About EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy
Holistic. Client-Centered. FUN!
Here at EXPLORE, we care deeply about helping children and have a VISION to be part of
disease prevention in the pediatric population. Our GOAL is to instill a sense of confidence,
independence, and joy within each child through our unique, nature-based occupational therapy
practice. Located on the South Shore of Massachusetts, we help families with children ages 20 months to 12 years who are facing social, emotional, motor, or sensory challenges.
What sets us apart? Our play-based and holistic approach to therapy takes place OUTDOORS
where children can connect with nature and develop a love of being physically active. Working
outside in small groups fosters child-led sensory exploration that cannot be replicated in a clinical
setting. Our methods are rooted in research supporting the many health benefits of nature-based
play including decreased anxiety, increased positive social interactions with peers, and stronger
immune systems to name a few.
But our focus doesn’t stop there. We know that when the child goes home, they are part of a larger
family unit, so we teach family members and caregivers valuable therapeutic techniques and
strategies to incorporate into their daily routines. And because we feel strongly about modeling
lifelong health habits, we place great emphasis on whole food nutrition. Plain and simple – we want
to improve quality of life for children and their families.
Come EXPLORE your child’s potential with us!
Our Unique Approach
Our practice follows the principles of the ConTiGO approach, a nature-based framework designed to guide pediatric therapists in helping children reap the many benefits of therapy in the great outdoors. With a foundation built on research in the fields of psychology, occupational therapy, and outdoor education, it is the gold standard when it comes to nature-based therapy.
Taking therapy sessions outdoors provides a long list of benefits including calming the mind, challenging the body, and increasing motivation to work on new skills. We do this in a fun way–by digging in the mud, balancing on tree branches, problem-solving to build a fort, and offering activities that can be done at home using our interactive online platform.
But outdoor sessions are just one piece of the larger puzzle. Success hinges on empowering you as the parent with specific strategies to support your child in the big and small moments and providing space to ask questions as they come up.
We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach or unrealistic promises of magical one-hour a week sessions. What we offer is a comprehensive program of change for your child and family.