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Outdoor Occupational Therapy Groups

Helping Kids in Central Florida Become More Confident, Coordinated & Connected to Friends & Nature

Does your child take longer to learn skills that others pick up easily?    

Would you describe your child as clumsy or weak?

Does your child do great one-on-one but fall apart in social spaces like homeschool groups or on the playground? 

In today’s culture, children are expected to do so much.  And when they struggle, they grow self-conscious or start disliking activities. You may feel lost, frustrated even, on how to help your child gain the skills to be their best.  

We love our unique way of providing OT! We provide our services in the outdoors, where real life situations are available, not simulated or imagined like in a clinic.  Outdoor play, like playgrounds or nature aren’t just about fresh air — it’s about practicing the important child skills of imagination, confidence, working with others, and coordination.   Whether your child spends their day in a classroom full of kids or learning at home, meaningful social connections are an important part of the human experience.  

Once upon a time, kids learned most of their skills in the outdoors but today it takes an intentional choice to get kids out in nature’s great classroom.

Parents who choose our program:
🌳Value  being outdoors 
🌳Seek OT for a child having challenges at home or school
🌳Don’t mind a child who comes home a little dirty and tired
🌳Love a therapy option that is so much fun it doesn’t feel like work

Partner with us to get your child started down the path of success.

OT groups are reimbursable by the Family Empowerment Scholarship.

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We’ve taken our 15+ years of professional experience in occupational therapy into the great outdoors. Here we are able to take advantage of the emotional and physical lessons that can be practiced in a way that captures your child’s attention and supports meaningful progress towards their goals.  

Exploring Pediatric Occupational Therapy That’s Different

Treeline Outdoor OT Groups are made up of 4-6 kids.  We love working with children in groups because it offers rich opportunities for friendship development, leadership, and growing together.  Plus, kids are more motivated when they are around other kids.

More than skills, it’s about how good children feel afterwards – successful, smiling, and fulfilled.  

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Connection

Self: 
✔︎Confidence
✔︎Resilience
✔︎Self-Awareness
✔︎Self-Advocacy

Nature:
✔︎Respect for the Natural World
✔︎Environmental Stewardship

Community:
✔︎Making Friends
✔︎Showing Empathy
✔︎Resolving Conflict
✔︎Perspective Taking

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Engagement

Meaningful:
✔︎Play Skills
✔︎Exploring Interest

Self-Directed:
✔︎Positive Growth Mindset
✔︎Task Initiation   

Unrestricted:
✔︎Healthy Risk Taking

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Development

Mind:
✔︎Problem Solving
✔︎Creativity
✔︎Organization
✔︎Flexible Thinking 

Body:
✔︎Fine & Gross Motor
✔︎Balance
✔︎Coordination 

Energy:
✔︎Honoring Emotions
✔︎Attention
✔︎Body Awareness
✔︎Sensory Processing 

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Apply

2. 15-Minute Info Call

3. Join a Group

All paperwork is submitted by a HIPAA compliant account.  
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Upcoming Groups

Applications for FALL 2022 outdoor occupational therapy groups are coming soon! 

Transform with Treeline OT Groups

What you get:
🌳 Basic OT Evaluation 
🌳 Individualized Therapy Goals Written in Partnership with the Parent
🌳 12 Weeks of Skilled Services
🌳 2 Hours of Therapy Each Week
🌳 Nature-Inspired Interventions that are Fun and Feel like Play
🌳 Weekly Communication from the Therapist, Including Session Photos
🌳 Practical & Reasonable Home Program Suggestions
🌳 Small Group Setting for Real Interactions, Real Play, and Real Skills  
🌳 100% Outdoor Space to Draw on the Rich Therapeutic Opportunities in Nature
🌳 Brief, Written Statement of Progress at the End of the Semester

Fall 2022 Details: 
Groups begin the week of September 13 and conclude the week of December 8

  • Sensory Explorers Nature Club
    • Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 am
    • Ages 4-6
    • Increasing sensory awareness and motor skills outdoors.
  • Adventure Nature Club
    • Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
    • Ages 7-9
    • Outdoor skills & games to support executive functioning and social connections.
  • Write Outside Nature Club
    • Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
    • Ages 6-8
    • Building handwriting (print) skills outdoors.

*A $35 non-refundable fee is due at the time of group placement to secure your spot.  Each group requires a minimum of 4 children.

Fee $1,448

(Monthly payment plan available)

Payment Methods: Private Pay, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Family Empowerment Scholarship.  For more information on fees, payment methods, Family Empowerment Scholarship, and Insurance Reimbursement, please email us.  You may also be eligible for a Case Grant through First Hand to help with therapy service fees.  Good Faith Estimates are available upon request and will be provided to all clients prior to their first session.

Are you struggling to decide what OT service might be right for your child?  Review this chart.

Do you have questions?

Read the FAQs below or schedule a free 15 minute phone call to see if Treeline OT groups are a good fit for your child!   

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Treeline Outdoor OT FAQ

Kids receiving OT services may or may not have a diagnosis.  We require that children are able to: 

  1. Function with a 1:2 adult-to-child ratio 
  2. Stay with the group in the woods
  3. Maintain personal safety with an adult nearby not NOT always within arms reach
  4. Maintain appropriate behavior that does not endanger the safety or compromise the therapy or safety of the other children in the group.  
  5. Able to navigate the outdoor space with minimal physical support.

Group interventions are different than individual therapy services.  Our OT groups are staffed by a licensed occupational therapist and an aide.  The 2 hour sessions allow all children to be engaged throughout the session and gives the OT time to focus on individual children to address their unique goals.  Kids will typically only have 1-2 goals at a time, making it more manageable for all children to progress towards goals in a group setting. The OT plans the group to specifically address the needs of the children in that group.

Treeline OT groups are led by a licensed occupational therapist, typically have a total of 4-6 kids with a minimum 1:3 adult to child ratio, designed with increased adult support, activities target specific skills, and the sessions incorporate a blend of activities and experiences.     

TimberNook programs typically have 12-18 kids with a minimum of 1:6 adult to child ratio, they are intentionally designed with reduced adult influence, are not objective driven, and are focused on open-ended, outdoor play experiences with mixed age peers. 

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Yes, please review our individual services to learn more about 1:1 outdoor pediatric occupational therapy sessions. 

We understand that kids get sick or families have other commitments.  For this reason we do not meet over holidays and we allow 1 absence per session to be reimbursed at the parent’s request.  

As a courtesy to you, we are a direct provider for the Family Empowerment scholarship.  

In order to run a practice that supports interactions with peers, allows for an extended time during sessions, and follows current research for best practice, Treeline OT groups are a fee-for-service program.  Although Treeline does not directly work with insurance companies, upon request we will provide you with a Superbill at the end of the semester for you to submit for partial reimbursement from your insurance company.  Treeline Enrichment does not guarantee insurance reimbursement.  

We will grow and expand based on interest.  If a group session does not fit in your schedule, we can discuss 1:1 outdoor occupational therapy sessions and we have an outdoor OT camp in June. 

We embrace therapy in all kinds of weather to build flexibility & resilience!  However we will continue our session under roof in high winds and thunderstorms.  

We have primitive toileting options as needed.  This includes a 5 gallon bucket toilet inside a pop up privacy tent.  We have hand sanitizer and hose water for hand washing.