Occupational Therapy Programs

Summer is a great time for occupational therapy — and fun!

Through intensive work with Lab's Occupational Therapists, children can develop skills needed to thrive in school.


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Ages 4–7
Tuition: $3,500 for completed contracts and full payment received by March 5, $3,900 after March 5

Revamped and rebranded for the 2020 summer, this occupational therapy (OT) and speech/language group takes your child back to the foundations of sensory motor and language development! Targeting 4–7 year-olds, this dynamic 3-hour and 45-minute therapeutic group addresses sensory motor integration and self-regulation skills, pre-writing fine motor activities, and practice with social skills.

  • 2:1 ratio for instruction and therapy

  • OT sensory motor activities emphasize motor coordination, body awareness, balance, core stability, and self-regulation.

  • After a five-year hiatus, all activities are back on the main campus, in spaces equipped with balls, bolsters, swings, balance beams, scooter boards, and more!

  • Fine motor activities target foundational skills necessary for handwriting and tool manipulation including bilateral coordination, hand and finger strength, visual perceptual and visual motor skills, and more!

  • Speech and language activities target whole body listening, turn-taking, and problem-solving.

  • Activities of daily living are integrated throughout the day, including lunch time, to promote independence.

  • End-of-summer report provides individualized suggestions for home and school.

A brief screening will be required before enrollment into Ready, Set, SMILE.
For more information, please contact the Occupational Therapy Department at 202–349–8600 or OT@labschool.org.

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20 sessions (once daily) or 10 sessions
Fees will be available after February 1
For children enrolled in Ready, Set, SMILE or afternoon programming.

Individual therapy sessions are available for students of all ages. All sessions are 60 minutes in length, highly individualized, and can target skills such as:

  • Handwriting

  • Keyboarding

  • Gross motor skills

  • Fine motor skills

  • Visual motor integration

  • Visual perceptual skills

  • Ocular motor skills

  • Sensory integration

  • Executive functioning

Contact OT Department for scheduling options at 202–349–8600 or OT@labschool.org.

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Individual sessions
Ages 8+ (contact us if your child is younger than 8)
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Tuition: $2,950

What is IM? The Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based program shown to improve attention, coordination, and timing in students. During each session, the participant listens to a rhythmic beat while completing various hand and foot exercises.

Benefits of Interactive Metronome include:

  • improving working memory, learning to filter distractions, inhibiting impulsivity, and promoting self-regulation.

  • addressing weaknesses in skill areas such as fine-motor coordination, handwriting, gross-motor coordination, agility, and visual/perceptual motor skills.

  • offering individualized one-on-one program.

Sessions will be provided by an occupational therapist trained in IM.

To provide the most effective treatment, a questionnaire of occupational therapy skills will be completed prior to the first session.

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Group sessions
Ages 8+
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Tuition: $2,425

Handwriting, keyboarding, puzzles, mazes, projects! Join the team of occupational therapists to work on fine motor skills and improve handwriting, keyboarding, and use of tools. Each day will include activities that improve visual motor integration. Using fun tasks and drills, therapists will develop a progression of just-right challenges within a developmental framework to build the necessary skills needed for written communication such as handwriting and keyboarding. They will also present visual-spatial tasks including puzzles, mazes, and reading charts and graphs.

This group includes:

  • individualized handwriting instruction.

  • individualized keyboarding instruction.

  • assignment of online keyboarding account for at-home practice.

  • exploration and functional use of various academic tools: rulers, yardsticks, measuring cups, compasses, protractors, hole punches, etc.

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Group sessions
Ages 6–10
Times: 1:30pm–2:30pm
Tuition: $2,425

Does your child want to learn to ride a bike? Become more coordinated at sports? Build overall strength and endurance? Or maybe enhance his or her sensory regulation skills to better participate in school and play activities? This group incorporates Sensory Integration therapy techniques, which expose children to sensory activities through structured, experiential methods, while teaching simple, easy to understand, multi-step gross motor tasks. Obstacle courses will be incorporated throughout the four weeks. Lead by a team of specially trained occupational therapists, this group targets:

  • improving balance skills and gravitational insecurities.

  • supporting movement and vestibular registration difficulties.

  • increasing body awareness and motor planning.

  • building strength, endurance, and bilateral coordination.

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