At Inner Rhythm Pediatrics, no two children receive the same therapy experience—nor should they! We arrive with a toolbox of skills, but our sessions are customized to each individual and based on the family’s goals, priorities, and specific needs. We understand that you are the expert on your child; by working together, we can use our unique lens and background in the science of child development to help you find the right fit for your family.
We strive to be inclusive and neurodiversity-affirming in our practice and dedicate ourselves to learning from families and the lived experiences of others.
What is Occupational Therapy?
In a broad sense, an “occupation” is anything you do in your day; it can fall under three categories: activities of daily living, learning, and playing. For children, the most important parts of their day involve learning and playing, which often guides the fundamentals of pediatric OT. Occupational therapists help individuals do what they need to do and what they want to do.
“Occupational therapy is where science, creativity, and compassion collide.”
-Jessica Kensky, 2016 AOTA Welcome Ceremony
At Inner Rhythm Pediatrics, we know that when a family feels supported, educated, and connected with their children, they can better help them by understanding their needs. With that in mind, we are family-centred: we want to know what is important to your family and how we can help.
Our intake process involves an assessment in your initial visit. Assessments can be a mix of informal, including balance, strength, and body awareness—and standardized assessments, such as sensory processing and fine and gross motor skills; these help us better understand your child and support your goals and priorities.
In-Person and Virtual Sessions
Sessions focus on developing a relationship, supporting regulation, and providing a safe space: this is foundational to engagement and learning. Activities are based on the goals set from input between the children themselves and their families.
Consultation & Education
Parent education and support are essential parts of our role! When families feel supported, they can advocate effectively and parent in ways that feels right for them. Education sessions are collaborative and can be provided to a wide range of audiences, including families, schools, and team members.