Direct OT Treatment Options for Santa Barbara

Direct Treatment Santa Barbara Occupational Therapy

Direct Treatment Santa Barbara Occupational Therapy

Fine Motor Skills

We help children learn to cut, write, hold a pencil correctly and improve the coordination of their hand movements.

Self Help Skills

We teach children to dress and feed themselves, including buttoning, snapping and zipping clothing, tying shoes and scooping, piercing and cutting food.

Self Regulation

We help children sit and pay attention, tolerate different food and clothing textures and feel more comfortable at home, school and in the community.

Motor Planning

We help children become more coordinated and more easily do the things that they see other children doing.


Highest recommendations! I have to admit, my husband and I were skeptical with the notion of occupational therapy. However, our son's school has been recommending OT for some time, so we finally decided to give it a try. We are glad we did. Lisa at OT Arts is wonderful! She has made various suggestions for our highly energetic 6 year old who would also experience outbursts of anxiety and anger. We have implemented Lisa's suggestions at school and at home, and happy to say it has been a great success. We have learned skills to keep and maintain our son's energy at an acceptable level. Sure, he still gets anxious and angry (but not as often....), however, we now feel better prepared to help him with it all. The knowledge we have obtained from our sessions at OT Arts has made such a difference in our household. Additionally, we recently met with our son's teachers, and they too noticed a change for the better. We are very grateful.
Mirjana H.