Welcome to Playright
The pediatric occupational therapy profession believes all children ought to have opportunities to reach their potential, and to help them do so, pediatric occupational therapists work through play to foster development and functional participation. The occupations of children entail their roles as players, sons and daughters, siblings, friends, students, super heroes, helpers, and teammates. When a child’s ability to participate meaningfully in their daily occupations is interrupted or limited, occupational therapy can help them to overcome, adapt and compensate, so they can succeed in becoming independent and efficient in their daily routines, and to make and keep friends.
We uphold the philosophy that playfulness is one of the best tools for reaching out to helping our children. As such, we strive to provide a setting conducive to nurturing that playful spirit. We want to spark imagination, creativity, thought, problem solving, resourcefulness, and cooperative interdependence in a playful context. When a child enters Playright, it is as if they are transported through time. They are introduced to a realm of endless possibilities. Each child is presented with carefully planned activities designed to challenge them in a therapeutically successful manner, boosting their confidence and self esteem, while fostering their development.
Once a treatment plan has been established in a collaborative effort, a course of intervention can commence. Depending upon the plan delineated, the duration of treatment may vary. Following a mutually agreed upon amount of time, a re-assessment of status toward goals may be conducted to determine if there is need for additional treatment.
Part of the therapeutic program includes training parents and other caregivers, so they can play more effectively with their children during daily routines and activities. We strongly believe a sense of playfulness can decrease stress, and therefore promote greater health and happiness.
Treatment is individualized to address the underlying areas of concern identified through a thorough evaluation. A comprehensive assessment is essential in clearly delineating the need for intervention and to establish realistic, functional goal areas to guide treatment, based on each child’s needs within the context of the family’s priorities. Evaluation tools are selected based upon the individual needs and concerns, but generally include standardized assessments, clinical observations, parent interview and record review.