I recently attended a Father- Daughter/ Mother- Son Dance presented by Amazing Kidz Therapy, PLLC. The fundraiser event was to raise money for The Autism Speaks Walk. The children that were in attendance ranged from grades K- 5. The children dressed in their Sunday best dancing to famous artists such as Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. The dance floor was rarely empty; at some points more adults were dancing on the floor then the children.
Amazing Kidz Therapy provides premier pediatric occupational therapy services to children from birth to the age of 18. Quality care and customer experience are the cornerstones of this agency. Amazing Kidz Therapy believes every child is unique and deserves services that reflect the same to maximize their independence within all of their natural settings, including home, school, and play.
Amazing Kidz Therapy believes therapy is not just performed within the therapy clinic, but are continues throughout a child’s home and school environments through collaboration with all involved in the child’s care. Amazing Kidz Therapy provides at home resources to parents and caregivers to assist in continuing progress throughout the week. There programs and specialties include but not limited to:
30-minute handwriting groups are tailored to meet the needs of children that are having difficulty with the physical act of writing.
Amazing Kidz Therapy utilizes the Handwriting Without Tears® approach, which includes first learning letter formation with a multi-sensory approach and then progressing to putting pencil to paper. A systematic approach for learning letter formation is utilized to solidify rudimentary skills and then building upon those for more complex writing strokes.
Fine Motor Coordination and Strengthening
Fine motor skills are required to perform activities such as handwriting, eating, playing and manipulating smaller objects, self-care skills, and skills needed for success in academic setting.
Self -Care, Life and Social Skills
Activities of daily living references the everyday tasks that one participates into care for themselves: dressing, bathing, hygiene, eating, grooming, toileting, etc. For some children, learning and developing these skills can be hard and daunting tasks. Occupational Therapy works towards breaking down the steps and skills required for each age appropriate task to assist in increase the child’s independence and build their confidence and much more.
About the Owner: Kathleen Pici, OTR/L, and CAS
Kathleen attended Utica College of Syracuse University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002. She is Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Standards. Her experience spans evaluating and treating a variety of populations including (but not limited to) Autism and ASD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral Disturbances, Down Syndrome, Selective Mutism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ODD, ADHD, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis and congenital neurogenic motor disturbances. Her evaluations and treatments are centered on the whole child to ensure that all needs are addressed to allow the child to maximize their development and thrive within their multitude of environments.