Kimberly DeLaura

Come EXPLORE your child’s potential with us!

About EXPLORE Pediatric Therapy

Holistic. Client - Centered. FUN!

Here at EXPLORE, we care deeply about helping children and have a vision to be part of disease prevention in the pediatric population. Our goal is to instill a sense of confidence, independence, and joy within each child through our unique, nature-based occupational therapy practice. Located on the South Shore of Massachusetts, we help families with children ages 4 months to 10 years who are facing social, emotional, motor, or sensory challenges.

What Sets Us Apart

Our play-based and holistic approach to therapy takes place outdoors where children can connect with nature and develop a love of being physically active. Working outside in small groups fosters child-led sensory exploration that cannot be replicated in a clinical setting. Our methods are rooted in research supporting the many health benefits of nature-based play, including decreased anxiety, increased positive social interactions with peers, and stronger immune systems, to name a few.

Our Focus
Doesn’t Stop There

We know that when the child goes home, they are part of a larger family unit, so we teach family members and caregivers valuable therapeutic techniques and strategies to incorporate into their daily routines.

Creating Healthy
Habits

We feel strongly about modeling lifelong health habits, we place great emphasis on whole-food nutrition. Plain and simple–we want to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Nature based occupational therapy

Our Unique Approach

Our practice is built on the principles of the ConTiGO approach. This is a nature-based framework designed specifically for pediatric therapists. It helps children enjoy the many benefits of outdoor therapy. Our foundation is solid, grounded in research from psychology, occupational therapy, and outdoor education. This makes it the gold standard for nature-based therapy.

 

Taking therapy sessions outdoors offers numerous advantages. It calms the mind, challenges the body, and boosts motivation to learn new skills. We make it fun—children engage in activities like digging in mud, balancing on tree branches, and problem-solving to build forts. Plus, we provide activities that can easily be done at home with our interactive online platform.

 

However, outdoor sessions are just one part of our comprehensive approach. A key to success is empowering you, the parent. We equip you with specific strategies to support your child in both significant and everyday moments. This includes providing a space for you to ask questions as they arise.

We steer clear of a one-size-fits-all approach or making unrealistic promises about magical one-hour weekly sessions. Instead, what we offer is a comprehensive program of change. This program is designed for your child and your family, aiming for long-term positive impacts.

Meet Our Team

Founder and Occupational Therapist
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapist
Special Education Teacher
Early Childhood Specialist

Have Any Questions?

We understand your struggles and want to help you take the next step. Get in touch to learn how our unique approach can help benefit your child. 

We are located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. 

Proudly serving the surrounding towns of Hanover, Norwell, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Pembroke, Plymouth, Whitman, Hanson, Kingston, Middleboro, and Carver

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