How to Start


To start, just send me an email or voicemail about your occupational therapy (OT) needs.  I will call or email you back for a short conversation (free) about your concerns to see if my services could help your family.

Minnesota service area is south metro region of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Inver Grove Heights, Farmington, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul, West St. Paul).

Phone: (952) 392-0291

Email: occupationaltherapy@paigehays.net

To determine if my occupational therapy services are a good fit for your family, it is helpful for me to know the following information: child’s age, any diagnoses, areas of strength and main areas of concern, what you have tried and any other services you are using, and who referred you.

*Please let me know when is a good time to return your call, or if you prefer email contact. 

What does a free OT consultation look like?

In my free consultation, I will ask you about your family and child.  I will want to know what your main areas of concerns are (and what others may have reported to you as concerns).  I will ask what your goals are for your child and what you have tried to help him or her to be successful.

What does an OT evaluation look like?

First, I will email you prior to my evaluation.  This will help you to think through what your main concerns and main priorities are prior to my visit.  I will review these forms prior to arrival, so I am prepared as well.  We will find a time to meet at your home and have an in-depth conversation about your child, your family, and your needs.  I will explore what problems are happening and have a chance to observe your child.  I will ask questions specific to your child’s development and give you time to respond.  I will give you my opinion at our evaluation session, and I will write up a report about our conversation.  In my report, I will include recommendations for services, both from me and/or other community providers, and potential plan of care for my services.

What does a typical in-home OT session look like?

Every session for every family will look different.  In general, sessions are about 1 hour in length.  This allows time to review previous session’s homework and any new progress or concerns.  Each session will have a main focus, such as a new skill for a child to learn, a new parenting technique to try, or a home program concept to integrate into daily routines.  Parents are expected to participate in sessions to learn key concepts to be able to be able to practice with their child during the week.  Direct work with children is done through play, which is motivating and engaging .  Parent training is done through instruction, demonstration, then a chance for parents to practice new skills while therapist is present to get additional coaching.