Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Who We Are

Just For Me OT, LLC, is a private pediatric outpatient clinic located in Montgomery County. We offer a wide variety of Occupational Therapy related assessments and programs for pediatric patients ranging from infants to adolescents. Assessments and treatment plans are individualized to meet the needs of each child. Just For Me OT, LLC, also offers educational seminars/lectures for family members of children with special needs.

Just For Me OT’s mission is to provide integrative care to a diverse population of children, who have a wide range of both physical and social limitations, as well as to maximize their performance skills in all areas of occupation. We encourage involvement and feedback from all members of the family and consider them to be a part of the intervention team.

Staff

Dr. Fabiane Curro, DOT, OTR/L: Dr.Fab is the founder of Just For Me OT, LLC. She received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University and her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Dr.Fab is currently certified in Therapeutic Listening, Sensory Integration and SIPT administration.

Allison Duggan, MS, OTR/L: Allison received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She has specialty training in the Zones of Regulation program, pediatric yoga, animal assisted therapy, aquatic therapy, and the Responsive Classroom. You can also find her practicing occupational therapy at The Lab School of Washington or Georgetown University Hospital.

Meghan McAteer, MS, CCC-SLP: Meghan is the owner of Splendid Speech Therapy with over ten years of experience in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Her specialties include early intervention, feeding and dysphagia, apraxia, language delays and speech delays. Over the years, Meghan has taken many courses to help her patients including PROMPT, the Kaufman Approach to Apraxia, Melanie Potock’s It’s Not Just About Swallowing, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, and many more! Meghan is very comfortable with medically fragile children. She loves helping families build stronger connections through mealtimes and communication! In her spare time, you will find her cooking for her friends and family!

What We Do

Assessments

  • Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile
  • Sensory Profile
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2)
  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, 6th Edition (BEERYTM VMI)
  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Second Edition (PDMS–2)
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

Programs

  • Sensory Integration
  • Direct Therapy
  • Gross motor and coordination skills
  • Fine motor and visual motor skills
  • Motor control and motor learning
  • Functional movement and play skills
  • ADL/IADL training
  • Parent seminars/lectures
  • Social skills group
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Handwriting
  • Home and School Consultations
  • Behavior Plans
  • Community Session (ie.restaurants, parks, birthday parties)

Events

Upcoming Events

  • Insurance Update !

    Just For Me OT, LLC is now a participating provider in the following networks under CareFirst:

    GHMSI Participating Provider Network
    Regional Participating Preferred Provider Network
    BlueChoice Provider Network

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Previous Events

  • The Power of Play

    Date: 4/18/12 1:00PM
    Location: Clemejontri Park
    Instructor: Fabiane Curro, DOT, OTR/L

    We had a great day with the Moms and babies of MaMa’s Link learning all about how to interact with your baby, the importance of a sensory rich environment, and how to use toys to promote development.

  • Sensory Strategies For the Classroom

    Workshop for Teachers and Teacher Assistants
    Teachers learned:

    • The basics of sensory procesing disorders
    • Classroom strategies to enhance learning
    • How to cope with disruptive behavior
    • How to focus on the students strengths

  • Music, Movement, and Massage

    Just For Me OT, LLC hosted a fun and innovative play date lead by, Abhik Nath. We had a great time learning about the benefits of music and drumming including: developing retention, focus and attention, coordination, fine motor skills, sensory integration, social skill interaction, and self-esteem. We also learned some great yoga positions and handling techniques to calm the body and decrease stress. Parents/caregivers had the opportunity to share experiences with one another while the children enjoyed playing.

  • Food For Thought

    We had a great workshop on the hidden connections between food and children’s health and behavior.
    In this workshop we discussed:

    • The role of each discipline in the health and well being of your child
    • How food can contribute to common childhood ailments such as: Anxiety, ADHD, Picky Eating, Ear infections etc.
    • How sensory disorders and oral motor difficulties affect diet
    • About “Special” diets
    • Helpful tips/ ideas to help encourage healthy eating in your family

    When: October, 6 2012 9:30 am to 11:30am
    Where: 6179 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD 20852
    Cost: FREE!

  • Fine Motor Skills Group

    Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills Group
    This group is geared towards 4 and 5 year olds who need extra support in handwriting and fine motor skills. The goal of this group is to increase fine motor skills, build self-confidence and nurture your child’s motivation to learn.

    Does your child need some extra support with fine motor skills?
    Does he/she:
    -have difficulty with fasteners or opening containers?
    -become frustrated or show no interest in table top activities?
    -have difficulty learning how to write letters?
    -have difficulty grasping pencils or crayons?
    -have difficulty with cutting skills?

