As April, and thus National Occupational Therapy (OT) month, comes to a close, we want to take this moment to send an extra ‘thank you’ to our Pediatric Occupational Therapy department for all of the hard work they do.
With a wealth of knowledge and seemingly unending supply of energy between them, Brian Stephenson, MOT, OTR/L; Alice Herles, COTA/L; Cara Crisp, COTA/L, and Mikel Stone, OTD, OTR/L have been able to assist numerous children struggling with general developmental challenges, self-care skills, sensory processing issues, and more with fun and innovative treatment.
Not only are they delivering high quality and affordable therapy but they’re also constantly working with other Compass staff to help address other unmet needs. Referrals to Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and insurance assistance help both patients and their parents obtain support and care towards their overall well-being. Furthermore, they’re preparing the next generation of Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants through a partnership with local Shawnee State University.
Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our patients and their parents who, without them, this program wouldn’t be possible. Despite hectic work and school schedules, coupled with busy family lives, you continue to make occupational therapy a priority. Time-and-time again, we hear how excited our patients are to come in for their appointments, or how appreciative parents are of the services provided at Compass. Your energy, positivity, and openness is what ensures we’re on the right path for our patients and community. National Occupational Therapy month may only come once a year but, for us here at Compass Community Health Care Center, every day is Pediatric Occupational Therapy day thanks to you!
If you want to know more about Compass’ Pediatric Occupational Therapy program, where ‘play has a purpose’, please call (740) 355-7102 for more information.