Occupational Therapy

Our online occupational therapy services provide access to pediatric services across the states of Utah and California.

Telehealth Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help children improve their fine motor development, visual motor skills, sensory motor skills, play, and independence. Children may need occupational therapy when there are challenges with developmental milestones or when there is a medical problem interfering with sensory and motor development.

Our Services

Fine Motor

Working on fine motor skills can help improve grasp and release of objects. Improving strength and coordination can help with fine motor skills. Children who have poor fine motor skills can have challenges with dressing, drawing, picking up objects, and other small motor movement.

Eye-Hand Coordination

Eye-hand coordination involves using our hands and eyes simultaneously in activities. This complex cognitive ability is especially important for normal child development and academic achievement. Strong eye- hand coordination skills are important for handwriting, tying shoes, dressing, eating, sports, video games, grasping objects, and almost all day-to-day activities.

Eye-Hand Coordination

Eye-hand coordination involves using our hands and eyes simultaneously in activities. This complex cognitive ability is especially important for normal child development and academic achievement. Strong eye- hand coordination skills are important for handwriting, tying shoes, dressing, eating, sports, video games, grasping objects, and almost all day-to-day activities.

Sensory Processing and Self- Regulation

Children learn to integrate visual, auditory, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory information by exposure and repetition in a supportive and fun environment. Self regulation is a person’s ability to adjust, control, and modulate their emotions, behaviors, focus, energy, and attention. Having strong self-regulation skills are important for school success, social interactions, and life skills. Sensory integration therapy focuses on helping children experience their environments in a more “organized” way.
A child with sensory processing and/ or self-regulation difficulties might also have challenges with:

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Heightened or diminished reactions to sound, light, touch, movement, etc.

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Poor sleep patterns, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

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Poor motor skills (such as having poor balance and/ or coordination)

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Accepting changes in routines or plans

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Becoming easily distracted or have poor attention to tasks

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Rapid fluctuations in in emotions and behavior

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Love or avoid extreme movements (such as spinning, jumping, crashing, running, etc.)

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Social skills

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Have difficulty engaging with peers, friends, and adults

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Become distressed by hygiene habits (showers, hair washing/ brushing, dressing, etc.)

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Display risky or overly cautious behaviors in play

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Heightened or diminished reactions to sound, light, touch, movement, etc.

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Poor sleep patterns, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

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Poor motor skills (such as having poor balance and/ or coordination)

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Accepting changes in routines or plans

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Becoming easily distracted or have poor attention to tasks

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Rapid fluctuations in in emotions and behavior

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Love or avoid extreme movements (such as spinning, jumping, crashing, running, etc.)

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Social skills

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Have difficulty engaging with peers, friends, and adults

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Become distressed by hygiene habits (showers, hair washing/ brushing, dressing, etc.)

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Display risky or overly cautious behaviors in play

Dysgraphia and Handwriting

Having good handwriting is still important across the lifespan and having poor handwriting can negatively impact performance in school. Even in our digital world, handwriting is still important for fine motor development, memory, processing, and cognitive development.

Dysgraphia and Handwriting

Having good handwriting is still important across the lifespan and having poor handwriting can negatively impact performance in school. Even in our digital world, handwriting is still important for fine motor development, memory, processing, and cognitive development.

Self-Care

Self-care skills are one of the first ways young children learn to plan, sequence, organize, and refine skills related to daily living activities. Self-care activities, such as eating, dressing, toileting, and using fasteners (zippers, buttons, ties, etc.) are just some of the important skills for independence, social skills, and academic success.

Play and Social Skills

Play is a child’s “job” and is vital to all children. Unstructured and self-directed play is especially important during early childhood to discover the world, learn to negotiate personal space, solve problems, learn routines, and develop social skills. When a child has difficulty with play and social skills, you may notice that your child:

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Has difficulty attending to task

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Moves from one activity to another

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Has challenges with turn taking, sharing, and engaging with peers

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Has difficulty relating to peers, making friends, maintaining friendships

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Interrupts frequently

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Gets upset when he or she “loses” a game

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Always requires an adult to play with them

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Has repetitive and/ or narrow interests in play routines and toys

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Has trouble expressing and regulating emotions

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Has difficulty attending to task

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Moves from one activity to another

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Has challenges with turn taking, sharing, and engaging with peers

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Has difficulty relating to peers, making friends, maintaining friendships

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Interrupts frequently

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Gets upset when he or she “loses” a game

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Always requires an adult to play with them

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Has repetitive and/ or narrow interests in play routines and toys

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Has trouble expressing and regulating emotions

Play and Social Skills

Play is a child’s “job” and is vital to all children. Unstructured and self-directed play is especially important during early childhood to discover the world, learn to negotiate personal space, solve problems, learn routines, and develop social skills. When a child has difficulty with play and social skills, you may notice that your child:

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Has difficulty attending to task

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Moves from one activity to another

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Has challenges with turn taking, sharing, and engaging with peers

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Has difficulty relating to peers, making friends, maintaining friendships

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Interrupts frequently

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Gets upset when he or she “loses” a game

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Always requires an adult to play with them

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Has repetitive and/ or narrow interests in play routines and toys

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Has trouble expressing and regulating emotions

Visual Perception

Strong visual perception skills are important for playing, dressing, cutting, drawing, completing puzzles, completing math problems, and performing novel and routine daily activities. Some building blocks for visual perception include:

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Visual Attention- attending to information while filtering out background information.

