Occupational Therapy Gives Youth Increased Independence and Confidence

Rawhide’s Occupational Therapy (OT) services help children, youth and their families who have physical, emotional, sensory and/or cognitive impairments gain increased independence and confidence in their daily lives. Many of these youth come to Rawhide needing assistance as they work through trauma, illnesses, injuries, and/or disabilities that significantly impact their quality of life.

Through our comprehensive assessment process, our occupational therapists adapt the environment, activities and/or tasks to fit each individual’s specific needs. Our program has a dedicated therapy space filled with various activities and equipment to help each client work toward and accomplish their individual goals. We create safe environments for our youth and occupational therapist to build a relationship. If we begin to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress in a youth, our occupational therapist will shift their responses to better meet that
client’s needs.

Rawhide also integrates CHAPS Equine-Assisted Therapy into our OT sessions, making for an incredibly unique experience as an additional therapy tool to meet the needs of every youth. Combining equine-assisted and occupational therapies allow our experts to help youth tackle the most traumatic events in their lives and heal from them.

To set up an OT appointment for your youth, you must get a referral from a physician.

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Combined Therapy
Options Heal Youth

Equine therapy is a huge part of Rawhide.

Youth who have an opportunity to benefit from the incorporation of equine-assisted therapy into their OT sessions include individuals with sensory deficits, sequencing difficulties, fine motor deficits, attention disorders, initiation issues and more.

Youth will benefit from this unique pairing through various equine activities, such as grooming, painting, obstacle courses, general horse handling and safety.

Request your appointment today by calling 1-877-300-9101.


Why Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy heals the whole person by:

  • Putting the client in charge by creating client-centered goals and tailoring the treatment plan specifically to meet each individual’s need.
  • Helping promote and facilitate increased independence.
  • Utilizing a holistic approach to treat a broad range of conditions and populations.
  • Helping reduce dependence on public services.

What Conditions Does Occupational Therapy Help?

Occupational therapy benefits individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological and cognitive impairments due to conditions including, but not limited to:

  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Concussion
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness/Imbalance
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Joint Replacement
  • Low Vision
  • Other Mental Health
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-surgical Recovery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports-related Injury
  • Stroke
  • And More

What Skills Can Occupational Therapy Improve?

Our licensed occupational therapists work side by side with our youth and their families in the following areas:

  • Sensory Regulation
  • Play
  • Leisure
  • Caring for Others
  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Home Management
  • Safety Procedures
  • Financial Management
  • Meal Preparation
  • Communication Management
  • Functional Mobility
  • Hygiene
  • Health Management
  • Meal Preparation and Clean Up
  • Shopping
  • Rest and Sleep
  • Education
  • Work
  • Daily Living Skills
  • And More

Learn more about occupational therapy.

Call us at 1-877-300-9101 to schedule an appointment or request more information from the dropdown below.