Villa Esperanza Services offers both School Based and Clinic Based Occupational Therapy (OT) services including: assessments, classroom and clinic-based treatment and consultations for children between the ages of 4-22. For ages 0-3, we now offer clinic-based Early Intervention services that are funded through the Lanterman and East Los Angeles Regional Centers. We also accept outside referrals for private pay clients and accept Kaiser Insurance.
Occupational therapists have a broad educational background including strong neurological, biomechanical, and psychological foundations. All of occupational therapists are also certified in DIR-Floortime Therapy. OT provides assistance in developing sensory motor, fine motor and gross motor, visual motor and sensory processing skills needed to be successful at home, school, and in the community.
The Occupational Therapy Clinic at Villa specializes in working with children who have moderate to severe developmental disabilities, including autism, as well as children with dual diagnoses, behavioral challenges, and mental health concerns.
OT plays a significant role in helping children with Autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience success in school settings. We target fine motor skills to improve writing, in-hand manipulation, bilateral motor coordination and self-care. We address sensory processing skills to improve motor planning, self-regulation, sensory modulation and sensory discrimination. We also work to improve deficits in visual motor, oral motor, and social skills, as well as support normal growth and development. In OT sessions we use fun and purposeful activities to help children access their role of “student” in the “occupations” of play and learning.