Sprout Therapy offers mobile occupational therapy services in Becker and Otter Tail counties – Detroit Lakes Tribune


— Jessica (Reishus) Davidson provides a singular alternative together with her new enterprise Sprout Remedy Companies, which is a cell occupational remedy service that covers Becker and Otter Tail counties.

“Whenever you consider what I do, take into consideration something that may happen in a day, and what an individual might want or need assistance doing,” she stated.

The agricultural Frazee resident has a doctorate in occupational remedy from the College of South Dakota and accomplished her analysis in trauma-informed care. She travels to non-public houses, day cares and preschools, the place she assists these from start to 18 years of age with developmental delays or exercise participation boundaries to realize every day life expertise.

Whereas her enterprise is comparatively new, the 28-year-old has already been working within the space with purchasers.

“Once I first began I had a affected person, who was in kindergarten, that was holding a pencil in a fist once they wrote,” Davidson stated, noting the tremendous motor talent wanted to be sharpened earlier than the kid fell behind in class.


Davidson used the kid’s pursuits, from toys to video games, to fine-tune their skills. She even had the kid be taught to put in writing in sand and shaving cream. Utilizing play helped create pleasure within the youngster, who wished to be taught, and progress was shortly gained. Inside just a few months, the kid was writing their identify and the complete alphabet with ease.

Along with enhancing tremendous motor expertise, Davidson assists with serving to youngsters enhance self-care, self-regulation, visual-motor expertise, feeding remedy and extra. Davidson defined, there are lots of causes one might have problem consuming, from issues at start to autism. She added that consuming can be a social exercise, and if one is just not in a position to break bread with household or friends that may hinder relationships from rising.

“If there’s any problem consuming, chewing or swallowing or for sensory causes — I can assist,” she stated.

No matter what every day residing expertise want enchancment, Davidson collaborates with the kid’s mother and father.

“I wish to dive into what mother and father are experiencing as a result of it’s my purpose to assist everybody thrive of their residence surroundings,” she stated.

Davidson provides her providers between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday by means of Friday. Typical periods final between half-hour and an hour. Free cellphone consultations are supplied, and she or he accepts referrals from a physician in addition to personal hires. Davidson could be contacted at 218-234-2094 or by e mail at


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Enterprise possession in occupational remedy was all the time the purpose

The 2013 Frazee Excessive Faculty graduate knew early on that she wished a profession working with youngsters. Whereas in school she volunteered at a non-public occupational remedy follow. It was there that she realized in regards to the area and located her calling.

Along with studying the right way to assist folks achieve independence, she additionally dove into methods of serving to those that have disabilities tied to traumas. The specialised research gave her perception into serving to somebody with a historical past of abuse or neglect develop coping methods and recuperate. The talent set is helpful to the shopper and the caregivers as effectively.


“There’s additionally a correlation between trauma and sensory processing difficulties and modifications,” she stated. “I can assist with that course of, too.”

After incomes her diploma, Davidson spent a variety of time touring together with her husband Tai, and offering occupational remedy providers in Oregon, Colorado and different locations. When the 2 determined to let their roots take maintain, the daughter of rural Vergas residents Jay and Kim Reishus returned to her hometown. Shortly after returning to the world, she started the method of beginning Sprout Remedy Companies.

“(Proudly owning a enterprise) is one thing I knew I wished to do even earlier than I utilized to OT faculty,” she stated. “It was a someday thought, I simply didn’t know when that day can be.”

Davidson stated her husband was an enormous assist when it got here to the paperwork and different particulars one should navigate when beginning a enterprise.

“He has a enterprise diploma, so it labored out very nice,” she stated.

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