Philosophy 

Playing is the job of every child, which makes being one pretty cool.  Even better, children of all abilities love playtime.  At Sensory Scaffoldings, we believe playing is the gateway to effective therapy because it reduces anxiety and makes sessions equal parts fun and successful; it also boosts physical, mental, and emotional confidence.  Most importantly,  because our therapy  methods are play-centric, the odds of seeing improvements increase because children are engaged at the task at hand.  To the child, so long as the task is fun and engaging, they willingly embrace occupational therapy, it’s process, and they thoroughly enjoy most sessions.  This approach changes the way children define themselves; rather than what a child can or cannot do, they begin to see the world in terms of what they like and dislike.  Read more…

 

Our focus:

We specialize in helping kids with sensory integration and processing issues, fine-motor weakness, and visual-motor developmental difficulties.  Handwriting, visual thinking, and ocular motor challenges are also part of our therapy offering.   Many of our patients are on the autism spectrum. 

 

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About Ben Wessels, otr/l
Owner & Occupational Therapist

Born and raised near Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Ben is the oldest of four (4) boys.  Read more…

Occupational Therapy 101

 

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their entire lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.   

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop.  The skills needed to grow into independent adults are often hard for certain children to learn.  Whether the impairment is the result of injury or birth, occupational therapy can help learn these essential skills.  Without intervention and the longer a child goes without assistance, problems can compound or increase the chances of other delays.  

Is your child a candidate for occupational therapy?   Click here to find out…

 

 

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Office contact & hours

1704 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
Telephone – 678.314.2907
Fax – 404.920.3238

Patients are seen during office hours, by appointment only.  Because our practice serves children, our schedules tend to shift based upon the academic year, though we are typically open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.  Saturday appointments are available upon request. 

New patient forms

New patients can save time at their first appointment by completing a few forms beforehand. 

You can print the forms and complete them by hand, open and complete them online and print them, or you can complete them and submit entirely online.  Please complete them as thoroughly as possible by answering all questions.   

Should you have any questions, please contact us at info@sensoryscaffoldings.com.  

 

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