Frequently Asked Questions

What services are offered?
Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers the following services:

Handwriting evaluation, instruction, and remediation (Pre-K – 9th Grade) based on the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum
Keyboarding evaluations and instruction (1st Grade through high school)
Gross and fine motor skills training
Activities of daily living
Organizational/Executive Function skills
Self-Regulation Strategies
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Classes (Ages 7-10)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tweens/Teens Classes (Ages 11-15)

How will my child be evaluated?
The first step of the evaluation process is an initial phone interview. This allows Karina to gain some initial information, discuss your areas of concern, and determine if she is a good match for your child. Parents are asked to fill out a brief case history during their first appointment. Initial rapport will be established with the student, and then a variety of assessments will be conducted depending on the unique needs of each student.

How long are the sessions?
All sessions are 50 minutes long.

What can I expect from individual sessions?
Karina or Allyson will work one-on-one with your child for the entire session on goals related to his or her individualized treatment plan. Parents may be asked to observe or participate in sessions for optimal follow-through at home.

What can I expect from group sessions?
Your child will be placed with one or two other students who are working on similar goals and are at a similar developmental level. Availability of group sessions depends on the presence of other students who are at a commensurate skill level.

How many sessions will my child need?
The number of sessions expected for improvement can vary widely. This is highly individualized depending on the range and severity of the issues being addressed and the rate at which your child learns and internalizes the skills that have been taught.

Please contact Skills 4 Life to schedule a session or to ask any questions you may have.