University of Puget Sound Occupational Therapy Clinic for Children

Occupational therapy students, under the direct supervision of licensed occupational therapists, provide evaluations and interventions for children in the Pediatric Clinic at Puget Sound.  Children are referred to the clinic by their parents, teachers, pediatricians, or community therapists (with permission of parent or guardian).  Reasons for referral to the clinic include functional deficits in the following areas:  daily living skills (self-care, dressing, eating), play skills, or cognitive, behavioral, or motor skills that interfere with academic achievement. The child and family will participate in a home or school observation, initial evaluation, treatment/intervention plan, home program and discharge evaluation.

The Pediatric clinic runs twice a week beginning the week of January 30th through the end of April, with therapy sessions lasting 50 minutes. Sessions are available Monday/Wednesday in the morning or afternoon. Families are responsible for arranging transportation to the clinic.

Referral Form

If you feel your child would benefit from our program and you are able to commit to consistent attendance please download the following form:

Download Pediatric Clinic Referral Form Here


Completed forms should be faxed (253.879.3518) or mailed:

University of Puget Sound, OT Clinic
1500 N Warner St, #1070
Tacoma, WA 98416

If you have any questions, please contact Sheryl Zylstra at 253.879.3497 or All clients or their families referred to the clinic will be screened to ensure that our clinic is appropriate for their needs.