Roots Occupational Therapy™ at The Floortime Center® Now in Northern Virginia and Bethesda

Our Occupational Therapists are some of the most sought after in the area.  They consult with local schools and organizations because they do more then just teach a missing skill.

Why Floortime based Occupational Therapy?
All of our OT’s have extensive training in the DIR/ Floortime model. This helps them understand a child’s emotional system and how it can impact their ability to to think and perform activities of daily living.  Instead of working on isolated behaviors, Floortime OT’s help children learn to think and choose to overcome the challenges they face.  As a result the children they work with improve their regulation, engagement, communication, and the targeted skills.

In order for a child to make progress in daily life skills, they must be regulated in their sensory and emotional systems, and be enticed to learn.  Our OT’s prioritize creating a positive relationship with the child, which enhances their ability to learn and succeed.

Our Occupational Therapists work with infants, children and adolescents who are struggling with behavioral, motor, or sensory integration difficulties.

Occupational Therapy Addresses:

Sensory Integration Disorder
-Difficulty integrating sensory experiences, over-sensitivity and under-sensitivity to sensory inputs

Motor Difficulties
-Gross motor (crawling, walking, running, jumping, sports), fine motor (grasping, pointing, writing), low muscle tone, dyspraxia, apraxia

Behavioral Problems

-Modulating emotional and sensory systems, hyperacivity, undreactivity, attentional problems

Eating Issues
-Picky eaters, oral sensitivities, smell aversions

Visual Perceptual Difficulties
-Tracking and scanning, negotiating visual environment