E v o l v e Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) is highly holistic in nature, looking at not only the deficits impacting a client's quality of life, but also the relationship between the client’s strengths, resources, motivation, roles, and environments. Treatment focus also includes education and training for preventive care and wellness promotion. OT pairs beautifully with the holistic modalities of Yoga and Polarity Therapy, as all three aim for overall balance and wellbeing.
Jennifer is the founder of EVOLVE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PLLC. and has over 20 years of combined clinical and supervisory experience in psychiatric, outpatient rehab clinic, special education, private sensory gym and early intervention. Jennifer provides private therapeutic services to clients of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, require to learn/relearn the skills needed to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Jennifer has a wide range of experience and training: Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach, Myofasical Release, manual facilitation for neuromuscular movement disorders (i.e. CP, MS, Parkinson) to increase overall coordination and mobility. Jennifer is also a seating and mobility specialist motivated to provide wheelchair evaluation and training.
Children love working with Jennifer as Pediatric OT is all about learning through play! Jennifer specializes in working with children with Autism Spectrum disorders. She uses Sensory Integration modalities to increase attention, communication, self-care independence, gross and fine motor coordination, and perceptual skills. Jennifer not only works with the child, but can provide education and training for the family to ensure consistent carry over and growth.
Private Sessions are available and can be combined with Yoga and Polarity Therapy tools. All sessions begin with a comprehensive evaluation.
EVOLVE OT provides:
Home Safety Evaluation
Mobility/Wheelchair Equipment Recommendations/Training
Independent Living Evaluation and Skills Training
Fall Risk Assessment, Balance Training for Fall Prevention
Community Mobility and Integration
Range of Motion, Strengthening, Endurance Improving Therapeutic Exercises
NeuroMuscular Re-education for those with Movement and Coordination Disorder
Sensory Integration Treatment for Children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Low Arousal/Tone
Cogntive Perceptual, Visual Motor, Handwriting Skills Training
NeuroDevelopmental Treatment for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Testimony by a Parent
"Jennifer Chang was my son’s private OT for approximately 18 months. My son was diagnosed with devolopmental disability and on the autistic spectrum. He’s now in first grade and still talks about Jennifer (and her dog, Chance!). We saw significant improvement in our son throughout the course of his therapy with Jennifer - in particular, his fine motor skills, core strength and ability to focus/concentrate improved with some tactics Jennifer taught us all. As a parent, one particular thing I really appreciated was how Jennifer spent time explaining to me what my son’s struggles were and she gave me specific exercises to do with him at home to help him. That specific information was invaluable to me. I would recommend Jennifer without hesitation. Over the course of my son’s 5 years of occupational therapy, she was definitely the best OT we’ve worked with!"