University of Puget Sound Occupational Therapy Teaching Clinic for Children

Occupational therapy students, under the direct supervision of licensed occupational therapists, provide evaluations and interventions for children in the Pediatric Teaching 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 typically runs twice a week from February through April with therapy sessions lasting 50 minutes. Families are responsible for arranging transportation to the clinic and should be able to attend twice a week.

If you feel your child would benefit from our program and you are able to commit to consistent attendance please contact us!

Patient recruitment for Spring 2022 will begin in early fall of 2021. New information and referral forms will be available at that time. If you have questions, please contact us at 253.879.3499.


Completed forms should be faxed to 253.879.3518 or sent via US mail to:

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

Please do not send any protected health information (PHI), including referrals, back to us via email. Please call the clinic at 253-879-3499 if you have questions about sending clinic or other health information to us.

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.