Sprout Therapeutic Services is a Traverse City occupational therapy practice that serves children and their care providers (family, parents, grandparents, guardians, whoever loves and cares for the child).
What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a medical and behavioral intervention that is:
- Client-centered treatment that helps individuals to gain independence.
- An approach to helping children and families that compliments counseling.
- Works on building fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual motor, feeding, works with picky eaters, activities of daily living (dressing self, hygiene, developmental milestones).
- Assists with classroom adaptations for youth dealing with developmental disabilities, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and a variety of other sensory-based issues.
- Helps with assessing home-environment to improve homework, study skills, and executive functioning.
Our Sprout Story
At Sprout we believe that children that receive occupational therapy services need more treatment time, especially extended into their homes. We launched Sprout with the core belief that the home can make the biggest difference in a child’s life!
As lifelong residents of Traverse City, we want to provide parents with tools to make the most out of their child’s development. At each age, children have unique needs and opportunities. There are basic early childhood techniques that can make a life long impact.
About Occupational Therapist Christina Sanok
Traverse City Occupational Therapist, Christina Sanok, went into occupational therapy because she is inspired by the smallest improvements. Raised by a special education teacher, she gets excited seeing clients make change. She says, “I want to give clients a little nugget that they didn’t know existed, kind of helping people find those aha moments.”
Christina graduated with her degree in Outdoor Recreation, Leadership, and Management from Northern Michigan University in 2005. She knew that she wanted to create a profession that was experiential, hands on, and where learning was done through doing. In 2009, Christina graduated from Western Michigan University’s Occupational Therapy Program. She was trained at Mary Free Bed, Munson Medical Center, and through the TBAISD.
As an avid sailor and advocate for people with disabilities, she helped found the therapeutic sailing program, Traverse Area Community Sailing Adaptive Sailing program, where people of all abilities can learn and grow through sailing.