Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

(Concord SPED PAC)  

OT Therapy - Therapists - Methods and Programs

Local Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapies look at handwriting issuessensory experiences including touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, and the pull of gravity.

OT Programs:
How does your Engine Run?
An OT program for self regulation.
By Alert program
The Alert Program initially was intended for children with attention and learning difficulties, ages 8-12, it has been adapted for preschool through adult and for a variety of disabilities.
They also have a video and a new book.
Take Five! Staying Alert at Home and School. This book is intended for teachers and parents. The sensory motor activities and other strategies to support children's engines to "run just right" at home school.
(Different OTs use it at different ages.)

Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is the easy way to teach pre-printing, printing and cursive!  It was developed by Jan Z. Olsen, OTR, an occupational therapist and handwriting specialist.

Callirobics (CALLIgraphy and aeROBICS) are a unique concept in handwriting exercises. They consist of repetitive simple writing patterns (straight and curved lines) to music.

Trouble with handwriting, view The Motor system, click here

Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Hippotherapy new tag

Recommend Evaluator webpage, many of the evaluators also do therapy

Private Occupational Therapy Centers:

Occupational Therapy Associates (OTA)
124 Watertown Street
Watertown, MA  02172

Children’s Therapy Associates (CTA)
17 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA  01760

Braintree Rehabilitation Center at Belmont
448 Common St.
Belmont, MA 02478

Braintree Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Lynnfield
50 Salem St., Bldg. A
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
267 Boston Road, Suite 20
Billerica, MA 01862


One of our original webpages, created August, 1999, by Melody Orfei
Webpage last modified on December 28, 2016 - V7 by Melody Orfei