Occupational Therapy

New Therapy Solutions is Now Offering Tele-Therapy!

Telehealth can be conducted in the following ways:

  • Live video
  • Telephone Conversation
  • Transmitting Home Exercise Programs electronically

The Primary Goal of Occupational Therapy is to help your child interact with his or her environment and peers, achieving independence in areas such as playing, learning, and self-care.

What are the Benefits Of Occupational Therapy

There are a number of common goals targeted within Occupational Therapy:

  • Filtering out extra stimuli to focus on classroom lessons
  • Cognition: problem-solving, attention, processing speed, memory, and comprehension
  • Hand-eye coordination (writing on the blackboard, throwing, and catching a ball, etc.)
  • Fine-motor skills (handwriting, typing on a keyboard, opening a milk carton, etc.)
  • Gross-motor skills (large muscles used for running/jumping/kicking)
  • Grasping and manipulating tools such as pencils, scissors, rulers, fork, and knife
  • Using and maintaining appropriate hygiene
  • Interacting and engaging with peers in an age-appropriate manner
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Managing inattention and impulses to ensure participation in school experiences

How Online Therapy Works

Personal, Live Connection

As with traditional in-person therapy, online occupational therapy enables children to visit with same therapist each week on a private secure online platform, in which the therapist will initiate the live video and/or call. Through online therapy sessions, The Occupational Therapist delivers learning experiences that are highly engaging and proven to drive success. Our Occupational Therapists create a unique and modern learning environment using online tools that are both exciting and different from a child's regular day-to-day activities. Today’s generation of children were born in the electronic era - technology is their comfort zone! With this in mind, it is no surprise that both children and therapists agree that the technology behind online therapy becomes invisible, allowing the development of personal connections. THIS is the magic of online therapy!

OT Telepractice Extra's

In addition to therapy sessions, each child will receive:

  • Customized reports detailing progress after each session
  • Online backpack activities to practice skills between sessions

These little extras result in greater, faster goal-oriented gains for the child and family with empowerment to thrive in life's daily activities.

ABOUT US & OT

Our Team of Occupational Therapists at New Therapy Solutions are dedicated to remaining current in clinical and legislative best practice standards, including regular “in house” continuing education seminars and peer-to-peer collaboration. When you refer to New Therapy Solutions, you do so knowing that the assigned occupational therapist is not only individually skilled, but also a member of a collaborative team and support system.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a skilled health, rehabilitation, and educational health service that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). OT uses assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. OT's helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common OT interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes."

OT's promote skill development and independence in all daily activities. For an adult, this may mean looking at the areas of self-care, home-making, leisure, and work. The "occupations" of childhood may include playing in the park with friends, washing hands, going to the bathroom, cutting with scissors, drawing, etc. Occupational therapists work with individuals whose goals are to gain back basic functions that they have lost due to a form of disability. Stroke patients who lose function in one side of their body will need therapy to help regain fine motor skills and to learn to adjust performing basic functions like eating and brushing teeth with that lost function. An individual who has lost lost a limb or become paralyzed will need therapy to adjust to performing occupational tasks. Occupational therapists assist in the rehabilitation of these individuals through working on fine motor skills and regaining the ability perform everyday functions.

Our Occupational Therapist Fay Gershgorin, OT Reg. (Ont). is experienced in working with a variety of clinical populations including dysfunction resulting from developmental, neurological, physical, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, psychological, and psycho-social barriers. Please visit the services section to see a list of Pediatric OT Services and Corporate Mental Health Consulting.

Did you know that many extended insurance health benefit plans pay for Occupational Therapy. If your health insurance policy does not cover OT services, you can send a letter to your employer or your insurance company requesting OT coverage on your plan. If you need a sample letter of request: please e-mail this request and I would be happy to send sample letters.
Please make sure to contact your extended health insurance for reimbursement details.
  • Fee for Service – Clients may choose to pay themselves for OT services not covered by a public or private plan.

Contact info@newtherapysolutions.com or Call (416) 902-3405 to learn more about booking your Occupational Therapy Remote Session.