Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute is a therapist owned private practice providing occupational therapy services to children and adults. It is one of the largest occupational therapy private practices in the United States. COTI specializes in sensory integration and works with individuals with sensory processing disorder or other related problems including gross motor and fine motor problems, handwriting problems, difficulties with activities of daily living, sensory modulation disorders, behavior issues, self regulation problems, and difficulties with attachment. The occupational therapists at COTI work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger Syndrome and Autism, as well as many other diagnoses. Some of these disorders are:
- Anxiety Disorder and other mental health problems
- Asperger Syndrome
- Developmental Delays
- Down Syndrome and other chromosomal anomalies
- Learning Disabilities
COTI offers small focused therapy based groups during the summer with emphasis on peer interaction and social skills while incorporating sensory strategies. Skills based groups such as pre-writing and handwriting groups are also available. Groups may be based on a theme such as pirates, outer space or a leisure activity such as dance, yoga, art or group games. Specific group offerings vary from year to year. Groups are led by licensed therapists with the support of therapy student volunteers keeping the child to adult ratio small.