Welcome to Apple Tree Therapy, LLCproviding innovative, pediatric sensory integration therapy to Kitsap County since 2013.
Apple Tree Therapy, LLC provides revolutionary occupational therapy treatments for children with special needs (autism, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays and more). It empowers parents with knowledge, training and tools that bring peace of mind. And the kids love it!
We are proud to be the 1st Certified Autism Center (CAC) in Washington State. The CAC program was developed to ensure that families and individuals affected by autism can find the highest level of care and support available. You get real help from professionals who specialize in autism, benefit from current treatment and support options, and experience an organization wide staff commitment to helping and partnering with individuals who have autism and their families.
Common Diagnosis Treated with Occupational Therapy
•ADD/ADHD•Asperger’s Syndrome•Autism Spectrum Disorders•Behavioral Concerns•Cerebral Palsy•Coordination Problems•Development Delays•Down’s Syndrome•Dysgraphia•Dyspraxia•Eating/ Feeding Disorders•Failure to Thrive•Fine Motor Delays•Genetic Disorders•Gross Motor Delays•Handwriting Problems•Mental Health (coping skills)•Motor Planning Problems•Neurological Disorders•Prematurity•Sensory Integration Dysfunction•Sensory Processing Disorder•Social Skills Problems•Spina Bifida•Visual Perceptual Problems
“He is the confident kid he is now because Jackie helped him discover that he doesn’t have to be like everyone else in order to be great.” ~Shelley
“Jackie is amazing!! She just knows!! Her knowledge of how to have each child reach their fullest potential is a gift.” ~Laura
“I LOVED Jackie!!! She became a good friend and without me even realizing it, she changed my life.” ~Megan
“During the years she worked with my son, I also observed her working with many other children with a variety of disabilities and I whole heartedly recommend her services!” ~Cindie
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy, often abbreviated as “OT”, is an applied science and health profession providing treatment to help people achieve and maintain independence in all areas of their lives, or things that “occupy” their time. For children that means helping them perform daily life tasks, such as going to school (handwriting, visual perception, cognition), moving through their environment (fine and gross motor coordination), processing sensory input, being part of a family (play, emotional and social skills), and self care skills (dressing, bathing, eating).
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system takes messages from the senses and the world around you and turns that information into a response. Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD (previously called Sensory Integration Dysfunction) is a neurological disorder in which the sensory information that the individual perceives results in abnormal responses. People with SPD frequently get misinformation or misinterpret the sensory feedback they receive. This frequently leads to difficulty functioning in daily life tasks.