Pediatric Occupational Therapy

In-Home Pediatric Occupational Therapy in San Diego County

Building Foundational Skills for a Successful Future


Occupational therapy for kids focuses on the big picture and individual skills that make up a child’s ability to engage in everyday activities. Whether your child’s challenge is the result of a disability or learning difference, occupational therapy uses play-based strategies that empower the child and parent to work together towards developmental goals for success in everyday life. 

Our diverse, experienced team of occupational therapists serves children ages 0-18 and their families. Traveling to homes throughout San Diego County and providing telehealth anywhere within the state of California – what’s looks and feels like play is specifically designed by your OT to help your child practice needed skills.

Occupational Therapy Addresses:

  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Sensory-motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Fine motor skills for picking up and holding small objects
  • Oral-motor skills for feeding
  • Daily living skills like washing hands, toileting, and feeding self
  • Behavior challenges
  • Classroom or schoolwork challenges
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Down syndrome
  • Developmental delays
  • Motor delays
  • Feeding issues
  • Post NICU

OT Specialities and Treatment Strategies:

  • Parent coaching
  • Play-based learning
  • Sensory integration
  • Feeding intervention
  • Emotional regulation
  • Handwriting
  • SOS feeding approach
  • Problem-solving and practice for self-care
  • Movement activities
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Strategies for increasing focus and attention
  • Visuals for better daily routines
  • Executive functioning
  • Sensory diet

Signs Your Child Might Benefit From Occupational Therapy

Difficulty controlling body or emotions

Meltdowns after school or while in crowded settings

Struggles to write or hold a pencil

Avoids sensory experiences like messy play, playground swings, or certain clothing textures

Morning routines are a physical or emotional battle

Not meeting early childhood milestones

Awkward or clumsy movements

Difficulty picking up items or fastening zippers

Difficulty learning or paying attention because always moving or talking

These early years are important. The right therapy to address problems early can make a big impact. 

It’s easy to get started!

1 Get Started

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2 We’ll Contact You

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3 Meet Your Therapist

Expect a call from your therapist to set up the first visit.

Radiant Kids Therapy is an in-network provider with Tri-Care West and Blue Shield of CA. We also work with private pay clients. Additionally, we are a contracted provider with the San Diego Regional Center Early Start Program to provide early intervention from birth to age 3.

We’re currently providing pediatric OT to families throughout the San Diego region including North County, South Bay, San Diego, East County. 

Detailed Occupational Therapy Evaluation

The first visit is important but shouldn’t be a source of worry. Our goal for the initial evaluation is to build a relationship with you and your child. We want to understand your concerns and dig deeper into what’s behind those challenges. Then together, we’ll come up with a plan going forward. 

The average initial evaluation takes about an hour and includes caregiver interviews, formal assessments, and observing your child while having fun together. Feel free to prepare a list of your top concerns ahead of time, gather past medical/therapy reports, or examples from your child’s schoolwork.

OT Sessions That Become a Weekly Highlight

Every session is unique to the child and family. We come to your home (or your child’s school if that is your preference) on a weekly basis to provide therapy designed to address your child’s goals in a fun way.  For young kids in particular, therapy is very play-based. Our pediatric occupational therapists are great at making therapy fun for older kids, too!  

More than just avoiding drive-time and waiting rooms, our in-home model makes it easier for us to practice and get skill carryover in your child’s normal environment. For instance, if your child is struggling with sensory processing, together we might set up a sensory diet using items and activities available in your home.

The mission of OT sessions is two-fold: promote skills for your child and equip you as the caregiver. Our philosophy rooted in play and genuine connection means progress for your child during sessions you both enjoy.

If your location makes access to a quality pediatric OT difficult, consider our effective telehealth option.

Check out telehealth.

What Parents are Saying About Our Occupational Therapists

“My son LOVES playing with Valerie (OT)! She is great, and honestly an ideal match for him. Teletherapy has been great and he really is making great strides.”


“Kalena [OT] has an incredible way of communicating with [my daughter] and teaching her effective methods. We are so pleased with Kalena and [my daughter] loves her.”


“I’ve been very happy with Kennedy [OT] and am very pleased we made the switch to her. She’s extremely professional and thorough. I feel we really benefit from our sessions.”


A Bright Future Starts with the Steps You Take Today.

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