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Occupational Therapy

"Amazing therapy center focused on the needs of the whole family and making therapy fun, engaging, and impactful for the child. The therapists are among the best in the area. I couldn't recommend BAC more!"
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Occupational therapists combine science and creativity to help children reach functional goals related to:


  • Fine and visual motor skills, including handwriting

  • Hand-eye coordination 

  • Postural control

  • Bilateral coordination 

  • Praxis or motor planning 

  • Executive functioning

  • Sensory integration 

  • Self-regulation 

  • Social-emotional development

  • Independence with activities of daily living, such as sleeping, dressing, eating, and using the bathroom

Who might benefit from occupational therapy at Boston Ability Center? Children and teens who have…


  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Behavioral and/or mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD)

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)

  • Developmental delay(s)

  • Down syndrome

  • Dyslexia or dysgraphia 

  • Dyspraxia

  • Feeding challenges 

  • Hyper- or hypotonia 

  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy (MD)

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) 

  • And more!

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Our occupational therapists have extensive training and expertise in programs and interventions such as:

  • Integrated Listening Systems (iLS)

  • Therapeutic Listening & Astronaut Training 

  • Interactive Metronome (IM)

  • Zones of Regulation

  • The Alert Program - How Does Your Engine Run?

  • Social Thinking

  • SOS Approach to Feeding

  • Handwriting Without Tears 

  • Yoga for Special Needs

  • Reflex integration

  • Bal-A-Vis-X

  • Brain Gym

  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (and upper extremity splinting)



Check out the guide below to better understand your child's development and when to seek support!

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