Pediatric Occupational Therapy
The Clinic Sessions
At Playright Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services 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, and resourcefulness in a playful context. When a child enters Playright 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.
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Kimberley Arnett-DeSimone - OTR/L
Kimberley Arnett-De Simone, OTR/L graduated from Saint Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1988, and has been practicing in the area of pediatrics since that time. After receiving her degree, and completing her pediatric affiliation at The Waisman Center in Madison, Wisconsin, she practiced at Central Wisconsin Center For the Developmentally Disabled. In 1991, she relocated to Southern California. She advanced from staff therapist to a senior therapist at a private practice sensory integration clinic in Irvine, California where she practiced for 17 years. She has advanced training in many areas of expertise within the field, including sensory processing and sensory integration.
In 2008, she started Playright in Los Alamitos, California to offer pediatric occupational therapy in a themed environment that provides a backdrop to stimulate the imagination and creative play. Each session is an adventure that the child and therapist create together.
What is OT
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. This will help them succeed in becoming independent and efficient in their daily routines, and to make and keep friends.
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.
Treatment is individualized to address the underlying areas of concern identified through a thorough evaluation. A comprehensive assessment is essential in clearly identifying 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.
" A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's a happy talent to know how to play"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them"
Lady Bird Johnson
Meet the Cirbots
Kids love to use their imagination, and we love to add a framework for them to do just that. We’ve created a whole set of cartoon characters called Cirbots, each with fun personalities and challenges to help create a sense of community and belonging.
Get in Touch
Mon – Fri — 9:00am – 7:00pm
Mr. Sandy DeSimone
Playright Therapy Services
3700 Katella Ave. #202, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Parking is in the back of the building, as is our entrance upstairs.
We currently have spots open during the weekdays. It’s a bit harder getting in after school, but doable. Contact me with your specific needs. Since we’re a pediatric-only clinic, we see children from 6 months to 17 years of age.
3700 Katella Ave., Suite 202
Los Alamitos, CA 90720