As a pediatric occupational therapy clinic, we focus on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. Physical impairment injuries and a host of other issues can hamper a child’s ability to perform common tasks or progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development. Our clinic specializes in working with children ages birth to 21 in a variety of settings including, home, school and clinic based.
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Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy
Our licensed pediatric therapists can help treat children with:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Brachial Plexus injuries
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Gross and Fine Motor Delay
Social Skills Deficits
Torticollis & Plagiocephaly
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
What does Pediatric Occupational and Speech Therapy look like?
When working with children, pediatric occupational and speech therapists incorporate play into practice as a way of motivating children and reducing any anxiety or fears they might feel towards therapy. Play is an important occupation for all age levels. Play in therapy can involve games, toys, puzzles, songs or physical exercises. In all cases, the goal of pediatric occupational therapy is not only to help children adequately progress but to challenge them appropriately, helping to build self-esteem and confidence when it comes to their capabilities and aptitude.
Our Services include:
Occupational and Speech Evaluations
Evidence- based Interventions and Treatment sessions
School-based OT and Speech Evaluations (IEE)
Consult with professional staff
What can children accomplish with OT?
Occupational therapists work with children in the following areas:
improving fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting skills
addressing hand-eye coordination to improve kids’ play and school skills (hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc.)
learning basic tasks (such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and feeding themselves)
maintaining positive behaviors in all environments (e.g., instead of hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with anger, such as writing about feelings or participating in a physical activity.
evaluating the need for specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids
improving attention and social skills to allow development of interpersonal relationships.
Get in touch today and discover our warm and caring environment. Schedule a visit and let us know how we can help.
Social skills groups can be an invaluable tool for children who are developmentally delayed or struggle with social and communication skills. It’s particularly valuable for children on the autism spectrum, but can also be pivotal for children, teens, and young adults with conditions like Down syndrome, ADHD, and cognitive disabilities.
There is extensive evidence that social skills groups are incredibly effective in helping kids and adolescents make substantial strides with social communication – particularly when those facilitating are trained and experienced. (All of our social skills groups are facilitated by licensed speech, occupational, and ABA therapists.) In the biggest study of PEERS (the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills for young adults), researchers evaluated participants and non-participants before and after the 16-week social group session. Participants had “significantly greater improvements” in things like frequency of social engagement and improvement of overall social skills as opposed to those on the waiting list. There was also a substantial decrease in certain symptoms of autism spectrum disorder related to social responsiveness.
Social skills are about much more than just communicating with others. They are critical to establishing friendships, succeeding in school, and (later in life) getting and keeping a job.
Among the skills our social skills groups target:
Considering the perspectives of others
Listening to others
Initiating and/or joining play
Coping with confrontation, rejection or teasing
Staying on task
Asking for help
Evaluating the size of a problem
Understanding non-literal language and concepts
Learning to read non-verbal social cues such as facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice are often incorporated as well.
Most of our groups are relatively small (groups of 2-8), facilitated by a therapist. There is typically some instruction, possibly some role-play or a fun activity to encourage social interaction. Participants get feedback (and parents may be looped in as well) to help them practice the skills they most need to work on. Face-to-face interactions and practice in a safe environment help the lessons to stick.
All 6-week sessions are $210.00 and must be paid at the time of registration.
Social Skills Group Ages 4-6
Dates for this Session are:
September 21, 2023 @ 3:00pm
September 28, 2023 @ 3:00pm
October 5, 2023@ 3:00pm
October 12, 2023 @ 3:00pm
October 19, 2023 @ 3:00pm
October 26, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Social Skills Group - Ages 7-9
Dates for this Session are:
September 21, 2023 @ 4:00pm
September 28, 2023 @ 4:00pm
October 5, 2023@ 4:00pm
October 12, 2023 @ 4:00pm
October 19, 2023 @ 4:00pm
October 26, 2023 @ 4:00pm
Social Skills Group Ages 10-12
Dates for this Session are:
September 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm
September 28, 2023 @ 5:00pm
October 5, 2023@ 5:00pm
October 12, 2023 @ 5:00pm
October 19, 2023 @ 5:00pm
October 26, 2023 @ 5:00pm
We Currently Accept the Following Insurance companies:
Allways Health Partners
American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Health Plans Inc.
Mass General Brigham Health Plan (Masshealth)
Tufts Public Plans
US Family Health (Military)
WellSense Health Plan (New Hampshire - Medicaid)
We are constantly adding new insurance providers, please contact our office if you do not see your plan listed.
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Closed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
2023 Holiday Schedule
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - Closed
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day - Closed
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day - Closed
Thursday, November 23 -Thanksgiving Day - Closed
Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day- Closed
Monday, January 1, 2024 - New Year's Day - Closed
INCLEMENT Weather Policy: The safety of our staff, patients and family members will always come first. In certain circumstances Methuen Pediatric Therapy, LLC closes for inclement weather. Please check our website, social media accounts and/ or call our office for updates on office closures.
Information for referring physicians:
Our NPI# : 1740828813
Methuen Pediatric Therapy will process, check insurance, and schedule all appointments for your patients.
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