Theresa Allender OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Certified in Vital Links Therapeutic Listening Program
Kidding Around Yoga Certified Instructor
Does your child have difficulty tolerating certain types of touch?
Does your child have extreme reactions to environmental changes?
Does your little one avoid crawling, climbing, or running?
Do you worry about your child's social interactions?
kidsViewOT offers evaluations and yoga classes to assess various areas affecting function, including:
Auditory & Visual Processing
Gross and Fine Motor Strength and Coordination
Behavioral Management & Impulse Control
I have been an Occupational Therapist since 2000. After growing up for 25 years in Syracuse NY, I began working with traveling agencies, serving where an occupational therapist was needed. After several years traveling around the US, I ended up here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am currently raising my two daughters with my husband, enjoying all of the outdoor activities the West Coast provides.
My professional and personal goal is to catch the children slipping through the cracks and provide the necessary skills for both academic and social success. I am hoping to help kids and parents thrive instead of trying to just get through the day. Thriving means something different to everyone, whether that be getting through the morning routine without a struggle, connecting deeper with your child, or helping your child sleep each night. Each child is unique and presents with unique struggles, making each assessment and treatment individualized. When a child is provided specific skills to enhance their strengths and overcome barriers, everything else is affected including sleep, self-esteem, and compassion.
Occupational Therapy evaluations can be provided as first time assessments or can be used as a supplement to a current OT plan. School systems are limited on services they are able to provide, I can provide extra support outside of the school based program and even collaborate with your school therapist for the best carryover.
I am a trained Kidding Around Yoga instructor and offer group yoga classes, typically following an evaluation. Yoga and mindfulness are techniques I use to teach practical life skills. Child and caregiver attendance is required for both the classes and evaluations.
For any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at info@kidsViewOT.com or 253-239-4099.
I look forward to working together!