Nature-based Pediatric Therapy



Nature-based Pediatric Therapy!

Parents who choose our outdoor therapy services:

Value being outdoors and don't mind their kids getting a little dirty
Want their child to have a chance to work on OT needs while also interacting with other kids their age
Seek OT for a child having challenges at home or school
509 Therapy Hub was created to combine the benefits of occupational therapy and nature. We use evidence-based OT practices to combine PLAY and NATURE to help your child become more self-regulated, confident, independent, and connected with their world.
Our therapists are specialized in providing quality services in the outdoors following the “ConTiGO” (“Connection with Others, Transformation in Therapy, in the Great Outdoors”) approach.


What do we address in nature therapy?

  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD management
  • Behavior issues at school, home, or other places
  • Handwriting
  • Fine and Gross Motor Coordination deficits
  • Balance deficits
  • Vision deficits
  • Strength deficits
  • Emotional regulation
  • Cognitive function
  • And more - treatment is tailored to meet the needs of each child.


Individual Services

  • 1 on 1 with your child's therapist
  • Done 100% nature-based (no matter the weather!)
  • Address personal goals identified by Occupational Therapist in initial evaluation
  • Parent involvement for increased success between sessions
  • May be covered by insurance - please speak with office manager regarding your specific insurance

Group Services

  • Groups of 3-5 children with similar needs (i.e., fine motor, sensory regulation, or coordination) as determined by the OT.
  • Allows for peer interaction while addressing OT needs.
  • Done 100% in nature - come rain or shine!
  • Provides time for child-driven play with peers, allowing integration of skills developed into actual peer interactions.
  • Great for children needing to learn to respond to peers in positive way.
  • Is not covered by insurances.


Outdoor Therapy FAQ

How big are the groups?

Groups consist of 3-5 children which will arranged by our therapists to meet the needs of each individual.

What do your sessions look like?

Therapy sessions include activities to
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve coordination
  • Explore sensations in order to better tolerate a variety of textures, movements, and noises
  • Learn to calm the body and mind
  • Practice patience, concentration, and following directions
  • Foster social skills

How long are sessions?

Outdoor group sessions are 90 minutes each and will be held in a local park/recreation area. Individual sessions are 60 minutes at a local park/recreation area.

What’s included in the package pricing?

  • 10, 90-minute sessions over the course of a 12-week period
  • Progress reports at the end of each quarter
  • Monthly, 45-minute phone consultations
  • Each child will receive an outdoor packet with items to help them engage in nature, including a t-shirt, journal, backpack, and other goodies.

My child doesn’t need OT services, but I would love to have them participate. Can they still sign up?

Absolutely! They can sign up as a Peer Playmate. No OT services will be provided for these children, but they are integrated into each activity we do.

Can I pay per session, or do I have to pay for the package deal?

You can pay per session if you are signed up for OT services or as a Peer Playmate as an "à la carte" service, otherwise at least one month is required at a time. Package deals include a discounted rate. Outdoor packets are included with package pricing only.

Other services

  • Neuro (stroke, brain injury, and post-concussive syndrome) rehab, cognitive training, fine-motor coordination deficits after stroke or other neurological impairment.

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