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Adolescent and Young Adult Occupational Therapy

Roots To Thrive Occupational Therapy | Holistic Occupational Therapy | Charleston, SC

We are here to bridge the gap in care for teens and young adults. We understand that after early intervention, pediatric therapy and school based therapies, there aren't many resources for our young adults. We are here to change that! 

Occupational therapy is a holistic service that offers support in many different areas. At its core, occupational therapy helps people become more independent and fulfilled in their life. When working with teens and young adults, we focus on the following skills:

  • Anxiety and Stress Managment 

    • Skills to help teens and young adults navigate a very anxiety provoking world, from social media to difficulties "fitting in." We help teens and young adults with skills that reduce anxiety, decreased stress and improve ease in their lives, therefore simplifying their parents lives. ​

  • Self-help skills

    • Basic skills needed to take care of oneself such as dressing, grooming, or bathing. These can also be higher level skills such as navigating public transit, making purchases, and managing a schedule. You may also hear these referred to as life skills.

  • Transition services

    • Skills that enable an adolescent to prepare for college or life after high school.

  • Executive function

    • Skills such as task completion, organization, and task initiation that help teens complete schoolwork, chores, and other important tasks.

  • Self-Regulation

    • Skills such as emotional and sensory regulation that allow a teen to complete daily activities without become overwhelmed, upset, or frustrated.

  • Vocational skills

    • Skills that support acquiring, completing, and thriving in a job or career.

  • Written expression

    • Skills such as handwriting or typing that enable a teen to complete written work or communicate.

  • Fine, gross, and visual motor skills

    • Skills that allow an adolescent to interact with their world, such as opening packages, managing books and materials, or navigating uneven terrain.

  • Adaptive equipment and positioning

    • Finding the positions or equipment such as standers or wheelchairs that enable an individual to be successful in school and work environments.

  • Assistive Technology

    • Finding software or devices to enable an individual with a disability to more successfully participate in their daily activities.

  • Referrals to other agencies

    • There are many other agencies that your child may benefit from as they transition into young adulthood. We’re happy to help connect you with these agencies and navigate the system.


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