What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Occupational therapists work to provide the skills needed for living. A child's occupation is to learn and experience their world so they can grow up and be successful and productive adults in society. Pediatric occupational therapists work to ensure that the issues the child may be experiencing do not interfere with their success in school, at home, or in the community. Children who receive occupational therapy services may or may not have a formal diagnosis, and are referred to OT by their parent, teacher, or caregiver with their doctor's support. 

Therapy at TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics will be used to gain skills in the following areas:

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Self-care skills
  • Life skills
  • School work
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-regulation
  • Social skills
  • Fine and gross motor coordination
  • Strength
  • Visual motor
  • Motor planning

By utilizing play through the use of the unique sensory opportunities a gymnastics facility provides, occupational therapy will improve the areas listed above. 

Contact Leslie at Leslie@tntkidsfitness.org for more information.

I have taken my son, Anthony, to Leslie for help for a while now.  Anthony would not grasp a crayon to color, could not stand loud noises, would not go near water, was unable to write his own name, and hated to touch anything that might make his hand messy.  Leslie has helped Anthony grow as a person and made his life so much better with her care.  She has helped him over come every one of these obstacles and more.  She has shown him how to be comfortable communicating his thoughts and needs, the skills to deal with and express his anger correctly and celebrated his victories in his grown with him!  Leslie has shown Anthony the tools to deal with things that might seem every day to most, but were huge issues for Anthony to handle.  This program has changed my child's life for the better and I can't express how grateful I am for all of the hard work and love that has been shown to him.  

I really do love the work she has done with Anthony. We can't imagine our lives without her.