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Visual Memory- recalling visual traits of pictures and objects.

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Visual Discriminiation- being able to determine similarities and differences in objects based on size, shape, color, etc.

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Visual Spatial Relationships- understanding where objects go in an environment.

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Visual Figure Ground- being able to locate an object in a busy background or larger space.

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Visual Sequencing- being able to recall a sequence of objects in the correct order and time.

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Visual Form Constancy- knowing that the form or shape stays the same even if an object is larger, smaller, or turned in another direction.

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Visual Closure- being able to recognize a form or object even when part of the picture is missing.

Executive Functioning

Executive functioning is the ability to plan, organize, and execute goal-directed activities. Some children require explicit intervention to learn age appropriate executive functioning skills and learn strategies to improve their success in meeting their personal and academic goals. Executive functioning skills include:

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Initiating a task or activity

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Inhibiting impulses and behaviors

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Shifting between ideas, activities, or situations

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Planning events, setting goals, and developing appropriate steps to complete an activity

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Organizing tasks in a systematic and efficient manner

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Working memory to hold information in the mind while completing steps and tasks

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Self-monitoring one’s own actions during and after completing activities

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Maintaining emotional control across situations and challenges

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Initiating a task or activity

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Inhibiting impulses and behaviors

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Shifting between ideas, activities, or situations

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Planning events, setting goals, and developing appropriate steps to complete an activity

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Organizing tasks in a systematic and efficient manner

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Working memory to hold information in the mind while completing steps and tasks

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Self-monitoring one’s own actions during and after completing activities

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Maintaining emotional control across situations and challenges

Executive Functioning

Executive functioning is the ability to plan, organize, and execute goal-directed activities. Some children require explicit intervention to learn age appropriate executive functioning skills and learn strategies to improve their success in meeting their personal and academic goals. Executive functioning skills include:

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Initiating a task or activity

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Inhibiting impulses and behaviors

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Shifting between ideas, activities, or situations

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Planning events, setting goals, and developing appropriate steps to complete an activity

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Organizing tasks in a systematic and efficient manner

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Working memory to hold information in the mind while completing steps and tasks

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Self-monitoring one’s own actions during and after completing activities

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Maintaining emotional control across situations and challenges

Attention

Attention allows children to screen out irrelevant stimuli (noise, lights, distractions, etc.) and engage in an activity long enough to complete a skill, school assignment, or play routine. A child’s ability to attend to activities and sustain appropriate attention to tasks is important across academic achievement, play routines, and social interactions. Children need sustained attention to learn new skills, expand play skills, have successful social interactions, and be productive and safe across environments. If attention challenges are left untreated, a child may also exhibit:

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Anxiety in a variety of settings

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Changes in behavior and self-regulation

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Difficulty making and keeping friendships

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Achievement personal goals

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Following instructions

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Working with peers

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Anxiety in a variety of settings

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Changes in behavior and self-regulation

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Difficulty making and keeping friendships

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Achievement personal goals

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Following instructions

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Working with peers

Why Choose Anywhere Speech Language
We are passionate about our role in providing comprehensive speech, language, and reading services to people of ALL ages. We believe that everyone has the potential to enhance their communication skills within the comfort of their own home, school, or business. Our services are interactive, effective, and entirely online.

Convenient

All services are provided online in the comfort of your home, school, or workplace. We have flexible hours that fit into various schedules.

Progress

We specialize in speech, language, reading, and occupational therapy services for ALL ages. We are here to help you in your childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and retirement.

Personalized

We provide individual person-centered therapy services to meet your specific needs. Whatever your needs are….
WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!

Testimonials

“Cara has been working with our teenage son for almost three years. She has been instrumental in helping my son improve his social skills. He now has a strong friendship group and just applied for his first job! Thank you for helping our son.”


Jennifer M.

“After my stroke, I could not travel to the clinic for speech therapy and I was nervous to start speech therapy online because I struggle with technology. It has been a great experience (and the technology was easy). Thank you for your kindness and expertise.”


Norman S.

“Within 10 sessions with Anywhere Speech & Language I was able to change my speech so that people at work could better understand me. I am more confident speaking in work meetings now.”


Dmitri R.

“Thanks for helping Caleb with his speech. He has had so much fun with your activities that he didn’t even realize that they were helping him communicate better. He is speaking so much better!”


Kathy S.

“When my child first started online speech therapy with Anywhere Speech & Language, she was missing some of her speech sounds which made it hard to understand her. Her 1st grade teacher just told me that she understands everything she says now. Hooray!”


Kristina H.

“I grew up in Russia and all of my co-workers kept asking me to repeat myself. Cara helped me speak more clearly and reduce my accent so now my co-workers understand me much better.”


Aleksandr R.

“My husband had a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. He had difficulty with memory and reading comprehension even after many months of outpatient rehab. After our benefits ran out we came to find Anywhere Speech & Language. He has gained so many new compensatory strategies with our therapist.”


Jackie B.

“I really needed some strategies to help my late-talker toddler at home. We decided to do parent coaching with Anywhere Speech & Language. We were given assignments for the week and then we did them with our daughter. She is now speaking in full sentences.”


Sandy A.

“I have had a severe stutter all throughout school and college. I found online speech therapy with Anywhere Speech & Language after my employer suggested that I seek help so that I can become a more fluent speaker and manager. I am so glad I did!”


Robert P.