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.
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:
Visual perceptual/ visual motor
Self-regulation and emotional regulation
Self care skills (getting dressed, tying shoes, etc.)
Pre-school/School readiness skills
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,
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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:
Blue Cross of Idaho
Mountain Health Co-op (Link/Engage)
"Soon to be credentialed with"- Pacific Source Commercial and TriCare West (preferred provider)
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
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.
Schedule an Evaluation
When all the intake paperwork has been completed and received, we can schedule an in-person 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.
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
OT evaluation and shared findings
Parent collaboration on goal development
55 minute outdoor treatment sessions
Practical home program suggestions
Continued goal review and refinement