Resources and Updates

What should we expect when starting therapy?

Welcome to Tahoe Occupational Therapy! Thank you for trusting me with your child's therapy needs. While this process can seem a little daunting at first, you are taking the first step towards helping your child succeed! Take a deep breath and follow me! 1. Contact Tahoe Occupational Therapy and Set Up Appointment Contact Camille Andras OTR/L by phone or email to introduce yourself and give a little info about your child. She will determine if a full evaluation is recommended. If so, you can set up an appointment for a formal evaluation at the clinic. 2. Fill Out Intake Forms Go to the "Forms"...

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10 Simple Things A Parent Can Do For Their Child

Get on the floor and play. Do what your child is doing. Roll around with them. Put a pillow on your head for a hat.  A child’s job is play. Be playful with them.   Children don’t stop being playful at 5 years old. Play with your 8, 10, or 12 year old. Provide routines that your child can understand and be a part of.  Create space in busy daily schedules to find enough time for play, meals, bath, and bedtime routines. Give more time. Wait for 10 seconds after you ask your child a question or tell them to do something before repeating it or asking it differently.  Do not answer your...

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What is occupational therapy? How does a therapist help different age groups?

A person’s occupations are the meaningful things that he or she does each and every day. This includes the things we have to do, the things we want to do, and the things we love to do. For adults, occupation can be easily summarized as work, leisure (sports, hobbies, dining out), and other responsibilities to self and others (self-care skills, child rearing, housework, shopping, etc.). A child’s occupation is centered on play.  As a child gets older, he or she is expected to go to school and begin to bring all the fine motor, gross motor, social, self-regulation, and problem solving skills...

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