Individual Outdoor Occupational Therapy 

Session Time: 55 Minutes 

Location: Garden City, on the Boise River/Greenbelt

Insurance or Private Pay

 

One of the most fundamental components of childhood development is outdoor play. And due to screen time and packed schedules, children are losing valuable opportunities interacting with the natural world around them. 

outdoor occupational therapy

Our clinic is the great outdoors. Our tools are the uneven terrain of the Boise River, heavy rocks, fallen trees, sand, and sticks, along with our outdoor mud kitchen, climbing equipment, and sensory swings. We work one-on-one with your child to meet therapeutic goals. Boise Outdoor OT offers whole body sensory engagement, throughout every season, where children are motivated and free to move in unrestricted ways.

 

We evaluate your child’s skills in relation to their primary "occupations" - play, school performance, social engagement and daily activities. Therapy sessions focus on strengthening the underlying foundations that are creating barriers in those particular occupations. A strength based approach is utilized to build skills using your child's interests and strengths to accommodate for the challenges they are experiencing in their environment.  

Occupational Therapy can help children with a variety of underlying skills such as: 

  • Fine motor

  • Gross motor

  • Visual perceptual/ visual motor

  • Coordination

  • Balance

  • Body strengthening

  • Executive functioning

  • Sensory integration 

  • Self-regulation and emotional regulation  

  • Social engagement

  • Self care skills (getting dressed, tying shoes, etc.)

  • Pre-school/School readiness skills

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How do I get started?

Boise Outdoor OT is currently unable to take on more clients.
If you want to stay updated on future openings,
please subscribe to our email list on our home page. 

1

Verify Insurance & Discovery Call

 

To begin, we will schedule a 15 minute discovery call to discuss concerns for your child and get questions answered

Please have your insurance card available for verification. We accept the following insurances:

  • Idaho Medicaid

  • Blue Cross of Idaho

  • Mountain Health Co-op (Link/Engage)

  • Regence  Commercial

  • SelectHealth Commercial 

  • "Soon to be credentialed with"- Pacific Source Commercial and TriCare West (preferred provider)

2

Receive & Fax Referral

Contact your pediatrician and let them know your concerns. Ask that a referral be written for occupational therapy with a diagnosis, medical history, and any precautions/contraindications attached & fax it toBoise Outdoor OT
1-208-906-2342 .

3

Fill Out Paperwork

Once we receive your faxed referral, you will be invited to a secure, private online portal to fill out intake paper work. 

4

Schedule an Evaluation

When all the intake paperwork has been completed and received, we can schedule an in-person evaluation.  

5

Conduct Evaluation

We conduct our evaluation (approximately 1 hour) using several methods: building rapport, parent interview, intake review, assessment(s), outdoor nature play, and observations; together we address questions and concerns. With your permission, evaluation findings and recommendations will be shared with your physician.

6

Occupational Therapy Begins!

If services are are needed, we will collaborate on meaningful goals and create a schedule for regular sessions...  then the outdoor fun begins!

Your child's treatment plan will incorporate focused, one-on-one therapy using natural materials from the outdoor environment to create a motivating and developmentally appropriate approach. 

Individualized, 1:1 Skilled Occupational Therapy Services Include:

  • Review of intake paper

  • Parent interview

  • OT evaluation and shared findings

  • Parent collaboration on goal development

  • 55 minute outdoor treatment sessions

  • Practical home program suggestions

  • Continued goal review and refinement 

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