Connecting Children with Success in Everyday Activities
Are mealtimes a battle every day?
Does your child seem clumsy or uncoordinated?
Are your child’s meltdowns frequent and unmanageable?
Watching your child miss milestones and worried they won’t catch up?
We specialize in the treatment of children with sensory processing challenges that have resulted in feeding, movement, and behavioral difficulties. Whether it’s at our clinic or in your home, we tackle your problems head-on.
What Makes Connect Pediatric Therapy Special?
We use a combination of evidence-based interventions that may include sensory integration, floortime, and parent-coaching. We encourage parents and caregivers to be actively involved in sessions so that progress made during therapy can be transferred to the home environment.
Caregivers are active part of session where they learn how to be engaged and in tune with child’s needs.
Sessions take place within the context of child’s play world.
Backed by Research
Proven strategies to empower children to be more connected, calm, confident and coordinated.
Flexible Treatment Model
Therapy takes place in your home, our clinic, or wherever you feel most comfortable.
Here’s how it works
FREE 30 minute phone consultation with an occupational therapist to get your questions answered. Call 402-413-1356 to schedule!
Occupational Therapy Evaluation
Meet one-on-one with the therapist to determine your child’s needs and your family’s goals.
Occupational Therapy Treatment
Depending on your child’s needs, session will take place in family home, the clinic or in the community.
From Our Founder
I love working with children and families because there is power in building a strong connection in families. I started my practice because I wanted to empower families and children to overcome obstacles together. Therapy cannot take place with just a therapist and child. It needs to involve the family. Therapy should not always take place in a clinic. Instead, there should be flexibility for it to take place in the most meaningful place for the family.
Practicing this way meant getting away from models of practice that revolve around “medical problems” and what insurance wants. In the end, therapy isn’t just about checking off some box; it’s about working towards real goals because we know these things matter right now and in the long run.
So, I left the traditional therapy model free from rigid scheduling and child drop-off structure to build a program that involves parents and gives the flexibility to address the broad spectrum of childhood challenges.
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From Our Clients
“Kristen’s caring kindness and expertise made a phenomenal difference in the progress for our son (and family). Willing to work with his evolving needs, she made every appointment something we enjoyed. My highest recommendations for her clinic!”
“We loved having Kristen work with our three-year-old daughter! She was an extremely picky eater, and as her parents we were worried that she was not getting the nutrition that her growing body needed. Kristen made her feel so comfortable at the table that she would try things that she would have never tried with us! She began to have a better appetite and to be more open to eating new foods. Dinner time was no longer the battle ground that it once was. Our daughter had a blast working with Kristen—she looked forward to her appointments every week! We also acquired the tools we needed to effectively help our daughter eat well. Thank you, Kristen!”
“Kristen has been one of our most important resources as parents of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. The work she has done with our son (and us!) has not only helped him to function better in all aspects of his life, it’s also given him valuable tools and self confidence that he will carry with him as an adult. The relationship that our family has established with her is invaluable to us!”
“Dr. Kristen is amazing! My son was having trouble feeling like he couldn’t swallow well and she pin pointed what was going on so quickly and gave us the right information and tools needed to help him move past it. Not only that but she helped him with the anxieties that went with it and gave him tips on how to handle difficult situations that came from it. He is now doing really well and still uses the tips she gave him if he ever needs them. Couldn’t recommend Connect Pediatric Therapy any higher. We are so grateful!”