Our mission is to alleviate the suffering and improve the lives of your children and family through fun and effective pediatric occupational therapy treatments that address the underlying problems and not just the symptoms. FUNctionabilities provides the answers you as parents have been longing for by offering a multidisciplinary, highly trained staff that will improve your child’s ability to successfully navigate through life. We specialize in sensory integration, feeding therapy, and speech therapy. We also have extensive experience working with children who struggle with autism. We use cutting edge, evidence-based occupational therapy to help create an environment and activities that expand your child’s ability to function with more ease and fit in to their world with less stress. At FUNctionabilities, we are making therapy fun so that your child is learning to play and therefore playing to learn.
For years we have watched children struggle to complete typical childhood activities. It has broken our hearts to see them have to put so much effort into simply sitting at their desk. While their peers easily complete assignments, they are still searching for their paper and pencil, trying to figure out where the teacher is on the board, and at the same time realizing they have lost their place on their paper. It is upsetting to watch them work so hard to arrange the tongue and laces of their shoes, to situate their feet in just the right position so they can jam their tiny feet into the shoes. If they can tie their shoes, it takes 2-3 trials to tie the laces that ultimately end up too loose to stay tied more than a few minutes. They stand up to go play not realizing that their shoes are on the wrong feet. It is distressing to see children exert so much energy to keep up with their peers only to see them trip over their own feet and fall down again and again.
We have had success with these children in a variety of settings but have never been able to fully address all of their needs due to the environmental restrictions, rules and regulations of those settings. We can no longer stand idly by watching these children – your children – suffer. We want parents to know – we want you to know – there are answers and they are affordable. As occupational therapists, we have experienced the overwhelming joy of helping children and their families attain greater happiness under difficult conditions. We want to assist your children in reaching their maximum potential in a place that allows us to completely and comprehensively help your child flourish. That is why we started FUNctionabilities.
Our Philosophy / Our Approach
We believe that children have an inalienable right to be happy and have fun; that when they are having fun and are happy, learning becomes easier. At FUNctionabilities, we believe that as skilled professionals we have a responsibility to provide the “just right” opportunities and environments to facilitate your child’s success. As they experience these successes we believe that motivation is fostered and the desire to try becomes second nature.
We believe that your child is unique and requires individualized therapies; therefore at FUNctionabilities, we tailor our treatment sessions from a range of well-respected, evidence-based strategies and programs from neurodevelopmental, sensorimotor theories. We believe in a team approach to treat each child that includes not only the therapy-related activities themselves, but also integration of new and improved skills into everyday activities while simply having fun. We believe this comprehensive collaboration leads to lasting results, not only in our therapeutic setting, but also carries over into your child’s school, home, and community environments.
We believe that the family is at the heart of a child’s existence and as such we believe you as parents are an important member of our team. You are the expert on your child. We believe your involvement and education are key to your child’s success.
We believe FUNctionabilities is a place where your child is challenged but will always be successful. A place where your child can begin to understand what movement is and how their bodies respond to movement, leaving their minds free to think, learn, and play. A place where highly trained professionals, who innately love your child, assist your child in learning to play and playing to learn.