Kid's Work Therapy Santa Maria, CA
Kid’s Work Therapy offers a world-class comprehensive program designed around evidence-based research.
Summer 2022 "Let's Play Groups" Are Open For Registration
Located in Santa Maria, CA, Kid’s work Pediatric Occupational Therapy is offering their summer “Let’s Play” groups that offer fun skill building for children with developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our clinic has facilitated these summer groups for the past 18+ years.
“Kids with developmental delays already struggle to keep up with their peers. Losing in-person learning, social opportunities, and summer programs really made things even harder for these kids and their parents,” Says Dr. Stephanie Foster, founder and CEO of Kid’s Work Therapy.
Many children with developmental disorders want additional therapy during the summer to continue growing. The groups focus on social skills, improving fine & gross motor skills such as handwriting, catching a ball, developing tactics for dealing with stress & anxiety, and even how to help picky eaters consume nutritious foods. Parents participate in these groups. Services are typically covered by medical insurance. The clinic also offers cash discount tuition for those whose insurance does not cover.
“When a child has difficulty with those basic skills like dressing or eating, it can lead to a lot of conflict in the parent/child relationship and have a negative effect on a child’s self esteem. Once they learn how to take care of themselves and learn social skills, they are ready to take on more and more challenges,” says Dr. Foster.
Kid’s Work Therapy specializes in sensory processing disorders (SPD) and provides specialized therapies for children with behavioral needs, behavioral problems, or developmental delays.
We work with many premature babies and babies with pre-natal drug exposure. These children may need help with general development, but also with self-calming, oral defensiveness, and associated motor skill delays.
Specialized music is used to help children filter out background noise and improve their listening skills. Auditory therapy has also been shown to assist with regulating sleep patterns and improving body-space awareness.
Napoleon, our very own Doggo, is now available to help with therapy sessions.
Sensory Integration Therapy
OT that incorporates all sensory arenas (taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing, movement, and position). This therapy is highly effective in teaching self-regulation skills for attention deficit and related disorders.
Traditional Occupational Therapy
“Classic” OT to develop and improve fine motor skills and activities of daily living. These therapies are incorporated into all our services.
Dr. Stephanie and Nicole Foster recorded a podcast on the topic of teenagers and technology and how they have impacted each other.
Exercise-based program that help a person understand where they are moving through space due to inner ear deficits.
Yoga / Wellness
Helping your child to focus and remain calm can be difficult, especially if they struggle with self-regulation. Dr. Foster is an advanced yoga teacher and is currently completing her 500-hour teacher certificate. This allows her to integrate breathing, grounding, and movement into your child’s sessions.
You are invited to join our “Embrace the inner child and inner peace within you” program through our Yoga for parents program!
- “Parent and me” yoga classes in a package of 5 private sessions.
- Individual therapy package of 5 private sessions.
- Small group virtual classes for up to 5 participants. This is offered as a monthly membership for a weekly class.