Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fort Worth

#1 Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Fort Worth Building Skills for an Independent Future

We Teach The Skills Your Child Needs to Grow into a Functional and Independent Adult

Welcome to Fort Worth’s premier pediatric occupational therapy provider! At our practice, we are dedicated to teaching your child the essential skills they need to blossom into a functional and independent adult. Our experienced team is committed to creating a nurturing environment where children can develop the necessary tools for a successful and fulfilling future. Choose us as your partner in your child’s growth journey, ensuring they acquire the skills that will empower them to navigate the world with confidence and independence.

Kids at Little Red Wagon

Family-Centric Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy program is rooted in the belief that family engagement is essential for a child’s success. Our therapists work collaboratively with families, ensuring success both at home and in the community. Together, we empower children to reach their full potential by building foundational skills. Join us on this journey, where family involvement is key to every success story.

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We are proud to have served more than 600 Dallas-Fort Worth area families.

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Occupational therapy is often thought of as something for adults to re-learn skills needed to go back to work.

For children and pediatric occupational therapy, the concept is similar; we believe that it is a child’s job to play and develop core strength skills that will last a lifetime. Sometimes, children need some help to strengthen their hand muscles before they learn how to tie their shoes, or they need to be exposed to new and messy activities to become accustomed to coping with situations they may run in to on a daily basis.

Does your child need an OT assessment?

If you’re not sure if the difficulties your child is facing are normal, look below at some of the common issues that can be addressed with occupational therapy.

Difficulty winding down or self-calming

Clumsy or uncoordinated

Avoids movement (dislikes swings, etc.) or seeks out excessive movement (frequently jumping, crashing, etc.)

Difficulties with transition and/or changes in routine

Difficulties self-dressing, feeding themselves or other difficulties with fine motor skills

Handwriting appear messy and ineligible

Call us today to learn more about our philosophy for care and how we can help your family.

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Our Occupational Therapists

Our staff works together to support and improve the quality of life for children and their family as a whole.

Heather Brown M.S., OTR

Occupational Therapist​

Heather received her Master of science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in August 2016. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, Heather worked as an occupational therapist with a focus in pediatrics in Atlanta, GA as well as Denton, TX. Heather enjoys treating from a sensory integration approach and has received training in the astronaut program and Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT).

JaNae Bryant, M.S., OTR​​

Occupational Therapist​

JaNae received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in December 2017. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, JaNae worked as a special education teacher in Birdville ISD for 15 years and was the co-owner of a snow cone stand. Since joining the team, JaNae has received specialized training in Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum, SOS approach to feeding, retained primitive reflexes and Tr-Eat model.JaNae was voted Top Occupational Therapist by ThreeBestRated in 2018 and 2019

Heather Brown M.S., OTR

Occupational Therapist​

Heather received her Master of science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in August 2016. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, Heather worked as an occupational therapist with a focus in pediatrics in Atlanta, GA as well as Denton, TX. Heather enjoys treating from a sensory integration approach and has received training in the astronaut program and Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT).

JaNae Bryant, M.S., OTR​​

Occupational Therapist​

JaNae received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in December 2017. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, JaNae worked as a special education teacher in Birdville ISD for 15 years and was the co-owner of a snow cone stand. Since joining the team, JaNae has received specialized training in Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum, SOS approach to feeding, retained primitive reflexes and Tr-Eat model.JaNae was voted Top Occupational Therapist by ThreeBestRated in 2018 and 2019

Heather Brown M.S., OTR

Occupational Therapist​

Heather received her Master of science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in August 2016. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, Heather worked as an occupational therapist with a focus in pediatrics in Atlanta, GA as well as Denton, TX. Heather enjoys treating from a sensory integration approach and has received training in the astronaut program and Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT).

JaNae Bryant, M.S., OTR​​

Occupational Therapist​

JaNae received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in December 2017. Before joining the Goodwin Therapy Specialists team, JaNae worked as a special education teacher in Birdville ISD for 15 years and was the co-owner of a snow cone stand. Since joining the team, JaNae has received specialized training in Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum, SOS approach to feeding, retained primitive reflexes and Tr-Eat model.JaNae was voted Top Occupational Therapist by ThreeBestRated in 2018 and 2019

Testimonials

“They were very supportive, knowledgeable, gave lots of suggestions and referred me to resources I hadn’t thought of. We were encouraged to observe therapy sessions if we wished and they always brought us in to discuss progress we were seeing at home and what they saw with our child.” 

Muriel Buie

“The therapists are great with my son who has Autism. It was a challenge to find a pediatric therapy office for us; now, my son has been able to excel. The therapists are very personable and take the time to go over my son’s progress and give me recommendations on how to deal with meltdowns (that actually work).”

Elissia Jamison

“At the age of 3, my son could only say single words and syllables. At this crucial time in his life, we knew we needed to get him help as soon as possible. They set-up a therapy plan, homework assignments, various goals and deadlines. He made progress within weeks! Each week he mastered his goals and began to truly find his voice.”

Stephanie Moen

Insurance Carriers

Most major insurance companies have plans that cover our therapy services.

Check with your provider to make sure coverage includes the treatments Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy offers. If you have a question, or your insurance company is not listed below, give us a call – we’ll be glad to help.

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FAQ's

What to know about the initial evaluation

  • How long is an initial evaluation?

    Evaluation length will depend on your child’s individual needs; an evaluation may last 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

  • Will the therapist who evaluates my child also treat my child?

    All staff at Goodwin Therapy Specialists are highly qualified and work as a team to help your child meet their fullest potential. Depending on your child’s needs, family availability and therapist availability, it is possible your child will receive services with another therapist following the initial evaluation.

  • Do I need to bring anything to the evaluation?

    Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If your child has previously received services from another source, whether it be a different facility or the school district, bring a copy of any prior evaluations/IEP.

What to expect when your child begins therapy

  • Do I need to be present for my child's therapy session? Can I observe the therapy session?

    We deeply value family support and education and believe that it is the key to success when working with our families. For this reason, we do ask that parents plan to be part of their child’s therapy session.

    It is important that you are an active participant in your child’s therapy to ensure carryover into the home/community and for the therapist to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • How long will my child require treatment? How many times a week will my child have to go to therapy?

    The duration and frequency of your child’s treatment is highly dependent on the results of the evaluation, the child’s motivation to succeed and family participation.

    Since our care plans are highly personalized to each child and based on the child’s needs and severity of their delay, therapy duration and frequency will be discussed at the end of the initial evaluation and following consequential re-assessments.

  • How long is each therapy session?
    • Speech/feeding/myofunctionaltherapy sessions typically last 30-40 minutes.
    • Occupational therapy sessions typically last 45-60 minutes.
  • How do I know what to work on at home?

    At the conclusion of each therapy session, the therapist will provide you with strategies, techniques and written/verbal homework to complete at home until your next session.