    Please click on the picture to your left for more information or contact Dr. Fabiane Curro, DOT, OTR/L at 240-355-7746

  • What now?

    Dr. Fabiane Curro, DOT, OTR/L, Meghan McAteer, MS CCC-SLP, Marguerite Falcon, LCSW-C , and Paula Lane lead a discussion about how to find the best services for your child.
    At this workshop we learned: *What to look for in an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist *What to expect at your initial evaluation and treatment sessions *How to support your child’s progress *How to advocate for your child and family *The importance of taking care of yourself and finding support

Why Us

  • “My son, Andrew, was identified at 18-months with a possible autism diagnosis. As a family, we have actively participated in out-patient speech, education, and occupational therapy services. Thus far, one of the most effective treatments has been occupational therapy. I highly recommend Ms. Curro for anyone that wants help making their child and life better. It truly was a critical bridge in our life from home to school to fill in all the gaps on that journey and ease the transition. I also believe that her skills in particular are among the highest in any professional working in the field of pediatrics and sensory processing disorders or autism. Our insurance did cover her {services}, however I would pay privately because her skills, professionalism, and sincere caring beyond the boundaries of her job cannot be found elsewhere.”

    —Dr. & Mrs. Falcon

  • “My grandson, Tristan, loves going to his occupational therapy sessions with Dr. Curro. Dr. Curro ascertained on Tristan’s first visit that Tristan has poor fine and gross motor skills, poor motor planning skills, low registration, poor eye contact, and a reduced ability to follow directions. Tristan has improved significantly since he began his sessions with Dr. Curro. During her sessions, Dr. Curro engages Tristan in a variety of entertaining activities targeted to his specific needs in order to help him gain skills that will allow him to be successful in school. After each session, Dr. Curro provides helpful suggestions as to what we should be doing at home to reinforce what she has taught him. In addition she has provided simple and effective strategies to address some of Tristan’s unusual behaviors. As an example, at age 3 Tristan was not calling family members by name; he was not even addressing his parents as “Mom” and “Dad.” Dr. Curro suggested that we put a picture of each family member in an album and then tell him how he should address each person. Within two days Tristan was calling each family member by their proper name. What an effective and simple solution to a worrisome problem!!!! Tristan’s Occupational Therapy sessions have been worth their weight in gold!”

    —P.L.

  • Our son is 9 years old. We only recently learned that he has sensory integration challenges and started sessions with Dr. Curro. We went through an intensive set of twice weekly sessions for six weeks before returning to our posting overseas. Jonas was visiting many specialists during this period, and though some of it was onerous, he LOVED visiting Dr. Curro. She clearly understood his sensory needs and was able to meet those needs at the same time that she was teaching him to overcome deficits. Before we met Dr. Curro, we did not understand why he took much greater risks than other kids, or why he loved rolling around on the ground or motoring himself with cartwheels. Learning that the behavior was sensory-seeking was an eye opener – now we are able to find safe and acceptable means to these ends, and more easily tolerate behaviors that out of the norm. Dr. Curro is a master at her art- she makes working with kids look fun and easy, but she can explain the purpose of every step of every game, move, or activity. Jonas will be very happy to see her when we return to the U.S.!!

    —Jonas' Mom and Dad

  • My son benefitted greatly from his visits with Dr. Curro. She was warm, friendly, open and our 5 year old took to her immediately. He loved his Tuesday sessions and called them “play dates.” As a parent, I was comforted by his love for her (no resistance!) and also by the care she took analyzing his strengths and weaknesses to determine that his sensory processing issues were proprioceptive in nature. Dr. Curro created a protocol for my son that allowed him to strengthen his core muscles, improve his coordination, and even strengthened his fine motor skills. She also provided invaluable support to my son’s teachers based on an in-class observation. In approximately 1 year, she turned a spiraling 5 year old with self-esteem issues into a confident child who was able to control his body and emotions. Dr. Curro also regularly inquired how my son was doing at home and school to tailor his sessions to meet his needs, and she provided practical advice and activities we could do at home. She was also supportive when we decided to explore functional medicine approaches to learn the root cause of his processing dysfunction and provided insight on how my son was progressing in light of the changes we were implementing. Dr. Curro is a gem and I would highly recommend her to any family who wants the best for their child.

    —Ria Moore, Bowie, Maryland

Find Us

6215 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
240.355.7746
Just4MeOT@gmail.com