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ARCTIC OT SERVICES
TRACEY B SCHAEFFER OTR/L
Owner/ Therapist

PO Box 1082
Willow, Alaska 99688

ARCTICOT@GMAIL.COM

 

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Every single day I see the challenges that parents face when they have a child that they have concerns about and cannot get the answers to their questions or the services they need. There is a great deal of information out there and many parents learn quite a bit on their own, but I find that parents really appreciate being able to get some information that is about their own child. We can work together so I can learn about your child and then try to work with you to find some answers and get started in the right direction. Of course, having individual OT services is by far the best scenario itís not always possible due to waitlists at clinics or living in a remote location. So letís see if we can figure some things out together! Send me an e-mail and we will set up a time to talk and get started.

Tracey B Schaeffer OT Therapist Anchorage AKTracey Schaeffer is owner and therapist and has been an occupational therapist with more that 20 years of experience working with children.

I graduated from The Utica College of Syracuse University in 1991. After working in general and neurological rehabilitation for a couple of years I began to work with school-aged children and eventually added early intervention (birth to three). For three years I worked across rural Nevada. In 1995 I moved to Kotzebue, Alaska, where I continue to work with the early intervention program and the school aged children.

My original motivation for becoming an occupational therapist came early, as I had a cousin who experienced autism. I became involved with the school and camp that he attended at a young age and remained involved until I graduated from college. I enjoyed watching the OTís while they did various sensory activities, and learned that nature and the great outdoors can provide even more than a clinic ever could.

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Occupational Therapy Basics
article from KidsHealth.org

Occupational therapy treatment focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), in addition to dealing with an someone's physical well-being, OT practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that can affect functioning in different ways. This approach makes OT a vital part of health care for some kids.

What can an occupational therapist

by The American Occupational Therapy Association

Evaluate the child's level of performance in critical developmental areas.

Observe the childís home and school environment and determine how it may be modified to promote better development.

Develop a plan of treatment in coordination with other health care professionals who are treating the child and age-appropriate self-care routines and habits, play skills, and social skills.

Recommend adaptive equipment to facilitate the development of age-appropriate abilities.