In-Home or Clinic-Based Pediatric Occupational Therapy
WellCare Occupational Therapy Specialists make therapy feel more like play. They help children succeed with essential daily activities, like getting dressed, brushing their teeth, writing their name and playing with friends.
Occupational Therapy focuses on a sensory approach, a motor approach or a combination to improve a child's ability to take in and use experiences of touch, taste, sound, sight and movement.
Treatment includes play and social skills, incorporating hand strength, grasp, cognition and following directions.
Activities are fun and develop skills like hand-eye coordination and improve cognitive skills, social development and the establishment of self-care routines so that children can perform daily tasks more independently.
What can an Occupational Therapist do?
Meet Our Occupational Therapists
Jason Bulger, MS, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist
Jason is from Buffalo, New York, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and History from Canisius College in 2008 and his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College in 2019.
He began his career working with individuals with special needs in a residential setting in 2008. This experience helped him better understand the role that traumatic experiences have on children and the challenges related to effectively managing difficult behaviors. In 2009, he used these experiences as a caseworker in the city of Buffalo, providing in-home services to families in crisis. Those he worked with were confronted with an array of difficult challenges such as those related to the impact of developmental disability, mental illness, or chemical dependency.
Jason became a certified instructor of tai chi in 2015 and has experience teaching in the community. He is interested in the rehabilitative potential of tai chi as well as the possible benefits granted to those with neurodevelopmental disorders. Occupational therapy has allowed Jason the opportunity to combine his unique background and experiences to support and enrich the lives of those he serves.
Sierra Maxwell, MS, OTR/L
Sierra is originally from Denver, but ultimately grew up in the northwest. In 2018, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Promotion from Walla Walla University and then completed her Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree in 2021 from Loma Linda University.
Part of her schooling included working with children and families to provide quality evaluation and treatment in an outpatient pediatric setting, with a heavy emphasis on therapy for ASD.
Sierra loves working with kids and unlocking their full potential through fun and engaging occupational therapy.
Outside of the profession, Sierra enjoys baking, gardening, adventuring outdoors and trail ultra-running.
Lindsey Bolt, MS, OTR/L
Born and raised in Nebraska, Lindsey received her Bachelors and Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. During that time, she was
also able to play volleyball. Throughout her years at College of Saint Mary, Lindsey was involved in the Student Occupational Therapy Association and assisted with the process of making Amanda’s Alligators, a weighted alligator designed to lay across the shoulders
or lap to promote self-calming and increase proprioceptive input during typical daily activities.
As an occupational therapist, Lindsey has experience working in the school setting, in a clinic, as well as at an “extreme sports camp” for individuals on the spectrum. Lindsey is very passionate about all people being able to access the outdoors and the endless activities and sports available.
It is a bit of a running joke that no one knows how old Lindsey is based on her hobbies…She can be found either outside running, hiking, or biking with her husband, Matt and doggo, Torrey… or happily on the couch with a book or working on the latest cross
stitching or embroidery project.
Madi McCartney, COTA
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Madi believes that all people, no matter what the differences are, deserve to live the most independent life that they can.
She believes occupational therapy finds ways to make that happen.
Madi enjoys the amazing opportunity to meet new people and change those lives for the better in small ways or big ways. She hopes to impact society in more ways than one and show people that they can do whatever they put their mind to.
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