Saint Louis University’s Occupational Therapy Community Faculty Practice provides comprehensive, compassionate occupational therapy services to children, adults and families in the St. Louis community. Pediatric, geriatric, rehabilitation and mental health occupational therapy services are available.
In addition to individual evaluation and intervention services, the practice offers innovative programs for clients in individual and group settings. Master of Occupational Therapy students at SLU who demonstrate a high level of skill and innovation within their academic program may work as faculty practice student assistants.
Kid's Connection to Social Skills integrates developmental and sensory-based activities with social strategies, resulting in a dynamic, friend-making experience.
Preschool and elementary school children enjoy a variety of activities including obstacle courses in our sensory gym, cooking, crafts and games. To join this program, a developmental evaluation or assessment is required, dependent on the child's therapy history.
Only offered in the summer.
Specialized sensory and social approaches are combined with the common interests of group members resulting in a unique experience for each middle school participant. Age-appropriate life skills are integrated into each session to confront common challenges of middle school years, and tweens are encouraged to try new skills at home and in the community. To join this program, a social skills assessment and interview are required along with the child's current IEP.
Dates and times: Friday afternoons, six sessions each semester.