Welcome to Play4Purpose Pediatrics
Play4Purpose Pediatrics is an occupational therapy based business that focuses on enhancing the development of children in the early stages of life. When it comes to children their most important occupation is PLAY! Play lays the foundation for children’s motor skills, social skills, sensory development, emotional regulation and daily living skills. Play 4 Purpose Pediatrics prides itself on offering occupational therapy based services and strategies for parents and therapists in order to help children in the early childhood stages overcome obstacles and improve their quality
Meet the Founder: AshtheOT!
Hey there! I'm Ashley, also known as AshtheOT. I am a pediatric occupational therapist with experience working in multiple settings including outpatient hospitals, private clinics, schools, daycares and Early Intervention. I work with neurotypical and neurodivergent children. I have experience working with children who have autism, developmental delays, and sensory processing disorder. My areas of focus include helping children increase independence with self-care/daily living skills, fine motor & visual motor skills, sensory processing and self-regulation. I also enjoy mentoring fellow occupational therapists who work with children in the Early Intervention program. I can be found on YouTube and Instagram where I love to provide valuable information and strategies to help parents and therapists work with children. It is my mission to share tools and knowledge with parents and therapists so as a team we can help as many children as possible make progress in their little lives!
"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 Ashley!!"
Fine Motor and Visual Motor Skills
Does your child have trouble with the following?
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
2 handed skills such as holding a ball
Figuring out puzzles/shape sorters
Any of these things sound familiar?
My child bounces off the walls
My child has trouble with touching different textures such as his/her food
My child appears lazy and unmotivated
My child is a picky eater
My child constantly puts things in his/her mouth
My child hates loud noises
My child does not like movement such as swings and slides at the playground
My child 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...