SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
Effective social skills are essential for success throughout one's life. Being socially savvy often outweighs... more info
BRAIN BOOSTeR PROGRAMS
Children make an astounding average of 3.6 year gains in 12-20 weeks! more info
ORAL MOTOR FeeDING
OT 4 Kids uses a variety of techniques to build strength and coordination of oral motor structures and improve children's ability to eat. more info
At OT 4 Kids TLC, we see your child as the sun and each sunray symbolizes who they are as an individual, unique in their own special way. Our goal is to create a brighter future for your child by giving them exceptional care and positive reinforcement, in a fun and nurturing environment. By embracing your child's individual gifts, we will provide an array of opportunities to develop a strong underlying foundation to maximize their skills and light up the world with their new found growth and self-confidence. Each day at OT 4 Kids TLC, your child will shine brighter than the day before!
Founded by Kari Thompson, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, SWC, OT 4 Kids TLC is based on the philosophy that ALL children have the ability to succeed! By identifying challenges and learning styles, while capitalizing on motivation and strengths, we guarantee a rewarding experience that will empower your child for years to come. At OT 4 Kids TLC, our exceptionally trained therapists aim to provide the highest quality of therapy. Based on years of clinical experience and brain research, we strive to provide the best programs available to help all children shine.
As a developmental specialist and interior decorator, Kari Thompson impeccably designed OT 4 Kids TLC to create a therapeutic environment like no other in the country. Housed within an 8,000 square foot center, every detail from the color and themes of each room, to the custom mural artwork, was carefully chosen to provide a warm and inviting space for all children and families alike. Our cheerful and multi-functional sensory gym brings the outdoors in giving each child the feeling of being in an outdoor playground! Our state of the art clinic is designed to provide the ultimate sensory experience with multiple therapy rooms and equipment such as suspended swings, a full size trampoline, a climbing dome, 16 foot monkey bars, rock climbing wall, slides, a tire structure, a 14 foot cargo net, and thousands of other therapy toys!
At OT 4 Kids TLC, we encourage children to shoot for the stars and believe that achieving any goal is possible!
Kari Thompson is a licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Educational Consultant, and Certified Interior Decorator. Kari holds a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and is one of eight occupational therapists in the state of California that is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics. Kari has extensive experience working with children in acute and out-patient rehabilitative settings, sensory integration clinics, school and home-based settings, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Kari is SIPT (Sensory Integration) Certified, holds an Advanced Certification in Feeding and Swallowing and is a Certified Lactation Educator and Infant Massage Instructor. Kari has extensive experience in working with children with an array of Learning Disabilities and has been awarded a Certificate of Clinical Enhancement for Concepts in Learning and Performance in Pediatrics and holds a Dyslexia Teacher Certificate. She is a certified provider for Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) & Attention, Memory and Processing Skills (AMPS) for children with visual and auditory processing deficits and is trained in a variety of Lindamood Bell Programs, as well as, the Interactive Metronome. Kari is a certified provider for a variety of auditory-based programs to help improve overall organization, attention to task, auditory processing and communication skills, reading and memory.
Kari has lectured extensively at educational and association conferences, professional and teacher in-service trainings, and parenting groups locally, nationally, and internationally. She has also been filmed as an expert in two DVD's for parents and professionals working with children with special needs.
With Kari's background in Interior Decorating, Child Development, and Sensory Integration, she founded Sensational Sensory Spaces, which is her own integrative developmental design company that creates unique children's bedrooms, playrooms, and sensory gyms to promote a child's development.