Serving the Greater Kalamazoo Area

The Therapy Place is Ready to Help

At The Therapy Place in Kalamazoo, MI, we care about your child's physical and mental health and the development of their social skills and behaviors. It’s our mission to allow help children lead better lives by helping them adapt to illness, injury, or disability.

What are Social Skills and Behaviors?

Occupational therapy can bring out the best in children who struggle with social skills and social behaviors.

With intervention strategies, children can engage in their activities of daily living to fulfill their roles as students, playmates, and family members.

Before creating an intervention plan, occupational therapists evaluate each child using:

  • Direct observation.
  • Input from parents, guardians, and teachers.

Therapists then work with the child’s caregivers to address the most immediate and important issues. Occupational therapists can provide interventions which promote a child’s:

  • Cooperation.
  • Flexibility.
  • Self-regulation.
  • Confidence.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Ability to communicate feelings.

With occupational therapy, children can learn to function more competently in these areas.

How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Our therapists play a vital role in identifying and treating mental illnesses and cognitive disorders. The goal is on improving a patient’s ability to fully participate in life roles, routines, and daily activities. With occupational therapy, children can learn to function more competently in these roles.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call and speak to one of our therapists at (269) 544-2901 or send us an email.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a contributing source for this information.