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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy treats the whole person. As occupational therapists, we look at the individual’s participation while engaging in daily routines, such as play, activities of daily living (dressing, feeding, toileting, hygiene, grooming, etc.), education, leisure, and social interactions with family, peers, and the community that are being impacted. Through the use of play, therapeutic activities, and special techniques Occupational therapy focuses on the development of motor, sensory, visual, attention and regulation skills.

Contact

FARGO
3509 Interstate Blvd Ste B
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 364-9070

JAMESTOWN
701 3rd St NW
Jamestown, ND 58402
1-800-568-5175

EMAIL
therapy@annecenter.org

Expert Care

As part of our Anne Carlsen standard of care, we continually strive to advance our ability to meet the complex and unique needs of those we serve. The following specialty areas are vital components of our approach to Occupational Therapy services.

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Social-Emotional Interventions

Social-emotional development is the relationships one creates with others including their ability to understand and express emotions appropriately. This includes the ability to be aware, express & manage their own feelings and how to respond to other’s feelings. There are multiple interventions and strategies to support social-emotional development.

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Sensory Processing

Sensory processing is the process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and the environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. Specifically, it deals with how the brain processes multiple sensory modality inputs, such as proprioception, vision, auditory system, tactile, olfactory, vestibular system, interoception, and taste into usable functional outputs.

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Handwriting

Through evaluations and assessment, therapists can identify the underlying component and skills. Interventions will be based on skill development or adaptations. A variety of grips, specialized papers, and techniques are used to reach their potential.

Get Started

We welcome your call or email to discuss your unique needs and the specialized services we can provide. For direct services contact your preferred medical provider for a referral. Referrals can be faxed to (701) 952-5142. You can expect a phone call within one week to schedule an appointment.

Integrated Services

Through collaboration and our continuum of services, we utilize a team approach in order to provide individualized and person-centered services. For individuals receiving Occupational Therapy, the following departments and services are vital components of this continuum.

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Speech Therapy

Our professionals are educated and trained to evaluate and treat children with speech, language and swallowing problems. The speech therapy team will focus on developmental areas including talking, understanding, social interactions and engagement as well as address feeding and swallowing problems.

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Physical Therapy

The physical therapy team works on all motor (movement) impairments. Physical therapy focuses on important motor skills of the developing child or young adult such as balance, strength, coordination, and walking.

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Early Intervention

Children who are under three-years of age who are evaluated for direct therapy services will be referred to Early Intervention services, which can be accessed through the Department of Human Services. This may provide additional opportunities to support their child’s development, as well as connect them with other services such as respite care or medical assistance. When Anne Carlsen Early Interventionists and direct therapists treat the same child, the family and child will benefit from the ongoing collaboration across all of the child’s natural environments.

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Occupational Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Get Started

We welcome your call or email to discuss your unique needs and the specialized services we can provide. For direct services contact your preferred medical provider for a referral. Referrals can be faxed to (701) 952-5142. You can expect a phone call within one week to schedule an appointment.