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Our founding therapist Michaelene has devoted much of her career to working with teachers & school staff to optimize the school learning environment for individual students, and the student body as a whole, so that students are prepared to face the world. Each consultative model is custom built based on your school’s specific needs & can benefit all of your students, not just those with a diagnosis.

Occupational Therapy Consulting Services

Invest in your school by providing teachers opportunities to learn new skills that will help them support their students. Educational workshops are interactive and filled with practical strategies your teachers can start to incorporate immediately.

In the past we have provided educational workshops centered around handwriting & fine motor skills, sensory processing and self regulation, and developmental milestones. We also include time for questions and can provide on the spot feedback for teachers during the workshop.

Professional Development

Based on your school's specific needs and goals, we can collaborate with you to create school wide programming that enhances the learning environment for your students & sets them up for success.

School wide programs that we could establish at your school could include a comprehensive handwriting program that focuses on building the hand muscles and coordination needed for writing, a reading program that utilizes trained therapy animals to foster reading confidence in those who are struggling with reading aloud, or a movement circuit that teachers can visit to help their students stay focused and ready to learn.

Program Development

Although individual therapy sessions are not a service provided by the consulting OT, we can still support individual students through various methods.

This could look like providing screenings to detect developmental delays, facilitating small group sessions for students who need added support, or arranging classroom observations to identify students who may need specialized support. We can also build a designated sensory room for identified students to use when they are in need.

Student Support

The consulting OT has the potential to be your teachers best resource. Together, the classroom teacher and the consulting OT can keep an eye on all of the students to ensure that every student is getting the most out of their learning experience.

The consulting therapist can provide suggestions for strategies to implement when the classroom is out of control, or, when the teacher is concerned about a specific student they can bring their concerns to the OT and together they can troubleshoot a solution.

Teacher Support

PAST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CONSULTATION CLIENTS

+ Observing classrooms to identify students who may need specialized help

+ Observing classrooms to identify students who may need specialized help
+ Establishing a reading program with our therapy dog Sadie for students struggling with reading fluency
+ Building a sensory room and school wide movement circuit
+ Facilitating small group sessions for students who need help with motor skills for writing
+ Providing professional development for teachers through workshops & printed resources

Michaelene’s skills, perspective, & expertise can be put to good use in countless ways at your school. Whether it be through educational workshops or program development, we are prepared to partner with you to utilize your school’s available resources & build a program that meets your unique needs. In the past we have supported schools by..

What would it look like to have a consulting OT at your school?

+ Establishing a reading program with our therapy dog Sadie for students struggling with reading fluency

+ Building a sensory room and school wide movement circuit

+ Facilitating small group sessions for students who need help with motor skills for writing

+ Providing professional development for teachers through workshops & printed resources

She has many little tricks and tweaks that help not just the child she is working with, but all of the children since we love to pass on her tips to everyone in the class. Michaelene explains why children do what they do and connects the dots of their sensory systems to show you how you can help them. We cross our midline everyday in math! We love integrating O.T. strategies throughout the curriculum. Just when you’ve tried your last “good idea,” Michaelene has a great perspective and can see what needs to be done to help your students! - Juli P.

Michaelene has a positive perspective and she helps teachers work within the classroom to meet children's individual needs, and without disrupting the natural flow of your classroom routines.

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Once you have the stamp of approval, sign the proposal & send in your first payment. Upon receipt of payment we will schedule our first visit & get the ball rolling!

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STEP three-

Based on our conversation in the discovery call we craft a unique-to-you proposal, which you can use to present to any board members or directors at your school. In the proposal we will loosely outline our scope of service, include logistics for our services, and provide specific pricing details.

Review your customized proposal

STEP two-

We’ll use the information provided in the contact form to get a basic understanding of what you are looking for, and how we can help, which we will then discuss with you over the phone.

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STEP one-

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Each consultative model is custom built based on your school's specific needs & can benefit all of your students - not just those with a diagnosis.

OT Consultation FAQ

How often would you visit our school?

It depends on the need & available resources of your school. Typically we work with schools on a weekly basis, however we have also been effective visiting on a monthly basis.

Can you provide support for our parents?

Yes! We love to educate & empower parents and are more than happy to coordinate parent workshops.

Do you provide individual therapy as a consulting therapist?

No, however individual screenings can be scheduled to determine if there is a need for more individualized help. If additional help is recommended (and if it works with the schedule) we can provide individual students with therapy services at school, but these services would be rendered as a private practice service - not associated or included in the consultative OT model.

How can you support our teachers?

We are able to support your teachers in many ways. From providing feedback on specific students, to recommending specific strategies or tools to use to maximize attention & focus during the school day, to adjusting classroom desks/equipment to promote success for individual students & the classroom  as a whole - the sky is the limit for how we can support your teachers. 

Do we have to have special equipment?

Nope! We can work with the resources you have available. We understand that financial resources are not always so readily available and we are prepared to think creatively and make your resources stretch.

What is your base rate?

Our base rate for OT consultative services start at $150.

Michaelene has a very sweet, kind demeanor. Her communication style puts teachers and parents at ease. You leave each visit with her understanding the developmental needs of each child, as well as, tips to use at home and school. She is very accessible and responsive to each family and teacher.

Michaelene is a natural when interacting with children and has a way of leading them into a play based therapy in their natural classroom environment. She is passionate about OT and it shows in her work. We continue to find new ways together to serve children and families, improving the development of each child.

I highly recommend her services and company. - Melissa D.

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