Outdoor Occupational Therapy Groups
Outdoor Occupational Therapy Groups
Helping Kids in Central Florida Become More Confident, Coordinated & Connected to Friends & Nature
Treeline offers a unique approach to occupational therapy services for kids! OT sessions are held outdoors, where real life situations are available. 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 Treeline therapy services:
🌳 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.
Exploring Pediatric Occupational Therapy That’s Different
Treeline Outdoor OT Groups are made up of 4-6 kids. Groups offer 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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Transform with Treeline OT Groups
Outdoor Occupational Therapy Groups Include:
Individualized Therapy Goals
Skilled Therapy Services
Practical Home Extension Ideas
Small Group for Interactions, Play, and Skills
100% Outdoor Space
Groups are fully customized to align with ages, stages, & goals. Sessions may include a group hike, games, snack, skills, & supported play opportunities.
A child’s parent, caregiver or trusted adult may attend with the child with advanced notification.
The group fee will vary based on length of session, a 90 minute OT group rate is $84, a 2-hour OT group rate is $112. A therapy group is not childcare and not an enrichment program. It is a skilled and supported healthcare service.
Each group will run with a minimum of 3 attendees and is capped at 6. Registration closes 1-week in advance of the group date.
Priority registration given to current Treeline OT clients. All kids are required to have a current OT evaluation.*
Pop-up Therapy Groups
Single day opportunities to work towards individualized goals in a small group setting!
All ages, stages, and abilities. We will learn & grow as a community and support each other’s strengths and celebrate our differences.
Group theme changes each pop-up session to explore and stretch interests.
Therapy Group Series
Multi-day opportunities to work towards individualized goals and build social connections in a small group setting!
Targeted age ranges to support generalization into other social and community environments.
Group theme continues throughout series to layer skills and add complexity to development.
If you are not a current Treeline OT client, please schedule an informational call with Treeline to ensure a therapy group is a match for your child.
*If you have a current OT evaluation from another Florida provider within the last 12 months, a Transfer Plan of Care Fee does not apply to pop-up OT groups. The Transfer Plan of Care Fee does apply for a therapy group series or any other OT services at Treeline.
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. Good Faith Estimates are available upon request and will be provided to all clients prior to their first session.
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Treeline Outdoor OT FAQ
Kids receiving OT services in groups may or may not have a diagnosis. We require that children are able to:
- Function with a 1:3 adult-to-child ratio
- Stay with the group in the woods
- Maintain personal safety with an adult nearby not NOT always within arms reach
- Maintain appropriate behavior that does not endanger the safety or compromise the therapy or safety of the other children in the group.
- 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 extended 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. We work with parents to prioritize 1-2 goals to support during the group session. The group is customized to support the goals 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 variety of activities and experiences.
TimberNook programs typically have 12-24 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.
Credit or Debit Card, Paypal, Check, Flexible Spending Accounts, and the Family Empowerment Scholarship.
Yes, please review our individual services to learn more about 1:1 outdoor pediatric occupational therapy sessions.
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 service for you to submit for partial reimbursement from your insurance company. Treeline Enrichment does not guarantee insurance reimbursement.
We schedule groups based on therapist availability and expressed client interest. If a group session does not fit in your schedule, we can discuss 1:1 outdoor occupational therapy sessions.
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.