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Services Provided


Starting with an evaluation is best practice and essential for an OT. A thorough assessment guides the preparation of goals addressing the referring concerns and the recommendations for intervention. An evaluation will include an occupational profile, analysis of your child’s occupational performance, standardized testing, outside-of-clinic observations (upon request), and intervention planning.


Occupational Therapy intervention is designed to improve sensory perceptual abilities, self-regulation, motor skills, and praxis. In doing so, it supports the child’s ability to show improved behavior, learning, and social participation. Classic intervention is provided in a specialized clinic with sensory equipment in collaboration with the primary caregivers. 


Feeding therapy is designed to help children learn or improve their eating, drinking, and/or swallowing skills, which can significantly enhance their nutrition, health, and overall well-being.  The goal is to develop normal, effective feeding patterns and behaviors making mealtime a more positive and less stressful experience for the child and family.  Sessions are play-based and designed to meet sensory, sensory-motor, oral-motor, and medical needs.


A consultation is typically done in the clinic but can be done in a pre-school or child-care setting, upon request. A consultation is a one-time session, typically for one hour. The purpose of a consultation is to determine if further evaluation is recommended and to offer the family suggestions about how to support their child at home.


Parent/s and/or caregiver involvement plays a crucial role in your child’s therapy progress. As part of the evaluation process, I include an initial parent-only meeting. Subsequently, I recommend scheduling another meeting after 4-5 sessions to establish family goals and discuss therapy progress. Additionally, occasional check-ins are advisable to fine-tune interventions and recommendations. These meetings are billed at my hourly rate in 15-minute increments.

Karin Loar OT and Feeding Therapy, Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy, OT Therapy room


I am considered an “out of network” provider.  Superbills can be provided, upon request, for potential reimbursement.  Families are strongly encouraged to get a referral from their doctor and contact their insurance company before starting services if seeking reimbursement.

Additional Documentation 

I can furnish written reports, letters, home programs, medical documents, or insurance-related paperwork upon request. These services are billed at my hourly rate in 15-minute increments. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the processing of these written requests.

Sensory Integration (SI)

Discover the world of Sensory Integration (SI), an innovative approach rooted in the work of A. Jean Ayres, blending occupational therapy, psychology, and neuroscience. SI helps individuals process and integrate sensory information from their bodies and environments, supporting adaptive responses and enhancing perception. Originally developed for children with autism, SI now benefits people of all ages with various learning and behavior differences. Join me to learn more about this method where science meets play.

Feeding Therapy

Eating is one of the most complex activities a human performs several times a day.  It involves a symphony of physiological and sensory mechanisms, orchestrated seamlessly to nourish us. Feeding is a remarkable developmental skill that emerges during a critical window—from birth to around three years of age. During this period, children learn to navigate the world of nourishment, transitioning from milk feeds to a diverse diet. Learn more about why early intervention for feeding challenges is crucial.

Karin Loar OT and Feeding Therapy, Nurturing Child Development, twin babies feeding on bottles

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karin.  Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive, but she is also warm, caring, and sympathetic.  It was incredible to see the progress my son made in regard to his sensory difficulties, frustration tolerance, and limit setting.  She was always going above and beyond to try new techniques, check in about things at home, and to provide support for not only our son, but for us as his parents.  I would whole heartedly recommend Karin for therapy and truly cannot say enough great things about her.” 

~ Mom of 3 year old boy

Discover My Services

Reach out for a free consultation to understand how my evidence-based, play-focused therapy can make a difference in your child's life.

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