Natalie Grooms ~ The Pediatric OT
I am an experienced pediatric occupational therapist with a lot of 'out of the box' ideas to empower and enable children of all ages.
This simple download gets your mouth to watering as your child learns pencil control skills. Trace inside the different sizes of donuts while staying in the lines.
This checklist was created by Natalie Grooms, OT to help kids 3rd grade + ensure that their writing passes the CUPS rules!
Handwriting and OT
Handwriting is still an essential skill for our students! Be sure you are helping them gain the underlying skills needed to be successful in the classroom and beyond!
Pediatric OT Chat Consultation
I am available for a one time FREE OT consultation for your child. This service is delivered via the Vitalxchange chat box platform and will help to determine if you need a scheduled 1:1 phone appointment.
Pediatric OT Phone Consultation
With a scheduled phone call, you can ask me general questions about OT related to fine and visual motor skills, handwriting, keyboarding, sensory processing, self care skills, and DIY ideas to try at home! ****FREE DOWNLOAD WITH PURCHASE****
Shoe Tying Steps
This download includes Natalie's shoe tying program with a materials list, simple steps to follow, and pictures so that your child can learn to tie shoes with ease.
The "Fine Motor Box" Discussion Group
This group digs into the benefits of a fine motor box to help your child develop crucial underlying skills that impact future learning. The fine motor box is filled with fun activities that help engage your child while improving hand strength, dexterity, and coordination.
Years of Experience
Early intervention (0 - 3)
Preschool (4 - 5)
Pre-teen (6 - 12)
Teen (13 - 19)
Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia
Experience with Conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mild Behavioral Issues
Patient or Caregiver Support
Toileting or Hygiene Problems
Hi! I am an Occupational Therapist with over 26 years of experience. The bulk of my career has been spent serving children in the school system, private clinics, teletherapy and in their homes. I am here to help educate, empower, and embrace your personal situation with your child. My passion is to help meet the needs of parents and caregivers without the constraints of time, space, and insurance limitations. I have years of experience customizing individual plans for children ages birth to 21 with a wide range of special needs. Having worked in a variety of settings, I understand the development of children and how to think out of the box to achieve new skills. I love teaching through play and have a knack for using things already in the environment to create fun, engaging, and therapeutic tasks! Seeing children become more confident and independent is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. In the school setting, I have designed a fine motor box (FMB) especially for kindergarteners. This toolbox focuses on specific skills needed to succeed in the early years of school. The FMB can also be used for preschoolers and even through first grade to help support important development. Check out the FMB Group in my storefront!