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Occupational Therapy &
 Development Guidance for your Child


Allyson Bates, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Occupational Therapist,

Feeding Specialist and Child Development Expert

Allyson Bates is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy who specializes in pediatric feeding therapy and child development. She is passionate about helping families develop the skills necessary to create optimal child development, balanced daily routines and successful mealtimes.

She provides parents with individualized knowledge on their child's development and activities to promote optimal health and function for their child. Her services support children in building the skills they need for essential daily activities.



Feeding Therapy

Feeding therapy can help your child develop safe and healthy feeding skills. Areas that can be addressed include: swallowing dysfunction, oral motor skills, food/texture progressions, self-feeding, picky eating, challenging mealtime behaviors.

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Mother and Baby Exercising

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy includes working on skill development in various areas to increase your child's participation in meaningful daily living activities.

Some examples include: Eating, dressing, bathing, grooming, play, and navigating their environment

Child Development Coaching

Learn developmentally appropriate activities and tips for your child. 

  • Gross Motor (rolling, sitting, crawling)

  • Fine Motor (Reaching, grasping, releasing)

  • Sensory Development (change environment, exploration ideas)

  • Feeding (positioning, self-feeding, BLW)

Mother and Baby on Floor


Get started with a free screening to see if 1:1 Occupational Therapy or Coaching is the right fit for you and your child.

Mother and Son


Check out our resources and videos on child development. 


L. W.

"Our son has torticollis, severe plagiocephely, and lip and tongue ties, so he sees multiple specialists -- Allyson is the most important. She doesn't look at his development in a vacuum; she is always thinking of ways to support and improve our daily life as a family. When you're a FTM, it can be scary to let doctors work on your child. Allyson is so confident and gentle with him -- he LOVES his sessions with her (and so do we)!

J. R.

"If we added up all our doctors and multipled them by 20, they wouldn't have half as much love, knowledge or skill as Allyson has in her right pinky!"

C. H.

"Allyson is AMAZING!!! She is definitely a wealth of knowledge and experience. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so comfortable with low tone and knows how to push my son within reason, it is an amazing process to see. His core strength and stamina are so much better and his posture is more upright because of his improved strength."

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