Occupational Therapy 

What is Occupational Therapy? 

Therapy that treats motor skills, emotions or behavior, and helping people fully engage in daily life. In addition our therapists work on sensory and primitive reflex integration.

Retained Reflexes

Retained primitive reflexes can lead to developmental delays related to disorders like ADHD, sensory processing disorder, autism, and learning disabilities. The persistence of primitive reflexes contribute to issues such as coordination, balance, sensory perceptions, fine motor skills, sleep, immunity, energy levels, impulse control, concentration and all levels of social, emotional, and academic learning. Learn More

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Open to the Public for Private Therapy as well as for enrolled students. Click the image for more info! 


How Can Occupational Therapy Help My Child? 

Help with sounds, textures, eating, lights, hand writing attention and memory, and increasing desired behaviors.

How We Can Help Retained Reflexes

We assess skills with standardized and accepted testing and we quantify them by grade, age, or functional level. Our program then works to integrate sensory input and strengthen motor skills through the frequency and duration of activities that are designed to improve balance and stability and to increase muscle tone so a child can react more quickly.

Some of these exercises include:

  •   Vision exercises

  •   Vestibular activities

  •   Balance exercises

  •   Primitive reflex training

  •   Gait training

  •   And so much more!

Meet Our Therapists


It's more than just playing with slime, its playing a major role in how a child moves and functions in their minute to minute life. Whether they are having difficulty visually attending to an object or if they have reflexes that are present and should not be or should be present and are not this will greatly impact their every moment, action, and certainly their behavior. 

Multidisciplinary Approach Focuses On:

• Communication

• Socialization

• Behavior

• Speech

• Skill Assessment

• Individualized Treatment plans

• Direct instruction to target langauge       and academic skills

• Sensory processing regulation

• Evaluations

• Data collection

• Motor planning

• Handwriting skills

305 Mack Bayou Road  

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Office 850.213.4595

Fax: 850.213.4596

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