with WOTS have had symptoms or difficulties due to:

Neuromuscular disorders, prematurity of birth, being "at risk" for delays, Developmental Delay (DD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, prenatal drug exposure, genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD), poor motor planning (dyspraxia), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette Syndrome, Regulatory Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) including the 3 subtypes, (Sensory Modulation, Sensory Discrimination, Sensory Based Motor Disorders).

If you have concerns for your child and feel that OT services may be needed, please call or e-mail a request for an intake packet to begin the evaluation process.

 

WestfallOT@pacbell.net

(925) 344-4057

PO Box 3506, Livermore, CA  94551

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