Our Mission is to help as many families as possible with individualized supports.

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

The purpose of Occupational Therapy is to reduce or minimize physical, cognitive and sensory difficulties while focusing on promoting independence and engagement in activities we do in daily life. This service is carried out by a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). We begin with an assessment that looks at your child’s physical development, cognition, social participation, play and self-help skills. Assessment also includes a review of developmental history, review of records and parent interview. Based on the results of the assessment and parental concerns, goals are set and worked on during therapy. Sessions typically occur weekly for one hour. The OT will work with families to provide information on activities that can be implemented in daily life to support working toward the child’s goals. Parent involvement, engagement and feedback is critical to support progress and collaboration.


Who Receives Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy helps children of any age experiencing one or more of the following challenges:

  • Delays in fine motor skills
  • Delays in hand eye coordination
  • Sensory difficulties
  • Difficulties with essential life skills
  • Regulating emotions during social interactions


The AZA Approach

AZA United believes in a family-centered approach to service where parents and professionals work together to develop effective plans to help their children. Our therapists are trained to understand the unique characteristics of an autism diagnosis as well as development through the lifespan. Occupational Therapy uses activities to teach developmental and life skills using an individualized and holistic approach to each child. AZA United believes in working within an interdisciplinary service model and encourages collaboration between providers.


Funding Options

The following options are available to pay for Occupational Therapy:

  • Private insurance
  • Out-of-pocket payment
  • Empowerment Scholarship Account funds

For more information on how to access funding for servicesclick here.


Getting Started

To request Occupational Therapy for your child, start by completing this program interest survey - click here.

For more information, please contact us.

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