We help individuals make successful transitions and launch satisfying, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
What Makes Us Different
As Occupational Therapists, we are highly trained clinicians who develop personalized strategies for success by matching clients with tasks and environments that provide the opportunities and the appropriate level of challenge, and the just-right support. Here’s how:
- Make a Plan: Listen to each client’s unique journey and develop a plan together.
- Establish Goals: Determine your personal goals, with our support, at your pace.
- Provide Strategies in Context: Strategies that are needed for the actual environment, providing you with the appropriate challenge and support. Practicing skills alongside clients to help them achieve their goals at their own pace.
- Practice and Sustain: Practice skills alongside clients in real life settings: such as home, community, school, campus or the workplace.
- Achieve Success: Fade support to allow individuals to achieve independence.
At Transition Steps to Success, our Occupational Therapy intervention is client-centered and strength-based, which means we consider what you want, feel, think, and what you can do. You set the pace and we work together to choose your goals and achieve them. We focus on your strengths to guide the process.
A Sample of Personal Goals
Here is a sampling of some of the goals that we may work on:
- Develop strategies for better organization, planning, and time management – the executive function skills needed to excel academically.
- Establish healthy habits and routines in order to attend college classes, volunteer in the community, or successfully manage employment.
- Develop social skills so that you can connect with like-minded peers at school, in the community, and/or at your place of employment.
- Develop self-advocacy skills to determine how much to disclose or reveal about your individual needs so that you can receive appropriate accommodations for educational or work environments. Provide tools to help manage the challenges of academic or work life based on your unique profile.
- Identify strategies to help manage self-regulation, attention, focus, and/or sensory challenges presented in the real world.
- Develop the life skills you need to live independently, such as basic meal preparation, money management, cleaning, and laundry.
- Help you to establish leisure interests and social connections within the academic, work, or home community.
- Learn to contribute to the family through meal preparation and chores.
Sample Transition Steps
As Occupational Therapists, we are respectful of your needs and will help with decision-making and strategies to promote gradual steps to success.
Here is just a sample of what our therapy sessions may look like to help you achieve your personal goals:
- Work together to develop a system of organization for your materials and assignments; suggest technology resources to help with planning and time management.
- Explore a variety of academic or certificate programs that may be of interest; then visit local universities to develop greater knowledge about their programs.
- Explore volunteer opportunities and visit these sites together.
- Help obtain paid employment positions by filling out job applications and practicing interviewing skills.
- Explore concerns about sensory-based issues that may be interfering with academic or job success. Help to develop specific strategies to handle a variety of work environments.
- Social mentoring through role play and practice in the community to develop the confidence to interact with peers at work or school.
- Monitor you on your job site to improve work success.
- Work on personal finances to enhance budgeting skills.
- Work on meal preparation skills.
- Explore and participate in leisure pursuits, Meetup groups, or other community-based activities to improve social connectedness.
How Long Our Services Last
The pace and duration of our services are based on your personal needs and the goals that we establish together. Our objective is to provide you with quality service that will promote excellent outcomes. We take the necessary transition steps to help you reach your goals.
Transition planning at the middle or high school level
We are able to consult with young adults to help prepare to be a greater self-advocate at their IEP transition meetings. If you choose, we can accompany you to your meetings in the role of support person.