Empowering parents to learn the art of play in order to enhance your child's development!

The early childhood years, birth to 3, are the most crucial years in a child's development. These first 3 years lay the foundation for a child's motor skills, social skills, play and emotional regulation. However due to a multitude of reasons (birth history, environment, congenital abnormality, etc.) some children risk being delayed and have harder times with navigating through typical and age-appropriate daily routines. Here at Play 4 Purpose Pediatrics, parents who have children in the early childhood stages, will learn awesome tips and strategies to help their little ones overcome obstacles so that they can effortlessly engage in the occupation of "PLAY!"



Hey There Parents! I'm Ashley also known as AshtheOT! It's so nice to meet you and I can't wait to work with you and your little one. 

I am here to help parents reduce stress by giving you the tools you need to help your child learn and participate in everyday activities!

Oh Wait! I bet you are wondering who I am and how I am qualified to assist you and your bundle of love. Well by nature I have a LOVE for children and since I can remember I have been involved in MANY children's lives. I've been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, worked in after school programs, taught children's dance classes, tutored, babysat, etc. 

Which all led me to my career as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist! As an OT, I specialize in working on daily life skills with your child to help them meet their developmental milestones as well as prepare for the transition to the school setting. 


 It is my mission to help children and families learn how to use play for the purpose of learning, developing and acquiring skills that will lead to a meaningful and effective life!



AshtheOT's Success Stories!

"Ashley is a MIRACLE in the healthcare industry! She is FABULOUS with children! We saw a major improvement in our child in only a few weeks. She connected with our child at the first appointment and our child looks forward to seeing her every week. We are so happy with her progress and our child... we will be sad when the therapy sessions are no longer needed. We LOVE AshtheOT!!"

K. S.

"I sought out services and advice from Ashley because my son had A LOT of energy and it was very hard for him to sit down and attend to fine motor and non-preferred activities. She was SO collaborative and supportive. I always knew she was in our corner and she helped with whatever she could to help our son succeed. It was very obvious that she took her time to listen to what was going on and learn his strengths/development areas and come up with strategies to help vs. a canned solution. I also could tell that she truly cared about our son and our family in general- and that meant so much to us. My only regret is that we didn't have more time together! Darn COVID!


"Before Ashley became my child's OT, we struggled with how to help our son improve and grow. After working with Ashley, he is now able to do almost everything on his own and he really uses his right side super well now. Our son loved Ashley and we did too! She was always so fun and happy! She went above and beyond our expectations."



Let AshtheOT Help Your Child Flourish!



My child has trouble with...

Picking up small objects

Using their hands appropriately to play with toys

Tiny hands being too weak to interact with objects properly

Holding a pencil/crayon correctly

Handwriting/scissor use

2 handed skills such as holding a ball

Figuring out puzzles/shape sorters


I often notice that my child...

Bounces off the walls
Has trouble with touching different textures such as his/her food
Appears lazy and unmotivated
Is a picky eater
Constantly puts things in his/her mouth
Hates loud noises 
Does not like movement such as swings and slides at the playground
Has poor balance


I need help with...

Learning and teaching my child ways to calm down
Helping my child learn about emotions
Teaching my child social skills such as how to play with others, get along with siblings/peers, share & take turns
Deciding whether my child's actions are more behavior or sensory related


I wish my child was more independent with...


AshtheOT Wants To Hear From You!

If you are ready to learn the tools to help your  child meet their maximum potential connect with me today!


Chicagoland Area, USA

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