Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Nature-Based Occupational Therapy clinic- housed in a warm and welcoming farmhouse on 14 acres of fields and forest. Phone: 207-659-1453
Our goal at Willow Tree Occupational Therapy is to help children of all ages flourish inside and out by building confidence, compassion, and community in a nurturing environment, surrounded by natural opportunities for exploration & growth!
Occupational Therapist - Owner of Willow Tree OT
Over the past 25+ years of my career as an Occupational Therapist, I have had the opportunity to provide early intervention, school based, and private practice services. My experiences have provided opportunities to explore various approaches to treatment that take the whole child into perspective. These experiences have also led me to the importance of incorporating a natural approach into all aspects of my work, from use of materials and therapeutic tools, to use of the outdoor environment as part of the therapeutic process.
At Willow Tree Occupational Therapy we are excited to be able to help children build motor skills, visual perceptual skills, core strength, sensory modulation skills, and social-emotional skills in a nurturing environment surrounded by natural opportunities for exploration and growth!
Occupational Therapy Student
Hannah is a third year student, studying Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children in a variety of settings-both one on one and in groups/camp offerings. She is kind and creative, having a diverse background full of experiences with handwork and natural play. She has worked with adults with disabilities as part of the Special Olympics Equestrian Program and has a strong interest in the therapeutic benefits of horse back riding, as well as animal assisted therapy. She will be working at Willow Tree Occupational Therapy to help run our OT Inspired Groups.
Nicole has 12 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. She has worked in both the Skilled Nursing Facility field and in the School System.
Nicole currently works with Willow Tree Occupational Therapy to provide contracted school based OT services to our local school system. In the school setting she works with our kindergarten through grade 5 students to perform evaluations, create treatment plans, provide direct intervention, and to consult with educational staff.
Nicole brings along her caring spirit and strong knowledge base to provide quality OT services to the children she works with.
Clinic Based OT Services
When referred for Clinic Based Occupational Therapy services, the first step for your child will be to participate in an Occupational Therapy evaluation to determine the need for therapy and to identify their specific challenges.
Based on this assessment, we will determine what interventions or strategies are most effective for improving the child's skills in these areas of challenge.
From there, we will develop a treatment plan that incorporates natural materials and nature into a fun and nurturing approach to therapy in a one-on-one environment.
OT Inspired Groups
Willow Tree Occupational Therapy will be offering camp like groups that have been developed by, and are overseen by, an Occupational Therapist. These groups are not clinical Occupational Therapy treatment sessions. They are run by Occupational Therapy students and/or Adults with an Education background. These mixed age groups will allow children of all abilities to work on skill development in the natural environment while also providing an opportunity for social skill development and interaction with peers. Opportunities for free play within a loosely structured environment, along with opportunities to participate in adult directed activities will make up these sessions.
School Based Services
Willow Tree OT provides school based services to the local school system, including Pre-K through grade 12. These services are decided upon by the educational team and must be educationally relevant. School based OT's observe, assess, and address the child’s strengths and needs within the natural school settings (e.g., classroom, lunchroom, playground) in order to support the student’s educational program. Services may be directed to the child and on behalf of the child in the school environment (e.g., training educational staff). A child who is receiving school based OT services may also qualify for clinic based OT services which typically assess and address the child’s strengths and needs in a clinic setting in order to support participation in life activities. The focus in non-school settings may be more varied and may or may not address specific educational needs